What is zay.exe?

zay.exe is part of MiniChat and developed by H.K.D.® according to the zay.exe version information.

zay.exe's description is "??? ??? FTP ???????"

zay.exe is usually located in the 'c:\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected zay.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on zay.exe:

Product nameMiniChat
Company nameH.K.D.®
File description??? ??? FTP ???????
Internal nameMiniChat
Original filenameMiniChat.exe
Legal copyrightH.K.D.®
Legal trademarkMiniChat ®; H.K.D.®
Product version2.0.0
File version1.2.7.12

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMiniChat
Company nameH.K.D.®
File description??? ??? FTP ???????
Internal nameMiniChat
Original filenameMiniChat.exe
Legal copyrightH.K.D.®
Legal trademarkMiniChat ®; H.K.D.®
Product version2.0.0
File version1.2.7.12

Digital signatures [?]

zay.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

41 of the 67 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the zay.exe file. That's a 61% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Ad-Aware Trojan.GenericKD.40376564
ALYac Spyware.Lokibot
Antiy-AVL Trojan[Spy]/Win32.Noon
Arcabit Trojan.Generic.D26818F4
Avast Win32:Malware-gen
AVG BuyWin32:Malware-gen
Avira TR/Kryptik.jwqaa
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
BitDefender Trojan.GenericKD.40376564
ClamAV Win.Trojan.Agent-6638805-0
Comodo CloudScanner.Trojan.Gen
Cylance Unsafe
Cyren W32/Trojan.LGZG-1807
DrWeb BackDoor.Remcos.1
Emsisoft Trojan.GenericKD.40376564 (B)
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/Injector.DZQZ
F-Secure Trojan.GenericKD.40376564
Fortinet W32/GenKryptik.CHKJ!tr
GData Trojan.GenericKD.40376564
Ikarus Trojan.Win32.Krypt
Invincea heuristic
K7AntiVirus Trojan ( 00539cb81 )
K7GW Trojan ( 00539cb81 )
Kaspersky HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Agent.gen
Malwarebytes BuyTrojan.Crypt
MAX malware (ai score=100)
McAfee Artemis!15AC858F7BD4
McAfee-GW-Edition GenericRXFD-WR!D484B2D68F7B
Microsoft PWS:Win32/Primarypass.A
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.GenericKD.40376564
Paloalto generic.ml
Panda Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.74b
Rising Trojan.GenKryptik!8.AA55 (CLOUD)
Sophos Mal/Generic-S
Symantec Trojan.Gen.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall TSPY_HPLOKI.SM1
VIPRE BuyTrojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot Trojan.Win32.Z.Agent.480768.U
ZoneAlarm HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Agent.gen
41 of the 67 anti-virus programs detected the zay.exe file.

zay.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove zay.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the zay.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that zay.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate zay.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the zay.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate zay.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the zay.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If zay.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If zay.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If zay.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that zay.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to zay.exe:

zay.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

zay.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

??? ??? FTP ??????? has stopped working.

End Program - zay.exe. This program is not responding.

zay.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

zay.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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