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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Remove Plus-HD Ads Virus (Uninstall Guide)

If you're wondering what Plus-HD adware program is, this is the article for you. Read on and we'll take a look in clear terms what an adware program – or advertisement-supported software - is and does. Please use this guide to remove Plus-HD ads and any associated malware.

An adware program, or simply, adware, much as the name suggests, is something which displays adverts either within a program running on your computer, or on your actual PC itself. In this case it displays Plus-HD ads within your web browser, could be Chrome, Firefox or any other. There are many different variants of this adware, for instance "Ads by Plus-HD-V1.1" or "Powered by Plus-HD-V1.9c". Ads are typically displayed on web pages without any specific filtering. You can get ads in Youtube and on your local weather newspaper websites, it doesn't really matter. The goal is to deliver as many ads as possible on infected computers. Please note that some of those ads are very misleading and may even redirect you to dodgy websites.

Ads by Plus-HD-V1.1


Powered by Plus-HD-V1.9c


Is adware malicious?

Just because a program is adware it does not mean that it has been designed specifically to cause you harm. In actual fact there are plenty of programs that are lawful or genuine and will display advertisements when you're online without doing you any damage. One example of this would be online games.

A legitimate program, such as a game, displaying adverts is clearly doing so for marketing purposes. This may be in order to generate revenue for the adware's developer or it might be to promote another software program that they have created. Whilst adware can often be annoying to deal with when it keeps popping up on your screen, this does benefit the end user because the developer will allow you to download the software for free. The adverts that are displayed within that piece of software are designed to cover the program’s development costs – it’s simply an alternative way of generating more income.

Oftentimes the program will include the option to switch to an advert free version in which case you will normally be asked to pay to register the software, or upgrade your version. An authentic and non malicious software adware program should normally display an End User License Agreement too and this will state what the advert situation is and how they will be displayed when using the software. A legitimate program will also cease showing you adverts should you decide to uninstall the program and remove it from your PC.

So what about Plus-HD adware?

At the other end of the scale, however, we have a far less innocent form of adware and one that is more akin to malware – or malicious software. You may also hear this described as a PUP, or a Potentially Unwanted Program. The difference is that malware associated Plus-HD displays adverts on your device without telling you about it or asking for your permission. These types of adware programs also make it much trickier for you to uninstall them - so that they will continue to earn a stream of revenue via their ads for as long as possible. For example, Plus-HD may be listed as a completely different program, let's say CinemaPlus or it may not be listed at all. Some variants install malicious browser extensions and do not leave any other traces in Program Files and Control Panel.

How is adware installed?

Normally this malicious strain of adware is installed on your PC in one of two ways. Firstly, the Plus-HD adware may pretend to be something harmless and will trick you into downloading and installing it. Once you've done that you'll find all it does is besiege you with adverts. Secondly it may be installed without you knowing about it due to gaps in your PC's Windows or software security. You may also come across the aforementioned Potentially Unwanted Program style adware which is usually bundled with a free program.

If you have questions, please leave a comment down below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


Plus-HD Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove Plus-HD adware related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Plus-HD
  • CinemaPlus
  • LyricsSay
  • Zen Search
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Plus-HD related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Plus-HD, LyricsSay-1, MediaPlayerV1, Zen Search and other extensions that you do not recognize.



If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove Plus-HD related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to removePlus-HD, LyricsSay-1, MediaPlayerV1, Zen Search and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Plus-HD related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Remove lpmxp2087.com pop-up virus (Uninstall Guide)

Lpmxp2087.com is a potentially dangerous website that may distribute adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The file Setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL http://www.lpmxp2087.com/.../Setup.exe. It has been detected as malware by multiple anti-virus engines, for example a variant of Win32/SoftPulse.H, Win32:Malware-gen, Socrydo, Generic.328 pay-per install. I am willing to make a bet that if you've had your computer hijacked by lpmxp2087.com you're probably worried, annoyed, stressed or uncertain. Or all of those things. With so many different types of malware out there it can be tricky to know what will happen to your computer, your operating system, your bank account or even your identity. Viruses and malware affect millions of people worldwide and most of us have been affected by them at some time. Protection is paramount, especially in this increasingly sophisticated era of malware and that's exactly why you need a reputable anti-malware software program. The single best safety guard against, not only malware and viruses, but against things like adware, Potentially Unwanted Programs that causes lpmxp2087.com pop-ups on your computer too.

Here's an example of a www.lpmxp2087.com pop-up claiming that your Video Player might be outdated. The web page then automatically downloads file Setup.exe on your computer. If you keep getting a similar pop-up as well then your computer is infected with adware.


But installing any old anti-malware won't do. You should make sure it's not only a decent one from one of the big brands but that it is always up-to-date too. Having said that it's always good to get into the habit of knowing exactly what you do and don't want on your PC. That way if you get the feeling that your PC is running sluggishly or acting 'weird' you can check it out sooner rather than later before it causes more problems than are necessary.

Lpmxp2087.com virus installs itself in a number of ways although the most popular method deployed is via free software downloads. Many viruses leave you vulnerable to attack from annoying adware and they all love the good old unwanted pop-up ads! If you've been infected by this adware virus you'll know just how enraging those endless pop-up windows are, while your unwanted extension will have dispensed with your original one and will keep redirecting you to websites of its own choice.

Lpmxp2087.com comes bundled with PUPs. Technically speaking, PUPs are not actually viruses but they are very likely something you don't want on your computer and will want to delete it as soon as possible. As well as hijacking your browser, a PUP may make using your laptop a slow and tedious process.

So it's probably fair to say that you don't want a Potentially Unwanted Program on your computer so how do you stop it from happening? Because PUPs are normally installed when you download programs, software or videos you should ensure that you only download what you actually need and not some 'special offer' that has been stealth bundled with it.

All of us need or want to download programs, software and applications on a pretty regular basis and so the trick is to take a few moments to carefully read the EULA – the end user license agreement and not just click 'OK' when you're downloading something. Any check boxes relating to a PUP might have been pre-checked so make sure that you uncheck them if you don't want the add-on.

As I mentioned above, it can't be overstated how important it is not only pay attention but to also have a good anti-malware software running on your PC. Install it, run it and make sure there is nothing unwanted hiding on your computer. To remove lpmxp2087.com virus from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Lpmxp2087.com Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove lpmxp2087.com related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Quiknowledge
  • LyricsSay-1
  • Websteroids
  • BlocckkTheAds
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove lpmxp2087.com related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.



Remove lpmxp2087.com related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



Remove lpmxp2087.com related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Remove FBI Cybercrime Moneypak Virus (Uninstall Guide)

There are two variants of the FBI Cybercrime Moneypak virus: one that locks your computer and another that simply hijacks or blocks your web browsers. The first one is obviously more dangerous because it can damage Windows files and if the removal process goes wrong you may even lose your files. To learn more about it, please read how to remove FBI MoneyPak ransomware. The second one is not exactly a virus. It's a browser hijacker that uses JavaScript functions to block your web browser. The scam web page title says: "FBI. ATTENTION! Your browser has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below. All the actions performed on this PC are fixed. All your files are encrypted. Conducted audio and video." Then goes the scam page with all the fancy logos and false allegations, mostly about illegal sexual stuff that you supposedly watched or downloaded. Please use this guide to remove FBI Cybercrime Moneypak virus and any associated malware.

FBI Cybercrime Moneypak virus is Internet fraud that tries to trick you into paying $300 or more to get your files back that weren't even encrypted in the first place. It can also fool you in to paying for fraudulent file encryption program. Such internet frauds are rogue because they appear in regular Internet search engines, as well advertising themselves on social networks. FBI Cybercrime Moneypak virus falls under the malware umbrella thanks to its deliberately misleading nature. And because of this you should definitely protect yourself with genuine antivirus software.


There are so many online threats that it can get confusing knowing what's real and what isn't. So when one program is pretending to be a genuine version of another, how on earth do you tell the difference?

And herein lies the problem; because fake FBI Cybercrime Division scam disguises itself as a REAL FBI warning. However, it's pretty obvious that The FBI doesn't block browsers. If you were really watching and sharing something illegal, the FBI would show up and arrest you and confiscate every internet enabled device on your property. And they certainly would not warn you in advance or ask you to go Walmart and buy Moneypak voucher.

So how do fake FBI Cybercrime Moneypak web pages trick you in the first place? Surely they're easy to spot? Well, no not always – these guys are very good at what they do. A fake warning page will display a message warning you that you have a virus on your machine or you're infected by spyware or like in this case, you watched or downloaded illegal stuff. However, the reality is that these do not exist.

Other FBI scam has an element of a Trojan horse infection to it. For example it may install a new browser page, a toolbar, a screensaver – and yes, a 'free' service that scans for viruses.

So how does this FBI Cybercrime Moneypak virus find its way on to your computer in the first place? It may be attached to an infected email or PDF viewers for one and once you've clicked that link or opened that document, the malware will install itself and then get to work sending you fake alerts. It may be also promoted on various social networks and adult websites. Users are usually redirected to fake FBI warnings through numerous proxy websites to avoid instant detection.

Another scenario is that you may encounter a banner advert or pop-up box that tells you that your files are enctrypted. Of course cyber crooks are playing on your insecurities and will then try and scare you into paying for your own freedom. Naturally they'll then attempt to convince you to pay the biggest sum of money. It could be even $1000 but usually they are fine with $300.

OK, so how do you remove the FBI Cybercrime Moneypak virus? If it's the first variant, use the removal guide here. If it's a variant that blocks your web browser then follow the steps in the removal guide below. It shouldn't be very difficult. All you have to do is simply force your web browser to close and then reset all settings. If you are using Chrome, you can even use Chrome's built-in task manager. It will instantly close all problematic tabs and you won't have to close other tabs. If you are using Firefox or Internet Explorer you will have to force close them using Windows Task Manager or restart your computer.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


FBI Cybercrime Moneypak Virus Removal Guide:


1. Download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and then remove malware from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this infection. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Open Task Manager by right-clicking the taskbar, and then clicking Task Manager. You can also open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc.

3. Click the Processes tab. To exit a program, click the program that you want to exit, and then click End Task. In this case, you need to close your web browser process or processes:
  • iexplore.exe - Internet Explorer
  • chrome.exe - Google Chrome
  • Safari.exe - Safari
  • opera.exe - Opera
  • firefox.exe - Mozilla Firefox
Please note that there might be multiple processes listed, especially if you are using Chrome web browser. Close all chrome.exe processes to fully close the program. Or you could simply close the problematic tab titled FBI ATTENTION in case you are using Chrome. Read more: Close tabs, windows, and Google Chrome.

4. Your browser window should now be closed. The next time you open your browser, do not allow the browser to open the last opened page.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

iStartSurf Virus Removal Help

Browser hijacking is both an annoying and a dangerous problem that can plague internet users. If your home page, search engine and new tab page have been hijacked by iStartSurf, it's fair to say that your computer is infected. Please use this guide to remove iStartSurf virus and any associated malware.

What is browser hijacking and what happens to your computer if you've been attacked? Browser hijacking actually encompasses a number of different malicious software programs (known as malware for short) but it is generally agreed that browser hijacking software is an external code that changes your web browser settings without your knowledge or, as far as you were aware, your permission.


You log onto your computer, open the internet and the first thing you see is your home page - your PC's standard page, a search engine or your favorite news channel. When you search or browse for something online you use a search engine – usually Google, Yahoo or Bing. Furthermore if you visit a website that's broken or has been removed you will see an error page. When iStartSurf hijacks your web browser you won't see your usual start page. You will see http://www.istartsurf.com instead. What is more, it will hijack your web browser's shortcut file by modified Target command line so that every time you open up your web browser your home page will be redirected to istartsurf.com. The same thing happens when you open a new tab page. In order to remove it completely from your computer you will have to clean shortcuts as well.

What browser hijacking means is that the person responsible for it will decide how your home page should look and how your browser works and is configured. Let's say you want to search directly from the omnibox or the address bar, you will be redirected to istartsurf.com instead of Google or any other search engine of your choice. Not only it's very annoying but also rather unethical practice. However, I wouldn't blame only those who created the so-called iStartSurf virus. Since this browser hijacker comes bundled with other software most of the time, there's a good chance you haven't read the end user license agreement and agreed to install 'extras' which are very often toolbars or browser hijackers. So, next time be more careful, even when download and installing software from reputable websites. This browser hijacker is distributed using fake Google Chrome update web pages. A fake web page claims that your browser is outdated and that you need to download the latest version in order to browser the net safely. The malicious files is called google_chrome.exe. It is detected as DomainIQ, SoftPulse and Smart Secure Software by multiple anti-virus engines. The file digitally signed by Smart Secure Software S.I. By the way, if you run this installer iStartSurf won't be the only malware you will get. You will also install adware called Cosstminn and Wajam.


Why would someone want to hijacker your web browser? Firstly they may want to direct you to a website of their choosing – either to generate traffic or revenue. Secondly – and more worryingly they may install spyware on your PC. Spyware, as the name suggests, spies upon your internet activity. It monitors which websites you visit and other browsing habits. At best this is so the programmers can tailor their adverts to you hence increasing the chances of you clicking and/or purchasing.

So how do you stop yourself becoming a victim of hijacking? Unfortunately nothing can guarantee that but there are precautions you can take: most importantly make sure you have reputable antivirus software installed on your computer, secondly never click on links in spam emails and third always check the 'small print' when you're downloading software or information from the internet and make sure you uncheck any boxes that casually mention that 'this software also comes with a tool bar' or other 'extra (unwanted!) bonus'. To remove iStartSurf from your computer, please follow the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


iStartSurf Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this infection. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove iStartSurf related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • WPM17.8.0.3159
  • supWPM
  • iStartSurf
  • SoftwareUpdate
  • HQPureV1.8
  • GlobalUpdate


If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove iStartSurf from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Ensure that the Developer mode checkbox in the top right-hand corner is checked. Go to Chrome extensions directory and delete the folder Extended Protection extension is loaded from.



3. Then select Settings. Scroll down the page and click Show advanced settings.


4. Find the Reset browser settings section and click Reset browser settings button.


5. In the dialog that appears, click Reset. Close Chrome.

6. Right-click Google Chrome shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

7. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://www.istartsurf.com...." from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Chrome executable file.



Remove iStartSurf from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. In the URL address bar, type about:config and hit Enter.



Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue.



In the search filter at the top, type: istartsurf

Now, you should see all the preferences that were changed by iStartSurf. Right-click on the preference and select Reset to restore default value. Reset all found preferences!

4. Right-click the Mozilla Firefox shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

5. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://www.istartsurf.com...." from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Firefox executable file.



Remove iStartSurf from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons.



2. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Live Search search engine and make it your default web search provider (Set as default).

3. Select iStartSurf and click Remove to remove it. Close the window.

4. Right-click the Internet Explorer shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

5. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://www.istartsurf.com...." from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Internet Explorer executable file.



6. Finally, go to ToolsInternet Options and restore your home page to default. That's it!
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Remove Astromenda Search Virus (Uninstall Guide)

Astromenda Search (astromenda.com) is a potentially unwanted search engine that comes bundled with freeware downloads. Astromenda Search virus is what most users usually say when they get infected with this potentially unwanted program. Most users think that it wants them to use it as a default search engine so it can phish for information. Another thing that allows us to think it's a potentially unwanted application - it might be very difficult to get rid of it. I'm not sure if they are doing this on purpose or not but there might be very difficult to restore some changes made to your web browser. I hope it's just a bug rather than a clever technique made to protect this browser hijacker from being removed. Once installed, it hijacks your web browser, changes default search engine and home page to astromenda.com. There's no logo but the whole interface is very similar to Google Search, so most people thing it's basically the same Google search except that cyber crooks use their own domain in order to gather information about browsing habits and search terms. In fact it redirects users to Yahoo search engine page. So, it's just a pseudo search engine. There's also a browser extension called Astromenda New Tab that is used to achieve these goals. Please use this guide to remove Astromenda Search virus and any associated malware.


Astromenda Search comes bundled with legitmate software and adware. It's also promoted in various other ways, for example through the use of pay-per-install networks and even shady online streaming and download websites. Some of those website are completely fake while others could be even well known websites but with a poor ad management. The problem is, in part, that no matter how much investigation we might do into the subject, we will probably never know exactly what the intentions of these online parasites and annoyances actually are. Let's imagine you've decided to download a piece of software – a common occurrence - but you suspect that the third party website that it's available on is less than legit. However you know that millions of people the world over use this particular software on a daily basis. So how do you discern whether or not you should download your software? Firstly you should only download from the publisher's own site.

Secondly, if like me, you can vividly remember not knowing too much at all about IT, you may also remember that the people you asked for help and advice when downloading something, would tell you to simply start the download and then click all the 'OK' boxes until the download was done. Well, I'm sorry to say that if you're still in the habit of doing this, then those people have a lot to answer for! It is precisely this bad habit that will see you winding up with a Potentially Unwanted Program (or worse – malware) on your PC. Please be very careful when installing downloading software, even from the official websites because nowadays many software developers allow their programs to be bundled with other software. Otherwise, you may simply end up with Astromenda Search or some other PUP on your computer. It could be even a browser hijacker or a fake registry cleaner.

Trust me, I hear you - End User License Agreements are boring! But the point is that less than scrupulous software programs have more often than not been created to make someone some money. And these guys know that many of us don't pay any attention when we're downloading - and they're capitalizing on it.

No, you're right, it would be a lax malware publisher who advertised his intentions like that, but what you may not know is that the producers of Potentially Unwanted Programs quite often do. And that is why you should always read License Agreements!

Those responsible for foisting Astromenda Search virus onto us know that in the majority of cases we won't want their program (hence the fact that PUPs are usually bundled with legitimate software or tempting downloads such as torrents, free games, mp3s, movies and wallpapers) but they are often referred to in download agreements. This way the publishers cannot claim to be doing anything wrong.

The problem is that this referral or acknowledgement may not be terribly clear or obvious, and you may find that the wording is ambiguous or that you have to carefully check or uncheck any number of boxes in order to get the right combination that stops the PUP download. And that is why when you download something you should always check the agreement carefully and read between the lines. It's time to stop clicking 'OK, OK, OK' and to start protecting your computer from potentially unwanted programs. To remove Astromenda Search from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


Astromenda Search Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this infection. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. As this infection is known to be installed by vulnerabilities in out-dated and insecure programs, it is strongly suggested that you use an automatic software update tool to scan for vulnerable programs on your computer.

3. Remove Astromenda Search related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



4. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following programs:
  • Astromenda Search
  • Astromenda New Tab extension


If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Astromenda Search from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Astromenda New Tab, BookmarkTube extensions.



3. Then select Settings. Scroll down the page and click Show advanced settings.


4. Find the Reset browser settings section and click Reset browser settings button.


5. In the dialog that appears, click Reset. That's it!

Remove Astromenda Search from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Remove Astromenda New Tab, BookmarkTube browser extensions. Close Add-ons manger.




3. In the URL address bar, type about:config and hit Enter.



Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue.



In the search filter at the top, type: astromenda

Now, you should see all the preferences that were changed by astromenda.com. Right-click on the preference and select Reset to restore default value. Reset all found preferences!

Remove Astromenda Search from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons.



2. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Live Search search engine and make it your default web search provider (Set as default).

3. Select Astromenda Search and click Remove to remove it. Close the window.
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