Amisites.com virus - How to remove?

 
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Amisites application is associated with NueSearch, both being the browser hijackers. Hijackware is creepy malware which moves into the computer’s system stealthily, feels at home there and brings about changes without the user’s permission.

About Amisites Browser Hijacker

This browser hijacker hijacks your default homepage, new tab and search engine and, instead, redirects you to amisites.com every time you launch your web browser. This browser extension can make changes to Mozilla, Explorer, Safari, Chrome and other browsers. When you do a search on amisites.com, it reroutes you to Google search results in a new tab. This is a typical behavior of fake search engines. And this redirection is, in fact, a basic feature of rogue search providers which distinguishes the fake ones from the legitimate ones. You will never notice that Google, Yahoo or Bing reroute you to some other search engine. Fraud engines like Amisites do not generate search results by themselves, they only incorporate sponsored 3rd party websites into the results of authentic providers.

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Amisites.com does not provide any information about legal entity running it. Even in licese, privacy policy and other such pages you will not find which company is responsible for this website and if you get any problems, there is no entity to be responsible for it. Thus Amisites “legal” texts are bogus placeholders to look like serious company. The single way to contact the users is their yandex email. Yandex emails are used in Russia and some other post-soviet countries and are not popular in Western countries.

How does Amisites Browser Hijacker Infect Your Computer?

Host programs, such as Flash Players, PDF Creators, etc., carry additional apps such as Amisites browser hijacker. Advanced/Custom installation options can put a stop to the setup of such apps. Actually, you yourself can prevent the installation of the PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) setting the setup wizard in the previously mentioned mode. Then, you will be able to uncheck the checkboxes next to the unwanted programs. Additionally, read the EULA (End User License Agreement). And, as you might already know, gaming, gambling, torrent, porno and the like domains are better to be sidestepped.

Additionally, this malware family is known to do 2 other distinct system changes:

  1. They hijack your shortcuts (including, but not limited to your browser shortcut), so each time you launch your programs a browser window with Amisites will open. This generates page views and potential clicks for malware makers. Thus you will have to check all the shortcuts either by hand of with malware scanner.
  2. It installs hidden programs that reset the infection once it is removed. These programs can be detected by scanning with anti-malware programs. If you fail to remove them, the infection will reappear.

While there are legitimate smaller search engines, both above mentioned things are a sure sign of malware. Thus I strongly recommend removing this parasite.

Spyhunter, Plumbytes or Malwarebytes is your number one solution to fighting such malware infections as the infiltration of Amisites PUP. Download, install and run one of these scanners and you will be sure that your computer’s system is clean and safe. For manual removal of Amisites browser hijacker follow the free instructions below.


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Manual removal of Amisites.com virus

How to remove Amities.com virus using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Amisites virus install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.

  1. Start->Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key->Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
     
  2. Choose Uninstall Program;
     
  3. Go through a list of programs and select entries related to Amisites.com virus .
     
  4. Click uninstall button.
     
  5. In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter or Malwarebytes to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
     

This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.

Removing Amities.com virus from your browsers

  Top Remove shortcut hijack (all browsers) (optional): If your browser opens Amities.com virus page on startup only, try this:

  1. Right click on your browser icon. Choose Properties;
     
  2. Open Short cut tab;
     
  3. Delete Amities.com virus part from target field.

  Top How To remove Amisites.com virus from Google Chrome:

  1. Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools->Extensions
     
  2. Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
     
  3. Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
     
  4. Select Manage Search engines  
  5. Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
     
  6. Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  7. If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
     
  8. Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
  9. Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and select Setting and click on Manage search engines.
     
  10. Remove malicious search websites in a new Search engines window.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Amisites.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
     
  2. Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset browser settings button.
  3. Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top How To remove Amisites.com virus from Firefox:

  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
     
  2. Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Amisites.com virus related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
     
  3. Enter “about:config” in URL bar and hit enter. This will open the settings page
     
  4. Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
     
  5. Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  6. Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  7. Search for “browser.newtab.url”. Right-click and reset it. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on every new tab.
  8. If the settings revert and the scan with anti-malware programs is clean: close Firefox, open file explorer and enter %AppData% in the address bar. Enter user.js in the search box. If this file exists, rename it and start Firefox again. You will have to repeat the steps above.
     
  9. If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options-> General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
     
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Amisites.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
     
  2. Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
     
  3. Click on the Reset Firefox button.
     
  4. Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
     
If the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

  Top How to remove Amisites.com virus virus from Internet Explorer:

How to remove Amisites.com virus virus from Internet Explorer (older versions):

  1. Click on the arrow on the right of the search box.
  2. Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on IE7 click Change search defaults.
  3. Remove the Amities.com virus from the list.

How to remove Amisites.com virus from IE 11:

  1. Click on the Settings icon (top right)->Manage Addons.
     
  2. Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to Amisites.com virus and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
     
  3. Select Search Providers.
     
  4. If any of these search providers is not available, follow “Find more search providers” in the bottom of the screen and install Google.
     
  5. Close the Options.
  6. If your homepage was changed, click on the Gear icon on the top right corner to open the Internet Explorer menu, select Internet options and choose General tab. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Apply.
     

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Amities.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
     
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
     
  3. Select Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
     
  4. Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
     

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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How to remove Amisites.com virus from Microsoft Edge:


Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 1)

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
     
  2. In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
     
  3. Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
     
  4. Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
     
  5. In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
     
  6. In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
     

If the first method didn't work for you, follow the steps of advanced method below. Make sure you backup your data before completing these steps.

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 2)

  1. Navigate to the following folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe Select all of the entries in this folder, right click on them and select Delete.
     
  2. Click Start button and type in “Windows power”. Right click on the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
     
  3. When Administrator: Windows PowerShell window appears on your screen, paste in this line after PS: cd C:\WINDOWS\system32 and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
     
Once you finish these steps, Amisites.com virus should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top How to remove Amisites.com virus from Safari:

Remove malicious extensions

  1. Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
     
  2. Select Extensions and uninstall Amisites.com virus and other suspicious extensions.
     
  3. If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
     

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Amities.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
     
  2. Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

Note: Amisites belong to shortcut-replacing search hijackers family. Thus it is critical to check all the shortcuts on desktop and menu for malicious links. Anti-Malware programs might detect them automatically, or you should fix all the ones that re-open amisites window on launch.

 

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