Astromenda.com Virus - How to remove

Astromenda.com virus is a typical new tab/homepage hijacker. It causes many browser problems: search hijacking, pop-up ads, and privacy issues. It’s detected as “suspicious” by a few antivirus scanners (Virustotal.com).

Astromenda.com shares a lot of features with other browser hijackers, like Cassiopesa.com, Redisearch.com, Buenosearch.com, etc.

Besides hijacking your search and home page settings, Astromenda Search (could be also detected as WSE_Astromenda) might install a Windows Service and run on startup.

About Astromenda.com virus:

Classification Browser hijacker.
Dangers posed by Astromenda.com virus It doesn’t encrypt your data,

it makes unhelpful changes to browser settings,

it’s related to other browser hijackers.

How Astromenda Search is installed It comes included in the installers of other programs and is often installed unintentionally.
How to remove Astromenda.com Uninstall browser add-ons related to Astromenda.com,

have antivirus programs (Spyhunter for PC, Combo Cleaner for Mac, others) scan your device,

remove shortcut infections.

Astromenda.com virus

Problems posed by Astromenda.com

Privacy issues

First of all, the connection to Astromenda.com is not secure because it is not encrypted. This means that someone who can see your traffic, such as your internet service provider, can see what you search for on Astromenda.com.

This is in contrast to sites like Bing, Google, and others who do encrypt your traffic (and have for many years now) so that outsiders can’t know what you do on those sites.

Encryption (signified by “Https” in site addresses and the lock icon next to them) is important for online privacy (Ahrefs.com). Modern websites should always use encryption, especially when they transfer data as sensitive as your search queries because this data could include your medical information and other very private information.

In addition, the Astromenda Search extension might log your browsing history, just like many browser add-ons do. This data can be used to show you relevant ads based on your browsing habits.

Unwanted installation

There’s no easy way to download the Astromenda.com virus intentionally. Officially, it should be installed together with Astromenda Browser, which advertised as a “step closer to better searching”. However, there is no way of downloading it voluntarily. It uses other, more dishonesst techniques for distribution.

For instance, one popular method of spreading malware is bundling. Free programs include optional offers – ads for other programs (Google: Unwanted bundled software is way more aggressive than malware). This means that by installing one freeware app, you could also be offered to get additional products. Among them you might be offered to get the Astromenda.com search engine or browser.

Unhelpful changes to browser settings

Astromenda.com replaces your home page, new tab, and search engine settings. It doesn’t let you add your own links or change your background image, it’s objectively inferior to default new tab pages. On top of that, Astromenda.com includes dead links, such as the Games link.

Once the Astromenda.com virus is installed, you might be presented with propositions to synchronize your Google and Facebook accounts. This means that the website will be able to gain access to these accounts. Since we have already explained the security issues in this search engine, we do not think that logging into your accounts through Astromenda.com hijacker is a good idea.

In addition to all of these suspicious features, we should also mention other products that have been introduced by owners of Astromenda.com hijacker. It has been determined that Binkiland.com is also one of the related infections. In addition to this search engine, there are such versions as Taplika.com, Oursurfing.com, Trovi.com, and Mystartsearch.com It is understandable that you cannot trust developers that have been creating rogue search platforms for the purpose of promoting sponsors’ advertisements and links. It is true that results to search queries will be filled with URLs to unknown, third-party websites.

Astromenda.com and its search results.

How to remove Astromenda.com

You should remove Astromenda Search from your system as soon as you detect it on your computer. First, you will have to remove it from Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs list. Unfortunately, in most cases, if you launch only the uninstaller of this browser extension, the updater of the program alone will be removed. This means that your browser settings will remain unchanged and you will still experience these redirections. Scanning with Spyhunter, Combo Cleaner or other reputable anti-spyware tool should solve this issue. Then you can uninstall the extensions and reset settings in your browsers.

Remove the add-on and Astromenda.com should disappear from your browser. It’s also recommended to review your other extensions, your search settings, and your new tab/homepage settings. The instructions can all be found below.

If you’ve removed the Astromenda.com add-ons, other malware, and checked your browser settings – but your browser still opens the Astromenda.com page on startup, try this:

  1. Right-click on your browser icon. Choose Properties;
  2. Open Short cut tab;
  3. Delete Astromenda.com from the target field.

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How to remove Astromenda Search using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Astromenda.com Virus install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to Astromenda Search . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Astromenda.com Virus easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

TopHow To remove Astromenda.com Virus from Google Chrome:

  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools→Extensions
    Extensions
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
    Remove extensions
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
    Open settings
  • Select Manage Search engines
    Manage search engines
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
    Delete search engines
  • Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  • 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.
    Set pages
  • Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
    Delete start pages

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Astromenda Search, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

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

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

How To remove Astromenda.com Virus from Firefox:Top

  • 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).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Astromenda.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.
    Remove add-on
  • 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.
    Restore default
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Astromenda.com Virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • ChooseTroubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on theReset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
(Optional) Steps for older Mozilla Firefox versions:
  • Enter “about:config” in URL bar and hit enter. This will open the settings page
    Abou config
  • Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
    Reset Keyword.url
  • Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Remove user.js
If the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

How to remove Astromenda.com Virus from Microsoft Edge:Top

Microsoft Edge (old)
  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
    Open settings
  • In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
    Choose clear
  • Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
    Clear browsing data
  • Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
    Open task manager
  • In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
    Go to details
  • In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
    End Edge task
Once you finish these steps, Astromenda.com Virus should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft Edge (new)
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Click on the three-dot menu on the browser toolbar and Select Settings
Edge new open the three-dot menu and choose settings.
  • Select Privacy and Services and scroll down. Press on Address bar.
Edge new Open Address bar settings.
  • Choose Manage search engines.
Edge new choose manage search engines.
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list: open the three-dot menu and choose Remove.
Edge new choose remove for unwanted search engines.
  • Go back to Settings. Open On start-up.
  • Delete malicious search websites at Open specific page or pages by opening the three-dot menu and clicking Delete.
Edge new remove startup pages. (Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Astromenda Search, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings
  • Click on Edge's menu button and select Settings. Click on the Reset Settings button on the left.
  • Press the Restore settings to their default values option.
Edge new restore settings.
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
Edge new restore settings comfirmation. If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove Astromenda.com Virus from Safari:Top

Remove malicious extensions
  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Select Extensions and uninstall Astromenda.com Virus and other suspicious extensions.
    Extensions
  • 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.
    Reset homepage
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings(older versions) If you are still experiencing any issues related to Astromenda Search, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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