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I wrote this article to help you remove AnytimeAstrology Virus. This AnytimeAstrology Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

AnytimeAstrology (by MyWay) is a nasty cyber infection. The program promises to provide accurate search results and horoscopes but it doesn’t deliver. AnytimeAstrology is a browser hijacker. It was created for the single purpose of serving hackers` malicious purposes. It was never meant to be beneficial to you in any way. And it truly isn’t. The best thing to do after realizing it is on board is to remove it ASAP. If you leave it be, it won`t be long before you regret it.

Hijackers are very intrusive and irritating pests. They make a complete mess of your machine. Don’t think that AnytimeAstrology is an exception. No. It operates the same way and creates nothing but problems. Find it and delete it before it gets out of control. Because it will, eventually, and then things will worsen. There is no place for such a pest on your system. The sooner it is gone, the better.

Once in, the hijacker doesn’t waste time. The intrusions start immediately. The pest starts making modifications in your browser settings without any permission of yours. It replaces your homepage and previous search engine with its own malicious domain. This means that every time you go online, you will be forced to deal with the hijacker. This new search engine of yours is not reliable though. It does not provide accurate results as advertised. What it does provide is sponsored links which boost web traffic and help crooks make money via the pay-per-click mechanism.

This is what the hijacker is used for: to help cybercriminals become rich. You are helping them too. You are becoming their sponsor just by keeping the hijacker on board. Not only that, you risk downloading more malware. By clicking you are not only generating pay-per-click revenue, you are also risking compromising your machine even more. Nothing the hijacker shows you can be trusted and a single click is all it takes for you to bury yourself deeper in trouble.

Remove AnytimeAstrology
The AnytimeAstrology Virus

There might be some perfectly safe links on your screen but you cannot tell them apart from the infected ones which are the majority anyway. Do you see how the hijacker demolishes your previously normal and enjoyable web surfing? You are constantly redirected to shady pages and bombarded with questionable links, ads and fake updates. Your machine, in general, starts to underperform because of these shenanigans. And yet, this is not all. The hijacker also spies on you, collects information and reports back to its developers. Put an end to this before things get ugly. Use our removal guide below and get rid of AnytimeAstrology immediately.

How did you end up infected with the AnytimeAstrology hijacker? The pest has an official website so we guess it is possible that you downloaded it my mistake and without knowing what it is and what it does. However, it is much more possible that the pest tricked you into agreeing to its installation. This is what these parasites do. They use tricky tactics in order to enter victims` machines. One of the most commonly used ones is called freeware bundling. The crooks attach the malware to another program and you do the rest by not being careful when installing said program.

Pay extra attention during all installation processes. Always read the Terms and Conditions before accepting them. Don’t skip steps and don’t rush. Take your time to understand what you agree to. Also, choose the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Standard ones as they allow you to see if there are any “bonus” apps which are about to be installed with the original program. If there are, you better deselect them. Usually, such extras are infections. You don’t need them. Be vigilant as this is the only way to keep your PC clean.

AnytimeAstrology Virus Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove AnytimeAstrology Virus from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove AnytimeAstrology Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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