I wrote this article to help you remove Ai.tapxchange.com. This Ai.tapxchange.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Ai.tapxchange.com site is a clear sign that your computer harbors an infection. If you see the page, the chances are you have an adware pest on board. It is simple as that. The two go hand in hand. The adware is already on your system, lurking somewhere in the corner and the Ai.tapxchange.com page is your clue to take actions. Take the site`s appearance as a huge warning sign. As soon as you see it, start looking for the adware`s hiding spot and when you find it delete it immediately.
This type of infections is equally dangerous and annoying. Do not underestimate the threat they pose like the majority of users tends to. Yes, it is true that there are some much more serious infections out there but this doesn’t mean that the adware you are stuck with is harmless. There is no such thing as an innocuous parasite. Each one goes out of control eventually and you better act before that happens. The more time the infection spends on board, the more problems it causes.
Everything starts with your browsers. Once the pest lands on board, it adds a pesky plugin to all of your browsers. It changes their settings completely behind your back. It doesn’t even inform you of the modifications it makes simply because it doesn’t need to. You are not the one in charge anymore. The crooks are. They control your online experience. This is why you see the Ai.tapxchange.com page at every turn. Every time you open one of your browsers, you get greeted by the page. You get redirected back to it all the time and it even appears among the search results. However, this is not all. Since we are talking about a classic member of the adware family, let`s not forget about the ads.
Ai.tapxchange.com is ad-supported. It has to generate commercials in order to exist. That’s why you are flooded with banners, coupons, deals, offers, pop-ups, etc. and etc. on daily basis. Each page you visit (or should we say attempt to visit) is entirely covered with advertisements which cannot be closed. In fact, clicking anywhere on them, including on the “X” button, redirect you to shady pages brimming with malware. From there, it is only a matter of minutes before you invite more threats on board. Your online activities are completely ruined. Moreover, your machine also notices these intrusions. It starts to underperform due to the adware`s shenanigans. The best you can do is to remove it ASAP. Don’t procrastinate. Use our removal guide below and get rid of this plague now.
How did the adware enter? We already established that the Ai.tapxchange.com page pops up because the adware is forcing it to. But how did the pest get in? Did you allow it? The answer is “yes”, you did. You may be surprised but let`s explain. As a program, the adware cannot enter without your permission. Hence, it seeks approval but in the sneakiest ways possible. It hides behind corrupted pages or links or ads, it uses freeware bundles, it pretends to be a program update, it hitches a ride with spam messages, etc.
With the help of the above-mentioned tactics, the parasite tricks you into giving it your approval and leaves you oblivious to it. You are not aware of what you are agreeing to enter. You are duped. But only because you are not paying enough attention. Be more vigilant. Don’t rely only on luck. Take your time to carefully read what you are giving permission to. Don’t give into carelessness as this way you are only helping crooks.
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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Ai.tapxchange.com from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Ai.tapxchange.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.