I wrote this article to help you remove Iresults.ampxsearch.com. This Iresults.ampxsearch.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Do you get redirected to the Iresults.ampxsearch.com site every time you so much as touch one of your previously reliable browsers? If yes, the news is not good. There is a browser hijacker on your machine and it is the reason why you see the Iresults.ampxsearch.com site all the time. The hijacker has already managed to enter your system behind your back but the display of Iresults.ampxsearch.com is your clue.
The hijacker`s way of revealing itself to you. For you, however, the appearance of this page is a warning. Heed it. Do not ignore the risk the hijacker poses. It may not be the same risk as other more dangerous infections pose, but it is still a risk. And the hijacker is still an infection and no infection should be underestimated. Each one eventually gets out of control and then things get ugly. If you want to save yourself tons of future troubles, take immediate actions against the intruder. Once you spot the Iresults.ampxsearch.com site, start looking for the hijacker hiding place and when you find it, delete it. The sooner you remove the pest from your system, the better. Don’t procrastinate. Delays lead to regrets.
The hijacker enters in silence but once in, you cannot miss its presence. All of a sudden, your browsing experience changes significantly and not for the better. All of your browsers get hijacker and fall under the pest`s control. You start noticing changes in their default settings which you don’t remember approving. For example, your previous homepage and search engine are gone and the Iresults.ampxsearch.com page is in their places.
Did you agree to that? No. You weren’t even informed of the reshuffle. The hijacker did that all by itself and now the shady site is your online shadow. It appears at every turn and you cannot get rid of it. Aside from that, you may notice that your browsers also have a brand new extension or a plugin appended. This is also the hijacker`s doing. This way it takes control and decides what to be displayed on your screen.
Mostly, you see ads. Numerous irritating, sponsored commercials cover your screen on daily basis. Why? Because the infection`s developers use them to gain pay-per-click revenue. Each one of your clicks fills their pockets. You are becoming a sponsor of crooks just by keeping the pest on board. Not only that, but your online activities get effectively demolished. You suffer constant intrusions all the time. You get redirected to dodgy sites. You cannot find anything you are looking for. And to top it all, your machine struggles to perform properly.
All of this because of the nasty hijacker. Why keep it? Why put up with its shenanigans? Once you get rid of it, everything will get back to normal. So, don`t waste time. Follow our removal guide at the end of this article and clean your machine for good. Your future self will be grateful.
How did the hijacker enter? Well, you have yourself to thank for that. You were careless and the pest managed to slip right by you. In the future, be more cautious. Especially when you download free programs off of the web. In many cases, crooks attach malicious apps to such free program and if you don’t pay attention, you install them alongside the other program. Always read the Terms and Conditions before accepting them. Forget about the “next/next/finish” tactic. You need to know what you are agreeing to. Be vigilant. Don’t make crooks` job easier by being negligent and making yourself an easy target. A little extra attention goes a long way.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker 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 Iresults.ampxsearch.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.