I wrote this article to help you remove AK.IMGFARM.COM. This AK.IMGFARM.COM removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
AK.IMGFARM.COM is a malicious website which is associated with a cyber infection. The page is a clear indication that there is a browser hijacker in your system. The two go hand in hand, so seeing the AK.IMGFARM.COM site all the time means that the hijacker has already managed to get in your system and this is its way of cluing you in. Do not ignore that warning as for you, this is exactly what it is. Also, do not ignore the risk the hijacker poses.
Even though there are some much more feared and hazardous pests out there, this pest is not harmless. It is also capable of causing you serious damage and the more time you grant it on board, the more time it has to do so. Do yourself a favor and get rid of the intruder before it is too late. If you leave it be, you will regret it sooner rather than later. Don’t hesitate and don’t procrastinate. There is no place for this hijacker in your system. Once you spot the AK.IMGFARM.COM page, find where the parasite is lurking and delete it upon discovery. This is the best course of action you can take. Take it!
Once the hijacker enters, it makes a complete mess of your browsing. Everything chances significantly and not for the better. With the hijacker on board, you are no longer in control of your online activities. Surfing the web turns into a nightmare. For instance, all of a sudden, your previous homepage and search engine disappear and the AK.IMGFARM.COM site takes their places. You didn’t agree to that switch, did you? You weren’t even informed of it being implemented. Yet, it is a fact. The hijacker is able to make reshuffles as it sees fit and there is nothing you can do about it. You are forced to cope with it. However, all these modifications have consequences.
You cannot surf the web at peace anymore. Your every online move is intercepted by the hijacker. You get redirected to tons of shady sites all the time. Additional tabs open put of the blue. Every page you visit is completely covered with all kinds of commercials. Even the sites which used to be ad-free are now heavy on banners, links, pop-ups, etc. As a result of all these interruptions, your PC starts underperforming as well. Its speed slows down to a crawl. It crashes and freezes often. It reboots with no apparent reason. Your browsers struggle to display content properly.
Even your previously stable Internet connection may worsen. And like this is not more than enough you are constantly exposed to malware risk. Nothing you see on your screen is reliable as it is generated by the hijacker. A single wrong click and you automatically download more parasites on board. Don’t take such risk. Delete the pest immediately and everything will get back to normal. You will be able to surf the web at peace again. Use our removal guide below and clean your machine once and for all.
How did the hijacker enter your system? It cannot get it without your permission because it is still a program and needs to be properly installed. That’s why the pest is bound to ask for approval. However, it asks in the sneakiest way possible, with the help of tricks like freeware bundles, corrupted pages, third-party links, fake updates, unverified download sources, etc. If you are careless and don’t pay close attention, any of these methods will work. On the other hand, if you are more vigilant, you will be able to spot the intruder on time and deny it access. Don’t make yourself an even easier target by being negligent and in a rush. Do your due diligence. Take care of your PC.
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 follow to permanently remove 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 AK.IMGFARM.COM from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.