I wrote this article to help you remove Ampxsearch.com. This Ampxsearch.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Does your browser constantly get redirected to Ampxsearch.com and other shady sites when you surf the Web? If yes, then we have bad news for you. Your computer is no longer infection-free. You are hosting a browser hijacker infection. Unfortunately, hijackers make for horrible companions. All they do is meddle, make changes behind your back, and make your browsing experience a mess. Yet, there is some good news as well. You may consider yourself kind of lucky.
The truth is that your situation could have been much worse. This hijacker is removable. You will be able to get rid of it if you act fast. If you were stuck with another infection like a ransomware, for instance, things would have been a disaster. The pest you are infected with is relatively easy to tackle. As soon as you spot the Ampxsearch.com site taking over your browsers, start looking for the hijacker`s hiding place in your system. When you find it, delete it on the spot. The pest is not harmless. It can and will cause you troubles if you give it enough time. Do not do that. Once you find where it is lurking, make sure you remove it for good.
The hijacker, as it names implies, hijacks all of your browsers. It is perfectly compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc. Regardless of which is your favorite one to use, it is still infected. Whenever you go online, you suffer interruptions. Pages take forever to load. You get constantly redirected to Ampxsearch.com. It even replaces your homepage and search engine and prevents you from changing them back. The nasty site is everywhere. You cannot make a single online move without it interrupting. The hijacker effectively demolishes your online activities and makes it impossible for you to find anything you are looking for online or get any work done in general. However, there is something worse than the pest disrupting your web surfing. It also exposes you to malware.
Nothing you see because of the threat (pages, links, ads) is reliable. On the contrary. Most of them are sponsored and compromised. If you click, you invite more parasites in your system. And, believe us, it is impossible to avoid everything the hijacker throws at you. Your entire screen is covered with countless commercials, you get redirected to dodgy sites all the time, you search results are also corrupted, etc. Sooner or later, you will click and then your situation will worsen. Luckily, we can help you with that. At the end of this article, you will find a detailed and easy-to-follow removal guide. Do not hesitate but use the guide to help you delete this intruder for good. Once you do, everything will get back to normal and you will be able to use your machine at peace again. Act now. The sooner the pest is gone, the better for you and your system.
How did the nasty hijacker manage to enter your PC behind your back? We assume you did not download it on purpose. Yet, you did something else to help it enter. You were careless and the pest tricked you. Usually, hijackers travel the web bundled with other programs and when you download and install these program, the parasite gets installed as well. This is because you don’t pay attention during the installation process but you are in a rush instead. Next time, take the time to read the Terms and Conditions before accepting them. The fine print can often hide clauses which you are constantly against, but if you don’t read them, you accept them. The key to keeping your computer infections free is to be vigilant. If you do your due diligence, you will be able to spot infections on time and prevent them from entering.
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 Ampxsearch.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.