I wrote this article to help you remove Kwanzy.com. This Kwanzy.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Kwanzy.com page is a sign. But not a good one. The appearance of this page indicates that you have a browser hijacker on your machine. The pest has managed to enter undetected and is currently making a mess of your computer. Needless to say, you have to take immediate measures to remove it. No cyber infection should be taken lightly. Eventually, each one goes out of control and then it would me much easier for you to tackle it.
So, waste time as the problems the hijacker brings with it grow both in number and severity as time passes. Instead, take the Kwanzy.com as a warning sign as that’s what it is. As soon as you notice it taking over your browsers, act. Find where the hijacker is lurking on your PC and delete it upon discovery. The sooner it is gone, the better.
Immediately after the hijacker sneaks in, your browsing experience turns hellish. You suffer constant intrusions. For instance, all of a sudden, your previous homepage and search engine get replaced with the Kwanzy.com site. And your permission was not needed. The infection makes all kinds of modifications to your browsers` settings without bothering to ask you. This is simply because it doesn’t need to. It acts as it sees fit.
Another change to your browsers is that they now have a brand new extension appended to them. In other words, they are hijacked. The parasite takes complete control over them and your opinion becomes irrelevant. Due to this new appendix, you are now constantly bombarded with a never-ending pile of annoying and highly questionable pop-ups. You cannot open a single page without it being entirely covered with deals, banners, pop-ups, video ads, etc.
Surfing the Web normally and finding what you search for becomes an impossible task. In fact, using your entire machine becomes very difficult. All the above-mentioned interruptions don’t go unnoticed by your computer. It is also affected. It starts underperforming. Its speed slows down to a crawl. It crashes and reboots often. Your browsers freeze as well. Even your Internet connection may become unstable. But this is not the worst part. You absolute biggest problem is, without a doubt, the security risk you are exposed to by hosting the hijacker.
The pest threatens to expose your personal information to strangers. From the moment it enters, your every online move is being monitored. The infection catalogs everything and the hands it over to the crooks who published it. Are you willing to risk your privacy? We doubt it. So, stop procrastinating and take matters into your own hands. Use our removal guide below and delete the Kwanzy.com hijacker from your system for good.
But how do you think the virus entered in the first place? Did you install it on purpose? No. Did it appear as if by magic? No. And yet, here it is. You see, the thing about hijackers is that they are still programs which need to be properly installed. In other words, they need your permission on their installment. But no one would deliberately invite such a pest on board. That’s why hijackers turn to tricks like freeware bundles, spam emails, fake updates, corrupted pages, malicious third-party ads, etc. What all of these have in common is that they cannot succeed without your carelessness.
Take the freeware bundling method, for instance. If you are in a rush when installing bundles you cannot see the additionally attached apps. They get installed together with the original program. But if you take your time and opt for the Advances settings in the Setup Wizard, you are not only able to see them but also to remove them. This step takes a little bit more time but it gives you complete control over the installation process. Don’t hesitate to use it. Vigilance is what keeps you safe. Don’t make yourself an even easier target by being careless.
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 Kwanzy.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.