Aliexpress virus infections can happen through multiple ways. They take advantage of the name of the shopping site in order to promote themselves. The different virus attacks are being operated by different hacking groups and individuals — we have received reports of numerous campaigns that use the Aliexpress name in different elements. Most of them are related to malicious scripts that are found in redirects and pop-ups, as well as intrusive ads. Reading this article will help you protect yourself from bogus Aliexpress sites and virus infections.
|Short Description||Virus that takes advantage of the legitimate and famous shopping site Aliexpress.|
|Symptoms||The symptoms may be ranging from seeing redirects to having symptom-less Trojan on your computer.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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Aliexpress Virus – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
Most of the Aliexpress virus samples appear to be caused by ,strong>browser hijackers which are dangerous plugins made compatible with the most popular web browsers. They are most commonly found on their respective repositories using fake or stolen credentials and user reviews. They entice the visitors into installing them. This is done by promises of making the site more easy to use, showing discount coupon codes or other features.
When installed in the browsers the Aliexpress hijackers can lead to various malware behavior. One of the most common examples is the gathering of browser data: cookies, history, bookmarks, account data and etc. This allows the hackers to scan the user activity and look at what pages they visit.
Aliexpress virus files can also be found posted online at hacker-made sites or file-sharing networks (BitTorrent in particular). They can take various forms including shopping helper software or even add-ons. One of the most frequent cases is the inclusion of the virus code in popular software installers — whenever the user installs one of the hacker-made programs they may or may not have the ability to install the virus as an add-on.
Another method used to spread the Aliexpress virus is the inclusion of its installation code in malware that has already been triggered on the system. The most common example is the presentation of Trojans and ransomware viruses which both can be programmed to deliver other threats as part of their behavior pattern.
We recommend that all users carefully consider interacting with files, plugins or other files that have the “Aliexpress” name in them. It is very likely that they are a virus and not affiliated with the company.
Remove Aliexpress Virus from Your Machine
In order to be able to remove Aliexpress virus, you should know where it’s files and objects are hidden. The main idea is to follow the removal steps below. They are made to help you isolate the virus and detect and delete the malicious files. For the complete detection and removal of Aliexpress Virus, however, we strongly suggest that you download and run a free scan with an advanced anti-malware software. Such tool will automatically identify and eliminate all of the virus files and objects, related to any Aliexpress Virus from your computer plus protect it in the future too.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Aliexpress Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Aliexpress Virus from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Aliexpress Virus from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Aliexpress Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Aliexpress Virus from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Aliexpress Virus from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Aliexpress Virus from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Aliexpress Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Aliexpress Virus
Step 2: Uninstall Aliexpress Virus and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Aliexpress Virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Aliexpress Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Aliexpress Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Aliexpress Virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Aliexpress Virus via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Aliexpress Virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Aliexpress Virus, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Aliexpress Virus from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Aliexpress Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Aliexpress Virus from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Aliexpress Virus from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Aliexpress Virus will be removed.
Eliminate Aliexpress Virus from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.