Amisites.com is a website redirect and serves as a search engine for a browser hijacker. This hijacker utilizes sponsored advertisements and similar content that are displayed whenever you use the Amisites.com services. The hijacker can replace the homepage, new tab, and search engine of your browsers. To remove the redirects and the service, you should read the article to the end.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Each browser application on your computer could get affected. The hijacker will redirect you and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Browser settings which could be modified are the homepage, the search engine and the new tab.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundle Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Amisites.com.|
Amisites.com – Delivery Methods
Amisites.com could be delivered using different methods, one of which is with third-party installations. Those installer setups are found in bundle programs and freeware. The setups could have been configured to install more components by default on your computer device. That happens without any prior notification in most of the cases. You might have tried to install some video converter or other free software and got your browser settings altered by the hijacker. You can avoid unwanted programs like these from affecting your PC. All you have to do is find Custom or Advanced settings and deselect the unwanted components.
Amisites.com could be delivered via more methods, too. These ways often involve a browser extension or some add-on that installs in your browser applications. Other delivery methods utilize advertisements, such as pop-ups, pop-unders, banners or even redirect links. Sponsored advertisements or targeted content on dubious websites could also end up in the delivery of this hijacker. These websites might also be partnered or affiliated with Amisites.com in some way. The following browsers can be affected: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.
Amisites.com – More Details
Amisites.com is a URL address and serves as a search engine for the browser hijacker of the same name – Amisites. The main page and its search are both very simply done – a blank, white page with a single search bar and a logo. There are various links presented on that page. You can see the main page from the image here:
Amisites.com can show you advertisements. This hijacker will redirect you to the search page of Google. That is nothing but a mere trick and it is done in order to try and trick you that the search engine is legitimate or an affiliate of the world famous search engine. Each of the search queries you make will go through the main web domain address. The page you see above can replace the homepage, new tab and the default search for every browser you have. An add-on that is tied to the program could be found on the Internet, serving the same goal as the redirect. Certainly, it will also have the browser hijacking capabilities as the main program.
The picture shown underneath this paragraph shows an example of a search that got through the Amisites.com search bar. The main page can have an advertisement banner which will redirect you, and the search results page might be modified to do the same. This hijacker filters each of your search queries, so all this data can be sent to servers tied to the hijacker’s owners. That could include all kinds of information, along with such related to your interactions with the site and its ads.
The website, its advertisements, and redirects load a bunch of tracking cookies. Other tracking technologies could have been set up and used, too. Be very careful with the information you are providing by doing searches on the Internet, especially on pages associated with Amisites.com. Do not click on suspicios links and advertisements, due to the fact that they could gather data about you quite easily. That data can later be used to show you targeted content.
The following information can be collected:
- Your IP address
- Your E-mail address
- Your physical address
- Search history
- Your name
- Other similar data about your visits
Amisites.com might collect other information. Browser cookies are responsible for the gathering of parts of the information. Be very wary about what exactly you write in search bars associated with this browser hijacker redirect.
Remove Amisites.com Completely
To remove Amisites.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions written below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker and all of its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer secure in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Amisites.com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Amisites.com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Amisites.com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Amisites.com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Amisites.com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Amisites.com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Amisites.com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Amisites.com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Amisites.com
Step 2: Uninstall Amisites.com 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 Amisites.com 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 Amisites.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Amisites.com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Amisites.com 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 Amisites.com 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Amisites.com 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 Amisites.com 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 Amisites.com 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 Amisites.com 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 Amisites.com will be removed.
Eliminate Amisites.com 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.