Astromenda (astromenda.com) has been detected as a potentially unwanted application by several anti-virus solutions. Even though the risk level of Astromenda is small, its removal is recommended since it may take over the browser’s settings and collect user information. Once installed, possibly via the bundled method, Astromenda will act as a browser extension compatible with widely used browsers (Explorer, Firefox, Chrome).
General Description of Astromenda
Astromenda has been flagged as PUA.Astromenda by Symantec. It can also be detected as WSE_Astromenda. Once the PUP has been installed, the browser’s homepage, search page, and new tab page will be set to astromenda.com.
Astromenda.com is promoted as a search engine and a free browser add-on that helps users customize their browser tabs. However useful it may seem, Astromenda is prevalently distributed via the bundled method, meaning that users don’t realize they have downloaded the app. Even though bundling of software is not illegal, it tends to turn into an issue since many ad-supported programs can, and will, enter the system.
Bundling can be avoided in a very simple way – just opt for the custom option prior to ‘blindly’ installing any program. Many users prefer freeware products, and there is nothing wrong with that. Always choose the advanced (custom) installer and everything will be okay.
Andromenda Bundled Programs
The PUA is most likely included in the packages of programs such as:
Or other similar programs which are ad-supported or may come as recommended in install packages.
Astromenda Removal Options
Many users have complained they found it difficult to uninstall the program completely. In other words, even after locating it in Control Panel and uninstalling it, it kept on showing up. Since Astromenda is flagged as a PUP and is not malicious, different AV programs will treat it in a separate way. In fact, if the user clicked the Next button during the installation of a free application (like the ones listed above), the AV program may have assumed everything in the download package was wanted. As we already mentioned, bundling can be dealt with very quickly and easily – by being more cautious during the installation process.
Because potentially unwanted programs may be capable of making changes to the Windows Registry, using professional assistance to remove them is recommended. However, manual removal can also be tried – follow the steps below to eliminate all traces of Astromenda. Keep in mind, though, that every situation is unique and manual removal will not be equally effective on all machines.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Astromenda from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Astromenda from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Astromenda from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Astromenda from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Astromenda from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Astromenda from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Astromenda from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Astromenda from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Astromenda
Step 2: Uninstall Astromenda 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 Astromenda 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 Astromenda there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Astromenda from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Astromenda 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 Astromenda 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 Astromenda 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 Astromenda 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 Astromenda 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 Astromenda 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 Astromenda will be removed.
Eliminate Astromenda 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.