The Kissanime project is a network of “kissanime” websites, that is created with the primary idea to allow people to freely upload anime videos. They are a legitimate site and offer anime in .mp4 format available to the public. Their main goal as a site is to make subed and dubbed animes to be watchable via mobile phone, tablet, laptop or desktop devices for free and download them as well in high quality format. However, after e recent post on Reddit forums, regarding dangerous sites to which Kissanime may lead you via ads, we have decided to explain to you more about the site and how you can remove any viruses on your computer as a result of it.
|Type||Adware/Ad-supported site/Push Notifications|
|Short Description||Aims to provide you to watch anime videos for free, but comes with a lot of ads, some of which could be dangerous to your computer.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC and showing scamming or malware-infested sites.|
|Distribution Method||Via different Kissanime domains.|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Kissanime Ads.|
Kissanime Ads – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
There are a lot of Kissanime domains out there, but all of them generally appear like the following:
The Kissanime ads may come as redirects, usually to websites that are shady and offer fake games:
The end goal of those sites is for you to enter your information by registering for the game. Then, when the sites have you names, address and other data, they may also ask you to enter your credit card information – something that is highly dangerous and could lead to financial and personal information theft. Of course those sites are in no way related to the legitimte KissAnime site, but they may cause a lot of trouble for you.
Some of those sites may even cause advertisements to begin appearing on your computer. One Kissanime domain, asked us to allow Push Notifications:
These push notifications can show ads and pop-ups on the bottom right of your screen, even if your browser is minimized.
The advertisements that are displayed by Kissanime may be of different types:
- Push notifications.
- Browser redirects.
- Banners on the site itself.
They may lead you to different sites, some of which may be dangerous for you:
- Sites that are fake tech support pages.
- Sites that steal personal details.
- Domains that aim to cause redirects to malware-infested URLs and infect your computer.
- Web pages, that may pretend to be retailer sites, but only aim to steal money.
- Phishing sites, that aim to pretend to be Gmail, Facebook or other login pages only to obtain your password.
Remove Kissanime Ads from Your Computer
If you believe that your computer has been compromised as a result of Kissanime ads, then we recommend that you read the instructions in the article below to remove any programs that might have landed on your computer as a result of Kissanime ads. To fully know if your device has been compromised, we recommend that you scan your computer with a professional anti-malware program. Such software is made with the primary purpose to automatically detect and remove any files that are harmful or invasive on your computer and protect it from such in the future as well.
To remove Kissanime Ads follow these steps:
Use SpyHunter to scan for malware and unwanted programs
- Guide 1: How to Remove Kissanime Ads from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Kissanime Ads from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Kissanime Ads from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Kissanime Ads from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Kissanime Ads from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Kissanime Ads from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Kissanime Ads from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Kissanime Ads from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Kissanime Ads
Step 2: Uninstall Kissanime Ads 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 Kissanime Ads 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 Kissanime Ads there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Kissanime Ads from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Kissanime Ads 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 Kissanime Ads 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 Kissanime Ads files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Kissanime Ads, 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 Kissanime Ads 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 Kissanime Ads 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 Kissanime Ads 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 Kissanime Ads 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 Kissanime Ads will be removed.
Eliminate Kissanime Ads 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.