What is Astromenda.com?
Astromenda.com is a browser hijacker that can affect all popular browsers once it gets installed onto your computer. It is identical to programs like speedial.com, rocket-find.com, mysearchdial.com and others. The hijacker usually comes with installcore bundles so if you download freeware from sites like softonic.com or brothersoft.com, you should be very attentive during the installation process.
Once Astromenda.com gets access to your PC you will not be able to avoid using it. The program is not trustworthy and you should not keep it on your computer. We recommend you delete Astromenda.com as soon as you can.
How does Astromenda.com work?
The moment Astromenda.com enters your PC it modifies your home page, new tab page and default search engine. It also installs Astromeda new tab extension to Mozilla Firefox. Searches you make are redirected to http://us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com. We would not recommend using Astromenda Search as it will alter you results and present you with sponsored links. Furthermore, the application will also fill your browsers with various pop-up ads and banners that will slow down your Internet speed. In general, you should be suspicious of all data that is provided by Astromenda.com as it may be false. You could be redirected to corrupted pages and infect your system with malware or unwittingly share your personal details with cyber criminals. Therefore we urge you to stay away from all adverts and links until you get rid of Astromenda.com.
As for the installation of the hijacker, you should keep in mind that if you download free software you are bound to be offered additional programs during its installation process. Bundled downloads are extremely popular among potentially unwanted applications. Astromenda.com has been in particularly linked to DealKeeper, Kaspersky Security Scan, MyPCBackup, Optimizer Pro and RegClean Pro. When you download freeware or shareware be sure to choose Advanced Installation and un-check boxes with additional offers. No matter how the program is advertised, do not agree to anything you did not want in the first place.
How to remove Astromenda.com?
The Astromenda.com removal may turn out to be trickier than one would think. When you launch the uninstaller it removes its updater, but your browsers still stay hijacked. Some versions of the application install software that actually blocks manual browser settings changes. You will have to reset your browsers and edit the Target line of your shortcuts after you terminate Astromenda.com. The best way to do that would be to use a malware removal tool that would detect all elements of the hijacker and eliminate them automatically. You can also try and delete Astromenda.com from your system manually, but there is no guarantee that it will work. You will find instructions on how to complete all of the above mentioned tasks below.
Uninstall Astromenda.com and the unwanted software
- Open Start menu or the Search box
- Enter Control Panel
- Select Uninstall a program/Add or remove programs
- Choose the unwanted application
- Click Remove/Uninstall
Reset Internet Explorer
- Open your browser
- Press Alt+T
- Open Internet Options
- Select Advanced tab
- Click Reset
- Check the box
- Click Reset again
Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla
- Tap Alt+H
- Pick Troubleshooting Information
- Click on the Reset Firefox button
- Confirm your action
- Click Finish
Reset Google Chrome
- Launch your browser
- Press Alt+F
- Go to Settings
- Click Show advanced settings
- Select Reset browser settings
- Click Reset
Edit browser shortcuts
- Right-click on your browser icon
- Select Properties
- Go to the Shortcut tab
- Delete Astromenda.com from Target line
- Click Apply and OK.