Guide on Astromenda Search Removal
Astromenda Search, also known as Astromenda.com, belongs to the class of browser hijackers. It is very similar to SpeedDial, RocketFind, MySpeedDial and others. It is distributed via bundled downloads and is often linked to Optimizer Pro, DealKeeper, MyPCBackup and RegCleaner, all of which are potentially unwanted applications.
The hijacker is compatible with all popular browsers. It alters their settings and adds various extensions to them. Astromenda.com is an invasive program that you most probably had no intention of installing. That is why we recommend you delete Astromenda Search from your PC.
How does Astromenda.com work?
As the main purpose of Astromenda Search is to promote certain webpages. It will cause various redirects and display pop-up ads, banners and other commercial adverts in order to do so. It will also modify your browser settings and change your home page, new tab page and default search provider. Although Astromenda.com may look like a legitimate engine, every time you look for something online you will see ads and sponsored links on top of your search results. Moreover, your Internet speed is very likely to slow down because of all of this excess data. Your web browsing will not return back to normal until you terminate Astromenda Search.
The worst part of Astromenda Search, however, is not the fact that it floods your browsers with various advertisements, but rather that those ads may not be safe. You could be presented with false data as Astromenda.com is not responsible for the content it promotes. If you click on a corrupted link and get redirected to a malicious website you will infect your PC with malware. Moreover, you could also be presented with false advertising and download malware yourself thinking that it is a useful application. Therefore we urge you to avoid all ads brought to you by Astromenda Search.
How to remove Astromenda Search?
If you want to remove Astromenda.com from your PC completely you should use a malware removal tool. The anti-malware utility will scan your system, detect all components of the hijacker and other potentially unwanted programs and delete Astromenda.com along with them. After the deletion you will be sure that your computer is safe and protected from other online attacks. Alternatively, you can use the instructions below to uninstall Astromenda Search manually. Keep in mind that you should also get rid of other programs that came bundled with the hijacker. If you are not sure what those programs are you can use a malware scanner that will detect them for you.
Uninstall Astromenda Search from Windows
1. Click on Start or press Win+S and type in “control”
2. Hit Enter to access Control Panel
3. Pick Add or remove programs/Uninstall a program
4. Select the unwanted app and click Remove/Uninstall
Remove Astromenda Search from browsers
Reset Internet Explorer
- Alt+T → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset → Close
Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Alt+H → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox → Finish
Reset Google Chrome
- Google Chrome menu → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset browser settings → Reset
Edit the Target line
1. Right-click the browser shortcut
2. Choose Properties
3. Open the Shortcut tab
4. Erase all text after “exe” in Target
5. Click OK to save changes.