When you launch your web-browser like Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, the web-site named Aguzar.com opens automatically instead of your startpage? Or this annoying web-page has been set as new tab page and web-browser’s search provider ? Then this might be a sign your web-browser has become the victim of potentially unwanted program from the browser hijacker family. It usually get installed as a part of some free software. Do not be surprised, it happens, especially if you’re an active Web user. But this does not mean that you should reconcile with these unwanted redirects. You need to clean your computer of malicious software such as this browser hijacker infection as quickly as possible. Because the undesired start page can be a way to infect your PC system with more dangerous malicious software such as viruses and trojans. The steps which follow, I’ll show you how to remove browser hijacker and thereby remove Aguzar.com search from your browser forever.
How to remove Aguzar.com from PC system
There are a simple manual guide below which will assist you to get rid of Aguzar.com from your Microsoft Windows computer. The most effective way to delete this browser hijacker infection is to follow the manual removal guide and then run Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner automatic tools (all are free). The manual way will assist to weaken this hijacker and these malicious software removal tools will completely delete Aguzar.com and restore the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge settings to default.
Manual Aguzar.com search removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Aguzar.com search from the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge.
Remove Aguzar.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of intrusive advertisements or browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all programs installed on the system.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Fix internet browser shortcuts, changed by Aguzar.com browser hijacker
Once installed, this browser hijacker infection may add an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will show the undesired start page.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to launch your internet browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the browser which is re-directed to the Aguzar.com or other annoying web-site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The browser hijacker can rewrite the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you start your browser. Depending on the internet browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text similar “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as on the image below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you run the web browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Aguzar.com web-page or any other unwanted web-sites. Once the step is done, we recommend to go to the next step.
Get rid of Aguzar.com from IE
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you’ve unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your internet browser, which installed by a malicious software.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove Aguzar.com from Firefox by resetting browser settings
If the Firefox web-browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Mozilla Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as newtab, start page and search engine by default to its default state. It’ll save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your FF web-browser settings to its original state.
Remove Aguzar.com from Google Chrome
In order to be sure that there is nothing left behind, we suggest you to reset Google Chrome web browser. It’ll restore Chrome settings including home page, new tab and search engine by default to defaults.
First start the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the process of cleaning. When it’s finished, the web browser’s settings including homepage, new tab page and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
Run free malware removal utilities to completely get rid of Aguzar.com home page
The hijacker can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the hijacker again infect your personal computer and alter some settings of all your typical internet browsers to Aguzar.com. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to get rid of browser hijacker infection manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the MS Windows operating system. The best solution to scan for and get rid of browser hijackers is to run free malware removal programs.
How to delete Aguzar.com with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware. You may download and install Zemana Anti-malware to scan for and get rid of Aguzar.com startpage from your personal computer. When installed and updated, the malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the machine.
Download Zemana antimalware on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
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After downloading is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, run the file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Zemana anti malware on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, Zemana antimalware will automatically start and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan” button for scanning your system for the browser hijacker and internet browser’s malicious plugins. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. While the utility is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
Once the scanning is done, it’ll display a list of found items. In order to remove all items, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana anti malware will start removing Aguzar.com browser hijacker infection and other security threats. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
How to automatically remove Aguzar.com with Malwarebytes
Manual Aguzar.com redirect removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the hijacker may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer of browser hijacker. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of malware, potentially unwanted applications, ad supported software and toolbars that your personal computer can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloading is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is complete, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the Aguzar.com hijacker infection . This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malware. Next, you need to press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the tutorial or the video guide below.
Scan and clean your PC system of browser hijacker with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable application that scans your machine for ad supported software, potentially unwanted applications and browser hijacker infections such as Aguzar.com and allows remove them easily. Moreover, it will also help you remove any harmful web-browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When downloading is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out Aguzar.com hijacker . A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your computer. While the tool is scanning, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
When it has finished scanning your PC is done, a list of all threats detected is produced as shown on the image below.
In order to delete all threats, simply click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box. Click “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. When the cleaning process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Use AdBlocker to block Aguzar.com and stay safe online
If you browse the Web, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your browser against it. Download and run an ad-blocker application. AdGuard is an ad blocker that can filter out a ton of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocking application is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
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When the download is done, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as shown on the screen below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop-up ads, web pages such Aguzar.com, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How did Aguzar.com browser hijacker infection get on your machine
Once you have complete the step-by-step guidance above, your personal computer should be clean from malware and browser hijackers. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer show Aguzar.com intrusive home page on startup. Unfortunately, if the guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- When it has finished scanning, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the undesired Aguzar.com start page.