The Adware.Amonetize is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) category. The Adware.Amonetize looks the entire traffic generated by you and on this basis, it opens lots of undesired pop up ads. Currently, the Adware.Amonetize are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free software, download and install them on the PC system without proper attention to the fact that the ‘ad supported’ software can be installed onto the PC system along with them.
The Adware.Amonetize can gather your Web browsing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, web-browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and sites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or user information theft. This is another reason why the Adware.Amonetize adware which cause intrusive pop up advertisements to appear, is defined as potentially unwanted application (PUA).
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, the Adware.Amonetize can change all web browsers shortcut files that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every affected shortcut file will try to redirect your web browser to undesired web pages, certain of which might be harmful. It can make the whole machine more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the Adware.Amonetize as soon as possible. Use the free guide below. This guide will help you clean your computer of the Adware.Amonetize and thereby remove any undesired popups and advertisements from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and other internet browsers.
Remove Adware.Amonetize (Virus removal)
Most commonly ‘ad supported’ software requires more than a simple uninstall with the help of Windows Control panel in order to be fully uninstalled. For that reason, our team created several removal ways that we have summarized in a detailed instructions. Therefore, if you have the Adware.Amonetize ‘ad supported’ software on your PC system and are currently trying to have it uninstalled then feel free to follow the step by step instructions below in order to resolve your problem. Some of the steps below will require you to shut down this page. So, please read the guidance carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Adware.Amonetize, follow the steps below:
- Manual Adware.Amonetize adware removal
- Remove potentially unwanted software using Windows Control Panel
- Remove unwanted scheduled tasks created by Adware.Amonetize
- Remove Adware.Amonetize from Google Chrome
- Delete Adware.Amonetize ad-supported software from IE
- Delete Adware.Amonetize adware from Firefox
- Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to delete Adware.Amonetize redirect
- Scan your computer and get rid of Adware.Amonetize with free utilities
- Stop malicious, misleading and other unwanted web pages
- How does your computer get infected with Adware.Amonetize adware
- Finish words
Manual Adware.Amonetize adware removal
If you perform exactly the step-by-step guidance below you should be able to remove the Adware.Amonetize ‘ad supported’ software from the Firefox, IE, Edge and Google Chrome web browsers on Windows 10 (8, 7, XP).
Remove potentially unwanted software using Windows Control Panel
Some PUPs, browser hijacking apps and adware can be deleted by uninstalling the freeware they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed programs in Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to delete them.
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown apps.
Remove unwanted scheduled tasks created by Adware.Amonetize
Once installed, the Adware.Amonetize can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you boot your personal computer, it will show an annoying site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks which have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a dialog box which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the following example.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ application, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by the Adware.Amonetize. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Adware.Amonetize from Google Chrome
If your Google Chrome web-browser is redirected to annoying ads, it may be necessary to completely reset your browser application to its default settings.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Delete Adware.Amonetize ad-supported software from IE
By resetting Internet Explorer browser you revert back your internet browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by Adware.Amonetize that causes lots of unwanted advertisements.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove Adware.Amonetize ad supported software that causes multiple unwanted advertisements and pop ups, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like search provider, new tab and start page to default state.
Delete Adware.Amonetize adware from Firefox
If your Firefox web browser is rerouted to unwanted ads without your permission or an unknown search engine displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to delete Adware.Amonetize redirect
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut file referring to the right exe-file of the web browser, and not on any unknown file.
Right click on the shortcut of hijacked browser as displayed on the screen below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll display the shortcut file’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field like below.
Then press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all browsers that are redirected to undesired web-sites.
Scan your computer and get rid of Adware.Amonetize with free utilities
In order to completely get rid of Adware.Amonetize, you not only need to uninstall adware from your PC system, but also get rid of all its components in your PC including Windows registry entries. We recommend to download and run free removal utilities to automatically free your machine of Adware.Amonetize adware that reroutes your browser to undesired ad sites.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to remove Adware.Amonetize
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your computer of the adware. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program created by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you get rid of PUPs, browser hijackers, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and Adware.Amonetize ad supported software that designed to redirect your web browser to various ad pages.
Click the following link to download the latest version of Zemana AntiMalware for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
When the downloading process is done, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will try to update itself and when this task is complete, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the Adware.Amonetize that causes tons of undesired pop-up advertisements.
This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. In order to remove all items, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will start to remove Adware.Amonetize adware which cause unwanted popup ads to appear.
Scan and free your PC system of ad supported software with Malwarebytes
You can get rid of Adware.Amonetize adware automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malware removal utility because it can easily get rid of hijackers, adware, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloading is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this procedure is done, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the Adware.Amonetize ad supported software which developed to redirect your web-browser to various ad web sites. This task may take some time, so please be patient. During the scan MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will detect threats exist on your PC. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free is a free program that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the step by step guidance or the video guide below.
Remove Adware.Amonetize adware from internet browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner will help delete Adware.Amonetize adware which causes annoying ads that slow down your machine. The browser hijackers, adware and other PUPs slow your web browser down and try to trick you into clicking on malicious advertisements and links. AdwCleaner removes the ad-supported software and lets you enjoy your system without Adware.Amonetize ad-supported software.
Please go to the following link to download AdwCleaner. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: June 11, 2018
Once the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the tool is launched, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button to begin scanning your PC system for the Adware.Amonetize adware that causes annoying pop up ads. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your PC system. Once the system scan is finished, AdwCleaner will show a list of detected threats as displayed in the figure below.
Review the scan results and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt as shown in the following example.
You need to click “OK”. After disinfection is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop malicious, misleading and other unwanted web pages
Use an adblocker tool such as AdGuard will protect you from malicious ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web pages. Additionally, ad blocker programs will allow you to avoid annoying advertisements and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocker program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed in the following example.
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 instructions as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop popup ads, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How does your computer get infected with Adware.Amonetize adware
Most often, the freeware installer includes optional applications such as the Adware.Amonetize ad-supported software which causes intrusive popups. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual setup type. Here uncheck all optional programs in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you don’t need to install any bundled applications which you don’t trust!
Now your machine should be free of the Adware.Amonetize that causes web-browsers to show intrusive ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and annoying malicious web pages) and Zemana AntiMalware (to periodically scan your PC system for new ad-supported softwares and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Adware.Amonetize from the Microsoft Edge, FF, Google Chrome and IE, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.