What is Amazon Assistant aa.hta “virus”? IT security specialists has determined that so-called Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus is a potentially unwanted software. In many cases, the “Amazon Assistant aa.hta” virus come bundled with the installers from a free hosting and file sharing websites. So, install a free programs is a a good chance that you will find a bundled PUP or malware. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the install, select the Custom or Advanced setup method. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install bundled applications.
If you still are not sure that your PC is affected with malicious software, then check your machine for the common symptoms of this infection:
- your web-browser shows advertisements where previously you have never seen;
- MS Edge, IE, Chrome and Firefox shows tons of unwanted ads;
- internet browser settings such as home page and search engine are hijacked;
- your antivirus software detects an infection;
- Internet connection may be slow.
It’s not a good idea to use a PC system that affected with the Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. This virus can be used to gather a wide variety of confidential data about you which can be later transferred third party companies. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe.
Thus, we suggest you get rid of Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus from your machine ASAP. This will also prevent this virus from tracking your online activities. A full Amazon Assistant aa.hta removal can be easily carried out using manual or automatic solution listed below.
Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus removal (Step-by-step guide)
Without a doubt, the Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely remove this unwanted software. To get rid of this virus, you may use the removal instructions which are given below and free malicious software removal utility such as Zemana, MalwareBytes Free or Hitman Pro (all are free). We suggest you use automatic removal method which will allow you to get rid of Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you’re well versed in computer or in the case where virus is not deleted automatically. Some of the steps will require you to reboot your system or shut down this web page. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Amazon Assistant aa.hta, use the following steps:
- Uninstall Amazon Assistant aa.hta related applications through the Control Panel of your machine
- How to delete Amazon Assistant aa.hta with Zemana
- Use HitmanPro to get rid of Amazon Assistant aa.hta from the system
- Remove Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus with Malwarebytes
- Remove Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus from Firefox
- Delete Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus from Internet Explorer
- Delete Amazon Assistant aa.hta from Chrome
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
Uninstall Amazon Assistant aa.hta related applications through the Control Panel of your machine
First method for Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus removal is to go into the Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of software on your PC system and see if there are any suspicious and unknown applications. If you see any, you need to uninstall them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Web search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted application, adware or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as displayed in the following example.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and remove all questionable and unknown programs. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. Once you’ve found anything questionable that may be the Amazon Assistant and other kinds of potential threats like malware and potentially unwanted software, then choose this application and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable application blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your system.
How to delete Amazon Assistant aa.hta with Zemana
You can remove Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus automatically with a help of Zemana Free. We recommend this malicious software removal tool because it can easily remove viruses, PUPs, adware and toolbars with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Now you can install and use Zemana Anti-Malware to remove Amazon Assistant aa.hta from your internet browser by following the steps below:
Please go to the link below to download Zemana install package called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your personal computer. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
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Start the setup package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your personal computer.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we advise you do not make any changes to default settings.
When install is finished, this malicious software removal utility will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window like below.
Now press the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti-Malware program will scan through the whole PC system for the Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus and other malicious software and potentially unwanted applications. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your machine and the speed of your PC. While the tool is scanning, you can see count of objects and files has already scanned.
After the scanning is complete, Zemana will create a list of undesired programs and malicious software. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will start to delete Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus and other security threats. Once the clean up is complete, you can be prompted to restart your computer to make the change take effect.
Use HitmanPro to get rid of Amazon Assistant aa.hta from the system
Hitman Pro is a free removal utility. It removes PUPs, adware, hijackers and undesired web browser plugins. It will detect and get rid of Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus and other security threats. Hitman Pro uses very small personal computer resources and is a portable program. Moreover, Hitman Pro does add another layer of malware protection.
- Installing the HitmanPro is simple. First you will need to download Hitman Pro by clicking on the following link.
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- When the download is finished, launch the Hitman Pro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the Hitman Pro window, click the “Next” to start scanning your PC system for the Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus and other security threats. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your computer and the speed of your PC system. While the HitmanPro is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malware.
- When Hitman Pro has completed scanning, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next”. Now, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Remove Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to detect and delete Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus from your system. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the personal computer.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Free for MS Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
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After the download is finished, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once installation is complete, you’ll see window as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes program will scan through the whole machine for the Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus related files, folders and registry keys. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malware.
Once the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove Amazon Assistant aa.hta and other malware and potentially unwanted programs and add threats to the Quarantine. Once that process is complete, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer.
The following video explains step-by-step guide on how to delete hijacker, ad supported software and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
Remove Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus from Firefox
Resetting Firefox browser will reset all the settings to their original settings and will remove changes created by Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus and disable malicious add-ons. It’ll keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the virus and other security threats. When, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
Delete Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus from Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your web-browser is affected by Amazon Assistant aa.hta or you have unwanted extensions or toolbars on your browser, which installed by a malware.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as on the image below.
When the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s homepage, newtab page and default search engine to default state.
Delete Amazon Assistant aa.hta from Chrome
In order to be sure that there is nothing left behind, we recommend you to reset Chrome web-browser. It will return Chrome settings to defaults.
- First, start the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
How to stay safe online
If you want to get rid of annoying ads, browser redirects and popups, then install an ad blocking program such as AdGuard. It can stop intrusive advertisements, pop-ups and block websites from tracking your online activities when using the Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, IE and Chrome. So, if you like surf the Web, but you do not like unwanted advertisements and want to protect your personal computer from harmful web sites, then the AdGuard is your best choice.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
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After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to run 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 tutorial 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 guidance that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted ads, as well as other harmful or misleading web sites. 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 can be found on your desktop.
Now your computer should be clean of the Amazon Assistant aa.hta virus. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop ups and annoying harmful sites) and Zemana (to periodically scan your PC for new 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.
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