Q. How do I remove Kensaq.com redirect from my browser? I have tried Windows Defender antivirus and have not managed to remove it. I checked my plugins and nothing is there. Please help me.
A. Probably a form of adware software may cause this to display. You could try the step-by-step guidance ‘How to remove Kensaq.com redirect’ below from our team. These may be effective to remove this.
What is the purpose of Adware? Adware is not a malicious program like computer virus or other malware, but its presence can bring constant pop-ups and/or annoying advertisements. Actually makers of adware is associated with some third-party ad networks and by displaying ads to users they generate money for yourself. These ads not only bother your browsing experience but also redirect you to malicious web sites.
The worst is, adware software may monetize its functionality by gathering privacy data from your surfing sessions. This privacy info, subsequently, can be easily sold to third party companies. This puts your confidential info at a security risk.
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), pop-up virus, pop ups, pop up ads|
|Removal||Kensaq.com removal guide|
If you are unfortunate have adware, you can follow the step-by-step guidance below that will assist you to remove adware and thus remove Kensaq.com redirect from your internet browser.
How to remove Kensaq.com redirect
We are presenting various ways to remove Kensaq.com redirect from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Edge and Firefox using only internal Microsoft Windows functions. Most of adware and potentially unwanted apps can be uninstalled through these processes. If these steps does not help to remove Kensaq.com redirect, then it is better to run a free malware removal tools linked below.
To remove Kensaq.com, execute the steps below:
- Manual Kensaq.com redirect removal
- How to automatically remove Kensaq.com redirect
- How to stop Kensaq.com redirect
- Finish words
Manual Kensaq.com redirect removal
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually get rid of adware software that causes Kensaq.com redirect in your web browser. Even if the few simple steps does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such adware that redirects your web-browser to the annoying Kensaq.com web site.
Delete suspicious applications using MS Windows Control Panel
You can manually delete most nonaggressive adware by removing the program that it came with or removing the adware itself using ‘Add/Remove programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ option in MS Windows Control Panel.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will open the Windows Control Panel similar to the one below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all apps installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort apps by date in the Control panel.
Delete Kensaq.com redirect from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all internet browser startpage, new tab page and default search provider you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the MS Windows was installed on your computer.
First, launch the IE, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware software responsible for Kensaq.com redirect, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like default search engine, start page and new tab page to default state.
Get rid of Kensaq.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla 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 Mozilla Firefox settings such as default search engine, start page and newtab page to their original state. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
First, open the Firefox and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click the Help button () similar to the one below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the Kensaq.com adware software. After, it’s done, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Kensaq.com redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings will remove Kensaq.com redirect from web-browser and disable harmful add-ons. It will also clear cached and temporary data (cookies, site data and content). However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
- First, launch the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
How to automatically remove Kensaq.com redirect
Using a malicious software removal utility to detect and remove adware hiding on your computer is probably the simplest solution to delete the Kensaq.com redirect. We suggests the Zemana Anti-Malware program for MS Windows systems. Hitman Pro and MalwareBytes Anti Malware are other anti-malware tools for Windows that offers a free malicious software removal.
Use Zemana Anti-Malware to delete Kensaq.com redirect
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is a free program for Windows OS to search for and get rid of adware related to Kensaq.com redirect, and other unwanted applications such as potentially unwanted applications, harmful browser addons, browser toolbars.
Click the following link to download the latest version of Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) for Microsoft Windows. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the download is complete, close all programs and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up similar to the one below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana program will scan through the whole system for the adware software related to Kensaq.com redirect. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. While the tool is checking, you can see count of objects and files has already scanned.
After the checking is done, Zemana will display a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button. The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will get rid of adware software that causes Kensaq.com redirect in your web browser. Once the cleaning procedure is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
Use Hitman Pro to get rid of Kensaq.com redirect from browser
If the Kensaq.com redirect problem persists, use the Hitman Pro and check if your web browser is affected by adware. The HitmanPro is a downloadable security utility that provides on-demand scanning and allows delete adware, PUPs, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus.
HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Update: June 28, 2018
Once downloading is done, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will start the HitmanPro tool. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to start the application, press Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” . Hitman Pro application will scan through the whole machine for the adware software related to Kensaq.com redirect. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the HitmanPro program is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
When the system scan is finished, HitmanPro will show a scan report as shown in the following example.
Next, you need to click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will get rid of adware responsible for Kensaq.com redirect and move items to the program’s quarantine. When disinfection is done, the utility may ask you to reboot your system.
Run MalwareBytes Anti Malware to remove Kensaq.com redirect
We recommend using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware which are completely clean your computer of the adware software. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you remove unwanted Kensaq.com redirect from your internet browsers, potentially unwanted apps, malware, hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Installing the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Free on your system from the following link.
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Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is finished, close all software and windows on your machine. Double-click the setup file called mb3-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” which will help you install MalwareBytes Anti Malware on your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is complete successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen such as the one below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti-Malware application will scan through the whole computer for the adware software that redirects your web-browser to the annoying Kensaq.com web site. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan MalwareBytes will locate threats present on your computer.
Once the scan get completed, the results are displayed in the scan report. Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your machine press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will get rid of adware related to Kensaq.com redirect. When disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to remove adware software, browser hijacker infection and other malware.
How to stop Kensaq.com redirect
The AdGuard is a very good ad-blocking program for the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge and Mozilla Firefox, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of undesired advertisements, popunders, pop ups, intrusive new tabs, and even full page ads and web-page overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can stop the Kensaq.com redirect automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. After the install is done, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired ads, block Kensaq.com, as well as other malicious 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, which can be found on your desktop.
Now your PC system should be free of the adware that causes Kensaq.com redirect in your web browser. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted webpage and annoying malicious web-pages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your machine for new adwares 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.
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