What is a.akamaihd.net

A.akamaihd.net is a group of fabricated searching domains classified as browser hijackers, that are ostensibly meant to provide more relevant searching results. It also may be presented as pop-ups and redirects, showing up randomly while browsing. A.akamaihd.net serves as a suffix to fake domains that may look like these: lkysearchex11322-a.akamaihd.net, lkysearchds-1657.a.akamaihd.net, searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net, default21076355-a.akamaihd.net and so forth. On top of that, A.akamaihd.net is not an independent piece meaning, that it cannot work without an adware application installed on your computer. If so, the app will, therefore, alter the browser settings without the user’s permission and assign custom “searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net” domain as a default search engine. The adware has been seen targetting Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer browsers, therefore, covering a wide range of people. Note that the searching queries will be redirected to a legitimate Yahoo search engine. Whilst these changes may seem insignificant, keep in mind that such applications can track user’s data like browsing history, passwords, URLs, contacts, or even IP-Addresses. This data will later be sold to third-parties that can put your identity under a threat. We do care about your privacy on the web and created a full guide removal in the article below.

How A.akamaihd.net infected your computer

As mentioned above, a.akamaihd.net is a result of adware-type applications that are commonly distributed through the bundling method. Often, it is related to the notorious MacKeeper application. Bundling is such a marketing tool that developers use to advertise their software alongside other programs. For example, when users download an intended program, they are presented with a bunch of installation steps like “Terms of Use” that have to be checked before installing. Unfortunately, naive users do not pay enough caution to the process, therefore, skipping “Advanced” or “Custom” sections that include offers of third-parties software that can lead to inadvertent installation of unwanted applications that can undoubtedly strike your computer. If you constantly see A.akamaihd.net family domains whilst browsing, then you should use the instructions on how to get rid of it down below.

  1. Download A.akamaihd.net Removal Tool
  2. Stop A.akamaihd.net notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall A.akamaihd.net from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove A.akamaihd.net extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block A.akamaihd.net search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like A.akamaihd.net

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove A.akamaihd.net completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of A.akamaihd.net and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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To remove A.akamaihd.net completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of A.akamaihd.net and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove A.akamaihd.net manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full A.akamaihd.net removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the A.akamaihd.net installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions. There are many variations of A.akamaihd.net hijacker domains, there is the list of ones detected previously:

am-a.akamaihd.net
asrv-a.akamaihd.net
assetsnffrgf-a.akamaihd.net
cdncache-a.akamaihd.net
download-a.akamaihd.net
default21076355-a.akamaihd.net
fbcdn-dragon-a.akamaihd.net
fbcdn-gtvideo-a.akamaihd.net
fbcdn-external-a.akamaihd.net
fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net
lkysearchds5012-a.akamaihd.net
lkysearchex1488-a.akamaihd.net
lumiere-a.akamaihd.net
pxlclnmdecom-a.akamaihd.net
rvzr-a.akamaihd.net
searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net
soprod-a.akamaihd.net
steam-cdn-a.akamaihd.net
steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net
uhytajrtpo-a.akamaihd.net

Disable push notifications from A.akamaihd.net in browsers

Remove A.akamaihd.net from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Google Chrome

  1. Go to Google Chrome settings, by clicking 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. Open advanced settings by clicking Advanced in the bottom.
  3. Under opened Privacy and security tab, choose Content settings.
  4. Click on Notifications menu (with the bell icon).
  5. Set up preferred overall settings for push notifications and click Manage exceptions… button.
  6. Find A.akamaihd.net in the list and click cross icon to remove it. Click Done button to confirm the action.

Remove A.akamaihd.net from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to Mozilla Firefox options, by clicking 3-bars icon in the top-right corner and choosing Options.
  2. Choose Content tab on the left side.
  3. Under Notifications, set up preferred overall settings for push-notifications and click Choose… button.
  4. Find A.akamaihd.net in the list and click Remove site to remove it.
  5. Click Safe Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove A.akamaihd.net from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Safari

  1. Open Safari, and in the top menu click Safari, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, click on Websites tab.
  3. On the left side, choose Notifications. You will see the list of websites and their settings for showing notifications.
  4. Find A.akamaihd.net in the list and click Remove button.

Remove A.akamaihd.net from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Android (Chrome)

  1. Open Google Chrome app on Android, and tap on three dots to open main menu.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, scroll down and under Advanced section tap on Site Settings.
  3. In the Site Settings menu tap on Notifications.
  4. In the Allowed list of websites allowed to show notifications find A.akamaihd.net, tap on it and in the bottom of the window tap on Clean & Reset button.
  5. Confirm your action by tapping on Clean & Reset again in opened dialog box.

Remove A.akamaihd.net from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click on the three-dots menu, in the top-right corner.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, and in the left part click Advanced.
  3. Under Website permissions section, click Manage permissions button.
  4. Find A.akamaihd.net in the list and click on the cross sign to remove the setting and disable its notifications.

Remove A.akamaihd.net from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing A.akamaihd.net you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “A.akamaihd.net”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac.

Remove A.akamaihd.net from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. A.akamaihd.net might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag A.akamaihd.net from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove A.akamaihd.net from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove A.akamaihd.net from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove A.akamaihd.net from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove A.akamaihd.net from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall A.akamaihd.net from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall A.akamaihd.net

In some cases, A.akamaihd.net won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall A.akamaihd.net. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the A.akamaihd.net folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall A.akamaihd.net in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall A.akamaihd.net using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of A.akamaihd.net. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag A.akamaihd.net from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with A.akamaihd.net.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling A.akamaihd.net from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove A.akamaihd.net related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find A.akamaihd.net extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find A.akamaihd.net related extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose A.akamaihd.net related extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove A.akamaihd.net from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable A.akamaihd.net, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or A.akamaihd.net related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, A.akamaihd.net does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find A.akamaihd.net extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

A.akamaihd.net installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block ads and pop-ups from A.akamaihd.net

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A.akamaihd.net push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “A.akamaihd.net” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like A.akamaihd.net, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like A.akamaihd.net.