What is Amazon Assistant

Amazon Assistant is a legitimate browser extension that helps you in shopping on Amazon. Its algorithms provide best-selling offers, comparison of prices, and other features to find the most lucrative deals.

Unfortunately, the story ends once Amazon Assistant starts causing additional problems. Users report that enabled Amazon assistant leads to an increased number of ads and banners overlaying pages. Plus, due to the high consumption of resources, this add-on may slow down the performance of browsers and lead to sudden crashes or freezes. Amongst browsers supported by Amazon Assistant are Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, and others. It starts each time at system bootup running in Task Manager. Any manual attempts to delete the program end up in its eventual reinstallation. Finally, because Amazon Assistant has data-tracking capabilities, your personal data can be gathered and spread around dark figures for revenue purposes. To prevent such consequences, we recommend you to uninstall Amazon Assistant with the help of our guide below.

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How Amazon Assistant infected your computer

Most software that infiltrates your PC secretly, come alongside repacks as bundled offers. These offers can be found under “Advanced” or “Custom” sections during the set-up, sometimes they can be named differently like “Recommended” or “Quick” installation. This is why you should choose only manual installation instead of one offered by third-parties figures. Otherwise, you can be affected by Potentially Unwanted Programs categorized as “helpful” tools. One more and yet effective distribution method is via dubious ads that relocate users to malicious pages that use executable scripts for background penetration. Equip yourself with protection tools that avert unintentional redirects down below.

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

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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

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Download Combo Cleaner

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

Remove Amazon Assistant manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Amazon Assistant removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Amazon Assistant installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Amazon Assistant from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Amazon Assistant you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Amazon Assistant”. 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 Amazon Assistant from Mac:

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

Remove Amazon Assistant from Windows XP:

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

Remove Amazon Assistant from Windows 7:

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

Remove Amazon Assistant 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 Amazon Assistant or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Amazon Assistant from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Amazon Assistant 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 Amazon Assistant or other 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 Amazon Assistant or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Amazon Assistant

In some cases, Amazon Assistant won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Amazon Assistant. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Amazon Assistant 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 Amazon Assistant 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 Amazon Assistant or other 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 Amazon Assistant using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Amazon Assistant. Follow instructions below:

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Amazon Assistant 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 Amazon Assistant 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 Amazon Assistant 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 Amazon Assistant 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 Amazon Assistant 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 Amazon Assistant from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Amazon Assistant, 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 Amazon Assistant extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Amazon Assistant 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 Amazon Assistant extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Amazon Assistant

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Amazon Assistant 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 “Amazon Assistant” 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 Amazon Assistant, 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 Amazon Assistant.