What is Amisites.com

Amisites.com is malicious search engine, that alters browser settings in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It overwrites values of homepage and default search engine in all this browsers and modifies browser shortcuts. Hijacker adds “amisites.com” to the “Target” field in shortcut properties and browser always open this website in the new tab. Amisites.com redirects user search queries to “google.com” or “yahoo.com”, but collects typed data and users browser information to sell this data to advertisers. This malware can be accompanied with advertising browser add-on, that will not allow users to change settings and display ads and pop-ups. Amisites.com is classified as spyware and hijacker, and we created this tutorial to remove Amisites.com from Windows 10, 8, 7 and all browsers.

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How Amisites.com infected your PC

Amisites.com is distributed via freeware installers. Utilities downloaded from third-party websites (not from official developers websites), can become a reason of such infection. However, even well-known, reputable programs sometimes include unwanted programs in their installation package. As an example we can mention Java, Adobe, uTorrent, CCleaner and many other. All this programs may install some toolbar, hijacker, browser extension or other type of unnecessary program on your PC. To avoid bundled installations use SpyHunter 5 Malware Suite, as great addition to your antivirus protection. It can be also used as a powerful removal tool to remove Amisites.com.

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Remove Amisites.com manually for free

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

Remove Amisites.com from Control Panel

To start removing Amisites.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “amisites uninstall” or just “Amisites.com”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Amisites.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Amisites.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Amisites.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Amisites.com and click Uninstall.

Remove Amisites.com 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 Amisites.com, click Uninstall.

Remove Amisites.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Amisites.com 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 Amisites.com 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 Amisites.com in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Amisites.com

In some cases Amisites.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Amisites.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Amisites.com folder and files. This happens, because 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 Amisites.com 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 “Amisites.com”

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Amisites.com from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Amisites.com related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Amisites.com.
  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 Amisites.com.
  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 Amisites.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Amisites.com, 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 Amisites.com.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

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

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Amisites.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

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.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Amisites.com 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 antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Amisites.com.

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