Ak deephicy net
Ak deephicy net is an unwanted piece of software that experts put under the browser hijacker category because of its ability to make undesirable changes in the main browser. Ak deephicy net is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and other popular browsers and usually gets installed without the user’s knowledge.Unlike harmful and stealthy forms of malware such as Ransomware, Spyware, or Trojans, browser hijackers like Ak deephicy net do not attempt to keep their presence in the system hidden from the user. They may get installed into the browser in silence but once they are there, you will find out about it very soon.
Most of the time, there’s nothing that could make up for the endless frustration that is caused by the constant spam with the Deephicy ads, the seemingly irreversible changes in the browser, and the aggressive attempts to redirect the user to sites that the latter doesn’t want to visit.
The Ak deephicy net virus
The moment the Ak deephicy net virus notification is added to the main browser on the computer, certain changes would start to occur in the browser – the default search engine would likely be replaced, a new homepage address would be added, sudden page-redirects and ads would begin to pop-up on the screen, other unusual and obstructive browser behavior may also be noticed. Many users who have never before dealt with a similar app, like Ak deephicy net, may mistakenly conclude that their system is under the attack of some harmful and damaging computer virus. This, however, is not the case when talking about hijacker apps.
What is Ak deephicy net?
While certainly unpleasant, intrusive, and, sometimes, unsafe, those pieces of software are not specifically designed to cause harm to the system or to any of the files that are stored on the computer. Instead, the aim of hijackers like iStart Search Bar is advertising-oriented – their creators are paid commissions for the content that the hijacker promotes by the people who own that content. That is why most hijackers are programmed to be as obnoxious and as “in-your-face” as possible as this ensures that they get more clicks on their ads and visits to the sites that they promote from the end-users. In some instances, to appear more desirable, some hijacker applications may have functions that the user may find appealing and useful.
Ak deephicy net on Chrome
While most of these apps, like Ak deephicy net and Unmystly.co.in on Chrome, are undoubtedly extremely annoying and obstructive, there’s a bigger problem that can be related to them and that is the potential security hazards that their presence on the computer may result in. In most cases, you simply have no way of being sure that what’s behind the ads and the redirects is safe and isn’t some harmful download link that will land you a Trojan Horse or a phishing page that will try to steal sensitive data from you. The content promoted by hijackers may not always be what it seems and that is why you are advised to keep away from it. Otherwise, you may end up with dangerous viruses like Ransomware, Spyware, Rootkits, and others on your computer. Obviously, the best way to stay away from the content that Ak deephicy net on Chrome tries to put on your screen is to remove the hijacker, which is something we will help you do within the following Deephicy removal/uninstallation guide manual.
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Remove Ak deephicy net
To try and remove Ak deephicy net quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the Ak deephicy net extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove Ak deephicy net by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of Ak deephicy net and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Ak deephicy net removal guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.
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Next, Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
Uninstall the Ak deephicy net app and kill its processes
The first thing you must try to do is look for any sketchy installs on your computer and uninstall anything you think may come from Ak deephicy net. After that, you’ll also need to get rid of any processes that may be related to the unwanted app by searching for them in the Task Manager.
Note that sometimes an app, especially a rogue one, may ask you to install something else or keep some of its data (such as settings files) on your PC – never agree to that when trying to delete a potentially rogue software. You need to make sure that everything is removed from your PC to get rid of the malware. Also, if you aren’t allowed to go through with the uninstallation, proceed with the guide, and try again after you’ve completed everything else.
- Uninstalling the rogue app
- Killing any rogue processes
Type Apps & Features in the Start Menu, open the first result, sort the list of apps by date, and look for suspicious recently installed entries.
Click on anything you think could be linked to Ak deephicy net, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to Ak deephicy net.
If you come across a questionable process, right-click it, click Open File Location, scan the files with the free online malware scanner shown below, and then delete anything that gets flagged as a threat.
After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.
Undo Ak deephicy net changes made to different system settings
It’s possible that Ak deephicy net has affected various parts of your system, making changes to their settings. This can enable the malware to stay on the computer or automatically reinstall itself after you’ve seemingly deleted it. Therefore, you need to check the following elements by going to the Start Menu, searching for specific system elements that may have been affected, and pressing Enter to open them and see if anything has been changed there without your approval. Then you must undo any unwanted changes made to these settings in the way shown below:
Type in Start Menu: View network connections
Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:
Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps
Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler
Type in the Start Menu: Services
Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor
Press Ctrl + F to open the search window
Remove Ak deephicy net from your browsers
- Delete Ak deephicy net from Chrome
- Delete Ak deephicy net from Firefox
- Delete Ak deephicy net from Edge
- Go to the Chrome menu > More tools > Extensions, and toggle off and Remove any unwanted extensions.
- Next, in the Chrome Menu, go to Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data > Advanced. Tick everything except Passwords and click OK.
- Go to Privacy & Security > Site Settings > Notifications and delete any suspicious sites that are allowed to send you notifications. Do the same in Site Settings > Pop-ups and redirects.
- Go to Appearance and if there’s a suspicious URL in the Custom web address field, delete it.
- Firefox menu, go to Add-ons and themes > Extensions, toggle off any questionable extensions, click their three-dots menu, and click Remove.
- Open Settings from the Firefox menu, go to Privacy & Security > Clear Data, and click Clear.
- Scroll down to Permissions, click Settings on each permission, and delete from it any questionable sites.
- Go to the Home tab, see if there’s a suspicious URL in the Homepage and new windows field, and delete it.
- Open the browser menu, go to Extensions, click Manage Extensions, and Disable and Remove any rogue items.
- From the browser menu, click Settings > Privacy, searches, and services > Choose what to clear, check all boxes except Passwords, and click Clear now.
- Go to the Cookies and site permissions tab, check each type of permission for permitted rogue sites, and delete them.
- Open the Start, home, and new tabs section, and if there’s a rogue URL under Home button, delete it.