This page aims to help you remove AMDIDX.exe Virus File. These AMDIDX.exe Virus File removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Please, take the time to read this part!
The virus file is part of a bigger threat – the removal instructions below list how you deal with the entire infection, not just the file. The article is very helpful in educating you how to avoid such a situation in the future, so definitely read it if you have 10 spare minutes.
This article is dedicated to people who have issues with unwanted pop-ups, banners or browser redirects. The chrome browser appears to be especially vulnerable to these types of threats, but this is likely because it has the largest market share of all internet browsers – over 70% of people use Chrome. Firefox and Internet Explorer users are all equally affected by these annoyances. They function by attaching to your browser as an add-on or file extension and this process is automated – if you try to delete them only from the browser they will simply re-attach the next time you start it. A more in-depth method for their uninstallation is required – which in turns requires a better understanding of how they work. Please take a few minutes to read through this article and you’ll find yourself prepared to deal with these types of problems.
How was your PC infected by AMDIDX.exe Virus File?
Applications like AMDIDX.exe Virus File are legitimate in the sense they are not directly malicious – unlike ransomware, spyware, Trojan horses and other dangerous type of Malware. Ad-creating software will not directly harm your PC, but the same does not apply to some of the products they advertise. Every company decided on the methods it will use for advertising, but the best products in every field simply do not need the shady assistance of programs like AMDIDX.exe Virus File.
Because it is legal Adware like AMDIDX.exe Virus File is usually added to other software applications or openly advertised in the web. People who remember installing this software on their own were probably entices via online Ad to download it. Many different hooks exist – better deals, online protection, removal of spy cookies and many more. Of course none of this is actually true, at best you’ll simply be limited to the Ads promoted by AMDIDX.exe Virus File – regardless of whether they are safe or not.
Most people, however, find themselves in possession of AMDIDX.exe Virus File without any memory of how that happened. This is due to the common practice of software bundles.
- A software bundle is basically an installer for a program that also have a couple of other programs added to it. The default installation, if used, will unload the main program and all of the extras – without informing you of the fact. For this reason, we strongly encourage our readers to never trust a default installation again – clicking on Advanced is not difficult in any way and will only take a few more clicks to finish. The benefit of using Advanced is that you are informed on the location and number of items that will get installed – and you will be able to remove any additional program you don’t want from this list. These program bundles are the biggest reason why many people suddenly find their computer infected by many viruses, so don’t underestimate the value of this advice!
Why are programs like AMDIDX.exe Virus File created?
The main goal of Ad-creating platforms is to fuel your traffic through their Ads – every click on an Ad earns them money, every purchase even more money. Note that “good” online Ads work in exactly the same way – the major difference is that Adware is much more invasive and also much more likely to promote dangerous goods. Adware is also sometimes used as spyware – the add-on will record your traffic and internet activity and analyze the pattern to create Ads for products you are interested in. This practice is very dangerous, as the information can be easily stolen or misused.
Usually people realize the true nature of these programs as soon as they see them – and naturally want them uninstalled as soon as possible. This is seldom a simple ordeal – Adware will always try to be as annoying as possible in order to force you into using it on your PC for an extended period of time. There are certain Ad-blocking extensions that can also be added to your browser, which can block the Ads from appearing. While certainly useful, these will only hide the problem – not fix it. Removing AMDIDX.exe Virus File is your only proper course of action.
|Type||Adware or Browser Hijacker|
|Danger Level||Medium (Ads created could be dangerous or outright fraudulent)|
|Symptoms||Pop-ups, banners, new pages opening without permission, redirects.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles, online Ads, email attachments, fake forum and blog recommendations.|
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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove AMDIDX.exe Virus File from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
3: Remove attachments to browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
5: Permanently delete the threat from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
AMDIDX.exe Virus File Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This was the first preparation.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
The first thing you absolutely must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.
- Do not skip this step. AMDIDX.exe Virus File may have hidden some of its files and you need to see them.
Repeat Step 2 for ALL browsers you have installed – the virus probably infected them all.
Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malware. Remove it by pressing Disable. If your Home Page has been hijacked, go to —–> Internet Options> change the URL to whatever you use —> Apply. Reset Your IE Settings
Remove AMDIDX.exe Virus File from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click (top right) ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove. Refresh Your Firefox Settings.
Remove AMDIDX.exe Virus File from Chrome:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. Find the malware and select
Click —> Settings —> Search —> Manage Search Engines. Delete everything but your normal search engines. Reset Your Chrome Settings.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge) as well.
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the Start Menu, type “Control Panel” in the search box —> Enter. Network and Internet —> Network and Sharing Center —> Change Adapter Settings. Right-click your Internet connection —> Properties.
In Networking, left click Internet Protocol Version 4 —> Properties. If everything is normal, your window will look like this:
If it’s not, click on the two “automatic” choices. NOTE: If you are in a domain network, contact your Domain Administrator so he can make these settings, or this may break your Internet Connection.
Right click on the Taskbar —> “Start Task Manager.”
Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
A BIG WARNING! READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING!
This is the most important and difficult part, so be extremely careful. It involves the deletion of files associated with AMDIDX.exe Virus FileX and if you mess up it can damage your system significantly. Accounts connected to your credit cards or important information may be exposed to other viruses loaded by or alongside this Adware. This guide will remove AMDIDX.exe Virus File from your machine, but if you want to be certain you are safe please download a professional remover.
Right click on each of the virus processes and select Open File Location, then End the process. Copy the folders somewhere (as a backup if you make a mistake) and delete the directories you were sent to.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random