Amongus-online.net is a type of software that integrates with your main browser and causes it to behave in a certain predetermined way. Amongus-online.net can take control of the browser’s settings, and therefore this software type is known as browser hijacker.
Browser hijackers like Amongus-online.net and Vip Captcha Live can pretty much infect all types of browsers out there, including the most popular such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, etc. And as soon as they’ve made their way into your system, they will usually install an ad-generating component in the browsing program in question. After that they may proceed to change the default search engine to some modified version of Google or Bing, for example. And they may even set this page (or another one) to be your new homepage.
This is usually done with the intention of driving more traffic to said websites, and of course, it’s most likely in exchange for payment. Speaking of which, the principle that most browser hijackers like Amongus-online.net operate on is remuneration models such as Pay Per Click and Pay Per View. This is why the amount of online ads you’ve been seeing after Amongus-online.net appeared on your PC has increased dramatically. What’s more, since the developers benefit from every click on the sponsored popups, banners and box messages, the placement of these ads is also particularly aggressive. Therefore, you may have already had enough of how difficult it has become for you to browse the web without accidentally clicking on some piece of advertising content.
Adding to this list of unwanted effects are the page redirects that you’ve likely come to experience as well. These can take place at any point during any given browsing session (most commonly multiple times during a browsing session) and will reroute your page to some sponsored website.
What can prove quite frustrating about all of this is that whatever measures you undertake, they will eventually all prove ineffective in disabling Amongus-online.net. Unless you remove the program fully, with all of its components, you will always have to deal with all of these undesirable effects. And for this reason we have created the free removal guide that you can find just below this post. It’s in step-by-step format and should prove fairly easy to follow.
Understandably, when dealing with browser hijackers like Amongus-online.net, many users are highly concerned with the safety of their machines. It’s not uncommon to find information online that puts browser hijackers in the same category as dangerous malware like Trojan horse viruses and ransomware.
Luckily, however, Amongus-online.net is not a malicious pieces of software and definitely not a virus. Therefore, there’s no need to worry that it will somehow damage or corrupt your system. However, experts still advise that these types of programs be treated with caution and often identify them as potentially unwanted. This means that they may still lead to less-than-desirable consequences for your machine.
With that in mind, the simplest and most advisable course of action to take in this situation is to simply remove Amongus-online.net and rid yourself of the headache it has brought you.
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Remove Amongus-online.net Virus
To try and remove Amongus-online.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 Amongus-online.net extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove Amongus-online.net by clicking on the Thrash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of Amongus-online.net and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Amongus-online.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
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
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.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
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 and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
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).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Amongus-online.net from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Amongus-online.net from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Remove Amongus-online.net from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up 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
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!