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Azurewebsites net

Microsoft Azure Web Sites is a reputable cloud computing platform created by Microsoft, designed to support various programming languages. However, this legitimate service has become a target for cybercriminals who exploit it to host suspicious websites, such as the notorious, alongside other phishing sites posing as authentic Azure Web Sites services., in particular, stands out as a browser hijacker, an undesirable software that invades a computer, attaches itself to the primary web browser and redirects users to specific websites. To protect your computer from this deceptive website and similar threats, stay on this page and read the detailed removal guide below.

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Azurewebsites net will display fake pop up messages implying that your system is compromised

What is is a browser hijacker that can be responsible for the alterations to your browser settings, including the replacement of your default search engine and the homepage addresses. The software may also add new buttons in the toolbar and display aggressive pop-up ads, clickbait links, and large promotional banners on your screen. These signs should raise concern and prompt you to take action to remove from your system to regain control of your browser and protect your online experience.

Is safe? itself is not inherently safe. While the domain “” is associated with Microsoft’s Azure Web Sites, which is a legitimate cloud computing platform, it can also be misused by cybercriminals for hosting malicious content, including phishing websites and scams. If you encounter the specific website “” or any other unfamiliar website, exercise caution and verify its legitimacy before interacting with it. It’s crucial to ensure that you are visiting the official Microsoft Azure website or any other trusted website to avoid potential security risks.


Azurewebsites is a piece of software primarily focused on generating revenue through advertising. The more visits the sites associated with it receive, the higher the income for the developers. Unfortunately, browser hijackers like Azurewebsites offer little to no value to the users and can be irritating and potentially unsafe with their ads and redirects. Therefore, the general recommendation is to remove this software promptly. However, hijackers are often designed to be difficult to uninstall, going as far as making changes in the computer’s Registry to ensure their persistence. For this reason, users need to locate and remove all data and settings changes made by the hijacker. A comprehensive removal guide is available at the bottom of this page to assist in eliminating this unwanted app from the systems.

Azurewebsites will display fake pop up security notifications

Azurewebsites virus

Azurewebsites, or “the Azurewebsites virus” (like many users commonly refer to it) poses a security risk mainly due to the excessive ads and redirects it generates. While the ads themselves might not directly harm the computer, the websites this browser hijacker promote may be potentially dangerous. Some of these sites might serve as distribution centers for harmful threats like Ransomware, Trojans, and Spyware. Therefore, to protect your computer from encountering such threats, it’s essential to follow the removal guide provided below. In this way, you can successfully eliminate the Azurewebsites virus and regain control over your browser, ensuring a safer and more secure online experience.

Azurewebsites virus
The Azurewebsites virus will try to trick you that your system is in danger


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To try and remove Azurewebsites quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Azurewebsites extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Azurewebsites by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Azurewebsites and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Azurewebsites 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).

Step1 Uninstall the Azurewebsites 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 Azurewebsites. 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 Azurewebsites, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.

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Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to Azurewebsites.

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.

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    Delete Azurewebsites files and quit its processes.

    After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.

    Step2 Undo Azurewebsites changes made to different system settings

    It’s possible that Azurewebsites 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:

    • DNS
    • Hosts
    • Startup
    • Task
    • Services
    • Registry

    Type in Start Menu: View network connections

    Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:

    Undo DNS changes made by Azurewebsites

    Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

    Delete Azurewebsites IPs from Hosts

    Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps

    Disable Azurewebsites startup apps

    Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler

    Delete Azurewebsites scheduled tasks

    Type in the Start Menu: Services

    Disable Azurewebsites services

    Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor

    Press Ctrl + F to open the search window

    Clear the Registry from Azurewebsites items

    Step3 Remove Azurewebsites from your browsers

    • Delete Azurewebsites from Chrome
    • Delete Azurewebsites from Firefox
    • Delete Azurewebsites from Edge
    1. Go to the Chrome menu > More tools > Extensions, and toggle off and Remove any unwanted extensions.
    2. Next, in the Chrome Menu, go to Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data > Advanced. Tick everything except Passwords and click OK.
    3. 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.
    4. Go to Appearance and if there’s a suspicious URL in the Custom web address field, delete it.
    1. Firefox menu, go to Add-ons and themes > Extensions, toggle off any questionable extensions, click their three-dots menu, and click Remove.
    2. Open Settings from the Firefox menu, go to Privacy & Security > Clear Data, and click Clear.
    3. Scroll down to Permissions, click Settings on each permission, and delete from it any questionable sites.
    4. Go to the Home tab, see if there’s a suspicious URL in the Homepage and new windows field, and delete it.
    1. Open the browser menu, go to Extensions, click Manage Extensions, and Disable and Remove any rogue items.
    2. From the browser menu, click Settings > Privacy, searches, and services > Choose what to clear, check all boxes except Passwords, and click Clear now.
    3. Go to the Cookies and site permissions tab, check each type of permission for permitted rogue sites, and delete them.
    4. Open the Start, home, and new tabs section, and if there’s a rogue URL under Home button, delete it.


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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