Equus Africanus Asinus

Equus Africanus Asinus

Ever had a leech latch onto you during a swim? That’s kinda what Equus Africanus Asinus does to your browser. While it might not seem as menacing as other malicious software out there, don’t be fooled. Hijackers like it aren’t about direct damage. Instead, they’re the nosy neighbor peeking through your window. They can change browser settings, redirect you to sketchy sites, or even expose you to a bunch of unwanted ads. All these might lead you down a rabbit hole of more harmful stuff. So, while Equus Africanus Asinus, or other similar hijackers like Vidnoz and GoldenGrinder, aren’t wrecking your system directly, it’s opening the door for others that might. Just like you wouldn’t let that leech stick around, you shouldn’t let this rogue app hang out either.

Equus Africanus Asinus
Equus Africanus Asinus will initiate auto redirects to different sites.

Is Equus Africanus Asinus safe?

While Equus Africanus Asinus might not seem as menacing as some online hazards, it’s crucial to recognize its risks. Identified as a browser hijacker, it can disrupt your browser’s standard behavior, track your online activities, and direct you to potentially hazardous web pages, jeopardizing your digital security.

Equus Africanus Asinus Virus

Are browser hijackers like viruses and is the one we are talking about here an actual “Equus Africanus Asinus virus”? Not exactly, yet it’s not a surprise many people see these unwanted apps in this way. While both hijackers and viruses are sneaky and unwanted, there’s a difference. Viruses replicate themselves, intent on wrecking havoc in your system. Hijackers, on the other hand, are more about pushing ads or redirecting your browser. But here’s the catch: just ’cause they aren’t viruses doesn’t mean they’re cool. In fact, even if the “Equus Africanus Asinus virus” isn’t a real virus, it can end up serving as a gateway for more serious threats like Ransomware, Trojans, Spyware, etc. Even if they aren’t destroying your files, they’re still messing with your digital space, which could have some pretty unpleasant consequences.

What is Equus Africanus Asinus?

Here’s the scoop on what Equus Africanus Asinus and other hijackers are up to. They’re sneaky. They redirect your searches, show you a truckload of ads, and might even alter your homepage or search engine. It’s all about the money. Every click, every ad, it could be profit for them. Now, their aim isn’t to destroy your files or steal your personal info like some viruses or malware, but don’t get comfy. On top of being annoying, they can also become a bridge between your system and more serious and problematic pieces of rogue software. For this reason, if Equus Africanus Asinus is bothering you, it’s really important to get it out of your system as quickly as possible in order to secure your virtual space and online privacy.

Equus Africanus Asinus Pop-ups

Ever had those annoying Equus Africanus Asinus pop-ups flash across your screen? Yeah, they’re more than just irritating. Clicking on them and or on ads provided by this hijacker is kinda like inviting a stranger into your house. They might seem harmless or even helpful, but there’s a catch. The Equus Africanus Asinus pop-ups and other promotional materials can expose you to harmful malware or scammy content, steal your data, or just mess with your browser’s behavior. It’s a dice roll with bad odds. Best advice? Just ignore them until the hijacker is removed. Speaking of removal, it’s essential to do everything you can to eliminate this rogue app, which is why we’ve prepared a detailed deletion guide that you’ll find below.

Equus Africanus Asinus Extension on Chrome

Wondering how on earth you got Equus Africanus Asinus Extension on Chrome or Firefox? It’s sneakier than you think! Most times, these hijackers hitch a ride with some software you wanted. You know, like that free PDF converter or that cool screensaver you downloaded? They often come bundled in the installer, hidden in the “express” or “standard” install options. Before you know it, bam! You have Equus Africanus Asinus Extension on Chrome, and now your browser is filled with ads, pop-ups, and could possible even get redirected to malicious websites. The lesson? Always choose the “custom” or “advanced” install option. It gives you control, letting you untick anything shady trying to gatecrash your browser party.


Constantly getting redirected to EquusAfricanusAsinus or another similar rogue site? Then you should know that sites like these are probably not the best place to be, since they can trick you and get unwanted and rogue elements installed in your browser. And if you are already dealing with a hijacker component related to EquusAfricanusAsinus, then it’s best to remove it ASAP to avoid further problems with your browser and overall virtual security. We recommend using the guide you’ll find below to delete any rogue components installed in your browser or system, and if the manual steps aren’t enough, you can also use the powerful removal program that we have included in the guide.


NameEquus Africanus Asinus
Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

How to Remove Equus Africanus Asinus

To try and remove Equus Africanus Asinus 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 Equus Africanus Asinus extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Equus Africanus Asinus by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Equus Africanus Asinus and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Equus Africanus Asinus 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 may require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Next, Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step1 Uninstall the Equus Africanus Asinus 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 Equus Africanus Asinus. 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 Equus Africanus Asinus, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.

delete suspicious Equus Africanus Asinus apps

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

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 Equus Africanus Asinus 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 Equus Africanus Asinus changes made to different system settings

    It’s possible that Equus Africanus Asinus 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 Equus Africanus Asinus

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

    Delete Equus Africanus Asinus IPs from Hosts

    Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps

    Disable Equus Africanus Asinus startup apps

    Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler

    Delete Equus Africanus Asinus scheduled tasks

    Type in the Start Menu: Services

    Disable Equus Africanus Asinus services

    Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor

    Press Ctrl + F to open the search window

    Clear the Registry from Equus Africanus Asinus items

    Step3 Remove Equus Africanus Asinus from your browsers

    • Delete Equus Africanus Asinus from Chrome
    • Delete Equus Africanus Asinus from Firefox
    • Delete Equus Africanus Asinus 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.


    • Hi Brandon,

      Thanks for this. Can’t seem to remove EquusAfricanusAsinus version 4.6 from edge – tired everything, including the steps outlined above. As the extension is apparently ‘managed by your organisation’ I am unable to disable or remove. Any idea what I could do?



      • Hi Jamie P,
        If you did all in Safe Mode and didn’t work, i suggest you to download SpyHunter. The program will definitely help you remove the virus.

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