Kissanime “Virus” Removal

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This page aims to help you remove Kissanime “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

The paragraphs you are about to look at are focused on Kissanime “Virus”. This program is a version of ad-generating software, the only real purpose of which is to produce pop-up ads on your monitor; to redirect you to various websites and to set absolutely unfamiliar homepages and search engines to your browser apps. The programs that fall into this software category are called browser hijackers. Another thing that is common for all of them is to attack all your browser apps (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer) and change their behavior in the aforementioned ways. You are going to find more useful information about this kind of software in the text below.

Does kissanime have a virus?

No, the real website is not a virus. However you may suffer from some website redirects indicating a problem within your system! All the programs that are considered hijackers have been developed to serve as advertising helpers. In fact, these ad-generating products have this mere purpose ONLY: the broadcast of a considerable number of pop-ups, tabs and banners; and the promotion of diverse search engines and browser homepages. The people, interested in spreading this kind of programs are the manufacturers of the advertised goods; the providers of the services that hijackers promote; as well as the developers of these sometimes annoying and unwanted software. The people from the first two groups are normally the ones who pay the people from the latter to develop the most effective advertising piece (the ones generating the greatest number of pop-ups and causing the biggest number of redirections are regarded as such). It is largely thought that in this way some of the advertised products might be bought by the people who witness their advertisements regularly; and their producers will make a lot of money. As you can notice, all the parties involved in this ‘pay per click’ scheme in fact benefit from it to some extent.

How does Kissanime “Virus” get distributed?

In most of the cases we know about you are likely to come across such hijackers as components of a contaminated website or a torrent, or as parts of a movie/video-sharing online platform. Consequently, once you visit or load any of them, you might ‘be granted with’ the hijacker there as well. But it is also very common for Kissanime “Virus” and similar programs to be lurking inside software bundles, which you could be tempted to install yourself on your PC.

Kissanime “Virus” Removal

If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.

If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

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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).

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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. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    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. 

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    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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    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:

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    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

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    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    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:

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    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.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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    • 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).

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    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

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    Kissanime “Virus” Removal  Remove Kissanime “Virus” from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click  Kissanime “Virus” Removal —–> Manage Add-ons.

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    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to Kissanime “Virus” Removal —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    Kissanime “Virus” Removal Remove Kissanime “Virus” from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  Kissanime “Virus” Removal  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
    Kissanime “Virus” RemovalRemove Kissanime “Virus” from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

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    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

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    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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      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!

    What does a bundle actually stand for?

    What we call bundles are free software combos that are spread for free, and which might include games, programs, apps and hijackers.Normally, there is nothing to worry about when it comes to such software mixtures. However, the ad-producing programs inside them may make them a little more suspicious. Please always keep in mind that these bundles might contain some more than fascinating programs and apps and you ARE ABLE TO use them free of charge, without catching the probable hijacker inside them. Simply make sure that you follow this basic advice:
    No matter what you install on your PC, ensure that you choose the Advanced {or the Custom} installer feature. In this way, each detail about the bundle you are installing is going to be shown and you will definitely see which programs exactly you really need on your device; and which ones you had better leave not installed.

    In spite the rather confusing way of distribution, Kissanime “Virus” is not malicious because:

    Despite the common misunderstanding, no browser hijacker is anyhow similar to any form of a dangerous virus. Because of their suspicious features, hijackers have been considered ‘potentially unwanted’. However, browser hijackers have never been seen as viruses and there is a reason for that – they do differ from the common malware types you may catch while surfing the Internet. For example, Ransomware and Trojans as the most awful malware types are able to:

    • invade your system without your knowledge and permission;
    • use a program or a system vulnerability of your device or your naiveté as a backdoor.

    Following the infection – some of their most dangerous virus effects include deleting your files or corrupting them; encrypting data and demanding a ransom in exchange for it; tracking all your online activities; getting access to and draining your bank deposits online; as well as hacking your social media accounts. On the contrary, a program like Kissanime “Virus” has never been capable of performing such monstrous deeds.

    To remove Kissanime “Virus” successfully, scroll down and check out the Removal Guide we have created and follow the instructions it includes.

    Name Kissanime 
    Type Browser Hijacker
    Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
    Symptoms  Browser app changes including many produced ads and page redirections.
    Distribution Method Bundles mainly, though also possibly found on various shady web pages.
    Detection Tool

    Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.


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