AnyWhereAccess Setup Wizard Overview:
AnyWhereAccess Setup Wizard is classified as malware, its type – an adware. This type of malicious software is some really nasty business. It basically hijacks your browser and displays advertisements all over the place. It may also potentially remove your selected home page and your search engine, and in both cases, replace them with whatever the malware creator chose. Which is usually something where the display results that aren’t quite impartial, meaning that whatever you search for, you’ll get some websites promoted by the virus, even if they have no clear relation to what you were searching for. The reason for this behavior is that AnyWhereAccess Setup Wizard redirects your searches and not only are you not going to the website you wanted to but more importantly you will end up somewhere you have no interest at being at all. Even if you type in the website’s URL by yourself you will be sent elsewhere.
The important thing to remember here is that you have to try to avoid as best as possible clicking on any links and pop ups you might encounter after you’ve been redirected. Unless of course you feel like inviting more trouble. If you accidently do click on any such links or pop ups immediately bring out the Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and try stopping any suspicious processes taking place. They usually have the same name as the installer (e.g. AnyWhereAccess Setup Wizard )
Other side effects of the virus might include but are not limited to: higher CPU load, increase in the web pages’ loading times, general slowing down and lagging of your computer.
Even if you don’t know what a browser hijacker exactly does, you had probably already deducted it can’t be any good for your computer’s health.
How to avoid AnyWhereAccess Setup Wizard (And Other Malware)
You might be wondering how did you get this? There are different ways in which you might have been tricked into installing this nastiness. Browser hijackers typically come in together with other software – it might be a program, an app, a tool for your browser etc. Most often it will be a free software and the unwanted guest will come up during the installation process and will even ask for your permission to be installed on your computer. The important thing here is realizing you should always check what exactly you are going to install on your PC before hitting that lovely ACCEPT or NEXT button.
Another way, though less likely, would be through fake downloads, spam e-mail links and the sort. You should always look out for those and not click on anything that you don’t know where it will lead to.
The longer AnyWhereAccess Setup Wizard remains on your PC the better the chances are it will get your computer exposed to more of its friends and relatives and respectively your PC will get infected even worse. You need to act swiftly and decisively.
How to Remove AnyWhereAccess Setup Wizard
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