Remove amazonaws Virus (s3 amazonaws)

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This page aims to help you remove the amazonaws virus. In case you are wondering what is amazonaws and why is s3 amazonaws being flagged as a potential computer virus we are here to answer those questions for you.

In this article we are going to do our best to shed some light on the amazonaws virus and explain why a seemingly reputable Amazon service has been accused of wrongdoing, it is a somewhat complex situation so if you are amongst the affected users we recommend reading through this initial information first before plunging into our removal instructions. The reason why we ask this of you is you need to familiarize with the issue first, because s3 amazonaws is not malware per se. Bear with us and we will try to explain in as much detail as possible.

What is amazonaws?

A most important question indeed. S3 Amazonaws is an online cloud based storage web service. The S3 actually stands for Simple Storage Service. It has been around since March 2006. It has been most commonly used for file hosting, web hosting and as a storage for backup systems. So far so good, nothing wrong with this service at first glance. And you would be right to assume so for the most part. As we already mentioned s3 amazonaws is not a malware. So why is it being flagged as a potential virus, more specifically the type known as browser hijacker by a number of online databases?

What is the problem with amazonaws?

A number of users have reported various problems with the service being labeled “unsafe” or “malicious” by Chrome and Firefox amongst others. The typical symptoms for a Browser Hijacker are present:

  • Whenever you click on a link you are being redirected to another website. A definite symptom of a Browser Hijacker infection.
  • The unwanted pop-up ads are also present of course. While seeing references to the domain in question ( is definitely not problematic in itself, the fact that users can essentially store more or less any file in S3 makes it virtually impossible to know whether someone uploaded malicious files there.
  • In the past the AWS (Amazon Web Service) credentials have been a common theme for hacker attacks so it’s also quite possible that an account owner has been compromised. If you are among the affected and recognize the clear cut signs that you are in fact dealing with an amazonaws virus then it is high time you start reading our removal instructions, there is absolutely no reason why you should not remove this from your system right this instance, again you will be removing the amazonaws virus, not the legitimate service.


Name Amazonaws
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium
Symptoms Numerous website redirects. Unwanted pop-up Ads.
Distribution Method Most probably malicious files stored on s3 amazonaws.
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Remove Amazonaws Virus (s3 amazonaws)



The first thing to do is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7: 

Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking.

For W8 and 8.1:

Click the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.Administrator permission required


Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK.  Click  Restart in the pop-up.

For W10:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click the power button icon in the right corner of the Start menu to show the power options menu.
  3. Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.

W10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:

Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).


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The amazonaws virus has most likely spread to all your web browsers already. Whether you use Chrome, Firefox or another browser primarily you will need to take care of all affected ones. It is an annoying choir for sure but you certainly wouldn’t want to risk the virus coming right back after your next system reboot. For this reason strap yourself with patience and repeat Steps 2 and 3 from our removal guide for each web browser you have installed. Be thorough.


ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find Amazonaws Virus . Remove it by pressing Disable.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Amazonaws Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

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Amazonaws Virus  should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-background Remove Amazonaws Virus from Chrome:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select  chrome-trash-icon(Remove).

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 Click chrome menu icon again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Remove everything but the search engines you normally use.

safari Remove the malware from Safari:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.


Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.


Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Amazonaws Virus and suspicious-looking programs. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstallchoose NO:


Hold the Start Key and R againbut this time copy + paste the following and click OK:

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

A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.


Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.


Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.


You are almost through with removing amazonaws virus from your system. Unfortunately standing between failure and success in this most important endeavour are a couple of things you will need to do first. A big warning is required here. You will be meddling with important system files and even a small mistake on your side might lead to some very serious and often times catastrophic consequences for your device. If you don’t feel completely sure what it is you are going to be doing next or simply don’t want to take such chances we strongly suggest you stop right now and instead choose the safer option. Download and use a professional tool to scan and get rid of the amazonaws virus once and for all. Not only is this completely safe but it cost you no effort whatsoever.



Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.


Take a look at the following things:

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window. 


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Rehaan,

    Did you go through the rest of the guide?

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    You are most welcome William. We are glad we could help you. Keep us posted if you have any other difficulties:)

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi David,
    you should delete these IPs

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Hannah, try running Notepad as admin first (search for notepad, right-click -> run as admin). Now open Notepad, select File-> Open and manually navigate to the file in C/Windows/System32/Drivers/Etc

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Schmoop,
    at this point i would suggest to you to download SpyHunter from one of our banners above and use the free scan feature. The scanner will locate any infected files where you can delete them manually. Keep us posted if you need further help.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Random Guy,
    what do you mean you cannot find the notepad?

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Simz,
    by delete we mean to erase them from the hosts file. Treat it as a normal text document and just delete them.

  • Simz

    Thank you HowtoRemove. Do i save the notepad after i delete the text? It says that i dont have permission to save in this location (Windows > System32 > drivers > etc) and says i need to contact the administrator to obtain permission, or i can save to the documents folder instead. What should I do about that?

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Sims,
      you should not delete all the text. Only the IPs that are suspicious. Keep us posted for if you need further help.