What is Total Access Network Scam ?
If annoying ads, banners, and pop-ups brought to you by Total Access Network, Amznsale.info, Amznsale.mobi keep torturing you every time you start your browser, this is the place where you could educate yourself regarding the ways to forever remove this software and its ads. The simple reason why you are seeing these adverts is the direct result of this invasive program’s presence in your laptop or computer, and, in particular, your browser.
The cyber-security professionals refer to such software as browser hijackers. At the bottom of the article, you will find a detailed removal guide with steps that will show you an easy method to remove Total Access Network and rescue yourself from the aggravating ads.
How not to get any more hijackers installed in your computer
But exactly how did you install Total Access Network? When it comes to distributing that type of software, there are a number of possibilities. One of the most common methods are the junkmail messages that everyone receives from time to time. Torrent files are yet another popular strategy for distributing undesirable software applications of the browser hijacker type. You might open a questionable hyperlink and get sent straight to a website that is contaminated with a browser hijacker. Most frequently, though, Total Access Network gets installed onto people’s machines as part of a program bundle. Software bundles are combinations of applications specifically designed to both install some software for free, but still earn money from the browser hijacker included in them. Often, software developers employ browser hijacker bundles to market their more important programs, while gaining some additional money during this process. Keep in mind that the file-bundling method is actually a legal method for installing all sorts of applications in the users’ systems. It has to be said that in order for the bundled program to get installed onto your system, it does actually need your approval. The “Quick” or the “Default” installation setting is normally the reason why bundled installations are so successful – a lot of people opt for it without having a second though. The end result is that the browser hijacker gets installed in the computer and then it’s up to you to remove it.
Selecting the “Advanced” installation is, therefore, always the more sensible option. The advanced installation should hold all the details in case any unwelcome programs are added inside the file bundle and should present you with the option to leave them out. Understand that it is far better to avoid getting a browser hijacker than to later try to remove it and, for that reason, make a mental note of the tips we have here on how to ward off any potential browser hijackers coming your way. Simple and logical, they can spare you a lot of time afterwards.
One of the most beneficial bits of advice that we can provide you with would be to have a good and reliable security tool, that you update frequently. You might even go for a paid version for some further enhanced protection. Do not forget that your OS also needs regular updates. Acquiring a high quality ad-blocker is another great idea. As with the rest of your software – you must keep that frequently updated too or it may turn into a gateway for unwanted software. Last but not least, the most crucial bit of advice will be to stay away from risky webpages and to only download new programs and apps from sites that are popular, trusted and reliable. Otherwise, if you go to shady sites with low reputation, you may get infected with vicious programs like, for example, viruses and ransomware, so remain cautious when about to download anything from the net. The uninstallation and removal guide below contains all the important steps you need to in order to be able to get rid of Total Access Network.
|Name||Total Access Network|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||If there are invasive ads on all pages in your browser and if your homepage has been replaced without your permission, you are probably dealing with a hijacker.|
|Distribution Method||There are many ways to land a hijacker – spam messages, malvertisements, software bundles, clickbait links and so on.|
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Total Access Network Scam Removal
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First you need to close all pop-ups that are currently open.
- If the pop-up has a checkbox named “Don’t show more alerts from this webpage” click on the checkbox before closing the Ad.
- If a Block Alerts button happens to appear after you shut down a pop-up on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch tab that button to stop receiving alerts from the same page.
In case that a pop-up fails to close after performing the above operations:
- On your Mac you should make your Safari browser close forcibly by pressing Command-Option-Esc. Select Safari from the list of Apps and force close it. After you force close it you need to restart Safari, but please hold the shift button while it starts. This will prevent any pesky Ads from opening automatically.
- On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you can do the same by pressing the home button twice in a quick succession. You’ll then see a preview of all apps that have been recently used. Swipe left to find Safari and then swipe up on the app’s preview to close it forcibly In order to prevent Safari from opening unwanted windows on startup go to Settings->Safari and Clear History, as well as Website Data. This will also clear your browser history and cookies so keep that in mind and export them if you want to keep them.
Choose Preferences from the Safari menu. Then do the following:
- Select the Security icon and then click on “Block pop-up windows“. This should stop many types of pop-ups from appearing.
- Next check on your homepage and the settings for the search engines. Adware likes messing with those. We can not provide more specific instructions for this, as you may be using many different browsers.
- Select the General icon and look at the Homepage field. It should either be empty or filled with the address of the Homepage you want.
- Follow up on the Search icon. Again it should be either the default search engine or any that you have set for yourself. Note that in some versions of Safari these settings are found in the General panel/
Open Safari and click on the Extensions button. Note that Adware use extensions almost exclusively to inject the pop-up Ads into your browser. Any extension on this list that you do not remember installing yourself is likely planted there by the Adware. Remove ALL extensions you are unfamiliar with.