Anine.live Ads – How to remove?

Written by Valdis Koks

Anine.live search hijacker is a type of virus that injects into your PC, and afterwards alters the browser search engine settings in your browser to one which it desires. It additionally makes some undesirable modifications that might trigger private information leakages, as well as to various other malware delivery. In this post, you will see the guideline of Anine.live hijacker clearing in a couple of methods, as well as additionally the method of making your browser as good as new.

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Anine.live Info

Name Anine.live extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The Anine.live hijacker replaces the browser parameters set by the users and replaces these settings with its own values.
Distribution Method Bundling with Freeware or Shareware, misleading pop-up ads produced by adware.
Detection Tool Inspect If Your System Has Been Affected by the Anine.live hijacker.

The methods of injection of Anine.live search hijackers are different. Most of them belong to the malware spreading via the malvertising or malicious links of various internet sites. Frequently, your PC might be infected with this malware through the trojan-downloader, which is put into action to spread numerous other malware. There is a single kind of this undesirable program – web browser plugin that may build right into any kind of browser which supports the add-on installation2.

You will not likely install this plugin on your own, due to the fact that their names are highly dubious, and the usefulness is very questionable. The “creators” of Anine.live hijacker usually specify that it can save the .doc/.docx files from the sites already to .pdf format, or to download the whole site on your disk. It is really hard to picture if somebody may be needed in such features in 2022, when the Internet access is not time-limited as well as every PC has the ability to open the needed .docx documents at Google Docs.

Nonetheless, besides their impracticality, they can simply be found in the Chrome Web Store. Naturally, virus experts sound the alarm about such spam into the legit source of browser extensions, requiring the Google reaction – getting rid of these extensions from their place. But they are still not hurrying to deal with that security problem.

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Is the Anine.live virus?

At the first sight, you can believe that these redirects are only aggravating, but not risky. Because of this reason a number of people are just playing for time as opposed to eliminating this malware, obtaining more and more chances of being infected with different other viruses, which are far more serious than Anine.live is.

Besides the changed browser search engine or search engine result, you can also see different promotions even on those sites that do not have any kind of advertisements on it by default. And you may just misclick while closing the advertisement, and start the downloading of an unknown file, which may be a malware, or a potentially undesirable program, or perhaps ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker want.

If your web browser is damaged as a result of the Azorult trojan task, the system may start malfunctioning in a short time – this symptome is one of the most typical in case of trojan penetration.

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How to remove Anine.live?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Anine.live virus injection. It is very easy to speak about the options of shielding your system from such irritating items as browser hijackers, but it is quite simple to be caught on this lure even being a qualified user. As it was stated above, this malware can hide after the eye-catching (at the first sight) advertisement, or in packs with other adware you can get in dozens of ways. But no matter the common complexity of the injection methods, it is very easy to stay away from the Anine.live hijacker appearance in your system:

  • Do not follow the dubious links;
  • Restrict the usage of pseudo-free software (one which is offered as free, but has an additional unwanted programs in its pack);
  • Leave the habit of clicking advertisements on the web. If you need to buy something, it is better to google it;
  • Avoid downloading the files from dubious sources, like forums or file sharing websites.

Preparation before removing Anine.live.

Before starting the actual uninstall procedure, we recommend that you do the following introductory milestones.

  • Make certain you have this manual tutorial always all set to make use of.
  • Execute a backup of every one of your information, consisting of the saved logins, passwords and also various other credentials. You need to support your details with a cloud back-up solution and make certain your files are secured from any type of type of loss, even from one of the most serious infections.
  • Wait up until the lasting backup procedure is over.

Step 1: Uninstall Anine.live and related software from Windows

Here is a method in couple of very easy stages that should have the ability to uninstall most applications. Either you use Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, these milestones will work well. Moving the app or its folder to the Trash can be a very wrong idea. In case you do that, remnants of the app may remain, and that can cause the unstable performance of your system, malfunctions with the file type associations and other unpleasant behavior. The effective solution to get an app off your device is to remove it manually. To do that:

1. Keep holding the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will soon arrive.

Windows keyboard R

2. In the field that appeared, type in “appwiz.cpl” -1  and choose OK – 2.

Run appwiz.cpl

 

3. This will open a window with all the apps available on the device. Choose the app that you want to get rid of, then choose “Uninstall

Follow the steps above and you will successfully get rid of most unwanted apps.

Step 2: Get rid of Anine.live from all your available browsers.

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerMicrosoft Edge

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox. Go to its menu window

2. Choose the “Add-ons” icon in the menu.

3. Find the unwanted extension and select “Remove

Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Remove

4. Upon deleting the extension, reload Mozilla Firefox, closing it with the help of a red “X” button in the upper right corner and start it again.

1. Launch Google Chrome and go to its drop menu

Google Chrome drop menu click

2. Click on “Tools” and then in the extended menu select “Extensions

Google Chrome Tools select Extensions

3. In the “Extensions” menu find the unwanted extension and apply the “Remove” button related to it.

Google Chrome Extensions Remove

4. As soon as the extension is deleted, reload Google Chrome by closing it by means of the red “X” button at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click on the gear icon marked ‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and choose ‘Manage Add-ons’

Manage-add-ons

3. In the “Manage Add-ons” window, locate the extension you want to delete and then click “Remove”. A pop-up window will come up to inform you that you are about to delete the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and choose “Remove”.

Internet Explorer extension removal

4. Once the unwanted extension is deleted, reload Internet Explorer by shutting it down from the red “X” button located at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Edge

2. Access the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

3. From the drop menu choose “Extensions”.

Microsoft Edge menu Extensions

4. Locate the suspected dangerous extension you want to delete and then click on the Remove button.

Microsoft Edge Extensions Remove

Step 3: Clean any registries that could be added by Anine.live on your device.

The usually attacked registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by going to the Windows registry editor and getting rid of any values added by Anine.live. Follow the steps below:

  1. Start the Run Window command once again, type “regedit” and click OK.Window command regedit
  2. As soon as you open it, you can freely go to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are displayed above.Window command Run and RunOnce keys
  3. You can delete the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and deleting it.Window command regedit delete the value virus

Tip: To locate a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and select “Modify” to find which file it is set to run. If this is the malware file location, delete the value.

Step 4: Scan for Anine.live with Loaris Trojan Remover

1. Click on the “Download” button to proceed to Loaris Trojan Remover download.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by Trojan Remover. Click on the corresponding links to check License AgreementPrivacy Policy.

2. Click “Install” to start.

Loaris Trojan Remover Install

There were 4 scan types suggested:

  • Standard Scan.
  • Full Scan.
  • Custom Scan.
  • Removable Scan.

 

3. After the installed has finished, click on the ‘Scan’ tab. Click on ‘Full Scan’.

Loaris Trojan Remover Full Scan

4. Once the scanning is started, Loaris will initiate the thorough analysis of your device and may soon identify specific threats currently slowing down the performance of your system. Make sure to wait until the scanning is completed to let the software fully evaluate the safety of your workstation.

Loaris Trojan Remover - scan in process

5. After Loaris Trojan Remover has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. There were options to move the files to quarantine, ignore or delete them.

Loaris Trojan Remover - show viruses

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

 

  1. About browser hijackers on Wikipedia
  2. Possible danger of free browser extensions

About the author

Valdis Koks

Security engineer, reverse engineering and memory forensics

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