Kagons.xyz Ads Virus. Removal Guide

Written by Valdis Koks

Kagons.xyz search hijacker is a type of virus that squeezes into your WIndows, and after that switches the browser search engine settings in your web browser to one which it desires. It likewise makes different unwanted changes that can cause private data leaks, in addition to various other malware injection. In this article, you will see the tutorial of Kagons.xyz hijacker clearing in various methods, and also the method of making your browser as good as new.

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Kagons.xyz Info

Name Kagons.xyz extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The Kagons.xyz 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 Kagons.xyz hijacker.

The ways of injection of Kagons.xyz search hijackers are different. The majority of them belong to the malware spreading with the malvertising or malevolent web links of different websites. Occasionally, your PC might be contaminated with this virus with the trojan-downloader, which is put to use to spread various other malware. There is a single form of this unwanted program – browser plugin that might build into any type of browser which supports the add-on installation2.

You will not likely add this plugin on your own, because their names are highly suspicious, and the capability is very questionable. The “developers” of Kagons.xyz hijacker typically mention that it can save the .doc/.docx documents from the web pages already to .pdf format, or to download the whole web site on your disk. It is quite tough to picture if somebody may be needed in such features in 2023, when the Internet access is not time-limited and every PC is able to start the needed .docx files at Google Docs.

However, besides their uselessness, they can easily be discovered in the Chrome Web Store. Obviously, virus experts sound the alarm relating to such spam into the official source of web browser extensions, demanding the Google response – eliminating these extensions from their place. However, they are still not hurrying to take care of that safety problem.

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Is the Kagons.xyz virus?

At the first sight, you may think that these redirects are just bothersome, but not dangerous. Because of this factor a number of users are simply playing for time rather than getting rid of this malware, obtaining increasingly more possibilities of being infected with different other viruses, which are far more harmful than Kagons.xyz is.

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

If your browser is damaged due to the Azorult trojan activity, the system may begin malfunctioning in the near future – this symptome is one of the most common in case of trojan penetration.

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How to remove Kagons.xyz?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Kagons.xyz virus infiltration. It is extremely simple to speak about the tactics of securing your personal computer from such frustrating items as browser hijackers, however, it is extremely easy to be caught on this lure perhaps even being a qualified user. As it was mentioned above, this unwanted program may hide after the eye-catching (at the first sight) ad, or in packs with other adware you may get in dozens of means. But despite the usual complexity of the infiltration techniques, it is really easy to stay away from the Kagons.xyz hijacker presence 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 Kagons.xyz.

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

  • Make certain you have this manual tutorial always prepared to use.
  • Do a back-up of all of your information, including the kept logins, passwords and other credentials. You should support your information with a cloud backup solution and also make sure your files are safeguarded from any type of sort of loss, even from the most severe infections.
  • Wait till the lasting back-up process mores than.

Step 1: Uninstall Kagons.xyz and related software from Windows

Here is a technique in couple of simple 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 Kagons.xyz 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’


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 Kagons.xyz 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 Kagons.xyz. 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 Kagons.xyz 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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