Kasons.live Ads Pop-ups – How to fix your browser?

Written by Valdis Koks

Kasons.live search hijacker is a sort of malware that squeezes into your system, and then alters the search engine configurations in your web browser to one which it desires. It likewise makes different undesirable changes that may provoke private data leaks, in addition to various other malware delivery. In this article, you will see the guideline of Kasons.live hijacker elimination in several strategies, as well as also the technique of making your web browser as good as new.

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Kasons.live Info

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

The ways of injection of Kasons.live search hijackers are diverse. Most of them come from the malware dispersing through the malvertising or malicious web links of various sites. Frequently, your computer might be contaminated with this virus with the trojan-downloader, which is put to use to spread different other malware. There is a single kind of this undesirable program – web browser plugin that may build right into any type of web browser which supports the add-on installation2.

You will not likely setup this plugin by yourself, since their names are very suspicious, and the functionality is really controversial. The “creators” of Kasons.live hijacker typically specify that it can save the .doc/.docx documents from the sites already to .pdf format, or to download the entire web site on your disk. It is extremely difficult to imagine if somebody can be needed in such functions in 2023, when the Internet access is not time-limited and every computer has the ability to open the needed .docx files at Google Docs.

Nevertheless, besides their uselessness, they may simply be discovered in the Chrome Web Store. Obviously, virus experts sound the alarm concerning such spam right into the official source of web browser extensions, demanding the Google reaction – getting rid of these extensions from their site. But they are still not hurrying to fix that security issue.

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Is the Kasons.live virus?

At the first sight, you may believe that these redirects are only irritating, but not hazardous. Due to this factor a lot of people are simply playing for time rather than eliminating this malware, getting increasingly more possibilities of being contaminated with numerous other malware, which are a lot more harmful than Kasons.live is.

Besides the changed search engine or search results, you may likewise see different ads even on those internet sites that do not have any promotions on it by default. And you may just misclick while closing the ad, and initiate the downloading of an unknown file, which can be a malware, or a potentially undesirable program, or perhaps ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker desire.

If your browser is damaged due to the Azorult trojan activity, the system may begin malfunctioning quickly – this symptome is just one of the most usual in case of trojan injection.

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How to remove Kasons.live?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Kasons.live malware penetration. It is very simple to refer to the options of shielding your computer from such irritating things as browser hijackers, however, it is quite easy to be caught on this bait even being an experienced user. As it was mentioned above, this unwanted program may hide after the eye-catching (at the first sight) promotion, or in packs with various other adware you can get in dozens of means. But no matter the usual intricacy of the injection techniques, it is extremely simple to prevent the Kasons.live 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 Kasons.live.

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

  • See to it you have this hand-operated tutorial always prepared to use.
  • Do a back-up of all of your information, including the stored logins, passwords as well as other credentials. You should support your info with a cloud back-up option and make certain your files are secured from any kind of sort of loss, even from one of the most severe infections.
  • Wait until the long-lasting backup procedure mores than.

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

Right here is a method in few simple stages that should be able 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 Kasons.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 Kasons.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 Kasons.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 Kasons.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.

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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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