Mmenta.com Ads Pop-ups – How to fix your browser?

Written by Valdis Koks

Mmenta.com search hijacker is a kind of virus that infuses into your PC, and then modifies the search engine configurations in your internet browser to one which it desires. It also makes different undesirable modifications that can cause personal data leakages, in addition to other malware penetration. In this post, you will see the manual of Mmenta.com hijacker clearing in several techniques, as well as additionally the method of making your web browser as good as new.

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Mmenta.com Info

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

The methods of injection of Mmenta.com search hijackers are diverse. Many of them come from the malware spreading via the malvertising or evil-minded links of different internet sites. Sometimes, your PC might be infected with this malware via the trojan-downloader, which is put to use to distribute various other malware. There is a single kind of this unwanted program – web browser plugin that might build into any kind of browser which supports the add-on setup2.

You will not likely setup this plugin by yourself, because their names are very dubious, and the usefulness is extremely questionable. The “developers” of Mmenta.com hijacker typically specify that it can save the .doc/.docx files from the web pages already to .pdf format, or to download the entire site on your disk. It is quite hard to picture if somebody may be needed in such functions in 2022, when the Internet access is not time-limited as well as every system is able to open the needed .docx files at Google Docs.

However, besides their uselessness, they may simply be found in the Chrome Web Store. Naturally, virus experts sound the alarm concerning such spam into the legitimate source of browser extensions, demanding the Google response – eliminating these extensions from their site. But they are still not hurrying to take care of that safety problem.

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Is the Mmenta.com virus?

At the first blush, you can assume that these redirects are just frustrating, but not risky. As a result of this factor a lot of users are simply playing for time rather than eliminating this malware, obtaining much more chances of being infected with different other malware, which are much more severe than Mmenta.com is.

Besides the changed browser search engine or search engine result, you can likewise see different advertisements even on those sites that do not have any advertisements on it by default. And you may unintentionally misclick while turning off the promotion, and initiate the downloading of an unknown file, which can be a virus, or a potentially unwanted application, and even ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker want.

If your web browser is corrupted as a result of the Azorult trojan task, the system may begin malfunctioning soon – this symptome is one of the most typical in case of trojan penetration.

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How to remove Mmenta.com?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Mmenta.com malware penetration. It is very simple to speak about the techniques of protecting your computer from such irritating things as browser hijackers, but it is really simple to be caught on this lure even being a skilled user. As it was stated above, this malware can hide after the attractive (at the first sight) ad, or in packs with other adware you can get in dozens of methods. But no matter the typical difficulty of the infiltration methods, it is extremely simple to stay clear of the Mmenta.com hijacker appearing 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 Mmenta.com.

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

  • Ensure you have this hand-operated tutorial constantly ready to utilize.
  • Perform a back-up of all of your information, consisting of the kept logins, passwords and also various other credentials. You must back up your details with a cloud back-up service and ensure your documents are protected from any kind of kind of loss, even from the most extreme infections.
  • Wait up until the durable backup procedure is over.

Step 1: Uninstall Mmenta.com and related software from Windows

Right here is a method in few very easy steps that ought to 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 Mmenta.com 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 Mmenta.com 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 Mmenta.com. 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 Mmenta.com 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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