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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts is a search engine which can replace your home page, default search engine, and new browser tabs. is promoted by Astromenda, a free browser add-on which enables you to customize your browser tabs and protects your browser settings from unauthorized changes. The browser add-on is bundled with various programs, including DealKeeper, MyPCBackup, Optimzer Pro, etc. It has been discovered that is promoted by the Installcore download managers, which you can encounter at It is crucial to pay close attention to the installation process of any program so that you can prevent optional programs and unwanted changes within your browsers.

We recommend that you remove from the computer because this search engine is sponsored by third-parties, which means that the search engine displays their advertisements. If you have ever had to tackle a similar issue, you probably know that search engines are not associated with the websites advertised. accepts no responsibility for the advertisements and sponsored links provided to you, which means that you use at your own risk.

As regards startup advertisements, they usually have nothing to do with your browsing interests. You may be invited to download some drivers, update your operating system, etc. It is worth noting that phishing websites are very often promoted by adware programs and search engines, and we recommend that you avoid clicking on advertisements displayed on the startup page and sponsored links provided on the search engine results page.

It is also important to note that redirects computer users to If you do not want to use the Yahoo! Search, you should take action to fix your browsers. Bear in mind that the search engine, as well as the browser add-on, monitors your online behavior. It records your clicks, search terms, IP address, browser settings, browser language, and some other non-personally identifiable information which could be used to for marketing and advertising. is identical to search engines such as MysearchDial and SpeedDial, and we recommend that you use a reputable spyware and malware removal tool to fix your browsers. After launching the uninstaller of the browser add-on Astromenda, only the updater of the program is removed, and the browser settings remain unchanged. Below you will find our instructions which should help you uninstall Astromenda and remove from the browsers, but we recommend using SpyHunter. This security tool can easily remove the Astromeda browser add-on, fix your browsers, and, most important, safeguard the system against many malicious threats.

How to remove Astromenda

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove Astromenda.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall Astromenda.

Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R and enter control panel.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted program.

Remove from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Change the home page on the General tab and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Click Search Providers and set a new default search engine.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Under On startup, select the last option and click Set pages.
  3. Delete the URL of the unwanted search provider and type in a new URL.
  4. Under Search, click Manage search providers and set a new default search provider.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  2. Remove Astromenda and close the tab.
  3. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  4. Change the home page on the General tab and click OK.
  5. Click the search engine icon next to the search box and select a new search provider.
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  1. Ajay Aug 21, 2014

    Thank you
    Your instructions helped me remove this Astromenda from my internet explore and google browsers
    Is it now off my computer that's my concern now.

  2. dave g Aug 23, 2014

    it also updates your home page settings
    to change this you must
    Alt+t to bring up the menu
    then select internet options from the menu dropdown
    then examine the edit box in the popup dialog
    if this has a URL such as you should just delete that text
    then select 'apply' button

    I like setting my homepage to 'about:blank' this is the fastest way to launch IE

  3. ken Aug 26, 2014

    did NOT work...the REMOVE button is light and does not work to remove this astromenda xp..thx

  4. Gilbert Sep 6, 2014

    Had done all that you recommended before reading your tutorial, but I still get the symptoms, I.e. Bothersome ads, new web pages openning up and new tabs that have the astromenda appearance. What do I do next?

  5. Bud Sep 10, 2014

    I followed your instructions to remove a homepage and it worked like a charm Thank You! YOU GUY'S ROCK !

  6. Steve Sep 12, 2014

    Instructions of how to remove (any virus) typically don't work. Why?

  7. Melanie Little Sep 13, 2014

    The problem I've encountered is when I'm on the uninstall page it I can't find Astromenda. I even did a search for it, and nothing shows up. Are they hiding under another name? I was on their page and they do tell you again how to uninstall it but no such luck finding the program itself. I'm running Windows 8.1 on Firefox.
    Thanks so much

  8. June Stewart Sep 14, 2014

    Installed on back of adobe flash player. Your instructions worked brill thanks !!!

  9. mike fisher Sep 15, 2014

    astromenda does not appear on the list of installed software.

  10. BiGH Sep 19, 2014

    This information was extremely helpful. Got rid of it. Virus installed on back of Adobe Flash update.

  11. Lawrence Sep 27, 2014

    this software did NOT work. is still there. Windows 7; astromenda came with Firefox download.

  12. Mary Oct 1, 2014

    Melanie, Mike, I found Astromenda in add/remove programs under WME-Astromenda. It was W something, I think WME. Not under Astromenda. Sadly that along with taking it out of Internet Options including Search, it stills comes up. IDK. I'm trying to get it off Google Chrome.

  13. Shawn Oct 3, 2014

    I've tried everything, I swear. I've run a number of security tools; I've removed history, deleted the program in control panel. I've reset the "open in new tab", and tried to delete it from the "manage search engines". The problem is, under "manage search engines" it does not give me the option to remove Astromenda, or set another as the default. It's un-editable. I need additional guidance.

  14. Celeste Deligne Oct 4, 2014

    After removing Astromedia from Programs-and-Features and your browsers, you MUST remove every occurrence of it from the registry using regedit or you will have it on your machine for ever!

  15. E.D. Oct 5, 2014

    The instructions given did not remove astromenda. Probably best to go to a computer service center.

  16. Shar Oct 5, 2014

    Followed instructions for Windows 7 and it removed it from my list of programs but it is not gone! Still shows up on my home page when I click google.

  17. thepair Oct 11, 2014

    everything worked, BUT i can no display the internet options, it just flashed on and off each time I select tools, internet options.

  18. sinjers Oct 12, 2014

    I removed astromenda from chrome, ie and firefox but am unable to remove it from the Control Panel (windows 8.1). A popup tells me to ensure no browsers are running (which i do). But astromenda reappears in Control Panel (uninstall programs) after reboot.

  19. jim jom Oct 13, 2014

    ok have fun

  20. Colin Oct 16, 2014

    My copy arrived attached to "Filezilla Server" 0.9.47 (beta) downloaded from Despite declining the offers of this and other "value-added" programs during installation of the server application it still loaded. Uninstalled in cotrol panel/programs and features, then removed all traces from IE11 in Tools/Internet options/General Home page search url. Then remove desktop shortcut. OS is Windows 7 Pro.

  21. Juggling For A Cure Oct 16, 2014

    I have been able to remove Astromenda's downloads from my Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Crome browsers, but have been unable to remove it from my control panel. When I try to remove it, a message reads, "..must closed browser first," even though no browsers are open. Do you know of how I can remove Astromenda from my control panel? Thank you for your help.

  22. Amber Oct 22, 2014

    I have been working on it for a couple hours, I have deleted it from uninstall program, firefox, internet explorer and chrome. I just found it using regedit under the name WSE Astromenda. Just as an FYI for potential names

  23. PClar Oct 26, 2014

    my PC is saying that I do not have sufficient access to uninstall WSE_Astromenda.

    Can someone help, please?

  24. Astromenda is not my home page Oct 31, 2014

    Please change yahoo tobe my home page

  25. Mary Nov 13, 2014

    Click tools, internet options, highlight and delete astromenda, then paste the link to the home page you wish to have INTO the blank space where Astromenda was, click "apply"...after about an hour trying to get the darn link removed from ALL places on my computer (including recycle bin and browsing history...which I didn't even KNOW it was in there) was hiding...I uninstalled the programs that had introduced it to my pc too...hope this helps ;)

  26. pashaG Dec 10, 2014


    How can I install Astromenda Search page??? where can I download installation with this search Hijacker???

  27. Mike Feb 27, 2015

    This was by far the most helpful information I've gotten to remove that stinking astromenda from my computer. Thank you so much

  28. David Apr 4, 2015

    The problem with this is that i have never been on or had (although "MySeachDial" is something I have seen that I have gotten rid of) and it isn't infecting my internet (other than making it run slowly) but it is something that is constantly popping up as a virus in my registry when I scan my computer. I just want this thing to stop so I can go back to using my laptop like I used too.

  29. SteveT Sep 21, 2015

    Thank you.
    Had it before on my Pc - took ages to remove. Your info REMOVED FROM MY laptop it 1 min. Thank you, very helpful indeed as are all the other added comments.

  30. Karlita William Oct 30, 2015

    you may try calling 1 855 770 7790..they will surelyp help..did worked for me but this helpline works for usa only for other countries you may try through skype id which is technicalhelpdesk9

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