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Danger level 9
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Astromenda Search

Astromenda Search is a website that is set as your default search engine when you get infected with a browser hijacker. This search engine is directly related to Astromenda browser extension, and it usually gets distributed together with it. There is no direct download link for the application, so users often install Astromenda Search along with other unwanted freeware applications. You are strongly recommended to remove Astromenda Search from the PC because browser hijackers often become malware gateways to target systems. They do not inflict any harm on their own, but malevolent third parties may exploit them.

Our security research team says that is the main homepage for Astromenda browser add-on. The website says that with his add-on you can surf the web smarter and faster. The extension is supposed improve your overall web browsing experience, but that is highly doubtful. We cannot trust an application that does not have a direct download link. What is more, it modifies your browser settings without your permission, installing Astromenda Search on your computer. So we can see that this program is highly intrusive, and you should not keep it on your system.

Even if the official homepage does not provide a direct download option, there are many other ways to download Astromenda Search. The installer file for this browser hijacker usually spreads with InstallCore installers from third-party websites, like It does not mean that all file hosting web pages are part of malware distribution, but you should be careful when you download unfamiliar applications from such sites because no one checks whether they are safe or not.

On top of that, when Astromenda Search comes from third-party websites, it usually arrives bundled with a list of other potentially unwanted programs and adware applications that may slow down your system performance and expose you to corrupted content. The programs that Astromenda Search comes with include Optimizer Pro, DealKeeper, RegClean Pro and many others.

When Astromenda Search enters your computer, it modifies your browser settings. will be set as your default search engine and homepage. You will also see various commercial advertisements on the main page. Astromenda Search affects all main browsers, so there is almost no way to avoid it if the extension gets installed on your computer.

It is necessary to remove Astromenda Search from the system as soon as possible because browser hijackers may be used by corrupted third parties to promote their unreliable content. It may also slow down your browser and disrupt your computer performance. Hence, to protect your computer from harm, you need to terminate Astromenda Search and then invest in a legitimate computer security application that would safeguard the system from similar threats.

Manual Astromenda Search Removal

Windows 8

  1. Drag mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove Astromenda.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Click Start menu button and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove Astromenda.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and navigate to Control panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Astromenda.

Delete Astromenda Search from browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Change your homepage address under General tab. Click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T and go to Manage add-ons.
  4. Select Search providers on the left.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove Astromenda Search.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon on the Firefox search box.
  2. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  3. Remove Anstromenda Search from the list and click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and go to Options.
  5. Change your homepage under General tab and press OK.
  6. Press Alt+T and go to Add-ons.
  7. Disable and remove Astromenda new tab from Extensions.
  8. Restart browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Under On startup, select Open a specific page or set of pages.
  3. Click Set pages and change your homepage address. Click OK.
  4. Go to Search section and press Manage search engines button.
  5. Set a new default search engine, delete Astromenda Search and press Done.
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  1. Name Sep 9, 2014

    Did all this for Windows 7 and Firefox, but it didn't work

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