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Remove Amazon 1Button App (Removal Guide) - updated Feb 2018

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Amazon 1Button App – potentially unwanted app that can be detected as pup.optional.amazon1button

Amazon 1 Button App virus

Amazon 1Button App (alternative names are The Amazon Browser Bar and Amazon Assistant Toolbar) is a seemingly useful application which notifies its users about the latest online shopping deals and discounts. Besides, with its help they can create wish lists and use other practical features. However, some antivirus tools (for example, Malwarebytes) have started detecting this app as pup.optional.amazon1button.

The main reason why your security software reports Amazon Toolbar as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and, more precisely, an adware, is that it has been relying on a questionable distribution technique called bundling. This distribution method helps Amazon 1Button App enter computers together other free programs without asking for users' permission directly.

For over a year, this suspicious app has only been compatible with Internet Explorer. However, at the moment of writing, there are already reports about Amazon1Button app appearance on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari web browsers too. Dievien.de team[1] claims that many German-speaking users have installed the extension on their browsers unknowingly.

To make matters even worse, it has even be adapted to smartphones, tablets and can run both on Windows and Mac OS. Once installed, PUP.optional.amazon1button starts running AmazonBrowserBar.3.0.dll process in the Windows Task Manager and may additionally install a random add-ons, browser extensions or toolbars[2] on any of the infected browsers.

Most of these programs are useless and designed solely for the purpose of monitoring your browsing patterns and collecting your non-personally identifiable information.

This information is needed so that the adware can generate related ads. In particular, Amazon 1Button App ads will relate their headers and context to your recently visited websites, viewed pages and the information searched via search engines. What is more, these ads will appear in large amounts and chase you everywhere.

Amazon One Button AppAmazon 1Button extension is a legitimate, yet annoying browser add-on that serves various Amazon Deals. Currently it is known as Amazon Assistant extension.

Issues caused by the potentially unwanted program

Be careful not to click on the ads if you do not want to end up on some poor reputation websites. Besides, the gathered information can easily be shared by other third parties because the app's Terms and Conditions simply do not state otherwise. For this reason alone Amazon 1Button App removal should not even be questioned.

It's also worth mentioning that some people have reported about Amazon 1Button App redirect issue. Even though this adware may provide you with personalised ads, they might actually lead you to completely unrelated websites. For instance, an ad which offers good deal on a new car may send you to a shady gambling or software download site.

Make sure you leave such domain immediately and run a scan of your computer with reputable antivirus software. Ignoring the redirects and succumbing to any online deal you may be offered can end up really unpleasantly. You may even find yourself with some ransomware on your PC![3]

Despite all these facts, Amazon1Button malware is still a partially legitimate program that may really seem useful for some people. Nevertheless, you should carefully weight the fact that this program is usually distributed along with other potentially unwanted programs, such as KMPlayer, Movie Wizard, MixVideoPlayer, Local Temperature and many other.

In case you have already installed it along with another freeware or potentially unwanted app, remove Amazon 1Button App without any delay. If your PC runs Windows, we recommend you to use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, which has always showed great results in PUP, virus and malware detection. If you are using Mac OS, the try using SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner.

Beware that some anti-malware engines detect the described toolbar as IronInstall Toolbar Amazon or PUP.optional.amazon1button. If your security program detected it and suggested its removal, do not hesitate for a minute.

You can prevent installation of Amazon Assistant easily

You may start receiving ads by Amazon One Button App whether you want them or not. That's because this app is typically distributed via legitimate freeware and shareware installers or as an addition to other potentially unwanted programs.

  • In order to detect and opt out Amazon 1 Button App and other additional components that might be added to your downloaded software package, you must select “Advanced” or “Custom” installation option and check everything step-by-step.
  • DO NOT click the “Next” button if you are not hundred percent sure with what terms you agree with. Otherwise, you may accept Amazon Assistant and its counterparts without having an intention to install them.
  • By the way, we always recommend people to read EULA, Privacy Policy and any other information that you manage to find about your selected program because that may help you to decide whether it is reliable or not.

Amazon 1Button App removal methods

In case, you have already been tricked into installing this app on your computer, you have two options. You can either follow the guide that is given at the end of the article and remove the infection manually or you can employ one of the anti-malware utilities we suggest below to remove Amazon 1Button App virus from your PC automatically.

Both options have their benefits and drawbacks, but if you are looking for a thorough system clean up, we should definitely suggest sticking to the latter one. Following the manual Amazon 1Button App removal guide not disclose or allow you to remove any other junk files or programs that might have entered your PC apart from AmazonAssistant Toolbar. Only a full system scan with an updated antivirus utility will get things settled.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Amazon 1Button App, follow these steps:

Uninstall Amazon 1Button App from Windows systems

Getting rid Amazon 1Button App/Amazon Assistant or any other potentially unwanted program manually is always risky, because you might leave some of the virus components on your computer unnoticed. So, if you have an opportunity, please scan your computer with a reputable antivirus software. If you don't follow the instructions below.

To remove Amazon 1Button App from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Amazon 1Button App (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Eliminate Amazon 1Button App from Mac OS X system

Amazon 1Button App is an infection that does not only target Windows OS like most PUPs but may also appears on your Mac OS X. If this is the case with your device too, do not hesitate to scan it with a professional antivirus scanner. If you do not have the opportunity to do that, you can try eliminating the virus using the instructions we provide below.

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Amazon 1Button App from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Amazon 1Button App-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Amazon 1Button App, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Amazon 1Button App and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Amazon 1Button App-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove Amazon 1Button App from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Amazon 1Button App and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Amazon 1Button App removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase Amazon 1Button App from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Amazon 1Button App-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Delete Amazon 1Button App from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Amazon 1Button App and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Amazon 1Button App did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Amazon 1Button App removal.Reset Firefox 2

Get rid of Amazon 1Button App from Google Chrome

Delete Amazon Assistant for Chrome and Amazon 1 Button App entirely. The directions we provided explain how to find and delete them from your browser.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Amazon 1Button App by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Amazon 1Button App-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Amazon 1Button App removal.Reset Chrome 2

Uninstall Amazon 1Button App from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Amazon 1Button App and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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