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Remove Anasayfa.im (Free Instructions) - Aug 2016 update

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Browser hijacker

Is Anasayfa.im search engine reliable?

Users quickly start to think that Anasayfa.im virus has affected their computer after they notice this search engine appearing on their browser’s startup page. However, we must point out that this version of Yandex search engine is completely legitimate and cannot be related to any virus. It can be assigned to a category of potentially unwanted programs (PUP) due to its distribution methods. Just like any other search engine, it provides links leading to external third-party websites, which can be insecure. It seems that this search engine has been developed for the Turkish market – all text provided on this web page is written in the Turkish language. Remember – when you browse the Internet, you must be careful, because no one can protect your computer from dangerous content better than you. If you do not like this search engine, or if you find it suspicious, just remove Anasayfa.im using a program like ReimageIntego or delete it manually with a help of Anasayfa.im removal tutorial that we have prepared for you.  Search engine promoted by Anasayfa.im hijacker

Questions about Anasayfa.im

People sometimes tend to call this program as Anasayfa.im redirect virus due to redirects that it might cause. It integrates sponsored results within general search results, and clicking on them can take you to various Internet sites. Some of them can be trustworthy; others might be not. We highly recommend you to think twice before clicking on links, ads, and other content provided by suspicious websites that look unfamiliar to you. Remember – nowadays cyber criminals can inject malicious scripts even into entirely safe Internet sites, and the only way to defend your computer from such dangers is to protect the PC by installing a good anti-malware software. Again – we cannot say that all links provided by this search engine are malicious, but some of them can be highly unreliable, so that is why we suggest switching this search engine to another one, for example, Google.

Do you know how did Anasayfa.im hijack your PC?

Anasayfa.im and similar search engines may be added to your computer when downloading and installing free games and applications from suspicious download sites. Similar PUPs might also be transmitted with the help of questionable freeware, shareware, and third-party programs. Keep in mind that you should be very careful when downloading games, free software, and other free tools from questionable web sites because they may be bundled with various ‘optional downloads’. Please select Advanced or Custom settings to see if your download includes some shady bonus applications. If detected, sometimes these programs may not give a uninstall option and may complicate their removal in this way. Just make sure you do not agree to install your selected program using Default/Standard installation methods because Advanced or Custom installation options are the ones that allow you to adjust software’s components and allow the user to reject the unwanted ones. If you are experiencing Anasayfa.im redirects, you should check your computer for this app. This can be done using the anti-malware program.

Instructions on how to remove Anasayfa.im hijacker:

We do not recommend keeping that site as your start page or default search engine because it is a questionable web page that is distributed using rather unfair distribution methods. To remove Anasayfa.im virus from the system, you should firstly scan it with reliable anti-spyware, such as ReimageIntego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner. In case you do not want to uninstall this hijacker automatically, for a full removal of this search site, carefully read and carry out instructions given right below this article.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. 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 Anasayfa.im, follow these steps:

Erase Anasayfa.im from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Anasayfa.im and related programs
    Here, look for Anasayfa.im or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove Anasayfa.im from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Get rid of Anasayfa.im from Mac OS X system

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

Remove Anasayfa.im from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Anasayfa.im-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 Anasayfa.im, 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 Anasayfa.im and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Anasayfa.im-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete Anasayfa.im 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 Anasayfa.im 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 Anasayfa.im removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Remove Anasayfa.im 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 Anasayfa.im-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

Eliminate Anasayfa.im from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Anasayfa.im and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Anasayfa.im removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Anasayfa.im from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Anasayfa.im and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Anasayfa.im removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase Anasayfa.im from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Anasayfa.im or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Anasayfa.im, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Anasayfa.im removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Olivia Morelli
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  1. Insomnia says:
    August 23rd, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Reimage removed this for me. Thanks so much! 🙂

  2. Polly says:
    August 23rd, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Very useful guide. I enjoyed reading the article, too. Good luck you guys!

  3. Lydia says:
    August 23rd, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Thanks for recommending plumbytes, i have never heard about this program, but it removed this hijacker for me – I didnt want anything else! By the way, it removed several other infections as well.

  4. Grazie says:
    August 23rd, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Good guide, ty

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