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Remove AnySend virus (Removal Instructions) - Apr 2017 update

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

Is AnySend software any good?

AnySend virus can start driving you crazy if you place it on your computer system and leave it there. Although this product by ClickMeIn Limited promises to provide a set of useful functions, it hardly does as it says. It claims being able to allow users to send “AnyFile, AnySize, AnyWhere” directly from their desktop. We believe that such service seems handy to the majority of people; however, we do not recommend installing this app. It tends to spread along with various free programs and cause loads of issues on computers. Security experts warn that it may show up on your computer without asking direct permission and due to this fact it has been assigned to the categories of adware and potentially unwanted programs[1] (PUP).

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The most annoying thing about this adware[2] is that it starts generating and displaying commercial advertisements for the computer user in a very intrusive way. It may generate so many advertisements that, in some of the cases, they may cover the majority of the screen. Sure thing, such activity causes annoyance, but also security-related problem. “Ads by AnySend” may be used as a bait for rerouting people to predetermined websites. That’s because this program is mainly used as a tool for affiliate marketing and monetization purposes. Be careful because these ads are not created by the adware itself; they come from various ad networks and you can never rely on them. The ads are monitored by third parties who seek to promote their websites; however, their reliability is questionable and by clicking on them you may expose your computer to various risks[3]. Finally, consider privacy-related issues. We will provide you with an excerpt from Privacy Policy of this program where information that will be gathered about you is listed:

  • Identification data (e.g. name, address, telephone number, mobile number, email address);
  • Electronic identification data (e.g. IP addresses, cookies, tracking GUID files, crash data);
  • Banking and payment information (credit card information, account number);
  • Information about your usage of and interaction with the software on each PC of yours, including platform, device and connection information, device capability, processing time, UI usage, bandwidth, frame-per-second, statistics on page views, and traffic to and from our websites, browser type, usage statistics and the like;
  • Products or services ordered and delivered;
  • Correspondence between you and AnySend.

Do you want to disclose such information to suspicious third parties? Probably not. Therefore, if you have been thinking about installing this application on your computer, you should reconsider your choice. If you are a user who discovered this application on the computer system without downloading and installing it, it means that the unwanted software hijacked your PC by forcing you to choose Default or Standard settings for the installation of the program that it came bundled with. In such situation, we recommend you to run a full system scan with a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and remove AnySend software right away.

Distribution methods

This adware may get on your computer in various ways. First of all, you may find it useful and install manually from the official website, which provides versions for Mac, Windows OS and Android users. Besides, you may start seeing its ads and experiencing other inconveniences right after clicking on update alert or opening spam email[4]. Nevertheless, most commonly people accept to install this application along with other programs that can be downloaded from the Internet for no cost. It needs to be noted that in most of the cases people install it without being aware of it. They either select Quick or Basic installation option for freeware installation or install it without reading notifications and hitting the ‘next’ button all the time[5]. It’s a very big mistake if you want to stay safe and maintain your cyber and personal security. To prevent installing potentially unwanted programs and avoid the waste of time with AnySend removal, you should always select Advanced or Custom installation option and carefully monitor the whole process. Specifically look for check boxes that promote additional components and opt out of them without any hesitation. If AnySend redirects continuously make you visit suspicious online shops, do not tolerate that anymore. It’s not difficult to get rid of this adware, so take needed actions.

Remove Any Send adware with ease

You do not have to put up with annoying ads on a daily basis. To block them for good, delete AnySend virus manually or automatically. However, we do not recommend removing it manually since you may leave its registry entries and still receive pop-up ads. Eliminate the adware automatically and ensure that all unwanted programs are gone. In case you came here for manual AnySend removal instructions, you can find them down below.

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To remove AnySend virus, follow these steps:

Get rid of AnySend from Windows systems

If you’re lucky, you will find an uninstaller of this program in your Control Panel > Programs and Features. In the list of currently installed software, locate the intruder and right-click on it to select “Uninstall.” Once this is done, proceed to the next step and check each shortcut of web browsers installed on your computer.

  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 AnySend and related programs
    Here, look for AnySend 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'

Remove AnySend from Mac OS X system

In Mac OS, you should go to Applications folder (see instructions below) and remove AnySend without a hesitation.

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for AnySend or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Eliminate AnySend from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for AnySend and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete AnySend removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete AnySend virus from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, AnySend should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall AnySend from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Eliminate questionable extensions from Firefox to stop intrusive advertisements delivered by AnySend.

  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 AnySend 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. 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'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete AnySend removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase AnySend from Google Chrome

If this adware program took Chrome under control, you should immediately look through the list of installed extensions and remove the ones that seem to be related to this shady file sharing software.

  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 AnySend 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. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. 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
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete AnySend removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of AnySend 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 AnySend or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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...'
  4. 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 AnySend removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

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

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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Julie Splinters
Julie Splinters - Malware removal specialist

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