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Remove Kissmanga malware (Removal Instructions) - updated Oct 2019

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Adware

Kissmanga is the group of websites that have issues with privacy and possible malware infections due to loads of advertisements

Kissmanga malwareKissmanga is the program that possibly delivers malware to its users because users claim to associate malicious activities with this website. Unfortunately, this manga sharing service is related to many ad-supported sites and advertisers directly, so the website itself is filled with commercial pop-ups, banners and other content that caters to various people. Mainly, this content includes video game commercials, promotional material for software or anything else related to manga or anime. Unfortunately, once the banner or pop-up is clicked redirects come up on the screen and your browsing becomes significantly slower due to tons of different windows open on the web browser.

The most annoying issue is that Kissmanga malware is a service that people tend to use, but are frustrated due to suspicious sites that appear on the screen and exposes to malicious material. Different types of ads can cause push notification pop-ups or redirects to online shopping pages, video game promotions.

Kissmanga is a sister site of Kissanime – another site that is distributing and streaming Japanese animation. Both of these websites are unsafe and can result in Kissmanga virus infection. Besides, not only can users infected their computers with malware, but they get in trouble with the law due to copyright infringement.[1] You should rely on other services that not include this intrusive commercial content if you don't want to risk your own privacy or any legal consequences.

Name Kissmanga
Type Adware/ potentially unwanted program/ redirect virus
Method of infiltration Insecure ads and redirects cause users to visit unwanted pages where such infections may be included as automatic downloads. Also, a common technique used to spread PUPs is software bundling[2]
Domains kissmanga.com, kissmanga.ru
Symptoms Advertising content fills up the screen and keeps the visitor from accessing normal content, continuous redirects expose to insecure pages and decrease computer performance
Main dangers PC infections that might compromise personal safety can cause more damage from running on the device, but ad-tracking is the main problem that raises questions because your personal information may end up shared with unwanted third-party companies
Elimination Use Reimage Reimage Cleaner to remove Kissmanga malware and other apps installed on the machine. Such a tool can also fix virus damage, indicate files that may be corrupted or affected by the malicious program

Kissmanga malware is a set of computer infections that are associated with the Kissmanga website. Similarly to torrent sites, this domain hosts thousands of manga (Japanese comics) that might be copyrighted. What is more, the site is flooded with intrusive, inappropriate pop-up ads and redirects that do not make the browsing easy on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and other browsers.

Kissmanga malware itself is mainly injected into malicious ads that redirect to dangerous websites. Additionally, users on Reddit complained[3] that most of the visits to the sites like kissmanga.ru, kissmanga.com, and all subdomains might result in adware or even malware infections. Therefore, experts recommend staying away from the website that might harm the computer.

On secure websites, advertisers can buy space and put their ads into slots. This content is usually regulated pretty heavily on legitimate websites. However, on streaming and file-hosting sites, owners often only care about the profits from clicks. For that reason, insecure or even malicious ads can be placed, resulting in Kissmanga malware infection. Every click on the commercial pop-up or banner on this site leads to other shady commercial pages or gaming sites.

Redirects happen when you click anywhere on the website and those banners, pop-ups or in-text ads contain clickbait or possibly useful deals, offers, so people are more eager to click on the content. Some sites can also try to trick you into subscribing to additional notifications. the same happens with Missmanga malware itself. If you allow the content, the system gets, even more, slower due to those background processes. Kissmanga adware-type intruder
Kissmanga malware is the site that shows tons of advertisements which redirect to offers, deals, commercial content filled pages. Such websites can even lead to malware issues.

The symptoms of the Kissmanga virus varies, depending on the type. Most users said that they typically end up with adware on their devices which is usually not malicious, but pretty annoying infection to deal with. However, others reported that their accounts got hijacked and malicious messages sent out of their email accounts.

One of the most common complain is shady ad-tracking services that include accessing personal information and possibly sharing those details with third-party advertising companies or malicious people. This is somewhat addressed in the Privacy Policy on the Kissmanga page, but the following text can hide more questionable uses of that collected information:

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. 

You should complete Kissmanga malware removal as soon as possible if you recently visited the site or downloaded something. Because the array of infections can vary, we suggest you use a universal solution – anti-malware software. To eliminate PUPs that might get in when you clicked on an ad, use security applications that specialize in potentially unwanted programs and malware. Such detection may indicate JS/Adware.Agent.AA or any other name of the cyber threat, but focus on removal since those names differ from tool to tool.

However, if your PC is infected with something more sinister, you should try Reimage Reimage Cleaner – it is based on Avira engine. Besides, this program will take care of the virus damage after you remove Kissmanga malware. Always double-check after such services, so you can be sure that the machine is completely safe and virus-free.  Kissmanga virus
Kissmanga malware is a virus that can range from a mild adware infection to such dangerous threats like trojans, backdoors, or even ransomware

Be careful online to protect the system from PUP infiltrations and questionable content

Malware is dangerous, and it can result in a variety of negative effects, such as file loss, personal information leakage, compromised system operation, and similar. Therefore, users should take into account these consequences before visiting high-risk websites. Unfortunately, the risks often are overlooked, and users still visit domains that expose them to malicious software.

To protect yourself from malware, security experts[4] recommend these precaution measures:

  • Use anti-malware software at all times;
  • Use a Firewall;
  • Prepare backups of your personal files;
  • Use ad-block;
  • Update your OS and installed software regularly;
  • Remove Adobe Flash and Java or set it to run-on-click functionality;
  • Use strong passwords;

Additionally, beware of software bundling. This technique is often used to distribute potentially unwanted programs without users noticing. Therefore, do not rush through installation steps and always pick Advanced or Custom installation settings instead of Recommended ones.

Focus on system cleaning to get rid of Kissmanga

When you want to remove Kissmanga malware of any other suspicious application, beware that it can be either difficult or easy, depending on the virus you are dealing with. In some cases, such unwanted programs like browser extensions can be eliminated by simply right-clicking on it and selecting Remove.

However, when it comes to more serious infections, system alterations, and installed programs or files can affect Kissmanga malware removal. It is crucial to terminate all apps and delete files related to this intruder, so malicious threat cannot renew itself in the future.

The first step to the clean computer is downloading and installing reputable security software. These applications are designed to deal with various infections, including Kissmanga virus. Be aware that different AV engines might not detect all malware, so trying a different tool after a failed attempt is recommended. In such a case, enter Safe Mode with Networking as you reboot the machine.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner . 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 Kissmanga malware, follow these steps:

Remove Kissmanga malware from Windows systems

Terminate Kissmanga from the system and make sure to double-check

  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 Kissmanga malware and related programs
    Here, look for Kissmanga malware 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'

Erase Kissmanga malware from Mac OS X system

Complete Kissmanga virus removal by following these steps

  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 Kissmanga malware 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'

Get rid of Kissmanga malware 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 Kissmanga malware 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 Kissmanga malware removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Kissmanga malware 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, Kissmanga malware should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete Kissmanga malware 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 Kissmanga malware 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 Kissmanga malware removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Kissmanga malware from Google Chrome

You may need to additionally check your web browser for suspicious Kissmanga extensions or toolbars

  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 Kissmanga malware 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 Kissmanga malware removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Kissmanga malware from Safari

The browser is a place where Kissmanga virus can install other content behind your back

  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 Kissmanga malware 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 Kissmanga malware removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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