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Unanalytics.com. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Unanalytics – malicious site redirecting its visitors to potentially dangerous websites

Unanalytics.com virus
Unanalytics.com - a website used for browser redirects to shady websites.

Unanalytics is a potentially dangerous domain that we do NOT recommend visiting. This redirect website is closely related to adware[1] which interrupts people with misleading pop-up ads while they are browsing the Internet. As a result, you can be interrupted by MacKeeper ads, various Tech support scams and similar ads promoting potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). In addition, Unanalytics redirect scam can cause fake notifications used to swindle users' personal information by promising tempting prizes, such as iPhone X or Ray-bans. If the virus related to this activity has already infiltrated your system without your permission, make sure you stop its activity before it leads you to malware-filled websites. 

The summary of the cyber threat
Name Unanalytics.com
Type Adware
Danger level Medium. Can hijack web browsers and redirect to potentially dangerous websites
Affected OS Windows, Mac OS X
Targeted browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc.
Symptoms Redirects to questionable sites, an increased amount of ads, installation of shady extensions
To delete Unanalytics, install Reimage and run a full system scan

If you are not attentive enough, you can hardly see how this unwanted application infiltrates your computer. It can be related to any PUP, so make sure you double check every program before letting it into your system. Typically, you just need to deselect check marks that allow installation of additional components, including browser add-ons and extensions. 

Once inside the system, the main issue caused by this redirect virus can be explained as Unanalytics.com redirect tendency. When affected, your browsing sessions can be disturbed any minute by a visit to an unknown shopping website, technical support site or webpage that claims that your PC needs to be cleaned from viruses using suspicious tools.

Unanalytics virus is widely used for promoting questionable software, such as useless PC optimization tools, antivirus programs or malware removal utilities. However, installing them might lead to malware or trojan infiltration. Hence, instead of cleaning your PC, you might actually get it infected.

Researchers from NoVirus.uk[2] report that the online activity of this scam visibly increased in June 2018. This shady application has been noticed promoting MacKeeper – a deceptive application that is supposed to clean Mac computers and laptops – and other fake PC optimization tools. Keep in mind that the use of such software is not recommended as the most of such examples bombard their users with fake error notifications and then start offering their paid versions. Once you buy it, they either stop showing you their exaggerated alerts or remove several hundreds of registry entries that have nothing in common with an improved functionality of your PC.

According to reports, Unanalytics.com has mostly been interrupting Google Chrome users. After the hijack, it either tries to open a new browser’s tab or loads its own domain instead of the requested one. However, we should also add that Chrome users often receive “Deceptive site ahead” warning that stops them from visiting this potentially dangerous website. For that, you must always keep your browser up-to-date.

The latest research data claims that redirects to Unanalytics.com page are triggered by Better History Chrome extension.[3] This add-on was safe to use until its developer sold it. Since then the add-on was used for suspicious activities.

Therefore, Better History extension removal is the first step in Unanalytics.com removal. In order to stop annoying activities on the browser, you need to delete other questionable toolbars or add-ons installed without your consent too.

Additionally, you have to investigate the system and uninstall all shady PC optimization tools, security program, and other questionable software. You can follow the manual elimination guide or use simpler solution to remove Unanalytics.com – automatic elimination with Reimage or your preferred anti-malware software.

Ad-supported programs usually sneak into the machine without the user’s knowledge

Adware and other types of PUPs usually spread with the help of freeware and shareware. Developers of free programs are interested in getting profits, so they agree to include additional apps for a specific price. Meanwhile, authors of adware are interested in sneaking into as many computers as possible in order to generate advertising-based revenue too.

Nevertheless, this scheme might seem shady; it’s absolutely legitimate. Though, you need to get used to safe freeware installation practices:

  • Download programs from the legitimate websites only, meaning forget about torrents and similar file-sharing sites.
  • Read Terms of Use and other provided information before installing the program.
  • Use Advanced/Custom instead of Recommended/Quick setup.
  • Opt out all third-party apps that are included in the same software package.

Getting rid of Unanalytics.com redirect scam

To remove Unanalytics entirely, you need to uninstall questionable extensions and programs and reset each of the affected web browsers. The guide given below will help you to complete this task. However, if you are not thinking about yourself as an experienced computer user, we suggest using an automatic elimination option as a more trustworthy way while trying to fix the affected computer system.

For automatic Unanalytics removal, use one of anti-malware apps that we listed down below. All it takes is to install the program, update it and run a full system scan. When your security software cleans the device, you additionally recommend resetting your browser to eliminate virus leftovers, such as tracking cookies and collected information about you.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Unanalytics.com, follow these steps:

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Delete Unanalytics.com from Windows systems

To uninstall Unanalytics virus from Windows, follow steps down below. We highly recommend removing all unknown entries from your Task manager:

  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 Unanalytics.com and related programs
    Here, look for Unanalytics.com 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'
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Eliminate Unanalytics.com from Mac OS X system

To terminate adware from Mac OS X, use this guide attentively:

  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 Unanalytics.com 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'
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Uninstall Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Get rid of Unanalytics.com 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, Unanalytics.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove Unanalytics.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Follow these steps to uninstall shady Firefox extensions, including the ones that are responsible for this issue on your web browser:

  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 Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Erase Unanalytics.com from Google Chrome

To fix Unanalytics.com redirects on Chrome, complete the following steps:

  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 Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Delete Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Linas Kiguolis
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