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Remove Unanalytics.com (Removal Guide) - Oct 2020 update

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Unanalytics – a questionable domain that might lure the user into scams

Unanalytics.com PUPUnanalytics.com is an adware-type program that travels through the Internet sphere with the help of bundling measures

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
Similar domains ww1.unanalytics.com, ww7.unanalytics.com, ww12.unanalytics.com
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 Reimage Cleaner Intego and run a full system scan

If you are not attentive enough, you can hardly see how Unanalytics.com 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. For example, Mac TonicAdvanced Mac Cleaner, etc. 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 most of such examples bombard their users with fake error notifications and then start offering their paid versions. 

Unanalytics.com adwareUnanalytics.com is a domain used by adware for redirects to affiliate sites and delivery of questionable ads.

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 improved functionality of your PC. So, it is better to decline all offers that come from Unanalytics.com domain and install only expert-reviewed computer tools, products, and services.

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 this suspicious domain 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 that is placed at the end of this article or use a simpler solution to remove Unanalytics.com – automatic elimination with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or your preferred anti-malware software.

Unanalytics.com virus

Nevertheless, Unanalytics.com is known for injecting tracking cookies that are able to collect various information about the user's browsing activity (e.g. commonly visited pages, browser type, saved bookmarks). Even though the developers in the Privacy Policy describe these cookies are friendly components, note that collected data can be passed on to other parties or used for providing fake but attractive-looking offers:

This website uses its own “cookies” to increase user-friendliness (“cookies” are data records that are sent from the web server to the user’s browser and stored there for later retrieval). No personal data is stored in our own “cookies”. You can generally prevent the use of “cookies” if you prohibit the storage of “cookies” in your browser.

As you can see, there is nothing positive about Unanalytics.com. Besides, VirusTotal has discovered that three antivirus engines find this domain phishing or malicious.[4] If your antivirus also shows these signs, do not postpone the removal process. However, if ads from this site have been coming only on some occasions, you can try preventing their appearance with AdBlock[5] or by completing these manual actions:

  • Open the browser app that is showing annoying ads.
  • Locate the menu in the upper right corner of your browser window.
  • Find the Settings section and continue with Advanced.
  • Take a look below Site Settings and you should find Notifications.
  • Discover the Unanalytics.com domain and remove it from the notification list.

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 virus from OS and browsers

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 the 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 information collected about you.

Unanalytics.com removal process displayed in a video clip

If you have been running into some trouble when trying to remove Unanalytics.com from your computer or browsers, we are here to help you in every way we can. For this purpose, we have even created a detailed video clip in which we have simply shown the entire adware removal process. If you are likely to watch it, click below:

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To remove Unanalytics.com, follow these steps:

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:

To remove Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com (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 Unanalytics.com from Mac OS X system

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

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

Remove Unanalytics.com from Applications folder:

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

Uninstall Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com-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

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:

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 Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com removal.Reset Firefox 2

Erase Unanalytics.com from Google Chrome

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

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 Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com-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 Unanalytics.com removal.Reset Chrome 2

Delete Unanalytics.com 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 Unanalytics.com 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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