I wrote this article to help you remove Amazon Assistant aa.hta. This Amazon Assistant aa.hta removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Amazon Assistant aa.hta tool is advertised to help you save a lot of money on online shopping. It claims to enhance your online experience and help you shop in a safer manner. If only that was true… Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, it isn’t. There are many deceptive tools like this one online, which are supposed to help you but they don’t. In fact, they make it all worse. What Amazon Assistant aa.hta actually is, is an adware program.
You have heard about this type of programs, haven’t you? They were not developed to be beneficial to you in any way. On the contrary. Crooks create them for their own malicious benefit. This is why you need to remove the infection from your machine ASAP. It only causes you problems and unpleasantness. As soon as you spot the adware taking over, find where it is hiding on your machine and get rid of it immediately. Leaving it be will be a huge mistake. And the longer it stays, the bigger the mess it makes gets. Delete it until it`s not too late.
Once Amazon Assistant aa.hta gets in, the mess-making begins. At first, it only has to do with your browsers. They get infected with tons of ads. All kinds of ads. This includes deals, offers, banners, best prices, comparisons, coupons, video ads, pop-ups, and pretty much whatever else you can think of. It is all there. Every time you so much as touch one of your browsers, you get bombarded. Even pages with used to be ad-free are now covered with commercials. And no matter what you do, these ads don’t go away. You cannot close them. Not with the “X” button, not with anything. They appear all the time, popping on your screen and blocking page content. And they are not alone.
The adware has more for you up in its sleeve. Aside from the avalanche of ads, you are also constantly redirected to various shady sites. Visiting the pages you want becomes impossible. You are forced to visit other suspicious ones instead. Your entire browsing experience turns into hell. Even your previous homepage and search engine can be replaced with some dubious domain.
The pest effectively ruins your online activities. Surfing the Web is neither fun nor safe anymore. You are always one click away from more malware as nothing the adware displays s reliable. Not only that, though. You are not the only one affected by the adware`s shenanigans. Your machine suffers too. Due to all the interruptions, it starts to underperform. It lags and crashes often. Your browsers freeze too. Even establishing a stable Internet connection may become difficult. And all of this because of this lying adware. Find it and delete it upon discovery. It doesn’t help you in any way. It was never meant to. It has to go. Use our removal guide below and remove it for good.
The Amazon Assistant aa.hta tool didn’t appear out of the blue. It was let in. By you. Yes, as an adware, the pest needs your consent on its installment and it used tricks to get it. Freeware bundles, for instance. Hackers attach the pest to another program and when you download this program, you get the adware as a “bonus”. That is if you are negligent, though. If you pay attention and take you time, you could prevent it. What do we mean? Do you skip the Terms and Conditions like most users tend to? You shouldn’t as they may hide some misleading clauses.
Also, do you opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard or do you prefer the faster Basic option? We strongly suggest you go with the first as they give you complete control over the installation. You are able to see each additionally attached program in the bundle and deselect it. These settings take a little bit more time but they allow you to keep your PC infection-free. Be vigilant and don’t rush. Carelessness leads to infections. Caution keeps you safe.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Amazon Assistant aa.hta from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner
, click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Amazon Assistant aa.hta from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.