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Can’t Remove Amigo.exe? This page includes detailed Amigo.exe Removal instructions!
The Amigo.exe process is not essential for your OS. The good news is that it is not a full-fledged virus, but a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). The process is started by Amigo Browser. If you can’t recall installing this app, don’t worry. You are not the only one. The app uses a lot of trickery to enter your device unnoticed. Once in, however, it stops being modest. The PUP scans your computer for installed browsers and adds its malicious extension to them. It affects every aspect of your daily browsing. The PUP redirects your web traffic to go.mail.ru. It injects various advertisements on every website you open. It may also open pop-up windows. The app doesn’t strike as an utter menace, yet, given enough time, it will ruin your browsing experience. With every passing day, the Amigo PUP gets more and more aggressive. You will notice that websites that used to be ad-free are now heavy on coupons, discounts, and deals. Your browser will fail to display some pages correctly. It will freeze and crash frequently. Your computer will become unresponsive. Even your Internet Connection will seem slower than usual. Every time you as much as touch your favorite web browser, numerous advertisements will cover your screen. All these issues are due to the PUP running in the background. This parasite is extremely intrusive. It can ruin your browsing experience in seconds. Don’t wait for this scenario to unfold. The amigo.exe PUP is removable. We have provided a manual removal guide below this article. If you prefer automated solutions, you can also download a trustworthy anti-virus app. You have options. Choose your removal method and act. The sooner you clean your device, the better!
How did I get infected with Amigo.exe?
The amigo.exe process appeared out of the blue. You have no memory of installing Amigo Browser or any such tool. Yet, this app is installed. How is this even possible? Well, it is. You installed the program. No, this is not a joke. You did it. Not intentionally of course. Amigo browser is often distributed via software bundles. If you don’t pay close attention to the details, you will install the app. Don’t be harsh on yourself. You were cleverly deceived. Let this infection be a lesson. Don’t ever repeat the same mistake. Whenever you are installing a program, opt for the Advanced/Custom option in the Setup Wizard. Under it, you will be given the opportunity to deselect all unwanted software. If you select the Standard Setup, on the other hand, all “bonus” programs will be installed automatically. Make sure you know what you are giving your approval to. Always choose the Advanced option. Also, read the Terms and Conditions/EULA. If you spot anything out of the ordinary, abort the installation. This is your computer after all. You decide what to be installed on it. Don’t let others make this decision for you. Other PUP distribution methods you should keep an eye out for are the good old spam emails, torrents, and fake software updates. Your caution can prevent these techniques from succeeding. Having a trustworthy anti-virus program on board is also a good idea.
Why is Amigo.exe dangerous?
The amigo.exe PUP is a pain in the neck that is hard to be tolerated. And it shouldn’t. Just like a living parasite, the PUP can easily get out of hand. The more time this utility spends on your PC, the more problems will it cause. The furtive app is never idle. It lurks in the shadows and collects information about your online activities. What websites you visit, what search inquiries you make, what videos you watch. Even the Incognito mode of your browser cannot hide you from the PUP. This utility knows everything. On paper, the PUP uses the information for better ad-targeting. In practice, however, it sells access to the data. Anyone who uses the PUP as an advertising platform can use the collected information to target you with customized marketing campaigns. All sorts of crooks take advantage of such utilities. These people target your wallet. They use misleading, and sometimes, malicious advertisements. The Amigo utility is not a virus. Yet, it is not secure either. Parasites can use it to infect your device. If you happen to click on a corrupted ad, you may end up on infected websites. Think twice before you click on the next “great deal.” It might as well be malicious. One click is all it takes for a virus to be downloaded. If you dodge this bullet, don’t let your guard down. More are flying your way. With the amigo.exe process running on your computer, you are more likely to be redirected to scam websites that to legitimate ones. If an offer looks too good to be true, it probably isn’t. You have no reason to keep the Amigo software on board. You will be far better without it! Spare yourself many future headaches. Remove this intruder now!
How Can I Remove Amigo.exe?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Amigo.exe infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
- Open your task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
- Locate the process of Amigo.exe.exe and kill it
- Open your windows registry editor by typing”regedit” in the windows search box
Navigate to (Depending on your OS version)
and delete the display Name: Amigo.exe
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the Amigo.exe program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. Review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
Navigate to C:/Program Files and delete Amigo.exe folder. Double check with any antimalware program for any leftovers. Keep your software up-to date!