Are you troubled by redirecting homepage to Maxdatafeed.com when surfing online? Have you realized that Maxdatafeed.com redirect virus has been installed on your computer? If you want to know how to get rid of this annoying redirect, then read on the following article which provides two options of removing Maxdatafeed.com redirect to help you change back your browser settings and get rid of the related programs from your system.
What is Maxdatafeed.com Redirect?
Maxdatafeed is a browser hijacker, which is bundled with freeware. You may feel very annoyed for it changes your default search engine once sneaks into your PC. You may find that your browser homepage is redirected to maxdatafeed.com which may distribute viruses and infections and collect private information from your computer, then such information is shared with third parties or used by cyber criminals. Your search engine is completely controlled by that redirect virus, as a result, whenever you launch your search engine you will see the Maxdatafeed.com as your homepage.
Below is a screenshot of Maxdatafeed.com redirect:
The Maxdatafeed.com tries to look like a trusted website just like Google.com and display your search results but it actually collects your private information from your computer and delivers ads abundantly. So it is necessary to remove this kind of redirect virus to protect your system from being infected. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you remove Maxdatafeed.com redirect virus. Here are some suggestions for you to safely get rid of the Maxdatafeed.com redirect virus.
How to Remove Maxdatafeed.com Redirect (I Feel Lucky (Browser hijacker/hijacking) Removal Guide
Option one: Maxdatafeed.com Redirect removal guide outlined:
Step 1. Uninstall Maxdatafeed.com related toolbar
Step 2. Repair modified Internet settings like hosts files and DNS settings
Step 3. Remove Maxdatafeed.com and related malware infections-Anvi Smart Defender
Step 4. Remove Maxdatafeed.com add-on and extension
Step 5. Block redirects to Maxdatafeed.com as well as pop up ads-Anvi Ad Blocker
Step 6. Clean residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files-Cloud System Booster
Click “Start” (“Windows Logo” in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose “Control Panel“. Locate Uninstall a program/Programs and Features. Look for Maxdatafeed.com related programs, select the entry and click Uninstall.
Click “Start“, choose “Settings” and click “Control Panel“. Locate and click “Add or Remove Programs“. Locate “Programs and Features“. Look for Maxdatafeed.com related program, select this entry and click Remove.
If you feel troublesome to uninstall Maxdatafeed.com related programs, you may make full use of Anvi Uninstaller- a small free tool that is available in Cloud System Booster’s Toolbox to fix the problem once and for all.
Cloud System Booster download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/csb/
1. Launch the program and click Expert > Toolbox tab and then run Anvi Uninstaller.
2 Find Maxdatafeed.com related programs as mentioned above in the list of All Installed Programs tab and Uninstall the program. (By the way, you can check out the recently installed programs under the Recent Installed for convenience.)
Maxdatafeed.com redirect may make you unable to remove the redirections by changing your hosts files and DNS settings. So under some circumstance, you should check out whether your DNS settings and hosts files are changed or not, if so, you should change them back according to the following steps:
1 Check out hosts files and repair it
This hosts settings information is from microsoft official website:
To repair the hosts files in Windows manually, please follow below instructions:
Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot% \system32\drivers\etc, and then click OK.
Rename the Hosts file to Hosts.old.
Create a new default hosts file. To do this, follow these steps:
Right-click an open space in the %WinDir%\System32\Drivers\Etc folder, point to New, click Text Document, type hosts, and then press Enter.
Click Yes to confirm that the file name extension will not be .txt.
Open the new Hosts file in a text editor. For example, open the file in Notepad.
Copy the following text to the file:
For Windows XP or for Windows Server 2003
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp. # # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows. # # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name. # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one # space. # # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol. # # For example: # # 18.104.22.168 rhino.acme.com # source server # 22.214.171.124 x.acme.com # x client host 127.0.0.1 localhost
For Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008
# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp. # # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows. # # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name. # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one # space. # # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol. # # For example: # # 126.96.36.199 rhino.acme.com # source server # 188.8.131.52 x.acme.com # x client host127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 localhost
For Windows 7
# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp. # # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows. # # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name. # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one # space. # # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol. # # For example: # # 184.108.40.206 rhino.acme.com # source server # 220.127.116.11 x.acme.com # x client host# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself. # 127.0.0.1 localhost # ::1 localhost
Save and then close the file.
2 Check out the DNS settings
Open your Internet Explorer, click Settings icon or Tools (as per the IE version), click the Internet Options in the dropped-down menu and then there comes up the window of Internet Options. Under the Connections tab, click LAN settings to open the LAN settings menu, ensure to uncheck the use a proxy server as your LAN..as shown in below picture. And then click OK to save the changes and close the window. Then retry the Anvi Smart Defender. If any question, please feel free to contact us.
To make sure the computer is clean from Maxdatafeed.com redirects and any potential malware infections(or any related malware infections), you are supposed to use a trustworthy antimalware to perform a full scan to remove any detected malware parts from the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.
Please download the recommended antimalware-Anti Smart Defender by clicking below download link.
Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware Software safe and direct download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/
1. Install the free or paid version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware software.
2. Launch the program.
Once Anvi Smart Defender is installed, open the program. If you are using the free version of Anvi Smart Defender you will be prompted to update the database, please do so. If you are using an existing version of Anvi Smart Defender on your computer, make sure you update the software by navigating to Settings > Update tab.
3. Perform full scan to detect malware infecting the computer system.
On the second tab labeled “Scan” select the perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Anvi Smart Defender will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.
4. Check out the detailed results and remove the malicious files once and for all.
After performing full scan, Anvi Smart Defender will display the scan results. Click on View Details to see detailed results similar as shown in below. Click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your system.
Remove Maxdatafeed.com from Internet Explorer:
1. Launch Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.
2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.
3. In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.
4. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.
5. Close and open Internet Explorer.
Remove Maxdatafeed.com from Mozilla Firefox
1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window), and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish.
Remove Maxdatafeed.com from Google Chrome
2. In the Extensions tab, remove (by clicking on the Recycle Bin button) Maxdatafeedand Proxy Tool extensions from Google Chrome.
NOTE: Maxdatafeed.com may have added additional extensions which you will need to remove. We recommend that you remove any unwanted or unknown extensions from Google Chrome.
3. Change Google Chrome homepage from http://maxdatafeed.com to its default.
Maxdatafeed.com has modified your Google settings to open their webpage whenever you start your browser, so we will need to revert this change.
To block Maxdatafeed.com and pop up ads, you can take all advantages of these ads blocking tool- Anvi AD Blocker, which is created to filter malicious websites, phishing websites, pop up ads/flash as well as other websites that you don’t want.
To block Arcadesafari.com from your web browser, you can just add this Arcadesafari.com to the blacklist of Anvi AD Blocker by clicking More-> Settings->under the blacklist tab, click the Add URL button->Enter arcadesafari.com in the appeared window->click Add button to add the url and close the add url window-> click Apply on the settings menu to make it and click X to close the window and save the change.
Now you can better enjoy your surfing online without any annoying pop ups or redirections to these two websites.
Anvi Ad Blocker is able to better protect the computer from various malware infections distributed via pop ups or malicious websites. Furthermore, it can even speed up the loading page when you are surfing online by filtering the needless ads. Buy it now.
To remove the invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers, including cache, cookies and junk files, of this virus, please download and install the system cleaner tool Cloud System Booster by clicking below download link.
Cloud System Booster download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/csb
After the download and install, please click the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, click clean button there to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc. to make sure the computer system is clean. (You may also click the numbers to view detailed results.)
Option two: System Restore (Optional Troubleshoot)
System Restore can be used to remove entire installments without harming your computer or removing any data including documents, images, and videos.
Navigate to the Start -> All Programs -> Accessories-> System Tools program or type system restore into the Windows desktop search box in the Start button to search for the System Restore.
Click on the System Restore program icon, and you will be forwarded to “Restore system files and settings” page.
Click “Next” on the Restore system files and settings window and then you will be prompted to “Restore your computer to the state it was in before the selected event” page as following.
Choose the restore point that you want to use and click next to start the system restore. The “Scan for affected programs” button will give you a report of which program and drivers will be deleted and which programs may not work correctly and may need to be reinstalled if you use that restore point.
Confirm your selection by reading over the details, please click the “Finish” button to start the system restore.
Confirm the details and finish the restore
Confirm your selection by reading over the details, please click the “Finish” button to start the system restore.
Good luck and be safe online.