How to Remove from Chrome/Firefox/Edge

This page is here to help you remove This removal guide is suitable for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as all Windows versions. is an insidious browser-hijacker – dispose of as soon as it appears. It is basically a program that enters usually through a mistake in downloading/installing freeware. Once inside a system it alters start page and default search engine settings to give a version of the browser that is preloaded with advertising as the home page. It will also redirect the user to preferred pages and present endless pop-ups. Apart from the inconvenience of the relentless advertising, it is likely that your browsing speeds will be slowed. Browser-hijackers are developed by intermediates to provide aggressive advertising platforms and freeware download facilities for legitimate companies (for this reason these operators are known as download clients). Every time an ad in the rogue browser is viewed or clicked-on, the hijackers get a fee – hence the devious and aggressive operating techniques. Advertising just got harder. This sort of infection may not seem dangerous until it’s understood that being hijacked by one of these PUP’s (potentially unwanted programs) can have security risks as well as causing operating problems…


How can Harm Your Computer

The potential dangers lie with the fact that many of these download clients are not registered, and so are operating without scrutiny and perhaps dubiously. And one of the functions of these browsers is to monitor ‘consumer’ traffic – the pages you visit for a start. This is presumably for commercial modeling and to improve targeted advertising. Usually, permission for this is hidden somewhere in the terms of the download and the I Agree box is already ticked (though if the program slipped by you, you certainly didn’t read this anyway). As these third parties could possibly be criminal, then apart from your privacy being invaded by this tracking, consider that it’s possible for this PUP to log many other details about you – up to and including key-logging which could lead to identity theft (if the operators have malicious intent, then it’s possible that a redirect may lead the user to a compromised ‘site that could result in an even more dangerous infection). This is why it it is imperative to uninstall if it finds its way into your system. Homepage Hijacker Removal Instructions

1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge.
3: Remove malicious attachments to browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the malware from your Add/Remove Programs.
5: Permanently delete from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Uninstall the threat from Regedit and Msconfig.

In order to get rid of, please refer to the following step-by-step removal instructions for each of your browsers. Please note that you also have to manually restore their desktop shortcuts to their original state.

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2 hijacks the homepage of Chrome, Firefox and IE. Please, follow the guide precisely. If you miss some of the steps below, there is a chance that will come back at a later moment. Here are the steps you must follow to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove the Hijacker From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
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.

ff shortcut


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.

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.

Now you should be free of If not, then you’ve probably missed an extension or link somewhere. If you are clear, then it’s worth thinking about how to prevent this or the many similar browser-hijackers from putting their displays in your window again.

Prevent From Appearing Again

The most important thing to remember is good installation hygiene and downloading practice. Examine freeware if you can to see content before downloading, though go directly to developer’s ‘site for the software if possible; always use Advance/Custom installation; keep your browser updated and set security to highest levels; never click on unfamiliar e-mail attachments or pop-ups.

With good practice, hopefully you will never see an advert from this browser thief, or one like it.

If you do – then get some good security to wipe it out and keep your Windows clean!

Still can not remove from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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