Remove (HIJACK.RU) (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

If your browsing has turned into a hellish experience due to a heavy advertisement attack, you need to be on a high alert. Especially if the website makes a frequent appearance on your browser. This page is a sign that a nasty hijacker has infiltrated your browser.

Browser hijackers’ main objective is to turn every existing browser on your PC into an ad-displaying tool. As soon as the parasite invades, it will start generating numerous intrusive advertisements in different forms – pop-ups, in-text, blinking alert messages and banners. Hijackers can also modify any browser settings they see fit. Due to this malicious parasite, your homepage, new tab pages and even preferred search engine can get replaced. In their place, the Oleobet page will be displayed.

The cyber pest is programmed to create income via the pay-per-click method. So, for each click you make on the ads, the parasite will get paid. In order to raise its chances of profit, the hijacker will steal your web data like browsing history and search results, to better customize the sponsored content, so you are more likely to click on it.

The most common means for a hijacker to spread include spam emails and attachments, dubious links and ads, torrent files, freeware, as well as fake update requests. It is very important to note the fact that hijackers cannot invade without permission. The only way for them to get access to your computer is if you to give them permission to do so. That being said, you need to pay close attention to what you click on, since it can take just one click to unknowingly install malicious software on your computer.

Read between the lines and don’t be hasty. When installing software, make sure that you opt for a custom or advanced type of process. This way, if there is any hidden malware, you’ll be able to notice it straight away. Nasty parasites often hide in software bundles in the form of optional software that will be otherwise invisible if you’ve selected Quick mode in the Setup Wizard.

Browser hijackers can severely damage your browsers. Lagging, slow internet, as well as slow minimization and maximization of the browser window, are just some of the symptoms of a hijacker infection. This parasite puts your online security and privacy in jeopardy. Important information such as but not limited to passwords, IP addresses, Login ID, bank account credentials, credit card numbers, etc. can easily fall into the hands of hackers.

Such data is very valuable to them since they can sell it to other third-parties and make a good profit. You can regain control over your browser and put an end to this nightmare. The only way to protect your data and return to a secure and ad-free browsing is to remove this annoying hijacker from your PC as soon as possible! If you don’t know how to proceed, we can help you in this task. All you have to do is to follow our detailed instructions below. (HIJACK.RU) Removal

STEP-1 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.
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

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove (HIJACK.RU) 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 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 to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still cannot remove (HIJACK.RU) from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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