How to Remove (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

I wrote this article to help you remove This removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. is an alternative search provider. The platform has tabs for filtered searches, including images, video and news. If you want general results, you can just use the web tab. To make the browsing experience more pleasant, gives people the option to select a custom background. There is a wide selection of picturesque landscapes to choose from. If you are interested in trying out a different search engine, you should not go for The website is risky. Security experts have discovered that it is connected to a hijacker. The clandestine program has the ability to render the browser’s internal settings, manipulate the search results and collect data on people.

The hijacker can affect most browsing clients, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari and Opera. It changes the browser’s DNS settings, making the homepage and default search engine. This gives it the ability to manipulate the search results. It will insert supported websites amid the genuine results to your queries. This will make it unsafe to conduct searches. The furtive tool links to supported websites whose reliability is not confirmed or accounted for. Any of them can turn out to be dangerous. You should halt your searches until you remove the parasite from your machine.

Another activity the hijacker carries out is to display advertisements. It will show you different kinds of ads, including banners, coupon boxes, in-text links, freebies, comparison, inline, floating, contextual, interstitial, transitional and full-screen windows. They will feature bargain deals for various kinds of consumer goods, like clothes, accessories, furniture, technological devices, sports gear, decorative elements, gardening equipment, games, toys and others. The exclusive offers may acquire your interest, but you should keep in mind that they are not confirmed to be legitimate. Any given ad could redirect to a compromised website. It is best to avoid them.

The Virus

Another activity on the agenda of the hijacker is to collect information on people. The furtive tool monitors their browsing sessions and records the details they disclosed through their online activity. It can obtain your browsing history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, geographic location, IP address, demographic details, email, telephone number, fax, user names, passwords and financial credentials. The owners of the hijacker will sell the gathered input on darknet markets without asking for your permission or notifying you of their intentions. Your personal and financial information could fall into the hands of cyber criminals.

There are a few ways to contract the hijacker. The most common way to spread the rogue tool is via bundles. The hijacker can be attached to another program, like a pirated utility, a freeware or shareware application. The setup wizard of the host will have it listed as a bonus. To avoid giving it access to your computer, you just have to deselect it. Make sure you always read the terms and conditions of the programs you add to your system. Select the custom or advanced installation mode to have all options shown. The basic or automatic mode may not list the option for an extra program.

Another common distribution vector is spam emails. The sender can hide the hijacker behind an attached file. He will describe the attachment as an important document, like an invoice, a receipt, a bill, a fine or a subpoena. In many cases, fraud artists write on behalf of existing companies and organizations, like the national post, courier firms, banks, social networks, institutions, the local police department or the district court. To proof the reliability of a given message, check the email account it was sent from. You should be careful about the websites you visit and the links you follow. Entering a compromised domain can get you infected on the spot. Drive-by installations occur when accessing an infected domain. To stay safe, do your research on unfamiliar platforms. Uninstall

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

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform 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 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.

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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