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

Browser hijackers are nasty parasites that can completely take over your web browser and turn your online experience into complete hell. The redirects are a sign that such parasite resides on your computer. Once this malware invades, it will modify your browser settings, as well as replace your homepage and search provider with the same shady website.

If you open a new tab, you’ll also get redirected to the page. What’s more, this malicious software can easily access your web data like browser history, surfing habits and search results. Such information is valuable to its mission because it will be able to provide targeted advertisements that the user will be more likely to click on.

Hijacker’s main objective is to create revenue via the pay-per-click scheme. The more ads it displays, the better the chance of its mission’s success. However, the parasite cares only about the number of the adverts. It will not verify if they lead to secure sources. Which means, that behind such questionable promotions may hide malicious threats,.

Hijackers are typically spread via infected links and ads, spam emails and attachments, bundled software, torrents and fake update messages. Because this parasite can only invade your computer if you give it your permission, it is up to you to keep your device safe. Be cautious when browsing the internet. Dangers lurk everywhere. But if you’re not hasty and pay close attention to what you click on, the parasite will fail to infiltrate.

If an ad looks too good to be true, it is best not to click on it. Malicious software will generate attractive adverts that will most often promote exclusive offers, special deals, or personal discounts and coupons, to make you instantly click on such links, without thinking twice. But you can never be sure where those ads will redirect you to. It will take one click to install a malicious parasite on your computer without even realizing it.

The hijacker also takes just one click to unknowingly give hackers access to your personal and financial information. Crooks rely on user’s naivety and negligence and will try to exploit any given opportunity to trick you into falling into their traps.

The good news is, that browser hijackers limit their attack to web browsers only. They do not infect the computer system. That’s why most users don’t consider them as real viruses. However, that does not mean that hijackers are harmless. Quite the opposite. They have the power to completely destroy your web browsers, all thanks to the heavy advertisement attacks.

The longer you allow the parasite to stay on your computer, the more ads will get generated. Even our online videos will be interrupted for commercial breaks by the malware. What’s more, your data like web history and searches will not be the only information that crooks will have the chance to steal from you. Passwords, IP addresses, Login ID, credit card numbers and bank account credentials can be as easily obtained by hackers, who seek to sell this data to other people for profit.

If you want to return to a secure and ad-free browsing experience, your only option is to remove this annoying hijacker from your device. The longer you let it stay unattended, the more damages it will be able to make. Act now! Uninstall

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 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 from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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