I wrote this article to help you remove This removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

If you have opened your web browser and discovered that your homepage was changed to the website, you are not a victim of a dark magician. You have a browser hijacker on board. The hijacker is a classic in its field. It sneaks into its victims’ computers unnoticed and messes with their settings. This pest uses an aggressive marketing strategy to turn the user from a visitor into a customer. This type of infection is not dangerous, yet, given enough time, it can cause some serious damage to your PC.

The hijacker did not appear out of nowhere. You gave it your permission to operate. Yes, you did it. You don’t remember doing so because the hijacker didn’t ask you openly. In fact, it misled you to believe that you are installing a useful tool. Many free programs are bundled with extra software. If the users select the recommended standard installation, all additional applications will be installed without further ado. The only way to prevent this from happening is by using the advanced method. Don’t be afraid to do so. This option is not complicated. Neither is it time-consuming. We advise you to deselect all extra apps that came along. If you take a moment to consider the situation, you will realize that if you truly needed such tools, you would have downloaded them by yourself.

There are other techniques the hijacker may have used to distribute itself. Spam emails, torrents and corrupted ads are commonly used methods nowadays. The key to a secure and infection-free computer is caution. Scammers often write on behalf of well-known organizations. They will do anything to lure you into downloading an attached file. Be vigilant and doubting! Before even opening an email from an unknown sender, check their contacts. You can do so by entering the questionable email address into some search engine. If this email was used for some shady business, someone must have complained about it online.

The Virus

Once on board, the hijacker will scan your system and infect all installed browsers. For their popularity, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge are its most common targets. However, other browsers are not immune to this parasite. If you have more than one browser installed, you can be certain that all of them are infected. Use a trustworthy anti-virus program to scan your computer. You can also use our guide to help you remove the parasite manually.

After it infiltrates in your browsers, the hijacker will modify their settings. You can see that your homepage is changed, but have you noticed that your default search engine is different, too? Yes, the search results you are seeing do appear as if they are coming from a well-known search provider, but in reality, they are not. The hijacker “injects” fake entries among the results. These, most of the time, are ads. However, they are not marked as such. Having this pest working on your machine, you can never be sure which search results are organic and which are paid to be there. Doing an objective research will become an impossible task.

Furthermore, the hijacker creates the so-called ad-layer. It can push ads on all open websites and, at the same time, hide all advertisements by its competitors. You will lose track of the current marketing situation and become an easy target. The hijacker is robbing you of your free access to information. Don’t let this continue. Detect this intruder and delete it on the spot!

Dealing with the hijacker, you must have noticed something odd. All ads have something to do with your hobbies, interests or needs. This is not a coincidence. The furtive application is spying on you and uses the data to select the right kind of ads for you. This is not as convenient as it may sound. The app can steal data, such as your user names, passwords and email addresses. And it won’t keep this information for itself. Every bit of data will be sent to the owners of the hijacker who can do whatever they want with it. Can you imagine if this sensitive information ends up in the hands of some capable hacker? You may lose money or become a victim of identity theft. 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 follow to permanently 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 in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

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