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 the website is your new homepage, we have some bad news for you. You have a browser hijacker on board. This infection enters your computer unnoticed and scans your system. It will infect all installed browsers. For their popularity among PC users, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge are its most common targets. The hijacker will turn your browser into a spying device. Everything you do online will be monitored. Restore your privacy, delete this intruder on the spot!

Before we continue, let’s take a moment to clarify that the hijacker is a program that is actually installed on your computer. Now, this utility has your permission to make changes to your browsers. You already know that your homepage is changed, but did you notice that your default search engine is changed, too? Yes, the search results do appear as if they are coming from a popular provider, but that is only an appearance. You must know that among the search results you see, there are “fake” entries. These, most often, are ads. The hijacker adds them to generate web traffic for some specific websites. This is a part of a pay-per-click marketing system. For every ad you click on, the owners of the malicious app get paid. All big search engines use such marketing, however, unlike them, the hijacker does not mark those entries as advertisements. Finding reliable sources will be impossible while this pest remains active on your computer.

Keep in mind that you are constantly spied on. The hijacker can see your browsing history, it knows your favorite websites and which pages you view. If you are not careful, it can steal your user names and passwords. The most dangerous thing is that the hijacker sends the collected data to its owners. Those people did not hesitate to infect your computer, neither will they hesitate to sell your data to third parties. And the third party can be anyone. It can be some desperate marketing agent or it can be a dangerous hacker. Therefore, be extremely careful and don’t log into any banking services or social media. Otherwise, you risk losing more than your privacy.

The Virus

All those issues aside, let’s not forget how annoying and distracting the ads displayed by the hijacker can be. Pop-up windows, great deals and special discounts will cover your screen. Those ads are consuming your computer’s resources. The more ads you see, the more RAM is consumed. The hijacker can slow your computer down to a crawl and cause your system to freeze frequently. Can you imagine getting any work done in such conditions? Furthermore, the pest will try to trick you into clicking on ads unintentionally. At the most unexpected time, it will open a pop-up window right under the cursor of your mouse. Eventually, you will click on some malicious ad and the consequences can be devastating.

Yes, that is exactly right. Ads can be harmful to your computer. A corrupted ad may redirect you to an infected website. There, a drive-by download will be executed. A drive-by download is a term used to describe a download that starts automatically and is almost completely invisible to the user. It is often used by hackers for virus distribution.

There are many techniques developers use to distribute browser hijackers. Some of them are: torrents, spam emails, corrupted links or fake updates. The hijacker may have arrived as a bundled program to some freeware or shareware you downloaded off the web. To get some extra money, developers often add additional programs to the installation files of many free programs. If the user selects the standard installation method, all these extras will be installed without further ado. However, if you choose the custom/advanced method, you will be given the opportunity to deselect all additional programs that come along. Be vigilant! Always opt for a custom tab or button. It is also a good idea to read the terms and conditions before installing a program. These steps are a bit more time-consuming, but they can spare you many troubles in the future. 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 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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