Virus Removal

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

Seeing the page whenever you open one of your browsers is bad news. This goes hand in hand with a hasty cyber infection. A browser hijacker, to be precise. If you notice it taking over your browsers, be sure that your computer is no longer infection-free. However, don’t panic. The good news is that hijackers are not that hard to remove. But this doesn’t mean that you should underestimate this pest. On the contrary. This is still an infection we are talking about and it should not be taken lightly. The longer it stays on board, the more problems it will cause. And these problems grow in severity. Don’t give this hijacker enough time on your machine because if you do, it will ruin it completely. Instead, delete it the first chance you get. This is the best course of action you can take.

As soon as the pest enters, your browsers get modified. The hijacker makes some completely unauthorized changes in your settings. It hijacks your online activities. For example, the becomes your constant online companion. No matter what you do, the page always pops up. It appears among the search results and it even replaces your previous homepage and search engine. Again, you were neither asked for nor informed about this reshuffle. Since now you have a brand new search engine, your browsing changes significantly.

First of all, this engine does not generate safe and accurate search results. What it mostly shows you are sponsored links which crooks use to boost web traffic and gain profits via the pay-per-click method. This means that each of your clicks fills hackers` profits. However, there is more. As we said, these links are sponsored and they could easily lead you to pages brimming with infections. From there, you can compromise your machine even more with a single click. Not to mention that you are no longer able to surf the web normally.

The Virus

You are constantly interrupted and redirected to shady pages. Also, the hijacker bombards you with a never-ending pile of questionable pop-ups which serve the exact same purpose as the sponsored links. By clicking you are becoming a sponsor of crooks while risking infecting your PC with more malware. The last thing you need is more infections. Your computer is already suffering because of this single pest. Its speed slows down, it lags all the time, your system crashes and reboots, your browsers freeze, etc. And to top it all, the hijacker also jeopardizes your privacy by spying on your, collecting sensitive data and then sending it to the hackers who published it. Does this sound like a good idea to you? Of course, not. You may even fall victim to a financial scam or identity theft. Take action while it is not too late. Find where the hijacker is hiding and use our detailed removal guide to remove it once and for all.

Once you do, make sure that you don’t fall in such situation again. Do you know how hijackers and other infections travel the Web? They rely on the oldest tricks in the book including freeware/shareware bundles, fake torrents, bogus program updates, spam email messages, unverified download sources etc. But mostly, crooks pray for your haste, distraction, and carelessness. None of the above-mentioned tactics would work without them. For instance, spam emails.

Hackers often send a malicious email with a malware attached directly to your inbox and you do the rest by opening every message that you get without thinking twice about it. Don’t be so negligent. Cybercriminals pray for that. Instead, be more doubting. Don’t click on every ad you see. Stay away from shady pages/torrents. When installing a program/update, take your time to actually read the Terms and Conditions/EULA. Don’t blindly agree to everything without knowing what exactly it is. Carelessness and haste lead to infections. Vigilance, on the other hand, keep your and your machine safe. Removal

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.

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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