How to Remove (Chrome/Firefox)

I wrote this article to help you remove This removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. is a malicious web domain which misrepresents Google Russia. The website has no connection with the established search engine. Security researchers have uncovered the purpose of The rogue domain serves a browser hijacker. The clandestine program aims to raise revenue. To achieve its goal, the hijacker manipulates the web browser and tries to provoke the end user to perform certain tasks. Doing what the shady program wants you to do would have serious repercussions. The hijacker can lead to security compromise.

What damages can the hijacker behind inflict?

The activity of the clandestine program will take its toll on your computer. The hijacker executes a lot of processes which exert a great amount of CPU. Because of this, your system will become sluggish and often fail to complete the tasks you assign. Another initial symptom for the presence of the hijacker is the involuntary change of the browser’s settings. The insidious program will turn off your protection software and reset your homepage and default search provider. Using to look up keywords and terms is not recommended. The engine returns supported results. You could be taken to corrupted websites, spreading malware.

The interference in the browser’s processes is just the beginning. The hijacker is used to promote the content of third party websites. To make the advertising campaigns efficient, the malevolent program generates pop-up windows. The advertisements appear in different formats, like banners, coupon boxes, in-text links, freebies, rebates, transitional, contextual, floating, comparison, interstitial, inline and full-page ads. They suggest bargain offers for a wide variety of items. You may find interest in some of the product listings. Lest not forget that the ads lead to questionable domains. We advise you to steer clear of them. Better safe than sorry.

The Virus

The other threat the hijacker exposes users to is data theft. The sinister program tracks the browsing sessions and gathers data on people. It can obtain details about you and your OS. The vulnerable input includes your browsing history, keystrokes, tracking cookies, IP address, email, geographic location, demographic profile, residency, phone number, fax, user names, passwords and financial details. The gathered information can be sold on darkweb markets without the user’s permit.

How can the hijacker behind penetrate my system?

Contrary to popular belief, visiting the website is not how you get infected with the hijacker. The covert program uses advanced propagation vectors which experts have dubbed dark patterns. The most common way to transfer the hijacker is via another program. This distribution technique is called bundling. The furtive tool catches a ride with the setup wizard of another program. The hijacker can travel with pirated applications, freeware and shareware tools. The extra program is scheduled for install. You have to find where the option for it is listed and remove the check mark from the box next to it. Always review the terms and conditions of the programs you add to your system.

The other distribution method the hijacker can use to infiltrate your computer is spam email campaigns. The covert program hides secluded behind an attachment. The spammer can use a macro, a script or another file to automatize the transfer. Opening the attachment would prompt the download and install of the containing software. The sender can write a convincing letter to make you believe the message is an official statement by a reputable company or institution. To filter spam from genuine postage, proof the sender’s contacts. 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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