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Parasite may reinstall itself multiple times if you don't delete its core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to scan for malicious programs installed with it. This may save you hours and cut down your time to about 15 minutes. 

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This page aims to help you remove These removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

How would you feel if you find out that your computer has been infected with a virus? And on top of that it happens on a day when you have something very important to do on your PC — you turn it on and it is death or it simply seems frozen…and you can’t do anything on it!

This article will help you to understand what has happened and what to do when such accident occurs. The instructions are suitable for Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. is a virus! We can’t stress this statement enough. Many, even the well educated technologically people, believe and think that is not dangerous. They commonly refer to it as a freeware that can do no harm. Unfortunately, they are wrong! It is a malware and it has been created with the intend to harm you. Your only solution to the problem is to immediately get rid of it,i.e., to uninstall it. The removal guide will show you how to do exactly that step-by-step. could be spread in many ways and it is easily distributed. The most common way to get it is via e-mail. G-mail is considered to be one of the few e-mail services today that give people a professional looking mailing address, but even Google and their high security restrictions could become vulnerable to malware and target for hackers. Basically, regardless of what e-mail provider you are using, you should always scan attachments (photos, documents, videos, etc.) before downloading them on your computer. Remember the box that appears every time you wish to download an attachment? It asks you whether you want to just open the file or save it, right? Well, even if you choose to ONLY open it, you should still verify its security. Because one it gets on your screen it is there and every string attached to it will be there too, like it or not, want it or not.

Another way that hackers will get to you is via phishing e-mails. The name of it kind of sounds like a ‘fish’, right? Well, it has a lot to do with the fact that this type of e-mails do king of swim. What do we mean by that — you have probably asked yourself? Let us explain! A phishing e-mail is a letter that looks absolutely real and legit. For instance, you have applied for a job, but the company does not have a high security for the personal data it gathers from the applicants. Thus, you receive an e-mail that says that you’re hired and you receive $1,000 bonus for being hired. As you sit there and clap your hands of joy, you see how the text suddenly dissapears, starts to flash or the e-mail gets cancelled on its own. You return to your inbox and you find no such letter anymore. You check the spam and trash folders–same result. The fish has swam away, but has left the caviar behind,i.e., could also be installed on your computer via software bundling. Let’s pretend that you want to download the newest hit of your most favorite singer. You find it for free on a website you have never even heard of,but it’s free and that’s all it matters. So you follow the instructions on the webpage, use your already saved download settings and click “YES”. Few days later you go through your computer and history and you discover some weird files that you have never heard of before–BAAM, say “hello” to the virus because it has arrived in your computer. You may not even have to look for these files because most likely you will begin noticing slowness of performance with your device, strange glitches and annoying bugs. This will get your attention, right? What happened is that because the website you used to get your song was insecure, you did not manually scan and check the file for infections and you ended up getting random malicious files that harmed your computer just because of one song.

Getting through infected files is only ONE way for its spreading. You may also get it through pop-up ads, infected internet browsers with low security, etc., but this article we dedicated on bad downloading habits. If you find this information not completely applicable to your case, we invite you to read through some of the other articles on our webpage and you will sure find the most helpful information for your case. The removal guide on the bottom will teach you invaluable techniques for the removal of


Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level  High
Symptoms  slowness, bugs,glitches,unknown files in your downloading history
Distribution Method phishing e-mails, spams, infected attachments
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
a professional malware removal tool.

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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – may have hidden some of its files.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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