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In case all of your browsers have launched the generation of too many ads (pop-ups/ banners) or their typical homepages and search engines have somehow been substituted by some new ones, and in case they have started to redirect you to unfamiliar pages, it is very likely that your PC has caught one particular version of a browser hijacker. It is called, and it may affect all of the most popular browser apps – Chrome/ Explorer/ Opera or Firefox, and the less common ones as well.

What do we mean by classifying a program as a “browser hijacker”?

All of the known browser hijackers are in fact programs that have all the aforementioned traits: every one of them may modify the settings and the appearance of your browser apps. Such consequences might incredibly irritate you – all the ad streams or default homepage/search engine substitutions could also be quite annoying and may take place in case of contamination with a program like The likely redirection processes perhaps resulting from the infection with could also be very disturbing as the displayed websites could be totally unknown or very suspicious. Furthermore, you might not really approve of the newly-established homepages/ search engines your browsers could start displaying. Generally speaking, though, the manner in which such a browser hijacker may affect your system is harmless as a whole. Still, you may feel awfully irritated at times which makes such programs so unwanted.

Does fall into any malware category?

As a type of a browser hijacker, this product has never resembled any version of malware at all. As an illustration, any standard representative of Ransomware can self-install on your device, and following that, access your data storage spaces and encrypt all the essential files you keep there. Such malicious effects are very unlikely when it comes to the infection caused by any browser hijacker or similar program. 

If is not an actual hazard, how has your system ended up infected?

Why are most hijackers such irritating programs? All the annoying modifications could lead to are indeed legal and can result in no actual harm to you or your PC. Its developers have set all hijackers to merely promote new homepages, search engines, products, services, etc. The mere activity of advertising anything is never malicious, nor has it ever been considered illegal. However, the flow of pop-ups and banners might really be overwhelming you while you are surfing the web. In spite of that, none of that is even close to what we see as real malicious threats. Indeed, the reason why programmers create hijackers is that using them for the promotion of services/ products accumulates large profits for them. After all, all work is paid and all people want to be financially comfortable. could come from lots of different sources. All torrents or shareware-spreading web pages might have it as a component, and as soon as you load or download anything from there, you may give your indirect permission to get installed on your PC. Also, it might be hiding inside the infamous software bundles. Still, the act of merely downloading any bundle can’t infect your system with an ad-generating piece. Having it installed in an improper way, however, could leave you contaminated.

What does ‘a program bundle’ represent? The proper way to install such a mix:

In general, a bundle is the mix of several free programs (apps/games), assembled and distributed as a package, usually for free. The one and only really sensible way of getting such a bundle installed on your computer (or any separate program from it), is to NEVER ever grant your permission for the whole content of such a bundle to get incorporated into your system. The installation feature providing the great opportunity to opt-in and out of any bundle component and the corresponding unwanted features is the Custom one (also often titled Advanced). Always choose it for the safe completion of any ongoing installation.

We should as well point out the installation choices you can’t afford to make provided that you want to keep your system hijacker and ad-free. Typically, they are marked as ‘Recommended’, ‘Easy’, ‘Typical’ or ‘Default’. Don’t select any of these for the sake of your system’s well-being!

TypeBrowser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
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You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.

If you are looking to remove from Android:

We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that is regularly updated to counter the latest tricks malware creators use. It will show you how to:
1. Locate and clean up your phone’s apps if they are infected.

2. Find browser extensions related to the threat and how to remove them.

3. Ensure your passwords were not stolen or tampered with.
You can find the removal guide here.


About the author


Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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