This page aims to help you with the Virus removal. These Virus Virus how to remove instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.



The Virus is a program exhibiting a lot of similar traits to the Browser Hijacker type of virus. You may or may not know that this type of virus is generally perceived as a low-profile threat to your system compared to the more threatening malwares out there. In general we agree with such a statement and how could we not, when there are ransomware and trojans lurking around. What we would very much to add though is one must never take lightly the possible dangers associated with a browser hijacker like that. This exact type of malicious software is notoriously tricky and you must be aware of the possible deceptions you might encounter, for that please read carefully our removal guide, there will be a more in-depth explanation below.

In addition it is important for you to know what’s what, so we will be listing the different ways in which this is going to negatively impact your system performance.

How is my device affected by the Virus?

Before we start answering this question, let’s mark out some borders. In this paragraph we will be listing some of the ways in which your everyday internet experience might have been influenced by Virus. You are definitely going to experience general PC sluggishness and greatly reduced device performance. This is due to the fact that the pest is causing greater loads to your CPU cores in result of the numerous Pop-up Ads and Web browser redirects you are in no doubt exposed to.

You may notice strange occurrences when you start your web browser. For example an unknown toolbar or a different homepage may appear, there are even some documented cases of a user’s browser being completely replaced with another one that actively promotes the Virus. Text and number in your browser might be replaced with highlighted hyperlinks. It is safe to say you should not under any circumstances interact with such items. In any case it is imperative you remove this malware from your computer. Before moving on to begin the actual removal process, take a moment to read this. It might answer some questions that will inevitably pop up during the procedure as well as give you a better overall understanding of the situation:

  • People who create this type of malware have significant interest to prolong the lifespan of their creations. So they constantly check for removal instructions not unlike our own and in result the make modifications.
  • There are several different alterations of the same virus.
  • This is important for you due to this simple reason – some steps might be completely redundant for some users. If that happens and you stumble upon something you don’t recognize just move on to the next steps.
Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

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Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker – you might want to see if you’re not infected with it as well.
You can find the removal guide here.


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Bert L. Jackson

Bert L. Jackson has more then 13 years in the Cyber Security Industry consulting and collaborating. Distinguished for an entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem solving, cross-functional teams and a bottom-line orientation.


  • This is what my IP notepad looks like. I don’t understand and dunno where my IP are; and what are those 4 below the # ::1 localhost. Are those the Virus Creator’s IP?
    But they’re all the same.
    Please, help. I don’t know what to do.
    If I format my PC, would it remove the said virus?
    Thank you!

    • Hello,
      Unfortunately I can’t see anything on the picture that you have provided. Please attach another one you just copy/paste the IPs.

    • Hi Sajisnu,

      This is not a good sign. Delete all lines which contain these adresses, then save the file itself.

      Let me know if you have any problems with the process.

        • Hello,

          To circumvent that restriction you need to go to the program you are using to edit the hosts file.

          Press the Windows button, write Wordpad/Notepad and right click on the program -> open as administrator.

          Now when the program starts click open, navigate to the Hosts file in C:WindowsSystem32driversetc and open it, You should now be able to edit it.

          Hope that helped, let me know how it went 🙂

  • Hi Atharva,

    It seems to me the adware is deleted, but the changes it has done to your browser remain.

    Click on the three horizontal lines on top=right corner of your browser and select options. From there find the accounts panel and create a new account, then delete the old one. Afterwards try changing your home page to something else.

    Did this work?

  • Hi Aditya,

    You cant really harm your PC by deleting these as windows will automatically restore any missing line.

    Delete all lines that you think are related to the virus.

  • Hi Greg, I don’t see any parasitic process in those screenshots. What you can do is that instead of searching the needle in the haystack you can download Spyhunter from our banners and do a system scan – this is free to use. When the program finds the virus you can go to that folder and delete it yourself. Alternatively you can just buy the software – it’s fairly good and saves a lot of time in problems like this.

  • Hi Corey, we try our best 🙂

    What you need to do is simply delete those lines from the file, then save it. If you don’t get permission to do that first run Notepad as an admin (search for notepad in windows search,, right click on exe-> run as admin) and then open the Hosts file from the inside menu of Notepad: File->Open. Navigate manually to the file.

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