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Your browser has gone crazy and dozens of new tabs and ads constantly pop up on your screen? If you want to know how to stop this disturbing activity, you have come just to the right place. The most probable reason for the series of undesired ads and page redirects is a program called This is a browser hijacker program and in the removal guide below you will learn how to effectively uninstall it from your system. There is a detailed description on that, as well as some useful information on the way that such types of programs operate. It is a good idea to spend a few minutes and read that information, as it will help you stay away from such potentially undesired programs in the future.


Browser hijacker – what is this?

Applications known for displaying numerous ads and imposing some undesired changes to the user’s browser are generally called Browser hijackers. These applications have a certain behavior that is usually referred to as potentially unwanted and so is the case with This program has been released just recently but has already managed to create a disturbance for some users with its typical browser hijacker activities. Here we are going to explain what exactly the program could do while operating on your PC and why users get irritated by it so much. Since you have on your PC, you have probably noticed that different kinds of banners, pop-ups, ads, boxes, links and new tabs appear on your screen every time you try to do something online. Another thing that may probably bother you are the changes in your browser settings. Your homepage and your search engine may be changed and a strange add-on may appear on your browser toolbar. The most irritating issue may probably come when you try to search something on the web and a dozen of new tabs and ads come on your way instead. This is surely an activity that could be annoying especially when your browsing is constantly interrupted by such advertising messages.

You are probably wondering how such an annoying program got no your PC and what its actual purpose is. Well, the reality is that software of this type is mostly created to serve the needs of the online advertising industry and to generate some extra money for the software developers that create it. This happens through a scheme called Pay-Per-Click. As the name suggests, this scheme works by generating some revenue from every click that the intrusive ads, banners, pop-ups, boxes, links, and tabs could get from the users. It works quite well, since both the advertisers and the developers gain from it. The first ones may eventually get a sale and promote their products while the programmers make money from the clicks and use browser hijacker applications in bundles as a method to “sponsor” their own software. That’s why they want to display as many ads as possible and increase the chances of you clicking on them. You may end up with programs of this type if you install free software bundles without checking the advanced options and without manually deselecting the undesired applications from there. Another way to get them is from spam emails, direct downloads, download managers, torrents and open source platforms. So be selective when installing software from such places if you want to keep browser hijackers away.

What is the danger if operates on your PC?

You may probably meet somewhere on the web that is referred to as a virus. Moreover, the quite aggressive way that it imposes its changes on your browser settings and searches may really make you think you have got a nasty virus infection. However, the reality is that browser hijackers like this program are pretty harmless pieces of software. They may often be mistaken for malicious applications, mainly because of their aggressiveness and the complex way they are removed, but this is very far from the actual truth.

Viruses, like Ransomware or Trojans, are the real bad guys that could be way more harmful than any browser hijacker could ever be. That’s why even if is annoying you with its intrusive advertisements, there is no real reason to worry about your system’s safety. Of course, this is valid as long as you stay away from sketchy content and avoid clicking on the ads. Bear in mind that even if cannot expose you to some risks directly, it may eventually be used as a backdoor for malware to infect your computer. This could happen if malicious ads sneak in the flow of displayed pop-ups and you click on them. Unfortunately, with the increased popularity of threats like Ransomware and Trojans, even harmless looking ads may be used as a way to spread malware and infect users. Page redirects may also land you on illegal or compromised websites that could eventually hide some viruses. These things don’t happen very often, but it is a good idea to beware of the risks or even better, bring them to a minimum by completely removing the browser hijacker. To do so, just follow the steps in the guide below.


Type Browser Hijacker
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About the author

Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.


  • it says localhost… tell me whats dangerous??? this thin g Searchinme is really annoying also with DealWifi and others when i downloaded something

    • Hi Anomynus,
      can you post some of the IPs you have in that file so we can check them and figure out what we should remove?

  • Hi Achmad,
    These Ips are fine. We researched them and they turned out to be legit. Did you see if you have any extensions in your Firefox?

  • You should remove all of those IP’s and save the changes to the Hosts file since the addresses are more than likely coming from the undesirable program.

    • Where’s the hosts file? can you tell where to exactly save it?
      also when i try to save it a message appears, it says that i don’t have the permission to save it in this location. even though My user is admin..

      • To be able to save the Hosts file, open the Start Menu and copy-paste this line: . After you do this, right-click onto the first (and probably only) search result and select “Open as Administrator”. Now, you should be able to freely delete the IP’s and save the changes to the file. Tell us if that worked or if you need additional help.

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