Virus is an unwanted application that hijacks web browsers in order to redirect traffic from them to websites that pay for visits. To achieve its goal, typically installs a new search engine and changes the homepage address of the targeted browser without asking for the users’ approval.

The Virus will interfere with your browser.

There are a number of ways to land your computer or your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari or another one) with some undesired application which could potentially compromise the safety of the entire system and make it more vulnerable to malware (ransomware, Trojans, Spyware, etc.) and viruses. That’s why, users who are concerned about the health of their computer know that, in general, any application that adds unnecessary add-ons to the system, consumes processor power, potentially interrupts their browsing activity or initiates some other unauthorized changes and actions should be treated with caution.

The Virus, in particular, is a newly reported application from the browser hijacking type that tends to cause a lot of disturbance and to raise a lot of questions among the users that detect it on their computers. On this page, however, we will tell you in brief the most important characteristics of and the safest methods that you can use to uninstall it.

Browser hijacker, in general, is a term used to describe non-malicious applications that have potentially unwanted behavior in the system. The browser hijackers typically look like browser applications that promise to enhance the web browsing experience of the users once they get installed. In reality, however, these apps rarely add up some significantly helpful feature and are rather annoying than useful. Commonly, the browser hijackers integrate to the system’s main web browser with the idea to display pop-up and banner advertisements on their screen and to redirect the user’s searches to sponsored pages. In order to promote more ads and pages, these programs may even modify the browser’s default search engine and the homepage by installing some new ones that load pay-per-click search results and redirect links. Fortunately, the changes that programs like make are only limited to the default web browser and are not intended to affect your system in a bad way or cause damage. Still, even a slight modification in the browser’s features and functionality may lower its overall stability and safety and may potentially become a weak spot for ransomware, Trojans and viruses to exploit. This is why we urge you to take the necessary precautions and uninstall any unwanted components and browser hijacking elements that seem disturbing.

To remove, you probably may need some help because it may not be enough to just uninstall the unwanted program in order to get rid of its changes. If you want to reset your web browser to its previous settings, you firstly will need to detect and remove any helper components that the browser hijacker has installed inside your system to facilitate its ad-generating and page-redirecting activities. For quick and smooth uninstallation, we recommend you to to combine the manual instructions in the guide below with the automated removal tool that we have listed, as this gives you the highest chance to eradicate anything connected to the hijacker.


Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool Virus Removal

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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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.

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