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This page aims to help you remove the Virus. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows. is a rogue app of the browser-hijacking type that installs in the computers main browser in order to show ads in it. also changes the browsers search engine in order to feed you modified search results that favour advertised sites.

The Virus will try to trick you into subscribing to its Push Notifications

Apps like are infamous for their intrusiveness and ability to turn your browser into a platform for online advertisement. They can swarm your screen with invasive ads, page-redirect you automatically, and change the search engine of the browser with one that favors advertised results over the most relevant ones. It is also possible to have the starting page of the browser altered by the hijacker so that every time the browser is opened, an automatic visit to some of the hijackers partnering sites would be generated. This is an effective method of boosting the traffic to different sites, and it is one of the reasons browser hijackers get created. In order to reach more users, most browser hijackers are compatible with all kinds of browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Edge, and so on.

Normally, the browser hijacker wont harm the system its on but it may make it less safe and more prone to getting infected by external threats like Viruses, Trojans, and Ransomware. The main reason for that is the lack of control over the origins of the adverts and the page-redirects that the hijacker may spam you with. The main goal of the creators of hijackers like is to make a profit from the advertising activities of their software and they dont really care about how safe and reliable the displayed ads actually are. For all you know, the next advert shows you may be a disguised link to some phishing page or to a site that spreads Trojan Horse threats or Ransomware cryptoviruses. This is why the goal of this article is to help you clean your computer from the hijacker. In order to succeed in doing so, you will have to carefully follow the steps from our guide and, if need be, use the recommended removal tool thats in the guide. Hopefully, after you complete everything as instructed, you should be able to return your browser to its normal state and forget about the aggressive ads generated by the unwanted browser hijacker app.

Remember to keep your system clean in the future

After you manage to uninstall and remove the changes it has made in your browser, you must not forget to ensure that no more similar apps manage to enter your system. To achieve that, you ought to be careful with the software you download and the sites you visit while browsing. Do not go to any questionable or possibly illegal web locations in attempts to download cheap or free software because that may end up costing you more than it would cost you to actually buy the original software. Hijackers are often distributed in file bundles found on sketchy sites so try to avoid such sites at all times.


Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  A Hijacker will “steal” your browser’s settings and make unwanted changes in them.
Distribution Method This browser hijacker is an app that can come to you in the form of a bonus component included in some file bundle.
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If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



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.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 


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 or otherwise look suspicious.


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.

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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.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.



  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

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 from Internet Explorer:

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

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Find the threat —> 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.


Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up 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

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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