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This page aims to help you remove Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Ads are swarming the screen of your computer every time you open a new browsing session in your Chrome or Firefox or any other browser you may have in your computer system, then you should consider the possibility if having an application of the browser hijacker category in the computer. The browser hijackers (also called browser redirects) are apps that are mostly harmless and would not try to encrypt your data or harm your machine, which is what threatening infections of the Ransomware and Trojan Horse categories would likely try to do. However, the invasive advertising messages could still be a very irritating thing to put up with, especially when they are combined with redirects to web pages that have even more ads in them. Another problem with hijacker apps is that they may make changes to the search engine service or to the addresses of your starting page and new-tab page. And if that’s not enough, in most cases, it is actually rather difficult to get rid of all this because the hijacker apps lack built-in uninstallation features that would make it possible for you to easily remove them from your computer. And, until the hijacker is removed, you will probably not be able to stop the ads from flooding your screen or revoke the changes that have been imposed on your browser. Still, even if it may be a bit tricky to successfully remove a hijacker from your system, it is still something that you should be able to achieve on your own as long as you know what you are doing. And, to know what needs to be done, we advise you to have a look at our removal guide posted below. is a commonly encountered hijacker app and it’s also the most likely reason you are on this page right now and so you might find the next instructions quite helpful.

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If you truly care about the safety of your computer and don’t want to ever get your system infected by Ransomware, Rootkits, Trojans, Spyware and other malicious and nefarious malware programs, then you should make sure you get rid of as quickly as you can. Even if the hijacker app itself isn’t harmful on its own and even if it’s main purpose has nothing to do with damaging your system, you cannot be sure about the reliability of the many advertising messages that you are likely going to get displayed inside your browser while is operational in it. As you should already know, there are all sorts of misleading and sketchy web ads that could trick you in all kinds of ways. You may get persuaded into buying low-quality items or software or you may get tricked into downloading even more unwanted apps on your computer. And, or course, the danger of encountering malware and getting your computer infected is always there and because of this it’s best to ensure you don’t get any more obscure ads spammed on your screen while you are using your browser.


Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Most hijackers tend to alter some of the browser settings which gives them away.
Distribution Method In most cases, apps like get distributed via file bundles.
Detection Tool Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

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).

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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.


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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