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

The browser hijackers are a very common type of potentially undesirable software and most Internet users have probably had a close encounter with such software at least once because the browser hijackers are widely used in the online advertising industry to promote different products, services and websites. One of the newest representatives of this software category, which several of our readers have already complained from, is called “Virus” and, in the next lines, we will tell you more about it. Our goal is to explain exactly what a browser hijacker is, how it can be removed and why these applications have the ability to change the settings in your Firefox,Chrome, Edge, Opera or other browsers without your approval. “Virus” in particular tends to replace the homepage and/or the default search engine service of the main browser, as well as to spam the screen with hundreds of sponsored page-redirect pop-ups, banners, links and more annoying forms of online advertisement. Furthermore, this hijacker may also be responsible for the frequent browser crashes that you may have been experiencing lately as well as for the sluggishness and the unresponsiveness of the browser which may happen during your regular web browsing sessions. That’s why below we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to uninstall this application and how to remove all the changes and the ads related to it. To your relief, once you effectively eliminate the browser hijacker from the system, everything will be back to normal and you will be able to use your browser like before. It is unlikely for such software to have any negative consequences on your PC because this is not a virus or a type of malware (such as Ransomware or Trojans) which can damage the OS or mess with your personal data.

What the purpose of “Virus” really is

The browser hijackers usually serve the interests of the online marketing industry. They display huge amounts of online advertisements (in the form of ads, pop-ups, banners, colorful messages, blinking boxes, etc.) as means of promoting certain goods, services and websites. The replacement of your usual homepage and the introduction of a new search engine are also part of the advertising activity because such tools can redirect your web searches to specific sponsored sites and platforms. The creators of the promoted websites and products as well as the people who are providing the advertising services through applications like are the ones that benefit the most. The first gain more exposure while the second earn income based on how many times the users click on the displayed advertisements. With this in mind, it is not difficult to understand why the developers of browser hijackers try to fill your screen with as many advertisements as possible and trick you into clicking on them. However, we always advise our readers to refrain from interacting with random online ads no matter how harmless they may seem because, sometimes, nasty viruses and malware like Ransomware and Trojans may hide behind them. Therefore, it is better to simply avoid such advertising materials by uninstalling the software that is responsible for their generation.


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.

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