Removal Guide


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How Harmful is is a browser hijacker that you should consider removing at the double since the longer it remains on your PC, the more harm it has the potential to unleash. Not only does it change your homepage and main search engine, but it also has the nasty habit of tweaking your PC to its liking, since after the moment it enters your system it stops needing permission. This one is definitely of the more malicious tools employed by virus creators because it will not only do anything to invite other malware on your computer, but it also has enough access to do it without your explicit approval.


The advertisements that always blow up in your face are an added “feature” that will last as long as the extension remains, so I think it’s in your best interest to act fast here. Strangely enough will occasionally pose as a program and ask you for permission to either download something or update – never allow it to. The virus will download more of its kind, which could escalate quickly. Because of the malware’s nature, some of the most well-known ways it affects systems are as follows:

  • Freezing, typically for several seconds
  • Major glitching/staggering when playing music or sound files
  • General slowing down

Hyperlinks on keywords around every page and a lukewarm reception of advertisements and pop-ups are constant companions in this case, as you’ve no doubt found out.

But these could grow much worse the longer the extension remains aboard and the more of its buddies it invites. And of course the biggest problem of all is that some the “guests” may actually start to write down browsing habits and passowords. At some point they may send them to whoever made When you consider what may happen if some of your personal information falls in the wrong hands – say, your bank account’s credentials, then things can definitely get quite worse.

How Entered My Computer

The most widely used way it uses to corrupt your PC is by slithering its way via some sort of free software. A lot of distributors of such “useful” tools out there also include in the setup process viruses. This is done for several reasons, but nevertheless at the end of the day everything is, unsurprisingly, for money.

Adware and browser hijackers are made either to:

  • Promote affiliate websites of whoever created them
  • Or to monetize through some good old pay per click

At some point the setup process typically asks for a permission to install the bonus content (ex: – monitor each step whenever installing freeware. Do not give permission, because things can quickly spiral out of hand. Also, do not choose Express Install, because it always allows the virus to check inside the nice and cozy place that is your PC.

How To Remove

What follows is a  several step guide on how to easily remove first from your PC, then from your browsers.

STEP 1: Removing From Windows

Substep 1. 

 For Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Users:

First, click the Start button (the windows key) —–>Control Panel —–Programs and Features or (for Windows XP) Add/Remove Programs.pic 1

Proceed to Substep 2.


 For Windows 8 users:First, right click down on the left side of your screen. The Quick Access Menu should appear —–> Control Panel —–Uninstall a Program. Proceed to Substep 2.


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For Mac (OS X) Users:

Click Go at the top left —–> Applications.

Proceed to Substep 2.


Substep 2.

For all Windows Users:

Look for a program called ”” and click Uninstall.

Sometimes the virus will operate under a different name. If you can not find it under its normal name, click on the column titled Installed On. This will arrange programs by their installation date. Look for all recently added programs that seem suspicious and click Uninstall on them.

You are not done, however. Proceed to STEP 2.

For Mac (OS X) Users:

Find a program called, then right click on it and select Move to Trash.

If you can not find such a program, click the Date Modified column, and look for recent additions of programs you don’t know about. Right click on each of them—–Move to Trash.

Proceed to STEP 2.

STEP 2: Removing from your browser(s)

For Internet Explorer Users:

Open the browser, then click on the small Gear icon on the top right —–> Manage Add-ons.

internet explorer manage add-ons

Once there, you should look for  the virus or any other extension or plugin you feel may be unsafe. Click Disable on it/them.

If for some reason. you Home Page was changed from the one you prefer (viruses, especially adware, tend to do that) click on the Gear icon —–Internet Options. From there you just edit the URL box, dispose of the unwanted link, and put in what you like, then click Apply.


Proceed to STEP 3.


For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open the browser, click on the Menu icon on the top right (three lines) —–> Add-ons.

.mozilla firefox add-ons

Then you just click Extensions.

mozilla firefox extensions

Here you should find or anything you think may be a virus, then click Remove.

Proceed to STEP 3.


For Google Chrome Users:


Enter the browser. At the top right click on the Menu icon —–>Tools —–Extensions.

google chrome extensions

Once in Extensions, find ”” and anything you believe may be dangerous, and click the little Trash icon on the right.

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You are almost done! Now click on the Menu icon on top for a second time, and go to Settings. In Settings, find the Search section (the fourth one from top),then click Manage Search Engines. In there you should remove any search sites you do not use.

google chrome settings

Proceed to STEP 3.


For Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click the Safari button on the top left —–>Preferences —–Extensions

Find ”” and/or other possible virus extensions, then click Uninstall.

Proceed to STEP 3 .

STEP 3: Checking For Leftovers

For All Users:

You should do the following for ALL browsers you have installed. Browser hijackers infect everything while in your system. You need to manually get rid of it from each shortcut. You should do the following:

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.





Alternatively, if you have your browser pinned down to the taskbar, you Right click it, then Right Click again on the Small Browser Icon —–> Properties

NOTE: Below, we are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.


Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, you should REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe”


What this does is remove  what the virus did from your shortcuts.

  • Warning! There is a step 4, but you should proceed with it ONLY IF your efforts up until now failed to remove
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STEP 4: Reset Your Browser (OPTIONAL)

Step 3 optional guide

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