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The Virus

The Virus main purpose is to generate a lot of advertising materials and page redirects on the screen of your device whenever you open your browsing program The Virus will also make changes to the settings of your browser e.g. the starting page, the new-tab page, the toolbar, the search engine, etc. Whatsapp Virus

The name used to describe this types of applications is browser hijackers and in today’s article, we will be telling you about virus which is one of the newer hijackers that you could encounter today. Initially, apps like this seem to be no different from add-ons for some of the most popular browsers out there – Chrome, Safari, Edge, Firefox, Opera and so on. However, upon installation on the computer and on the browser, the user is likely to almost immediately start noticing the changes and the unpleasant effects – the page redirects, the ads, the replaced homepage, search engine and toolbar buttons and so on and so forth. In some cases, this might not be all that irritating to the user but in most of the cases the presence of a hijacker like on the computer is bound to trigger a lot of irritation and frustration. It is, therefore, preferable if the hijacker is removed as soon as its presence on the computer is noticed as that would prevent it from further flooding your screen with nagging advertisements and would also allow you to restore your previous browser settings. A tested way of removing hijackers will be provided for you down below, inside our specialized removal guide. You can also use the automatic tool from the current page for the uninstallation of Virus  in case the guide doesn’t solve everything or if you don’t want to manually deal with the removal process.

Some facts about browser hijackers

A very common misconception a lot of people have with regards to browser hijackers is that those apps are actually some malicious viruses that are similar to harmful programs of the Trojan Horse or of the Ransomware class. This, however, is not the case with or most hijacker apps that you could encounter. Sure, the ads can be very irritating and the changes to your browser might make it quite difficult to surf the Internet in peace but as far as the safety of your system is concerned, is most likely not going to cause any damage to it. The problem, however, is that you must not trust the advertisements and the redirects that may spam on your screen. Even if some of them seem to be really interesting and tempting to explore since the offers promoted by them could be really good, remember that a lot of the web ads you might come across on the Internet may actually be linked with insidious infections and hazardous software such a Ransomware, Rootkits, Trojans, Spyware and others and it is therefore better to simply get rid of the hijacker so as to put an end to its advertising activities.


Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Obstructive advertisements and unwanted and unauthorized changes in your browser are the symptoms you can expect if you have a browser hijacker app on your computer.
Distribution Method The apps of this category are normally distributed with the help of other free programs by getting bundled with the other programs’ installers.
Detection Tool

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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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