Since you have found yourself infected with, the removal guide below should serve your purposes fully. However, if you cannot remove using it, then it means our information is out of date, an a new “version” of the virus has been released. If this happens, please let us know in the comments, and we will manually resolve your situation.


Today’s article concerns itself with the removal of the browser hijacker virus known as What is characteristic of this kind of viruses is that they will keep generating loads and loads of Ads every time you start your internet browser. These Ads are annoying to deal with, but they will not not harm your computer directly – that is as long as you do not interact with them or install anything they offer you. Removing the virus can take some effort, because you have to delete every file associated with it. Otherwise there is a good chance that will greet you once again the next time you start your browser. Our removal guide covers all information necessary to remove it, so just keep reading.

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The Ads are really a back door for other, more dangerous viruses

We’ve already underlined the importance of not clicking on the Ads, but it’s important. Nothing coming out of is real anyway. Any site the hyperlink take you will be fake, maybe even an exact copy if a real site selling things. If you make the mistake of paying anything to these frauds you will soon discover that you got nothing for your money, or worse – a cracked copy that won’t work until you pay even more for an “update”.

You might also get offers for free downloads for different software. Remember that any file related to will be a virus. That’s why these thing are considered back doors/entry point for other viruses.

Ads don’t necessarily always offer you things directly

There is a good chance that you see a number of different messages while you have on your computer. They will generally inform you of some “problem” you have a new computer and then they will offer you a free solution. This is just another form of scam that plants to install a virus in your computer. Usually once you install the “free” scanner it will require payment before cleaning the non-existing problem.

One possible way that might have entered your computer through

The so-called program bundles. These are actually installers for programs that install a number of addition programs in addition to the main thing – usually demos or trial versions from the same maker or from partners. Unfortunately sometimes, especially if we are talking about free program, the extra bundled programs are actually some sort of browser hijacker – possibly If you’ve recently installed such a program and have ran the default installation option then that’s one way got it. For this reason it’s generally recommended to go with the advanced installation option at all times. If all is good then it’s just a couple of clicks on the next button to get the same result as with the default installation. Otherwise you get to see exactly what added software is getting installed and you have the option to block it from doing so. We recommend you do it for every program you don’t really need.


Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker – you might want to see if you’re not infected with it as well.

You can find the removal guide here.


And that’s it. Well done for removing We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested, you can check it out here.

About the author


Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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