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This article focuses on a recently reported browser hijacker called If you are on this page due to the fact that this application is in your system – stay with us to learn more about its specifics. The installation of in your machine could be a very unpleasant surprise. Having established itself in your computer, this hijacker integrates with your browser (the targeted browser could be Chrome, Firefox, Explorer or another browser program) and begins to impose its own rules on it, thereby “hijacking” it. The first symptoms are the appearance of a new homepage or maybe a change in the default search engine tool. Also, the users begin to notice that their online searches often get page-redirected to different sponsored web addresses full of aggressive ads, banners and pop-ups. What may scare you the most is the fact that the above-mentioned changes have typically not been approved by you. The hijacker imposes them without asking for a direct user approval and even if you try to remove them and return your browser to its original state, you will be greeted by the same sponsored homepage and an unknown search engine the very moment you reopen your browser. But do not worry because, in the next lines, we will show you how to effectively uninstall and save yourself from the settings that it has imposed. Below, there are detailed instructions with screenshots, with the help of which you can easily find and remove all the components of the annoying application.

Just like,, and recently, uses a social engineering tactic to make users accept push notifications. In fact, if the user denies the notification, he is immediately redirected to these exact websites. The website appears to be running a video, but no video actually runs through the imbeded link: is one of many recent browser hijackers that redirect you and try to bully you to accept Push Notifications.


Can cause harm?

Most browser hijackers, including, operate as online advertising tools that serve the interests of the online marketing industry. They are programmed to generate all sorts of online promotional materials including different banners, pop-ups, links hidden in text messages, colorful ads, etc. and make users click on them or visit certain pages. To many people, these ads and sponsored page-redirects may seem suspicious but the truth is that the app responsible for their appearance isn’t a nasty virus or a malware program (such as a Trojan, a file-encrypting Ransomware, a Spyware or another similar threat). In fact, all the commercial messages you see on your screen as well as the changes in your browser, which an application like may impose, are the result of a business collaboration between the developers of this software and the marketers whose products, services and websites get promoted. Both parties are more than interested in showing you as many ads, links and offers as possible and in redirecting you to as many sponsored web locations as they can because, this way, the marketers gain more traffic and exposure while the developers of the hijacker apps get paid on a pay-per-click basis every time the user clicks on the promotional materials displayed by the obstructive app. There, however, is technically nothing criminal or illegal in such a collaboration. Nevertheless, oftentimes, in a pursuit of greater profit, the people behind applications like  resort to certain methods of generating more clicks which may be way too invasive. They often rely on automatic page-redirects, browser modifications and aggressive ads streaming which lead to user irritation, browsing disturbances and exposure to unfamiliar web locations. That’s why, even if the browser hijackers are far from real viruses and threats like Ransomware or Trojans in terms of how dangerous they could be, their presence in the system is still considered as potentially unwanted and many people prefer to uninstall them (and rightfully so).


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

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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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