Tawgiextbook.website Virus


Tawgiextbook.website is a piece of rogue software that gets added to Chrome, Firefox, and other popular browsers and starts to fill their tabs and pages with unpleasant and obstructive online advertisements. Tawgiextbook.website may even cause automatic page-redirects to the sites that it’s programmed to advertise.

The Tawgiextbook.website virus is basically a small software component that silently attaches itself to any browser

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms in your browser or noticing any other unusual browser behavior, then the chances are that you are dealing with a browser-hijacking software like Tawgiextbook.website. A browser hijacker is basically a small software component that silently attaches itself to any browser and starts promoting different types of content, sites, products, services, and more within that browser. To be more effective at its task, the hijacker would typically replace the address of the homepage and the default search engine used by the browser. This allows apps like Tawgiextbook.website to redirect the user’s searches to promoted content and thus generate Pay-Per-View and Pay-Per-Click revenue.

At first glance, the actions of browser hijackers don’t seem all that problematic. The ads and the browser changes can be quite irritating, but they aren’t a direct threat to the security and safety of the computer. However, even if you can put up with the highly-intrusive behavior of Tawgiextbook.website and still use your browser normally, you must, nevertheless, make sure to delete the undesired app. This is because, although the hijacker may not be damaging by itself, it could significantly increase the chances of your PC getting targeted and attacked by more problematic forms of malware – this includes highly-dangerous Trojan viruses, Ransomware, Spyware, Rootkits, and more.

How Tawgiextbook.website could make your system vulnerable?

The main issue with Tawgiextbook.website when it comes to the security of your system and virtual privacy is that apps like it are known to promote any sort of content, regardless of how safe or unsafe it may be. In other words, you may come across legitimate offers and items you may be interested in after interacting with Tawgiextbook.website ads, but it’s just as likely to end up on sketchy pages that offer low-quality or outright illegal products. In some more serious cases, you may even end up getting malware automatically downloaded on your computer after getting redirected to the wrong site. Another possibility is landing on phishing pages disguised as legitimate ones that could mislead you into sharing login credentials to important online accounts or even your banking details.

Unfortunately, apps like Tawgiextbook.website and Looker Extension don’t give you the option to control or at least limit the number and type of ads and redirects that you get exposed to. Therefore, the only option for you to restore the security of your system would be to delete the hijacker and revoke whatever changes it may have made in your browser and your system.

Note, however, that removing hijacker apps oftentimes requires more than simply running the uninstaller of the app or deleting it from your browser. There are often remnants of the hijacker that are left behind on the computer and those need to be deleted too. To get rid of everything related to Tawgiextbook.website, be sure to check out the detailed guide down below and/or give a try to the professional malware-removal tool that you will find there.


Type Adware/Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

Remove Tawgiextbook.website Virus

To try and remove Tawgiextbook.website quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Tawgiextbook.website extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Tawgiextbook.website by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Tawgiextbook.website and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Tawgiextbook.website removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

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).



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.


    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.

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512  Remove Tawgiextbook.website 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 Tawgiextbook.website from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Tawgiextbook.website 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!


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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