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If has hijacked your browser, then you’ve probably already seen the symptoms – a replaced default search engine and/or starting page as well as frequent automatic page-redirects to different sites. Ads in the form of pop-ups and banners may also start showing on your screen even when you aren’t using the browser if you have on your computer. Note that switching to a different browser is not a solution, as the browser-hijacking software is capable of entering any browser –  despite the strong security of Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and other popular browsing programs, even they aren’t immune to getting hijacked by a rogue software like

How dangerous is

For those of you worried that your computer is currently being wrecked by a high-level malware threat, you can take a breath of relief, as, and other apps like it (Luckyday,, aren’t known for their damaging abilities. While it is possible that your PC may start to behave strangely and maybe experience some slow-downs due to the constant flow of advertising materials, it’s unlikely that any permanent damage would be caused to it by 

This, however, is not to say that the browser hijacker is a safe app – quite the contrary. You see, oftentimes, the content that such hijackers promote is not safe and those ads and redirects could serve as gateways for more malicious threats, like Ransomware or Trojans, to enter your system. 

Furthermore, note that many online scammers rely on the promoting capabilities of browser hijackers like in order to spread their phishing pages and find more potential victims. 

A third dangerous aspect of this hijacker is its ability to change the settings of your browser and system. It does this in order to be able to spam you with ads more consistently, but these changes may also result in security weaknesses in your system, thus making it easier for Ransomware, Spyware, Trojans, and other threats to enter it.

The recommended course of action

Obviously, the best thing you could do right now is to get rid of this hijacker. The good news is that you will find the exact instructions on how to delete it in the guide down below. Furthermore, on this page, you can also find a highly-effective anti-malware tool that can detect and eliminate hijackers along with any data or settings changes related to them that they may leave behind on your PC.

However, once you take care of, it’s also important to make sure that you do not allow other such apps to reach your system and browser. The best advice we can give you here is to avoid any sort of suspicious content or websites on the Internet and to never download anything that you aren’t sure is safe. Another very important piece of tip that you should adhere to is to always check the settings of software installers for bonus components – oftentimes, hijackers get distributed with the help of other software, so you must never allow anything to get installed on your computer, before first having carefully checked its installation wizard.

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To try and remove 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 extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed 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

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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.

    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.

    If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
    a professional malware removal tool.

    More information on SpyHunter, steps to uninstallEULAThreat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy.

    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:

    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.

      Remove from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click   —–> Manage Add-ons.

    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to  —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

     Remove from Firefox:

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

    Remove from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

    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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