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This page aims to help you remove Ads. These Ads removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows. is a browser hijacker. No need to panic if you have discovered its presence on your machine. It’s not a virus or any type of malicious program that seeks to harm you or your PC. On this page we will tell you all about the qualities it exhibits (homepage and default search engine changes, page redirects, ads, etc.) and the ways you could have gotten infected. Furthermore, we’ll provide you with a very detailed removal guide that will help you remove the annoying program and clean your Chrome, Firefox or toher favorite browser from all the awful ads and altered settings. Just stick around to read through the article before skipping down to the guide, the information here might really interest you. Why you might want to remove it

Aside from the never ending cascade of popups, box messages, in-text links and banners, there are actually a number of other, less obvious reason why you might want to consider uninstalling the program as quickly as possible. First off, however, let’s explain what browser hijackers are for, so that the rest can make more sense. These are advertising programs, in essence. They serve as vessels that deliver ads directly to the users’ screens and aim to in this way benefit their developers. The developers, in turn, get paid for each of the ads that gets clicked by you. A remuneration scheme known as Pay-Per-Click allows this and is fully legal, so that’s all fine thus far. But as you can imagine in the world of money, everyone strives to make more and more of it. And browser hijacker developers are hardly an exception.

So, websites like could very well be capable of looking into your browsing patterns and establishing the kind of content you showcase interest in. this is done with the intent of sifting through the whole advertising arsenal that the hijacker has and displaying only those that answer to your preferences.  This, in turn, will make sure that more ads are actually capable of attracting your attention and therefore perhaps your clicks. However, many security experts and regular users have a problem with this. For one, it’s a privacy invasion, no matter how you look at it. Secondly, there’s no guarantee that this information won’t later be sold to some third party. And thirdly, even if it isn’t sold, who’s to say that it’s stored safely and/or deleted or not? All of this is what has earned sites like the reputation of potentially unwanted programs or PUP’s.

But there’s more. Have you ever heard of malvertisements? Well, those are ads that cybercriminals infect with malicious scripts of viruses like Trojans and ransomware. If you happen to click on a compromised ad like that you will no doubt land the malware, and chances are there won’t even be any indication of it. This method has experienced an extreme growth in popularity and it’s important that more and more people know about it. Now, whereas is not malicious and won’t have anything to do with malware, there is a risk of landing on a fake ad among the huge numbers of those you see on your screen. For this purpose, it’s vital for your system’s safety that you avoid interacting with any online ads.

Other reasons why you might like to get rid of are that this kind of software will usually take its toll on your PC’s performance. A slowed down machine, browser crashes, overall sluggishness of all programs are typical consequences of hijacker being present on your machine over some time. This will inevitable happen due to the amount of system resources needed for the ad generating process. And while this isn’t a threat, it certainly is an inconvenience. After you’ve removed from your computer, it’s also important that you learn to mind your browsing from now on. You could have caught the hijacker from a spam email. But it’s more likely that you downloaded it alongside some other program. First off, you should always be careful with the download sources you use. Do not download content from websites that look fishy or otherwise untrustworthy. And when installing new programs, always apply the advanced settings, so as to be informed of any added content.


Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Changed browser settings that cannot be reversed so long as the hijacker is present; potential system slowdown.
Distribution Method Can come from spam emails, other hijackers, ads, program bundles. 
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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).


This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove successfully!

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.

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.


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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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

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