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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine can appear in your browsers when you install My Classifieds XP application, which is a browser extension; however, this search engine may simply be set as your home page and default search engine without your consent. Therefore, we have labeled it as a browser hijacker. Its presence on your computer is a clear sign of privacy breach unless, of course, you installed it knowingly, which is quite unlikely. This hijacker is quite annoying since it infects all your major browsers, so you cannot escape it. What’s more, it may also expose you to unreliable third-party web content, which can make your computer vulnerable to, for example, attacks by cyber criminals. That is why it is important that you learn about the risks and how you can remove from your PC.

You can install the browser extension from its official web page at However, installing it clearly comes with a price. If you carefully read the pop-up that is displayed when you click on the download button, you can see what kind of permissions you give to this application by clicking on the “Add extension” button. It is always worth reading these messages and the EULA to understand what you are about to install, and what may happen if you have this extension on your computer.

But we do not think that too many computer users would go crazy about this extension to go as far as finding its website to download it. As a matter of fact, most users report that their computers got infected with this hijacker through freeware bundles. And when it comes to bundles, they usually contain a number of malware infections along with legitimate free software. If you let such a package onto your machine, you will have multiple system security risks right away. Therefore, it is essential that you delete and run a system scan. You can use, for example, an online malware scanner to identify the threats on your computer.

This search engine enables you to access third-party websites associated with classifieds, including coupons, local deals, and even local weather. Apart from those links, it also offers you a search tool. However, that uses a simple redirection to a search results page. But do not think for a second that you can trust those results. Unfortunately, this hijacker may alter the results by adding third-party ads and sponsored links. But, as usual, these third parties are not reviewed by the publishers of this extension, so, practically, anyone can pose as a third party – even criminals. Landing on a website that is operated by schemers is not one of those things you want to experience, even if it may only end with more malware threats on your computer. We recommend that you remove from your browsers if you want to avoid the unfortunate consequences of such “encounters.”

If you are ready to restore your machine, we will give you the simplest solution to do so. All you need to do is reset your browsers in order to set everything back to default. If you have never touched the browser settings before and you are unfamiliar with the necessary steps, please use our guide below to help you. Do not forget about the other potential threats on your PC. If you want to feel secure while using your machine and going online, we suggest that you install a reputable antimalware tool that will automatically sort out all your security issues.

How to remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select the Delete personal settings checkbox and click Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+H and choose Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox and press Refresh Firefox again in the pop-up.
  3. Press Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and open Settings.
  2. Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
  3. Click Reset settings at the bottom.
  4. Click Reset in the pop-up.
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