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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection


If your browser’s home page is changed to and your default search engine is now, then you have been infected by a browser hijacker. The website at is not a malicious infection, but it can be used by cyber criminals to redirect you to associated websites to increase the web page traffic and what not. It is important that you remove Netmahal from your computer, because allowing this infection to stay could result in even more serious threats enter your system.

At first glance it may seem that there is nothing wrong with Netmahal, because this Turkish website provide shortcut links to popular pages and its search engine seems to be legitimate. Nevertheless, when a malicious browser hijacker makes use of this page, you get redirected to a number of corrupted websites, where you get exposed to malware infections. What is more, Netmahal constantly displays commercial pop-up ads that it does not review. It means that the ads may contain outgoing links to dangerous websites as well. One click on them could result in you getting infected with a Trojan or any other dangerous threat.

Probably the most annoying thing about Netmahal is the fact that users often download the hijacker installer file themselves. It happens, because the installer file for Netmahal is usually bundled with freeware application freely available on the web. Therefore, when you download and install software applications, be sure that you download them from official websites and not from third party pages; otherwise the chance of getting infected with Netmahal and similar application is rather high.

What is more, even if you figure out which application Netmahal came with, removing the application will not delete the browser hijacker. You need to take care of it separately and make sure that no other dangerous application enters your system again.

How to restore browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Internet options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. When the reset is complete, press Close and OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firebox button and go to Help.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information.
  3. Press Reset Firefox on another tab.
  4. Click Reset Firefox again and when the reset is complete press Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Settings.
  2. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Change your home page and press OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine, delete Netmahal and click Done.

It is important that you scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner in order to be sure that there is no other dangerous infection on your PC. In case a malware application is detected, invest in a powerful computer security tool to remove malware and safeguard your system from other intruders.

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  1. netmahal lan dim Sep 7, 2014

    I downloaded spywarehunter to remove netmahal but it DID NOT WORK!
    I have been trying for over two days and trying everything everyone has been saying in forums but thy don't work. My version has my settings blocked so I can not even go in and change the search engine.
    So I will be asking for my money back.

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