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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage is a search engine, which can cause a lot of problems as once it is set as the default search provider, you have no option but use it whenever you want to find something on the Internet. gets onto the browsers through freeware or shareware, which means that it is important to pay attention to the terms of use whenever you launch an installer. If you are one of those who install software without reading the information provided by the installer, it is time to change your habits. The search engine is likely to be presented as an alternative search provider, which you can set as your default search engine and home page. Fortunately, you can remove from the browser, be it Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

The reason why it is advisable to remove from the browsers is that the search engine provides the users with display advertisements and various suspicious links that are presented as relevant to the search queries. As to the display ads, they are present on the startup page. The advertisements are generated through is an advertising network whose aim is to help website owners to increase the amount of traffic and improve the conversion rate. The range of advertisements is very wide; the user may be invited to download an application, scan the PC, read some article, and so on. However attractive those ads may seem to you, do not click on them as some of the websites that are promoted via may be insecure. Do not risk your system and privacy and remove from the browsers.

Some advertisements can also be imbedded into the search results page. You will find them in a separate block above the major search results. In this case, you should also avoid clicking those links as they may take you to insecure websites.

Use a reliable spyware removal tool to remove the unwanted search engine; otherwise, you may experience some difficulties in removing it from the PC. The manual removal is possible, and you can try eliminating from the browsers by yourself, but keep in mind that after you complete the procedure, it is important to scan the machine. Some hidden components may be running in the background of the system and you can find them only with the help of a reliable scanner.

If you do not want to waste your time, implement SpyHunter. You will find how easily it can eliminate from the computer. Most important, you will be able to browse the Internet safely.

How to remove

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and then click Uninstall a program.
  3. Remove the application that is related to

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and then click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Uninstall the unwanted application that is related to the changes of the settings.

Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. In Metro mode, start typing control panel.
  3. Click the Control Panel icon and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted application.

Remove from the browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Tick the box given in the active window and click Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox.
  3. Again click Reset Firefox and click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Point to Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove the unwanted extension, if any is present.
  4. Click Settings on the left.
  5. Under On start-up, select the last option and click Set pages.
  6. Under Search, click Manage search engines and change the search provider.

Once you complete the removal of the browser hijacker, install a reliable scanner to find out what further actions are necessary. If the scanner detects some insecure components, invest in the program to remove them and protect the system from future infections.

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