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Danger level 9
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's is a browser hijacker that comes from the same group as, Qone8 Virus, and similar computer infections. Sometimes it is hard to determine whether this application is a dangerous computer infection or just a potentially unwanted program, because more of than not users install on their computers themselves. It would mean that removing from your system should not be hard, but unfortunately this browser hijacker resists being removed from the infected system, and users often need to turn for help to professional antimalware applications.

One of the main reasons why sometimes it is hard to tell that is a browser hijacker is its appearance. It looks like a genuine search engine which is compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome web browsers. However, if you were to perform a web search via you would see that this website is making use of the custom Yahoo! Search engine. It means that is not what it claims to be, as the website does not generate the search results itself.

Now that you have realized that you probably wonder how this hijacker arrived at your system. As it has been mentioned above, seldom makes use of devious tactics to get in, because users install the application themselves. That happens, because the application travels bundled with freeware. Quite often this hijacker might be hiding in a fake freeware downloader file you encounter online. For example, if you are about to download a legal software application from a third party website, better stop and think again – it is the best to download software applications and updates from the official websites.

Third party websites MAY have the files you need, but they are often bundled with additional software you neither need nor want. Also, if you have initiated the installation process already, be sure to read all the setup steps carefully, as to notice the step which informs you about and browser settings modifications.

Once gets installed, it changes your default home page and search engine, with intention to collect information on your web browsing habits. Then it will display third party commercial advertisements and will keep on redirecting you to affiliated websites. Although such behavior is more annoying than dangerous, in the long run might expose you to malware infections that could seriously jeopardize your system security.

Follow the instructions below to restore your browser settings and then scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner. Even if disappears from your computer you have to keep in mind that some of the malicious files might still be there, so you should seriously consider investing in a reliable antimalware tool.

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 press Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox at the top right of a new tab.
  3. When a pop-up dialog box appears, press Reset Firefox.
  4. Click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Remove, enter a new home page address and click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine; delete and press Done.

In case you run into a problem while removing from your browser, do leave us a comment below and we will find out what is wrong.

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