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Danger level 6
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 is often bundled with random installers and video players. It means that if you download free software from a non-official website there is always a high chance that the application you are downloading will be bundled with the likes of Therefore, to make sure that you install ONLY the software you need or want, you have to be extremely attentive during the installation process; otherwise you will have to remove and other similar potentially unwanted applications from your computer in no time.

Some users may not even consider a potentially dangerous website, because it looks like a genuine search provider. However, when this web page is set as your default search engine, you may experience constant redirections to associated websites, as well as exposure to commercial content that is being displayed in order to generate financial revenue.

What is more, could be responsible for flooding you with pop-up advertisements that display third party content. Consequently, since this browser hijacker is not responsible for whatever third party content is displayed in its pop-up ads, you may even get exposed to corrupted links that lead to dangerous websites. It all may sound a little bit too far-fetched, but the truth is that such scenario is possible and it WILL happen if you do not take your computer security seriously.

So how to know whether you are facing a risk of a malware infection? For one, if your home page is set for that is already a sign that something is definitely out of place. Next, you need to look for potentially unwanted programs that might be installed on your computer. is similar to browser hijacker, so there is a high chance that it is also related to FTdownloader application.

To find out whether there are any potentially unwanted applications installed on your PC, run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner. It will detect all the threats (if any) at once, and you will be able to invest in a reliable computer security application that will help you remove and all the other related intruders. You may also terminate manually by following the instructions below, but you have to keep in mind that manual removal seldom solves all the problems (unless you are a computer security expert), so it is always a good idea to rely on a legitimate computer security application.

Remove potentially unwanted programs

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings and select Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove potentially harmful applications.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove unwanted applications.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall potential unwanted applications.

How to remove from browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Internet options.
  2. Click Use default under General tab and press OK.
  3. Press Alt+X again and click Manage add-ons.
  4. Click Search providers on the left.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the Firefox button and navigate to Help.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information and click the Reset Firefox button at the top right of a new tab.
  3. Click Reset Firefox on a pop-up dialog box and click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages option 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.

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