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Danger level 9
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Cant change my homepage

Have you noticed that your search engine and your homepage have been changed? It is very probable that you have browser hijacker on your computer. Do you wonder how it could get there? You should know that it has probably come onto your system together with bundled downloads. As this software is compatible with all the major browsers, you will definitely notice that you have it; however, we do not recommend keeping it on your computer for too long as it might cause harm to the security of your system. You should also avoid other browser hijackers which work in a similar way, for instance, Nation Zoom and Sweet Page.

The situation is not as desperate as it might seem; you can avoid similar unwanted applications by paying more attention to the installation wizard itself. Do you often download freeware and shareware? If it is so, you have to be extremely cautious because additional software might be installed together with those programs which you download from the internet. If you do not want to clutter your computer, you should always select advanced installation in order to be able to uncheck those programs that you do not need. There is no doubt that you will be able to avoid a great deal of serious threats, including and similar, if you follow this advice.

If you have onto your computer, you have probably noticed that it shows you search results together with advertisements. We do not recommend that you click on any of those ads because there might be a possibility that you might be exposed to different threats. Do you wonder how it is even possible? It is actually very simple. Every time you click on the commercial, you are redirected to some unknown websites and the material which they contain might be malicious. It means that you can infect your computer as well. You can reduce the possibility of infecting your computer if you do not click on any of those ads. Do not be too naive, it does not matter that the search engine is powered by Yahoo!, you might still be in danger.

Are you determined to erase from your system and do not want to wait much longer? You can remove from your computer immediately. Just follow the instructions which we have provided for you below and then make sure that you scan your computer with a reliable antimalware tool, for instance, SpyHunter. We recommend it because it is able to keep your computer protected from Trojans, ransomware, and other malicious software on a daily basis as well as it will cope with infections if there are any on your system at present.

How to remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and then press Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and then click Search Providers.
  3. Select a new search provider and click Set as default.
  4. Click on the provider which you want to erase and click the Remove button.
  5. Press Alt+T again and then select Internet Options.
  6. Make sure that you select the General tab and then type in a new homepage URL.
  7. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your browser and then select a new search provider by clicking on the item at the upper-right part of your browser.
  2. Select on the icon again and then click the Manage Search Engines… button.
  3. Select the search provider which you want to remove and click the Remove button.
  4. Press Alt+T and then select Options.
  5. In the box near the Home Page insert the address of your homepage.
  6. Click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch your browser and then tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings from the menu.
  3. Mark the third option Open a specific page or set of pages in On startup.
  4. Select Set pages.
  5. Add/remove a new page and click OK.
  6. In the section Appearance, select Show Home button and then select Change.
  7. Add/Remove a homepage URL and then click OK.
  8. Make sure that you select Manage search engines… in the section Search.
  9. Select a new search engine and click Make default.
  10. Remove the unwanted search provider and click X.
  11. Click Done to close the window.
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  1. gerry Mar 14, 2014

    i have done what you have mention above, to removing awesome.., before i came to this site. it seems better to format my hdd

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