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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission

If the home page of your Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox is replaced with, it means that you have recently installed some free programs. The search engine you are forced to use is powered by Google, and you can use Google without any dramatic changes within the system; hence, we recommend that you remove from the computer immediately. This search engine is promoted by a browser extension called i-beta, which you should remove from the computer if you want to browse the Internet as usual.

The browser extension is known to be bundled with various programs, including Conduit and Sweetpacks toolbars. Moreover, the program may be bundled with fake updates for Internet browsers and other programs, and such deceptive installers are usually promoted by pop-up advertisements.

The i-beta extension is installed silently, which means that you are not informed about the installation of the program. In this case, your computer should have some reputable security program that can identify the extension and inform you about it. In general, you should always be careful when installing a free program because you may be provided with a chance to install some additional program.

The search engine sends some browser cookies to your browsers, and it is important to mention that some third parties associated with send their cookies to your browsers, too. The developers of the browser extension want to know your preferences, including clicks and advertisements, your browsing settings, browsing history, and some other personal details. There might be some cases when will request you to provide some personally identifiable information, which may include your name, mailing address, email address, telephone numbers, and some other personally identifiable information. If you do not the developers of or third parties to possess information about you, disregard their requests to take part in surveys or questionnaires and take action to remove from the computer.

As regards the removal of, it is important to note that manual removal is not sufficient because after uninstalling the program, you will find some leftovers in the Program Files(x86) folder and the AppData directory. Moreover, due to the fact that the i-beta program enters the computer alongside a free program, you should not hesitate to scan the computer to make sure that the computer is malware-free. We recommend that you implement SpyHunter because this real-time security program fully removes from the computer and, needless to say, it safeguards the system against multiple computer threats.

How to remove

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted program.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall the unwanted browser extension.

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse to the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click.
  3. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the extension.

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