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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel is one more browser hijacker, which belongs to the Websearch hijacker family. If your default home page has been changed without any authorization it is a very strong indication that is active on your operating system. To any virtual security conscious user it should be obvious that removal of is a must. This hijacker will not only annoy you to no end, but could even be the reason your operating system could be implemented with other Internet-based infections. This article will, in detail, present you with the main features that exhibits and will highlight the reasons why it must be removed without any hesitation.

The major indication that is active on your operating system is a sudden change of your default home page and search engine. Usually the hijackers of this family will change all of this without notifying the user. It has to be noted that this is not only annoying and frustrating, but it could turn out to be quite malicious as well. This is due to the fact, that will provide a questionable search engine, to say the least. In most cases, results on such search providers are suspicious, knowing that virtually anyone could buy a top spot on the search results page. Therefore, you might be provided with numerous useless and even potentially malicious search results. Even though this might not be happen all that often it still remains a possibility. That is precisely the reason why must be removed ASAP from your operating system.

Usually browser hijackers are distributed on suspicious third-party download websites as a part of the software bundles. During the research we have noticed that in most cases and other hijackers of its kind are a part of installers known as IntallRex. The only way to gradually reduce the risk of getting your PC infected in this manner is to refrain yourself from suspicious hosting websites. Make sure to get your software of an official vendor’s website only. We also strongly recommend investing in a professional malware detection and removal tool, which would provide overall protection of your PC.

It is very important to remove every bit of as just a few leftovers could be used to restore this malicious application. In addition to that leftovers of this hijacker could be used by other Internet-based infection as a backdoor into your operating system. That is why it is strongly advised to run a system scan with a reliable antimalware tool once manual removal is completed.

How to remove

Remove from Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings from the menu on the left and then locate the On Startup section.
  3. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  4. Change/remove the URL representing the undesirable search tool and click OK.
  5. Now move to Appearance and mark Show Home button.
  6. Click Change and immediately repeat step 4 to eliminate the undesirable options.
  7. Go to Search and click Manage search engines. Choose a new default search provider.
  8. Click X on the URL you wish to remove and select Done.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and click the search provider icon on the search box.
  2. Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable search provider. Click OK.
  3. Simultaneously tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu and select Options.
  4. Click the General tab and find the When Firefox starts menu.
  5. Select Show my home page.
  6. Now change the undesirable Home Page URL and select OK.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Go to Search Providers and choose a new default search provider.
  3. Remove the undesirable search provider.
  4. Simultaneously tap Alt+T (Tools menu) and select Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab, change/remove the Home Page URL and click OK.
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