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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Changes default search engine

When your home page and default search engine get changed, it means you have been infected with a browser hijacker. Do not trust and remove this type of malware because it was created by undisclosed developers. The main objective of is to collect as much information about your Internet browsing preferences as possible and to use this data for advertising and marketing purposes. There is no viable reason why you should not delete from your system; it does not have any functions that might enhance your Internet experience and could prove to be a security risk in a long run.

The hijacker is employed by advertisers to channel the relevant advertising material on your browser in order to redirect you to specific sites and increase their web traffic which equals increased revenue for the third-parties. However, not the advertising side of these browser hijackers is the most alarming. The first two reasons why a lot of users choose to remove are: it changes the home page and the default search engine without permission, and engages in the surveillance of non-personally identifiable information. These are the instances when application bypasses the user to establish its presence and you should delete while it has not engaged in other activities that might take advantage of the loopholes in your computer security.

Like,, and, the browser hijacker does not restrict itself to displaying ads on but also employs Google search engine to redirect you to the promoted websites. Clicking on the search results might be even dangerous because does not take responsibility for the content that you might gain access to after you have clicked the promoted links. It is for the best to remove this browser hijacker from your PC because it might redirect you to unsafe websites that contain potentially dangerous material (e.g., Trojans, ransomware, etc.).

If it is not enough to convince you to remove, you should take into account the stealthy methods it employs to gain access to your computer. This browser hijacker might be distributed via the InstallRex installer that might contain other unreliable applications like MultiPlug adware (e.g., UniDeals, YoutubeAdBlocker). Computer users usually download these IntallRex installers from torrent and P2P sites by clicking on various Download buttons.

It is important that you terminate from your machine the moment you see it active on your system. The manual removal instructions we have added to this article will help you complete the removal procedure. However, we strongly encourage you to opt for the automatic removal which would require you to utilize trustworthy antimalware removal tools. This approach is the best if you do not want to lose any sleep over your system security because it will detect and remove all the treats that are present on your computer.

How to remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt to open the toolbar.
  2. Choose Tools.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Click the Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Tick the box next to Delete personal settings.
  7. Click Reset to remove
  8. Restart your Internet browser.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the menu button next to the address box.
  2. Click the help button (‘Open Help Menu’) at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Choose Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. Click Refresh Firefox one more time to delete
  6. Reopen your Internet browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the menu button next to the address box.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and click Show advanced settings.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom again and click Reset settings.
  5. Click Reset to remove
  6. Restart your Internet browser.
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