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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

You might have found yourself wondering why there is set as your default homepage. The thing is that you must have been infected by a browser hijacker that modified your default browser settings without your permission. Although the infection usually does not ask your permission about getting installed on your system, the fact remains that you installed this program yourself. At the same time, it also means that you can remove from your computer without much difficulty. All you have to do is restore your browser settings and delete all the potential threats from your PC. If you need any further assistance with malware removal, do not hesitate to leave us a comment.

Any security-minded user would know that downloading programs from unfamiliar sites may lead to specific security issues. This is probably how you got in the first place. You must have been looking for a particular application that is usually available for download at file-sharing websites. Although most of the programs that are distributed via third-party networks are far from malicious, the third-party installers that set up the applications on your system often contain additional programs users do not (or cannot) notice. Thus, installing a program from unfamiliar website is always risky because the likes of may enter your system.

To avoid such browser hijacker infections and other unwanted applications, please download and install programs ONLY from their official websites. Also, please be very attentive during the installation process and read every single installation step. If possible, opt for the custom installation when you can choose which programs or which features you want to set up. Your computer’s security in large part is your own responsibility, so by employing safe web browsing habits, you will avoid potential system threats that would destroy your computer or steal your money.

Now, as far as the hijacker itself is concerned, at first you may think that there is nothing dangerous about it. Truth be told, the website does not try to INFECT you with malware. However, the application has been created to generate financial profit, and it will stop at nothing to achieve its goals. To put it simply, does not care what kind of content it promotes as long as it helps its developers make money. Thus, almost anyone could make use of this domain to distribute their content via rigged search results, and if the domain is used by cyber criminals, then it is only a matter of time until an extremely dangerous malicious infection enters your PC.

You must remove immediately because the longer this browser hijacker remains on your PC, the more information about you it will collect via tracking cookies. Protect your privacy and your money by investing in a licensed antispyware tool and terminating this program automatically. Sure enough, you can also follow the guidelines below to delete manually, but do not forget that there might be more unwanted applications on-board, that could download and install more browser hijackers, adware or malware applications.

To protect your system from similar threats, keep your antispyware tool updated and stay away from unfamiliar websites that are full of annoying pop-ups. Also, seeking professional assistance from time to time may also be helpful.

How to Remove Unwanted Programs

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 & Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows key + R and the Run command box will open.
  2. Type “control” and click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program under Programs.
  4. Highlight all the unwanted programs and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

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

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or remove programs and uninstall unwanted applications.

Delete From Your Browser

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down again and press the Reset Settings button.
  4. Press Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox at the top right of the new tab.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.
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