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

Having a program called active on your PC could be an extremely annoying and frustrating experience, to put it mildly. This is so because it is a browser hijacker, which can alter your web browser's default settings without requiring any consent from a user. As you can guess the changes induced by this hijacker will not be positive ones; usually, having this suspicious program will ruin your daily online activities in various ways. Even though alterations triggered by the hijacker in question are mostly invasive, in some instances they could be the main reason other suspicious and malicious programs could enter your personal computer without encountering a lot of problems. In our article, we provide our further findings regarding the questionable and potentially dangerous functionality of as well as its detailed removal guide that you should use immediately if this hijacker is already fully active on your computer.

During the research procedure our malware experts have discovered that is closely related to other hijackers such as,, and quite a few others. It is likely that all of them were created by the same developer as their functionality is very similar. Once the hijacker in question enters your operating system, it will alter your default homepage and new tab page. Along with these modifications, it will also install a suspicious third-party extension. All of this will have quite a negative effect on your overall online experience. This happens because you are forced into using the newly appointed homepage at all times; the same thing happens in regards to your new tab page as instead of a blank page you will be presented with a suspicious third-party website whether you like it or not. Additionally, the suspicious third-party extension is known to establish connections to adware servers. This means that the hijacker at times could also exhibit features of an ad-supported application; it might provide you with large quantities of unwanted third-party web content while you are surfing the web. In the majority of cases, such content presents itself as various worthless ads, pop-ups, and coupons. It should be quite obvious that such functionality will cause major disruptions every single to you decide to surf the web. To avoid all of this and to regain your web browser's default settings, make sure to delete every single bit of as soon as it discovered running on your operating system.

As mentioned earlier, in addition to its intrusive features could also prove to be quite dangerous. As it turns out due to the changes induced by this hijacker your operating system could be subjected to potentially harmful web content. This could happen if you choose to use a search field presented within the newly appointed homepage since it could provide results embedded with redirect links, which could lead you to sites created by cyber crooks. The same thing could happen by clicking on a seemingly harmless ad or a pop-up as it also might host a redirect link. Even though such results and ads are not an often occurrence, coming across one remains a possibility that could have unwanted outcomes. For example, you could end up on sites hosting malicious programs, and in some instances just entering them could be enough to get your computer infected. In other situations, you could land on fake online shops, which are developed by cyber crooks in order to get a hold of your credit card data. Entering any of these websites is a risk that no Internet user should have to face as it could have devastating outcomes, to put it mildly. To browse the web safely and to maintain a fully secure operating system, you must remove without any hesitation.

The removal of consists of multiple steps. Firstly, you will need to delete a suspicious extension. After that, you will need to reset your browser settings. Once these steps are executed, you should be able to surf the web the way you want to once again. If you still see suspicious third-party ads and pop-ups and the changes induced by the hijacker were not reverted, we recommend double-checking your PC. This means that you will need to conduct an analysis for potential leftovers that might be linked to as they could be the cause of this. If you are not comfortable performing such a task on your own, we highly advise you to scan your entire system with a professional antimalware tool once you are done with the manual removal. This way you will be sure that every single bit of this hijacker has been removed from your PC.

How to remove the extension

Google Chrome

  1. Start your web browser.
  2. Click the Chrome Menu button select Settings.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Click the Trash can icon next to the unwanted extension.
  5. Select Remove to confirm your choice.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Click the Menu button and select Add-ons.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Click the Remove button next to the suspicious extension to remove it.

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch your web browser.
  2. Click the Menu button and select Manage add-ons.
  3. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Locate the unwanted extension and click Remove.

How to reset your web browser

Google Chrome

  1. Start your web browser.
  2. Click the Chrome Menu button and select Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  4. Scroll down and select Reset settings.
  5. Click the Reset option to confirm your choice.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your web browser.
  2. Select the Menu button and click the question mark icon at the bottom.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. Click Refresh Firefox to confirm your choice.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Click the Menu button and select Internet Options.
  3. Select the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  4. Check Delete personal settings and then click the Reset button.
  5. Click Close.
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