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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is nothing more than yet another browser hijacker that you should remove immediately if you ever discover it active on your personal computer. It is important to do so because this intrusive application is infamous for its ability to make invasive and undesirable alterations to your web browser's default settings. It goes without saying that such changes have an overall negative effect on your online experience. If that was not enough, you must also know that in some cases this devious program could act in a potentially harmful manner. To understand how it works, make sure to read the rest of our report. Since quite a few users infect their PC with this browser hijacker because they lack knowledge about virtual security, we provide a few tips that will help you maintain a fully secure operating system. Below you will also find a detailed removal guide that you should use to delete in its entirety.

The primary indication that is active on your personal computer is a sudden change of your default homepage. This happens silently and quickly as the hijacker in question modifies files and registry entries of your browser that are linked to the default homepage. It is important to note that this devious application affects popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. Such broad compatibility signifies the fact that nearly every Internet user could be affected by it. On top of forcing you to use a questionable, suspicious third-party site as your homepage, this devious program is also the main reason you will encounter a large number of third-party ads and pop-ups. It goes without saying that such functionality will make surfing the web a much more annoying and frustrating task than you are used to. Unfortunately, this is not the worst thing about it. Upon deeper analysis, our researchers have discovered that some of that undesirable content presented by this hijacker could be embedded with redirect links. By clicking on such an ad or pop-up, you could end up on devious sites designed by cyber crooks. There is a chance that just entering such web pages could be more than enough to get your PC infected with some unknown malware. In other instances using the search box on the newly appointed homepage could be dangerous because it could present results hosting dangerous redirect links as well. It should be self-evident that is a major virtual threat that you should delete as soon as it is found active on your personal computer.

To avoid programs like, you must take precautionary measures. If you do not have a professional antimalware tool active on your PC already, make sure to install one as soon as possible. We urge you to do so because such a tool can detect and warn you beforehand about any suspicious content on your personal computer or online. Alongside such a tool, you should also practice safe browsing habits. It is important to avoid all unauthorized third-party download websites because they are notorious for hosting suspicious bundled installers. Such setup files are often used by malware developers as a means of distribution. By simply acquiring all of your software from its official developers' sites, you will significantly reduce the chances of coming across dubious installers. It is also important to know that in quite a few cases developers of devious software use misleading marketing techniques to lure unsuspecting internet users into downloading their devious programs. Thus, we highly recommend learning as much as possible about the program you want to have active on your PC before even obtaining it. By taking these seemingly simple preventative steps, you will be able to maintain a fully secure operating system at all times.

Do not take any chances with and conduct its complete removal as soon as possible. It is important to delete every single bit of this browser hijacker to regain your browser's default settings. To be sure that this hijacker has been removed successfully we highly advise you to double-check your personal computer for its traces as soon as you are done with the instructions that we provide below. Make sure to check the %APPDATA% folder and your registry system. If you find manual removal and analysis of your personal computer a bit too complicated, we recommend using a reliable antimalware tool to get rid of automatically.

How to remove from your personal computer

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Remove the following files:
    a) Preferences
    b) Secure Preferences.
    c) Web Data.
  4. Navigate to C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\(unique Mozilla profile ID).
  5. Select a file called prefs.js and then delete it.
  6. Type regedit into a search box and then tap the Enter key one your keyboard.
  7. Navigate to to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  8. Right-click a registry value entitled Start Page and select Modify.
  9. Replace the unwanted URL with a new one and then click OK.
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