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

Computer security experts say that is a browser hijacker. Browser hijackers are potential computer security threats that barge into your system uninvited and then expose you to corrupted content that can eventually lead you to a malware infection. It goes without saying that you need to change your browser settings again and remove from your system immediately. For the manual hijacker removal, please scroll to the bottom of this description. Yet you should remember that manual removal may not be enough to terminate everything associated with this intruder, so you should consider acquiring a powerful security program to protect your system from harm. is a rather generic browser hijacker, and it means that almost every single thing that can be applied to the previously released intruders in this category can be applied to as well. It also means that this program does not have a direct distribution source, but that is not surprising. Browser hijackers tend to come bundled with freeware, and we think that this is also how reached your computer, too. So it means that your web browsing habits are also important if you want to avoid such intruders in the future.

Now, what do we mean by “bundled with freeware?” It means that browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs often get distributed in software packages. When you download such a package, you are probably focused just on one program that you wanted to download, and you do not even realize that there might be more unwanted applications coming. It should be possible to deselect during the installation process, but the tendency is that users breeze through the setup without even checking what is written there. Hence, and other unwanted programs end up being installed on your system. We cannot even call this an infection because you actually give your permission for these programs to enter your system.

Hence, you might think that the application entered your system behind your back, but you were the one who allowed it to settle down, and now you need to remove without any hesitation, too. Please do not forget that since this browser hijacker travels bundled with freeware, you may have many other unwanted programs installed on your computer, so you should prepare yourself for a long battle with potentially harmful applications. Luckily, it is quite easy to remove, so at least that problem can be easily settled.

Also, the browser hijacker is not that dangerous as usually, some security-related websites try to convince you. So there is no need to panic, but at the same time, you should not ignore this issue. If the browser hijacker is exploited by malevolent third party, you might find yourself being redirected to dangerous websites that could be associated with malware distribution. It does not mean that is there to infect you with malware. This program has been created to help its developers make money through third-party advertising.

Third-party advertising is far from being a malicious practice. The only problem is that neither nor the adware servers it employs actually check whether the content they promote is reliable and safe. Some of the links they promote might be embedded there by malevolent third parties, and by clicking them, you could inadvertently get infected with malware. There is also a possibility of getting redirected to some website that is part of an online marketing scheme. And if you get sucked into it, you might end up spending your money for a product that does not deliver. Eventually, you would be the only one who gets the short end of the stick.

To remove, simply follow the removal instructions you will find below this description. Please note that each browser requires a different set of actions to delete this hijacker. As mentioned, once the manual removal is complete, you should look for other unwanted applications. If you do not want to go through the list of installed programs, you can always scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. Automatic software removal is the fastest way to get rid of potentially harmful programs that might cause a lot of trouble in the future. Hence, do what is necessary to protect your computer and your personal information from such threats.

How to Remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  3. On the right side, right-click the Start Page value.
  4. Select Modify and change your homepage address. Click OK.


  1. Press Win+R and type %AppData%. Click OK.
  2. Go to Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[User ID].
  3. Use Notepad to open the prefs.js file.
  4. Delete the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", ""); string.
  5. Save changes and close the file.


  1. Press Win+R and type %LocalAppData%. Press OK.
  2. Go to Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Delete the Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.
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