How to remove (uninstall)

Have you seen aggressive banners in your browser, labeled as “ads by”? Have you seen the name somewhere else in the system? If any of these is true – the PC is infested by an advertising program, and our item was created to help you to remove it.

What is, as you might have guessed so far, is adware. It’s a kind of tool that cannot do anything useful, as it’s made to achieve a sole goal: to drive you mad. Surely, your annoyance isn’t its direct purpose, but it’s easily delivered while the virus does what it does – shows the advertising content. When the virus gets inside, it changes the controls of your browser and displays you as much spam as it can and sometimes more, ensuring that you will see a few of them. Swindlers get a couple of cents for each click you're making, so you can realize why the ads are being displayed again and again: it’s a real bonanza. In the coming paragraphs, we’ll tell you how adware got onto the PC and how it might be guarded against suchlike viruses. If you are not interested and simply want to delete ASAP – ignore the following parts and look at the removal guide.

As soon as the infection is finished, switches the controls of the browser. It’s only thing that it's capable of doing, as the head function in this scheme is passed to the “innovative search” which appears in your browser when you download So, removes the pre-set homepage and your favorite search engine and puts the fake search in their place. After that, instead of using the reliable Yahoo, Google, Bing or whatever search engine you're used to – you’ll browse the Web via the crude scammers' tool, displaying suspicious links pop-ups ads and other suchlike trash. Adware also changes the settings of the icons of infected browsers in a way that even if you restore the good settings, you'll automatically open the untrusted search engine as the starting tab.

If you have already tried to remove this adware, you might have noticed that it restores, no matter how many times you erased it. It occurs thanks to the's protective algorithms, and we will explain to you how they function:

  • The first technique of defense is to make a scheduled task on the restoration of the adware after its removal. Scheduled tasks are not typically utilized by usual computer users, so just develops a task to see if it is installed, and if it isn't – to download and set it one more time. That task verifies the's status each time you turn on the workstation, and thanks to it keeps coming back.
  • Another technique is very much like the first one, but it utilizes the system registry and not the system tasks. Hackers create a new entry to the registry and you have to find and delete it, which is a bit difficult. The other registry values are very important, and by clearing one of them, you can cause significant injury to the OS.


How got into the system

To simplify the things a bit, we’ll picture the process in total. The vast majority of the advertising viruses are each other's copies, duplicated thousands of times and sold to various hackers with lesser changes made. Some bad dudes purchased this one on an underground auction, set it up and put it on file-exchanging services all over the Net. That’s where you picked it up, huh? Wait, you're saying that you didn’t search for adware to drive you crazy? Or, you needed some manner to endanger your computer, and received a useful link to download? Did we get it wrong again? Well, then, it might have been some program that is really helpful. Sort of a free software from a not-so-famous company, or a cracked copy of some paid tool you aren't going to buy.

We know this method as the “affiliate installation”, and its essence is that evil guys unite the installers of 3-4 unwanted programs and one useful software into one package. The main peculiarity of that installer is that they call it by the name of a good program, and you cannot know what’s in there until it's too late. On some of the stages, they display an offer to download other utilities, with the required fields checked and the natural desire is to download them and proceed. We assume that you did so, as you're on this page today. There's also a technique, with the “methods of installation”. It's pretty simple: the sophisticated installation method is literally a pick of a directory for a program to be established, and how exactly you need it to be done. In case of, if you clicked the suggested method of installation, you allow all the garbage from the viral installer into your computer.

Methods to remove

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Now you realize how works, and you’re aware of its sneaky ways of penetration. We’ve explained nearly everything, apart from the very important thing: the methods to remove this virus. Let’s fix that. You can remove by following these plain methods. One of them is what you’ve already attempted to execute – by-hand elimination. We know a proper way to perform it, and below this part, you will find the instructions on manual deletion. Its worst disadvantage is the impossibility to eliminate several viruses with its help because it will require too much time. We offer you the faster manner: you can fully delete the virus in ten minutes through Spyhunter AntiMalware. It has multiple advantages, and among them are low price, the ability to operate along with many antiviral tools, fast scanning and 24/7 support service. Don’t waste your time, trying to clean the PC with unpaid programs – try the proper antivirus. Click the link under this paragraph to download an unpaid version with limited possibilities. removal tool

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "" and delete these elements


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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall


Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows


Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.



Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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