How to remove (uninstall)

Have you seen aggressive banners on the Internet that come from the search engine? Have you noticed the name somewhere else on your device? If something similar happened in later days – your PC is infected by adware, and this guide was written to help you in deleting it.

What is

Right after the infection, switches the settings of your browsers. It’s everything that it can do, as the main role in this play is passed to the “better search” which takes over your browser when you install So, adware changes the pre-set start page and the pre-set search engine and puts the scammer’s webpage instead of them. After that, instead of using the well-known Google, Yahoo, Bing or another search engine you're used to – you will surf the Web with the help of the wretched fake website, displaying irrelevant websites pop-up windows advertising banners and other suchlike trash. One more's task is to modify the settings of browser icons in a way that in case you return the good settings, you will automatically open the fake search engine as a first tab.

If you have already bothered to get rid of, you could notice that it recovers, regardless of how many times you eliminated it. It happens because of the virus' protective algorithms, and we will explain to you their essence:

  • A scheduled task is the easiest way to initiate the reinstallation of if the user had uninstalled it. Such tasks aren’t often used by usual computer users, so simply creates a task to check if it is working, and if it’s not – to get and set it again. That task is being launched every time you turn on your PC, and that’s why is so hard to reinstall.
  • Another method has the similar aim, but it utilizes the OS's registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. Scammers make a specific string to the registry and you have to find and remove it, which is a bit not easy. The other registry entries are needed for the PC to work, and by clearing one of them, you might bring serious harm to the OS., as you could guess erenow, is adware. It belongs to a special category of programs that cannot do anything useful, as it’s created to achieve only one purpose: to drive you mad. Of course, the mere annoyance isn’t its real task, but you'll be mad in any case when the virus does its job – displays advertising pop-ups. It infests the system, it alters the browser settings and shows you a heap of links, making sure that they've drawn your attention. Scammers earn some tiny amount of money for every click you're making, and now you see why the links appear again and again: it’s a gold mine. In the paragraphs below, we’ll explain in which way adware got onto the machine and how it can be guarded against such threats. In case you are not interested and simply want to remove the virus as soon as possible – skip the coming parts and look at the removal tips.


How got into the system

To make it clear, we will picture the whole process from the start. The vast majority of the advertisement-oriented programs are clones of each other, replicated thousands of times and passed to various scammers after little visual improvements. Some evil lads purchased this particular copy on an underground website, added their logo and published it on file-sharing services around the Net. That’s where you downloaded it from, huh? Wait, you’re sure that you didn’t search for a utility to irritate you? Or, you needed some manner to damage your device, and somebody gave you a link to downloader? Still wrong? Okay, then, it might have been another utility that is actually useful. Some toll-free program from an unknown developer, or a hacked copy of a paid tool you aren't going to pay for.

We know this technique as the “sponsored installation”, and it means that hackers combine the installers of several undesired programs and a sole useful software to create one installer. The primary peculiarity of that package is that its composition detains a user from seeing the tools inside of it. On one of the last steps, they display a proposal to get more tools, with the required fields filled and the mouse cursor already hovers over “proceed”. And you clicked on it. Don't forget about another method, with the “methods of installation”. In most cases, the expert installation method means that you might manually choose a folder for this software to be installed, which additional tools do you need, and which ones are useless. In's case, picking the recommended installation means that you allow all the trash from the package into your machine.

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

At this moment you know how works, and you know in which way it infected the computer. We’ve explained almost everything, besides the very important thing: the ways to remove this virus. Here we go. You can remove with the help of two simple techniques. One of them is what you have already attempted to execute – manual uninstallation. We know how to do it easier, and below this paragraph, you will see the hints on by-hand uninstallation. The main disadvantage is that you cannot remove several viruses with its help because it'll require many hours to do. It's better to try the easier way: you may completely eliminate the virus in 10 minutes with the help of Spyhunter anti-viral program. It has many benefits, and among them are the compatibility with many antiviral tools, increased operation speed, round-the-clock user support and wide signature database. Don’t waste time, trying to clean the device with free programs – switch to the real anti-viral tool. Push the button under this paragraph to download a trial version with limited capabilities. 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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