How to remove (uninstall) can't be called malicious. It obviously wasn't made for good purposes, and its creators wanted to earn money for nothing, but isn't a virus in the normal understanding of this word. Viruses are the programs that corrupt, steal or delete your files. Also they might spy on you or try to extort the money for something, or do other illegal things. doesn't perform such malicious doings, so it can be called PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).'s main task is to earn money from advertising, and it can do this pretty well. The source is the system of payment for ads, called pay-per-click. When somebody puts an ad in browser, it will appear when user will search for something, and if user will click on it - the owner will pay for that. displays as much ads as it can in hope that the user will click at least on 2-3 ads, that is equal to few cents directly in the web-scammers pocket. It's not too much, but if you will count the quantity of users that are currently affected by this hijacker - the sum will appear really impressive. Now you see that even if isn't a virus, and does no real harm - it isn't wanted on your PC, and must be deleted.

All hijackers act in the same ways, and isn't an exception. It penetrates your system's defense, installs itself and changes your browser's settings. These settings are: the homepage, the default search engine and the properties of the browser shortcuts on desktop and in "Start" menu. After that, each time when you'll open the browser - you'll see the hijacker's website. It will also appear on each new tab, and there will be no choice except using it. And the use of website instead of the reputable search engine leads us to non-stop spam of ads, banners and pop-ups, often redirections to untrusted websites, etc. This situation isn't really dangerous for your PC, but the longer it continues - the more is the risk to pick up something malicious on one of those suspicious websites that hijacker redirects you to. The only way to stop that mess is to remove from your PC and from all browsers.


Methods to remove

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove manually

Step 1. Uninstall from the operation system

Step 2. Remove from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)


If you examined the "What is" part, the necessity of uninstall is evident to you. Don't proceed to the disposal right now: you should examine all disposal manners until you begin. There are two techniques whereby any malicious software can be uninstalled: manual and automatic way. Any of these manners is worthy and provides full uninstall of Still, there are some distinctions among them. The deletion in manual mode is composed of several doings, and among are the manipulations with significant system files. Don't try to make the deletion in manual manner if you aren't confident about it. Below this paragraph you will find the particular instructions, with video about how to eliminate from a PC. But don't forget that removal program is the best choice for beginners. Deletion through removal tool is really faster than by-hand deletion and there is no risk of fault. By the way, you will not simply clear the system from dangerous software, but also provide the security from such threats in the future. Currently, the most worthy anti-viral program on the user rating is Spyhunter, and we recommend you to buy it. This anti-viral software is respected all over the world, and gives serious defense. Spyhunter uses viral signature database, which is updated daily, it doesn't consume lots of CPU resources and doesn't interfere with other antiviruses.

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Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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


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How to remove from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select and press Uninstall


How to uninstall from 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 from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


Step 2. Remove from the browser

How to remove from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • 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


How to delete from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”


How to uninstall from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).


How to delete from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

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


How to delete from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Video how to remove


Advantages of different removal methods


How to protect the computer?

There is one significant thing that you have to understand about computer virus: how not to let it get into the computer. This happens through three main methods:

  • Download from a dangerous web-site. Some web-sites disseminate the adware and aren't even hiding it. Such programs have the bounded list of features: acting installation of each driver or update for your gear, search for the newest toll-free content such as movies, music and games, search for most profitable offers on the Net, the performance of specific tasks in Facebook, the enhancement of Web browsing. Any such function is already built into the browsers, or present in the Windows tools list, so, it means that these tools are absolutely futile, and the website that disseminates them is, apparently, unsafe.
  • Download in bundles with worthy tools. If you have ever installed the free software, you are familiar with this. You download the tool, and in one of the windows you see the proposal to get the browser, the new add-on for it, removal program, brilliant file manager, and God knows what else. There's no need to make a decision because the all boxes are already checked, and in most cases, it will be very complicated to cancel the unwanted installations.
  • The direct download by user. Smart written description of the program and its useful (and nonexistent) advantages misleads the customer, and he sets up adware.

The infection via e-mail is also highly popular, but this technique is used mostly by ransomware and viruses, and not by adware. We hope that if you're reading these words, will be totally deleted from your system. The known antiviruses understand to detect malware, but if you prefer the deletion in manual mode - you have to know all signs of infection.

  • Slow launch of Operating System. The processes that turn on at startup are, in most cases, the reason of long boot. Look at the taskbar, and delete the useless software from Control Panel.
  • Appearance of advertisement in the browser. If the quantity of advertisement has grown up notably - this is, most likely, adware or hijacker.
  • The dependable programs runs unstable and slow, machine reboots and shuts down by itself.
  • You notice a lot of software which you've never seen before. If the software emerges in your system without your resolution - it's, most likely, undesired.

Any of these symptoms shows the virus threat, and the early reaction is a chance to prevent the damage. Be cautious on the Internet, watch for the symptoms of infection on the PC, and it will anytime be fast and effective.



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