How to remove (uninstall)

Have you seen annoying pop-ups in the browser that are shown by the search? Have you noticed the occurrence of somewhere else in the system? If something like that occurred lately – the machine is infested with adware, and this guide can help you to uninstall it.

What is

Immediately after the penetration, changes the settings of the browsers. It’s only thing that it's capable of doing, as the head function in this play is left for the “search engine” to which you're being redirected. So, the virus removes your default start page and your favorite search engine and puts the scammer’s search instead of them. After that you cannot use the reputable Yahoo, Google, Bing or another search provider you like – you will surf the Web through the miserable scammers' tool that shows pop-up windows advertising banners untrusted results and other stuff like that. One more adware's task is to spoil the controls of the shortcuts of infected browsers in a way that in case you recover the regular settings, you will see the fraud search as a first tab.

If you've already struggled to remove this adware, you might have mentioned that it returns, regardless of how many times you removed it. It occurs because of the adware’s defensive algorithms, and we will unriddle to you their essence:

  • A system task is the simplest method to initiate the recovery of the virus if the user had uninstalled it. System tasks are not typically utilized by usual PC operators, so the virus just develops a task to inspect if it is installed, and if it isn't – to download and set it one more time. That task checks the virus' status each time you reboot the device, and that’s why keeps returning.
  • Another technique has the similar goal, but it uses the OS's registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. Hackers make a specific string to your registry and you have to detect and erase it, which might be not easy. The regular registry entries are highly important, and by erasing one of them, you may cause serious harm to the system.

The program that distributes pop-ups is called, and it is an advertising program. It’s a kind of tool that can do nothing helpful, as it was created to achieve only one goal: to drive you crazy. Surely, the mad-driving stuff isn’t its real task, but it’s easily achieved until the virus does what it does – shows ads. When the virus gets into the system, it modifies the browser controls and delivers you a heap of links, to make sure that you will see some of them. Swindlers earn a couple of cents for each click you're making, and now you understand why the links keep popping up: it’s pure money. In the next sections, we will tell you how infected the laptop and how you might protect it against such threats. If you’re not interested and simply want to delete the virus one way or another – skip the following parts and look at the deletion guide.


How was installed in the system

To make it clear, we’ll picture the entire story from the start. Most of the advertisement-oriented utilities are each other's replicas, duplicated countless times and transferred to third-grade scammers with lesser changes made. Some evil dudes got from an underground website, set it up and uploaded it to file-sharing portals all over the Web. And after that, there was you, searching for it. Wait, you’re sure that you haven't searched for a tool to irritate you? Maybe, you wanted a perfect manner to spoil your device, and someone gave you a link to installer? Still no? Well, then, it was another program that is really helpful. Some gratis program from an unknown developer, or a hacked copy of a paid program you're not going to buy.

We know this way as the “bundled installation”, and it means that scammers merge the installation files of several viruses and a single helpful tool into one file. The main feature of this installer is that its structure prevents a victim from inspecting its content inside of it. On one of the middle stages, you see a suggestion to get more utilities, with all checkmarks placed and the mouse cursor already hovers over “OK”. And you pressed that button. There's also a method, with the “installation ways”. It's pretty simple: the sophisticated installation method means that user can pick a directory for a utility to be installed, which additional modules do you want, and which you don’t. In's case, choosing the recommended installation means that you admit all the garbage from the package into your device.

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/Edge)


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

At this moment you know what is, and you see how it infected the computer. You know all you have to, except the very significant thing: how to uninstall Let’s get to it. might be eliminated by following two plain manners. The first one is what you’ve already attempted to execute – removal in manual mode. We can make it right, and below this part, you’ll see the hints on by-hand elimination. The crucial shortage is the incapability to uninstall lots of viruses with its help because it will take many hours to do. It's better to try another technique: you might fully uninstall the adware within ten minutes through Spyhunter anti-viral software. It has many pluses, and among them are decent signature database, the compatibility with other antiviral tools, round-the-clock support service and rapid operation. It's time to stop attempting to guard the device with free utilities – switch to the true antivirus. Push the button under this paragraph to check the hard drive with the toll-free 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 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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Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select 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 from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Remove from the browser

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


Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

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

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 add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field


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.



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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