How to remove (uninstall)

Do you notice irritating pop-ups in the browser, labeled as “advertising by”? Do you see the presence of anywhere else on your workstation? If any of these is true – the machine is infested by an advertising program, and this entry can assist you to uninstall it.

What is

As soon as the penetration takes place, switches the settings of your browsers. It’s all that it can do, as the essential part of this illegal system is the “super search” which emerges in your browser as soon as you install So, the virus removes the pre-set start page and the default search engine and puts the unreliable website in their place. Now, instead of using the well-known Yahoo, Bing, Google or whatever search you're used to – you will surf the Internet with the help of the poor search, displaying pop-up windows wrong results advertising banners of all types and colors. The virus also alters the settings of the shortcuts of infected browsers in a way that in case you restore the regular controls, you'll see the untrusted search system in the starting tab.

If you've already bothered to uninstall, you could realize that it reinstalls, regardless of the number of times you erased it. It occurs thanks to the's defensive algorithms, and we'll explain to you how they function:

  • A system task is the simplest technique to initiate the restoration of the adware if the user had removed it. These tasks are not often utilized by usual PC users, so just creates a task to check if it’s installed, and if it isn't – to download and install it again. The task is being run every time you reboot your device, and that’s why keeps reinstalling.
  • The second manner has the similar goal, but it uses the OS's registry instead of the system tasks. Scammers create a new value to the registry and you have to detect and erase it, which is a bit not easy. All other registry entries are crucially important, and by erasing any of them, you can bring serious injury to the system.

The utility that shows ads is called, and it is adware. It belongs to a specific category of tools that can do nothing helpful, as it was developed to do one thing: to annoy you. We're joking, the driving-crazy stuff is not its final purpose, but you'll be irritated anyway while does what it does – distributes the advertising content. It infests the laptop, it modifies the browser controls and shows you a heap of banners, making sure that they have your attention. Scammers receive a little money for every click you're making, and now you realize why the links appear again and again: it’s pure money. In the coming parts of our entry, we will explain how the virus infected the laptop and how you can defend it against similar viruses. If you already know that and just want to uninstall one way or another – don't mind the coming sections and proceed to the deletion advice.


How was installed in the system

To make it simple, we’ll depict the entire process from the start. The vast majority of the advertisement-oriented utilities are copies of each other, duplicated countless times and transferred to different hackers after few visual changes. Some evil dudes bought on an illegal auction, set it up and uploaded it to file-sharing services all over the Web. And then, you visited the website and downloaded it. Wait, are you sure that you didn’t search for a virus to drive you mad? Maybe, you looked for the best messing-it-all-up program for your workstation, and received a direct link to installation file? Did we get it wrong again? OK, in that case, it might have been another program that's actually useful. Kind of a toll-free software from an unknown company, or a hacked replica of a well-known software you're not going to buy.

We know this way as the “sponsored installation”, and it means that hackers unite the installers of 2-3 viruses and a single helpful tool into one installer. The essential point of this bundle is that it’s called by the name of a helpful tool, and a victim cannot see which programs are there before it's too late. On some of the stages, you're allowed to see an offer to install other viruses, with the required checkmarks placed and the natural decision is to download them and move on. And you pressed that button. There's also a manner, with the “installation manners”. Usually, the veteran installation technique is just a manual pick of where you wish this software to be established, and how exactly you want it to be done. In case of, if you clicked the recommended installation, you let all the viruses from the bundle into the 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

Now you realize how works, and you’re aware of its basic methods of infection. We’ve defined almost everything, except the very significant thing: the ways to delete Let’s fix that. can be uninstalled with the help of these simple techniques. The first one is what you’ve already attempted to execute – deletion in manual mode. There's the best technique to do that, and below this paragraph, you’ll find the guide on by-hand uninstallation. Its crucial problem is that you cannot remove many advertising programs with its help as it'll take lots of time. We suggest to you another technique: you might completely erase the virus within several minutes via Spyhunter anti-viral software. It has multiple benefits, and among them are round-the-clock customer support, rapid operation, the compatibility with other antiviral tools and extended signature database. It's time to stop trying to guard the device through free tools – try the proper anti-viral tool. Click the button under this paragraph to download an unpaid scanner. 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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