How to remove (uninstall)

Do you see aggressive banners on the Internet that are generated by the search engine? Do you see the occurrence of somewhere else on your device? If those things are true – your system is infected by adware, and this item can help you in uninstalling it.

What is, as you could guess by now, is an advertising tool. It belongs to a special category of programs that cannot do anything well, as it was created to achieve only one purpose: to drive you mad. Of course, the mad-driving activity is not its final purpose, but you'll be mad anyway while does its job – displays ads. It infects the system, it modifies the controls of the browser and shows you as much spam as it can and even more, to make sure that you click at least on some of them. Swindlers get a few cents for each click you're making, and now you see why the banners appear again and again: it’s a real bonanza. In the next paragraphs, we’ll explain how the virus got onto the computer and how it might be defended against such threats. In case you know all you need on that topic and just want to delete ASAP – skip the following sections and look at the deletion instructions.

Immediately after the infection, begins to switch the controls of your browsers. That's its single goal, because the core function in this scheme is given to the “better search” to which you're being redirected. So, adware changes your pre-set homepage, as well as your favorite search and places the fake website instead of them. Now, instead of using the well-known Google, Yahoo, Bing or whatever search engine you prefer – you’ll browse the Net through the miserable fake website, displaying advertising banners pop-up windows fake results of all forms and colors. The virus also substitutes the controls of the icons of infected browsers so that in case you recover the normal settings, you'll see the fake search engine in the starting tab.

If you've already tried to delete the virus, you could notice that it recovers, regardless of how many times you deleted it. It happens thanks to the's defensive mechanisms, and we'll unriddle to you their essence:

  • A scheduled task is the simplest technique to launch the restoration of the virus if the operator had removed it. Such tasks aren’t typically used by common computer operators, so the virus just sets a task to see if it is working, and if it’s not – to download and set it again. This task is being launched every time you turn on your computer, and that’s why is so difficult to remove.
  • The second way is similar to the first one, but it uses the system registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. You have to clear the registry to beat this manner, but it is a pretty difficult thing for a novice operator. All other registry entries are very important, and by erasing any of them, you can bring significant harm to the system.


How got on your computer

To simplify the things a bit, we will describe the whole story from the start. The vast majority of the advertising viruses are clones of each other, repeated millions of times and transferred to various scammers with minor alterations made. One of those lads purchased from the Dark Web, added their logo and uploaded it to file-sharing services around the Internet. That’s where you downloaded it from, right? Wait, you're saying that you didn’t search for a program to drive you crazy? Possibly, you wanted some spoiling-it-all-up utility for your workstation, and somebody sent you a link to download? Still wrong? Well, then, it was another program that's actually good. Kind of a gratis software created by a not-so-famous developer, or a pirated copy of a well-known utility you just don't want to purchase.

This way is called “affiliate installation”, and its essence is that fraudsters unite the installers of several perilous programs and one helpful utility into one installer. The bottom feature of that installer is that it’s called by the name of a useful program, and you cannot know what’s in there before it's too late. On one of the middle stages, you're allowed to see an offer to get extra tools, with the required checkmarks filled and the mouse cursor already hovers over “OK”. We suppose that you proceeded, if you're on this page today. It could be a bit different: there could be the “manners of installation”. It's pretty simple: the expert installation way provides you with the ability to pick where you need a utility to be established, which additional modules do you need, and which ones are useless. In's case, if you pick the recommended installation, you let all the garbage from the bundle into the workstation laptop.

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 realize how works, and you know how it penetrated your system. We’ve told you nearly everything, besides the highly important thing: the methods to eliminate this virus. Let’s get to it. You can delete by following two plain manners. The first one is what you have just tried to execute – DIY uninstallation. We know how to do it easier, and below this paragraph, you will find the hints on manual removal. Its main drawback is the incapability to delete several viruses with its help since it'll require many hours to do. We present you another technique: you may fully eliminate within 10 minutes via Reimage antivirus. It has lots of pros, and among them are rapid operation, round-the-clock support service, the compatibility with other antiviral tools and low price. Don’t waste time, attempting to guard the computer with free programs – switch to the genuine antivirus. Push 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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