How to remove (uninstall)

Do you notice aggressive pop-ups on your favorite websites that come from the search? Have you seen the name anywhere else in the system? If those things are true – the system is infected with an advertising program, and this article can help you to eliminate it.

The utility that generates pop-ups is called, and it is adware. can do nothing good, as it was created to do one thing: to drive you crazy. Of course, the mere irritation is not its real task, but you'll be mad in any case until does its job – shows the advertising content. Immediately after the infection, it modifies the settings of the browser and shows you as many links as you can bear and even more, making sure that they have your attention. Hackers earn a little money for each click you're making, and now you realize why the ads keep coming: it’s a honeypot. In the further paragraphs, we’ll explain how infected the PC and how you might protect it against suchlike viruses. If you already know that and just want to remove as soon as possible – don't mind the other sections and look at the removal tips.

When the infection takes place, changes the properties of your browsers. That's its most important aim, because the substantial part of this adware is the fake search engine which takes over the browser as soon as you install So, the virus clears the pre-set start page, as well as your favorite search and places the fake search instead of them. Now, instead of searching via the reputable Bing, Yahoo, Google or any other search you like – you will browse the Internet with the help of the poor scammers' tool, showing pop-up windows untrusted websites advertising banners and other stuff like that. Another's feature is to spoil the properties of browser icons so that even if you restore the normal controls, you'll automatically open the fake search system as a first tab.

If you've already struggled to delete, you could notice that it reinstalls, regardless of the number of times you deleted it. It occurs thanks to the adware’s defensive systems, and we'll define how they work:

  • The easiest way of protection is to create a system task for the restoration of after its removal. These tasks are not typically used by usual computer owners, so the virus just sets a task to inspect if it’s running, and if it isn't – to download and set it one more time. This task checks the virus' presence every time you reboot your PC, and that’s why keeps recovering.
  • Another manner is similar to the previous one, but it uses the OS's registry instead of the system tasks. Hackers add a specific string to system's registry and you should detect and delete it, which might be not easy. All other registry values are required for the computer to function, and by erasing one of them, you can cause significant harm to the system.


How got into the system

To make it simple, we will depict the process in total. Most of the advertisement-oriented tools are each other's copies, repeated many times and transferred to various hackers with minor changes made. Some evil guys got this one in the Dark Web, tuned it and put it on file-sharing portals around the Net. That’s where you got it from, huh? Wait, you're saying that you didn’t look for a program to drive you mad? Maybe, you wanted some method to spoil your PC, and someone gave you a link to installer? Still no? OK, then, it could be some tool that is actually good. Sort of a toll-free program from an unknown developer, or a pirated replica of a well-known software you didn’t want to purchase.

The technique is called “sponsored installation”, and it means that web-criminals combine the installers of 2-3 dangerous programs and a single useful software to create one installer. The primary feature of this bundle is that its structure interferes you from discovering its content inside of it. On some of the stages, they show an offer to install additional viruses, with the required fields filled and the easiest turn is to install them and proceed. We assume that you clicked, as you're on this website now. Don't forget about another method, with the “ways of installation”. It's very simple: the installation for practiced customers is basically a manual pick of a folder for a utility to be established, which extra modules do you require, and which ones are useless. In's case, choosing the offered way of installation means that you admit all the adware from the bundle into the 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

Now you understand what is, and you are aware of its tricky methods of penetration. You know all you need, besides the most important thing: how you can eliminate this virus. Here we go. might be uninstalled with the help of these basic methods. The first one is what you have already attempted to perform – uninstallation in manual mode. We know how to do it right, and under this paragraph, you’ll see the advice on by-hand uninstallation. The main shortage is the impossibility to remove lots of advertising programs through it as it'll take many hours to do. It's better to try another technique: you can fully erase the adware within ten minutes via Spyhunter anti-viral software. This utility has a lot of benefits, including the ability to operate along with many antiviral tools, 24/7 support service, fast scanning and low price. Don’t waste your time, attempting to guard the device through free programs – try the genuine anti-viral tool. Push the button under this paragraph to download a trial scanner. 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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