How to remove (uninstall)

The main purpose of this article is to remove redirect and to keep your computer in safety for the last time.

As many other hijackers penetrates not only the browser, but the whole system. The malware brutally changes even network settings. The symptoms of malware penetration is the same as many other hijackers: spontaneous pop-ups and redirects. is a dangerous tool, but it is not ordinary virus. The good thing is that any advertising tool is not malicious singularly, which means that it is not going to destroy the files on customer's machine or vandalize the OS as typical ransomware virus does. However, it will display to you loads of ads in the shape of huge banners, links appearing out of thin air on your display and pop-up windows. You might manage to ignore every one of them, but it is a great inconvenience no matter how you try to take it in. What is not good is that unlike malware, adware is on rare occasions spotted by common AV. They cannot fight it because of strange behavior patterns, and cannot cease its installation.

Scammers use adware to generate some simulated activity on the web sites they need to promote and to sell the merchandise that cannot be sold in any legit way. We are talking about pirated utilities or media files, suspicious programs, “18+” content and drugs. Of course, the ads generated by are extremely suspicious and you should not click them no matter what. We have already told you, that adware is not dangerous independently, but it becomes hazardous if stays unattended. If an undesired utility spends enough time inside the laptop, it helps other unwanted utilities to crawl in occasionally transforming the OS into a junkyard. You have probably seen suchlike computers already, clogged by dangerous tools, incapable of starting in several minutes, horribly lagging, etc. You’d better delete as soon as possible, to evade these issues with your own system.


How to protect your PC against

Before we start the elimination procedure, you'd better realize how to shield the PC against Let’s begin by remembering the methods of getting into the PC. There are plenty penetration ways, which dangerous tools use, yet the very common of them, is the sponsored download. Here is how it functions:

  • When a customer notices a package, he thinks that it is a nice program and lets it in. Occasionally, antiviral tools warn you about the probably hazardous contents of an installer, but hackers know a cool knack to take on this. The good tools used as titles for packages are usually the hacked variants of official programs. The users expect that a bundle can raise the alarm and simply disregard the alerts.
  • Swindlers select a decent program that is well liked among the regular users and bundle it with several pieces of adware. The package is created so that you cannot see its contents until you start installing it. In the worst cases, it becomes clear when viruses are already installed, and the customer understands that he has installed more than he wished.
  • Hackers put the package on a sought-after torrent-tracker. They upload it to as many websites as they are able, to increase the quantity of probable victims.
  • During the installation process, a victim notices a menu where he has to choose between a recommended and advanced ways of installation. The recommended one is pre-selected so that all customers who like to click “OK” picked it right away.

If you did not reject the recommended installation way – you have many perilous programs instead of a good tool, and we can help you with their elimination.

How 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


When you want to remove – you can pick between two variants. You might delete it by hand, or via an antiviral tool. If you prefer to deal with malware without any antiviral tools – we can help you with that, but you should understand that adware isn’t the single harmful tools inside your PC. As you may remember from the previous sections of the paper, virus got into the OS via bundling, and there are easily three more undesired tools to delete. If you are OK with deleting them all at one by one manually – be our guest.

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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


How to recognize adware when you see one?

You can be interested in how a victim might detect an advertising program if an antiviral program failed to do this, but we are going to answer this question right now. The trick is that the antivirus (if there is one working on your device), is detecting pieces of adware through their signature. Scammers modify the structure of their malicious utilities at least occasionally by doing minor changes so that they remained undetectable. We do not advise you to dig into’s structure, but we have some thoughts about how fraudsters may conceal adware when it remains in front of everyone’s face. You should look at the sort of every program you are downloading. Think hard before downloading browser enhancement utilities and add-ons for social networks, which offer you any kind of new advantages. System cleaners are extremely questionable too, as well as any cracked utilities, like PowerPoint, PhotoShop, Excel, Word, etc. By refraining from downloading these programs, the chances of infection will go down drastically.


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