How to Remove (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated


I wrote this article to help you remove This removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The existence of the website on your computer means one thing – your browser has been infiltrated by a nasty browser hijacker. This malicious software can easily replace your homepage and preferred search provider with a custom page. In this case, it is the webpage. What’s more, you will get bombarded with a large number of adverts in all forms. Pop-ups, in-text, blinking alert messages, banners – every page you visit, you’ll get attacked with ads.

The thing is, they will be specifically targeted to look more appealing to the user. That’s all thanks to the hijacker’s ability to steal user’s browsing data like web history and habits, search queries, preferred pages, etc. The main goal is to create income through the pay-per-click or pay-per-view method.

Browser hijackers are most commonly distributed via spam email messages, email attachments and executable files, free software bundles, fake update requests, corrupted torrent files, shady links and ads, etc. Many users stumble upon update pop-ups that urge them to follow a questionable link, in order to update a program on their computer. Do not fall into such malicious trap! Always rely on licensed and official sources to get your software updates. Don’t just blindly trust a random pop-up that wants to trick you into clicking on a seemingly trustworthy link.

Also, when downloading software from the internet, the smart thing to do is to opt for Advanced/Custom mode in the Setup Wizard. This will give you the right to view the full content of that you’ve downloaded. If you notice any additional software, it is best to deselect such programs and applications, since that’s usually how malware tries to gain access on the unsuspecting users’ computers. By hiding in such software bundles, disguised as some useful app or program.

Browser hijackers are not real ‘viruses’ because they are known to attack their victim’s browsers only, not their computer systems. However, that does not make them harmless. On the contrary, they are very dangerous. Users might be one click away from unknowingly infecting their computer with a nasty virus.

You never know where the ads, generated by the hijacker, might reroute you to. They may lead you to an infected third-party website that aims to open backdoors for hackers. This will give a great opportunity for cyber criminals that seek to steal valuable information like IP addresses, Login ID, bank account credentials, credit card numbers, passwords, etc. Regain control over your browser and protect your privacy by removing this annoying parasite from your PC! If you don’t know how to do that, just follow our detailed instructions below. Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still cannot remove from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.


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