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.

Who doesn’t want to have a peaceful browsing experience with no ad and pop-up interruption or annoying redirects? Well, if you’ve recently started to get redirected to the page or get flooded with all sorts of advertisement content like pop-ups, deals, coupons, blinking messages, fake updates, etc. the reason behind such activity is most likely due to a browser hijacker infection.

What the malicious software does is that it easily gets a hold of the browsing history of the user, so as to be able to generate the kind of ad content that the victim is most likely to click on. This is done with the sole purpose of creating PPC (Pay-Per-Click) income.

The browser hijacker also has the ability to monitor current browsing habits, as well as change any settings the malware sees fit, such as the installation of dubious toolbars and extensions without the knowledge or consent of the user.

In most cases, browser hijacker distribution happens via bundled software, dubious links, spam emails and attachments, etc. Your browser can also get hijacked if you fall into the trap of a fake update. To prevent such thing from ever happening, we recommend to always get your downloads and updates from official software sources and avoid using torrents from the internet.

Another thing you can do to avoid a potential malware infection is to follow the Advanced/Custom mode in the Setup Wizard when installing software from the internet. This way you can have full control over what programs are being installed on your computer and can easily deselect any software you deem unnecessary or suspicious.

Sure, most people don’t consider browser hijackers to be very dangerous because all it really does is generate a solid amount of adverts that flood your screen. While the ad content may be harmless, but that is true only if they remain unclicked. Users have no way of knowing where such dubious link can redirect them to. It takes just one click to get rerouted to an infected webpage that can potentially give other viruses access to your computer.

You don’t want to let viruses like Trojan Horses or ransomware in your system, do you? In order to make sure such thing never happens, we advise you to take immediate actions for the removal of this browser hijacker. All you need to do is follow our detailed instructions below and remove this malicious pest before it is too late. 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 in 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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