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.

Do you constantly get redirected to the page? We hate to be bringers of bad news, but it would seem that your computer has been infected by a browser hijacker. What are the symptoms of such malware infection? Whenever you browse the internet, you will get messages in the status bar that say “Waiting for”, “Connecting to”, etc.

No matter which page you want to visit, you’ll get bombarded with intrusive ads, pop-ups, exclusive deals, special offers, and coupons, as well as fake update requests and other dubious links and redirects. You’ll notice that random text has turned into hyperlinks. Other signs of a hijacked browser are unauthorized installations of toolbars, add-ons and extensions, the replacement of your homepage and preferred search provider with the website, along with other changes in the browser settings.

The most common ways to get your computer infected with a browser hijacker is by spam emails and attachments, as well as executable files in emails from unknown senders, fake update requests, free software bundles, infected links and ads, torrents, and many more. What can you do to prevent a future malware infection? We advise you to always get your software updates from reliable and official sources.

Avoid downloading programs and applications from unfamiliar and suspicious websites. It is always best to opt for a Custom/Advanced type of installation when downloading content from the internet because this is the only way you can have full control over what is actually being installed on your computer. By using this mode in the Setup Wizard, you can easily deselect any program or application that you deem unnecessary or never intended to download in the first place.

Browser hijackers might not be as dangerous as other viruses like Trojan Horses, worms or ransomware, but that does not mean that they should be underestimated. Sure, you might not consider intrusive ads as dangerous, but if you click on them, you might potentially open backdoors to threats that can severely damage your computer. This could result in personal information theft that can be shared by hackers with other third-parties. Such data can be but is not limited to passwords, IP addresses, Login credentials, bank accounts, credit card numbers, as well as various file types like documents, photos, and executable files.

You might think that you can easily avoid clicking on such infected pop-ups, but hijackers have the ability to obtain and monitor your browser history, habits and search queries, which is making it easy to generate the kind of advertisement content that you are most likely to click on. We can help you to successfully remove this malicious software from your computer. Just follow our detailed instructions below. Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently 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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