How to Remove Virus (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 website? We have some bad news for you. It looks like your computer has been infiltrated by a browser hijacker. This malicious software takes over your browser and modifies any settings it sees fit. Victims of this malware often notice that their homepage, new tab pages and preferred search engine have been changed to the page.

What’s more, hijackers are known to bombard the victim’s screen with annoying in-text and banner ads, as well as pop-ups that will be very alluring to the user. That’s because this parasite has the ability to obtain your browser history, habits and even search queries, so as to provide all kinds of advertisements that the user is most likely to click on. Often, such adverts will be in the form of exclusive deals and offers, special coupons, sales, blinking messages that are easy to catch the eye, fake updates, etc. The main goal of the browser hijacker is to create income through the pay-per-click or pay-per-view method.

The most common means of browser hijacker distribution is via bundled software, fake update messages, spam emails and attachments, bogus links and ads, and many more. Users might see a random pop-up that is urging them to update a program or application on their computer, by making them click on a suspicious link. In most cases, such update requests are fake. Don’t fall into their trap. Always use reliable and licensed sources to update your software. When you download software bundles, be very cautious.

Developers often repackage programs and bundle them along with malware that is not properly disclosed. This makes victims unaware that they are in fact allowing a malicious parasite on their computer. To avoid such thing, you should opt for a Custom or Advanced type of installation. This way, all you have to do is simply deselect any unnecessary software that you deem suspicious or never intended to download in the first place.

Browser hijackers may not be as dangerous as viruses from the Trojan Horse or ransomware category, but they still should not be underestimated! Behind the ads and pop-ups generated by this malicious parasite may lurk hidden dangers! It is very possible to unknowingly grant hackers access to your computer, by clicking on an infected advertisement. By doing this, you put your privacy and security in even greater danger!

If you want to return to a peaceful, safe and ad-free browsing experience, you need to remove this browser hijacker from your computer as soon as you detect its presence on your PC. If you need assistance in this task, we can help you with our detailed set of instructions that you can find 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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