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Remove from the Browser
TypeBrowser Hijacker, Browser Redirect
Short DescriptionThe page offers hotlinks to popular websites such as MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, etc.
SymptomsThe user may have the website set as his homepage without his approval.
Distribution MethodBundling.
Detection toolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By

If you see set up as your homepage without your consent, you should be aware that a browser hijacker has affected your system. is developed by Navigation Network Co., Limited. What browser hijackers such as this one do is alter the browser’s default settings so that the homepage, search page, new tab page and sometimes error page are changed to their preferences. Such potentially unwanted and hazardous programs may have entered the system in packaged installers. Continue reading to learn more about browser hijackers and how to deal with them.

allinchrome General Description

The layout of the page provides several sections with hotlinks to various legitimate websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, MSN, etc. However, relevant ads according to the user’s language settings and location may also be displayed. The page may also advertise third-party software.

The page itself may not be considered unsafe to use. However, the method it applied to get to your browser may indicate a bundled download of potentially unwanted software.

How does Bundling work?

Bundling of software is used to cover financial losses and generate revenue. It can be implemented in cases when software developers have suffered financial losses or just want to monetize their platforms. Bundling can be avoided by selecting the Advanced/ Custom installer option.

However, opting for the custom installer may not work in cases of silent or unattended downloads. Silent installations will happen without the user being notified of it. In other words, once the primary software is downloaded to the system, an additional one is also installed, only silently. Unattended downloads, on the other hand, don’t acquire user interaction at all. Threat Evaluation

As already mentioned, the page itself may not be regarded as suspicious. Nonetheless, its presence may serve as an indication of ad-supported software and PUP. The latter are known to:

  • Collect personally identifiable and non-identifiable information.
  • Use tracking technologies (persistent and Flash cookies, identifiers, beacons, etc.).
  • Display relevant advertisements.
  • Cause browser redirects to pages such as
  • Affect the browser’s performance.
  • Make changes to Registry keys. Removal Options

To be certain that your system is flawless and malware-free, you may want to scan it via professional software. Since PUP may have brought, ad-supported software may be running in the background. If you are witnessing unwanted advertisements all over the pages you visit, you can be sure that your system is affected by such software. Refer to the steps listed below the article to rid your system of and associated software.

1. Remove/Uninstall in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall

    2. Remove from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select and click “Remove


    After is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the will be removed.

    In order to remove any associated objects that are left after uninstall and detect any other threats, you should:

    3. Start Your PC in Safe Mode to Remove

    For Windows XP, Vista, 7 systems:

    1. Remove all CDs and DVDs, and then Restart your PC from the “Start” menu.
    2. Select one of the two options provided below:

    For PCs with a single operating system: Press “F8” repeatedly after the first boot screen shows up during the restart of your computer. In case the Windows logo appears on the screen, you have to repeat the same task again.

    For PCs with multiple operating systems: Тhe arrow keys will help you select the operating system you prefer to start in Safe Mode. Press “F8” just as described for a single operating system.

    3. As the “Advanced Boot Options” screen appears, select the Safe Mode option you want using the arrow keys. As you make your selection, press “Enter“.
    4. Log on to your computer using your administrator account

    While your computer is in Safe Mode, the words “Safe Mode” will appear in all four corners of your screen.

    For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 systems:
    Step 1: Open the Start Menu
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    Step 2: Whilst holding down Shift button, click on Power and then click on Restart.
    Step 3: After reboot, the aftermentioned menu will appear. From there you should choose Troubleshoot.
    Step 4: You will see the Troubleshoot menu. From this menu you can choose Advanced Options.
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    Step 5: After the Advanced Options menu appears, click on Startup Settings.
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    Step 6: Click on Restart.
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    Step 7: A menu will appear upon reboot. You should choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding number and the machine will restart.

    4. Remove automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    To clean your computer you must download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all associated objects.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the ( Manual removal of ( requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer, focused on user privacy and malicious software. Enjoys 'Mr. Robot' and fears '1984'.

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