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TypeBrowser Hijacker, Adware
Short DescriptionThe homepage of your browser may look like a legitimate one with the logo of the browser asking you to install an update to the browser or well-known browser-related software.
SymptomsThe user may have the website set as his homepage without his approval. Sets a custom home page. Features many tab and webpage redirects.
Distribution MethodBundling, Freeware Installers, Pop-Ups and other ads, Spam e-mails
Detection toolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By

The is both a browser hijacker and an adware. It attaches itself to your Internet browser and changes browser settings, like the homepage and it redirects you upon opening new tabs. It also constantly shows annoying pop-up ads that want you to install other malicious applications. It is considered dangerous, because it can slow down your internet speed, and may slow down your computer to an almost unusable rate.
lpmxp2087-com – How did I get it?

The malware is spread via many various ways and slips into a computer, covertly, without the consent of the user. It often comes bundled with the installation of free software, like video recording/streaming applications, download-managers, PDF creators and other freeware programs. It should be shown under the “Advanced” or “Custom” tab in an installation setup of those programs. can be installed via toolbars: Sweet-Page Toolbar, Delta Toolbar, and adware, like WebCake, EnhanceTronic, CouponBuddy.

Another effective way of getting your system infected is by having ad-supported software installed or unwanted browser extensions added to the browser that you are using. Especially popular browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer. These browser extensions can generate pop-ups on any website. Other malicious ads can also get you infected even if you do not have installed any ad-supported programs or extensions. Those ads can appear as a pop-up, a pop-under, an additional banner, as an element in a search bar, as an in-text link and etc.
Occasionally, files from social networks and spam emails can also help in the distribution of the malware. – More About It

The malware is a very tricky one. You will notice you have it on your system, due to the constant redirects it makes every single time you try browsing the internet. It can affect any browser. It changes the browser’s homepage and DNS settings, then it constantly redirects to its main domain or one of many other domains. Those include,,, and many other variations, changing the numbers. In this way, it avoids those domains being flagged as malicious URLs.

After that, when the user gets redirected to such a malicious domain, he gets a lot of advertisement pop-ups, which try to insert malicious code, or install malware in the user’s computer. The user is tricked because of the clever way those messages are implemented. They state that an important update is missing from the browser or the browser’s components:

  • Flash Player is out of date
  • Google Chrome is out of date
  • Mozilla Firefox is out of date
  • Internet Explorer is out of date
  • Critical Updates Required
  • Java is out of date
  • Video player is out of date

If the user downloads any program from these pop-ups, by clicking on the “Download”, “Run Update” or “Click to install now” button, instead of installing an update, you’ll agree to download an adware or other malicious programs onto your computer. Then, the infection spreads further, causing the attackers to easily violate your privacy and get hold of sensitive data such as credit card details (in order to steal money), the machine’s IP address, and email contacts so it can send spam emails to those contacts. It also may cause your computer to run very slow, reduce the browsing and causes frequent plugin crashes.
The pop-up advertisements are designed to generate revenue, by tricking users clicking and downloading unwanted applications. Whenever users download and install the software, the owner of the website is paid by different advertisers to promote their products within the installer. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other suspicious sites and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation.

Remove Completely

To remove manually from your computer, be sure to follow the step-by-step removal instructions below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of this malicious browser hijacker completely, you should search for and remove the leftover files with an advanced anti-malware application. Installing such a program will also make sure that your system is safe from other threats you may stumble upon in the future.

Step 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).
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  • 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).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall

    Step 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
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  • 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’
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  • 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’
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    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:

    Step 3: Start Your PC in Safe Mode to Remove

    Removing from 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.

    Removing from Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 systems:

    Substep 1:

    Open the Start Menu
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    Substep 2:

    Whilst holding down Shift button, click on Power and then click on Restart.

    Substep 3:

    After reboot, the aftermentioned menu will appear. From there you should choose Troubleshoot.

    Substep 4:

    You will see the Troubleshoot menu. From this menu you can choose Advanced Options.
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    Substep 5:

    After the Advanced Options menu appears, click on Startup Settings.
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    Substep 6:

    Click on Restart.
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    Substep 7:

    A menu will appear upon reboot. You should choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding number and the machine will restart and boot into Safe Mode so you can scan for and remove

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

    To clean your computer you should 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 threat: 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.

    Also, experts advise users to employ several protection tips in order to improve the overall security of their PC in the future:

    • Make sure to use additional firewall protection. Downloading a second firewall (like ZoneAlarm, for example) is an excellent solution for any potential intrusions.
    • Make sure that your programs have less administrative power over what they read and write on your computer. Make them prompt you admin access before starting.
    • Use stronger passwords. Stronger passwords (preferably ones that are not words) are harder to crack by several methods, including brute forcing since it includes pass lists with relevant words.
    • Turn off AutoPlay. This protects your computer from malicious executable files on USB sticks or other external memory carriers that are immediately inserted into it.
    • Disable File Sharing – it is recommended if you need file sharing between your computer to password protect it to restrict the threat only to yourself if infected.
    • Switch off any remote services – this can be devastating for business networks since it can cause a lot of damage on a massive scale.
    • If you see a service or a process that is external and not Windows critical and is being exploited by hackers (Like Flash Player) disable it until there is an update that fixes the exploit.
    • Make sure always to update the critical security patches for your software and OS.
    • Configure your mail server to block out and delete suspicious file attachment containing emails.
    • If you have a compromised computer in your network, make sure to isolate immediately it by powering it off and disconnecting it by hand from the network.
    • Make sure to educate all of the users on the network never to open suspicious file attachments, show them examples.
    • Employ a virus-scanning extension in your browser that will scan all the downloaded files on your computer.
    • Turn off any non-needed wireless services, like Infrared ports or Bluetooth – hackers love to use them to exploit devices. In case you use Bluetooth, make sure that you monitor all of the unauthorized devices that prompt you to pair with them and decline and investigate any suspicious ones.
    • Employ a virus-scanning extension in your browser that will scan all the downloaded files on your computer.
    • Employ a powerful anti-malware solution to protect yourself from any future threats automatically.

    Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter


    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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