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Remove from the Browser
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Short DescriptionThe page interfere with the user’s browsing and cause browser freezes.
SymptomsThe user may have the website set as his homepage without his consent.
Distribution MethodBundling, unsafe browsing, fake software updates.
Detection toolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By

Two of the most common browser-related problems that users encounter are ad-supported software and browser hijacking. is a suspicious domain that fits the description of a browser hijacker compatible with Mozilla Firefox, and possibly other widely-spread browsers (Explorer, Chrome). Users have complained that the domain has appeared on their browsers without their initial consent. A ‘tranferring data from’ text can be viewed in the down left corner of the browser. is capable of replacing the user’s default homepage, search page, and error page since that is what hijackers are designed to do. The browser’s performance may also be affected.ransomware-virus

The page is currently down, but it may have already affected multiple computers across the Web. Distribution Path

The suspicious website may have been triggered by an ad-supported browser extension suitable for widely used browsers. Such roguish applications employ several ways to get to your PC:

  • They are bundled with potentially unwanted program (PUPs). may belong to the installer of a third party software. To avoid such downloads from occurring, always opt for the custom/advanced installer. Additionally, make sure to read the product’s EULA, Download Agreement, Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
  • Many users have ‘unhealthy’ browsing habits, and they tend to click on random pop-up windows, banners, and fake software updates. If you encounter an update regarding Adobe or Flash Player, don’t interact with it and proceed towards scanning the system.
  • In addition to the previous point, sorting through your emails carefully is also essential to your online safety. Many spam emails can trick you into downloading suspicious attachments or clicking on corrupted hyperlinks.
  • may also serve as an indication of a PC infection of a more serious character. Keep in mind that spyware may have sneaked into your system. It is crucial to sustain an anti-malware solution to guard your system against malicious intruders. Removal Options

The complete manual uninstallation of from the system may require some knowledge. Also, as we already described above, more unwanted software products may have been installed without your knowledge. Third party providers often deploy silent and unattended installers. A silent installation will happen without the user being notified of it. An unattended installer doesn’t require user interaction at all. You can see why third parties may choose to use one of those and how they can impact your system and personal information.

You can refer to the instructions given below the article. Starting your PC in Safe Mode will also be needed to eliminate completely all traces of In the end, scanning the system via a competent anti-virus program is always recommended. No one can take better care of your PC than professionals. Unless, of course, you are a professional yourself.

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

    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:

    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 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.

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles!

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