Removal Guide

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Category: Browser Hijackers

Whenever you experience unsolicited browser settings modification, you should not tolerate it. So while and other similar domains may look like your usual search engines, when they come to you uninvited, there is no need to keep them. What’s more, such modifications usually mean that a browser hijacker has entered your system, with a browser hijacker, you might as well get ready for some serious infection because it will come barging on your doorstep soon. Please remove right now, and while you are at it, you should also get rid of other unwanted programs that are bound to be installed on your PC.

You will know for sure that this browser hijacker entered your PC because it does not try to hide its presence. It changes your default homepage to, and all the main browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox) are affected by this threat. After that, the program starts collecting information on your web browsing habits. It will soon know enough about you to generate custom commercial links. Those links will be embedded among modified search results that will be displayed by the browser hijacker. Not all of the links will be affected by the application, but if you happen to click the one that is, you will help the people behind this program make money, and you will land on a third-party website.

Is it dangerous to open a third-party website via Well, that depends on where the browser hijacker got that link. Since almost anyone can make use of the hijacker’s advertising space, we cannot rule out the possibility that the program might get exploited by malevolent third parties, and you might find yourself on some malicious page that is part of a malware distribution network. Needless to say, this way you would eventually get infected with something extremely dangerous. So why wait until that happens if you can take care of the situation right now?

We know how to delete because this browser hijacker comes from the ELEX family, and so we have removed its predecessors before. What’s more, you can even terminate this threat manually if you follow the instructions given right below this description. Also, you can choose to terminate this program automatically with a computer security tool. This would be the fastest and the most efficient option because this way you would also delete other undesirable applications.

Now, why are we so sure that you will have more unwanted programs on-board? That is because of the distribution method employed by Needless to say, there is no official homepage where users would be able to download the program directly. Instead, it spreads in software packages with freeware applications. These bundles of software can be downloaded from file-sharing websites, and users often do not understand they install more than one application.

Thus, when you download a program from a third-party source, you need to read the installation steps carefully because you might be getting more than you have bargained for. Stay vigilant because your web browsing habits are just as important in ensuring your system’s safety as your antispyware tool.

How to Remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and enter regedit. Press OK.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  3. On the right pane, right-click Start Page.
  4. Select Modify and edit your homepage address.
  5. Click OK and close Registry Editor.


  1. Press Win+R and type %AppData% into the Open box.
  2. Click OK and go to Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Mozilla user ID}.
  3. Open the prefs.js file with Notepad.
  4. Remove this string: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "");
  5. Save changes and close the file.


  1. Press Win+R and enter %LocalAppData% into the Open box.
  2. Press OK and navigate to Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Remove the following files from the folder: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
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