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Category: Browser Hijackers is a browser hijacker that is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. When it enters your computer, it changes your default search engine and hijacks your homepage. This may cause a lot of computer security-related trouble if you do not remove immediately. Please scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions, and do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further assistance with this. You may not think of that as something severe, but computer security is no joke, and it should be taken seriously.

The program that we deal with here belongs to the Elex family of browser hijacker. This means that it is not the first program like that, and there are many similar infections. From that, we can tell that the people behind this hijacker family are willing to release several similar programs to reach their aims. Usually, when there is a family of computer infections, a single program is rather simple and not complicated. Then the developers try to attain their objectives by the sheer amount of occurring infections. In that sense, the possibility to get infected with (or any other Elex hijacker for that matter) is rather high, and you should not take your chances.

One of the best ways to avoid getting infected with a browser hijacker is to stay away from file-sharing websites. If you must have some program installed, make sure you download it from the official vendor’s web page. And even if you do that, you should still check each step in the setup because sometimes freeware applications bundle additional programs even in the official installers. Either way, exercising safe and responsible web browsing habits should prevent from entering your computer. And not just this one hijacker. You would save yourself the trouble of dealing with multiple security threats.

We have talked about this multiple times before, but we think it is worth it to mention again, as to why browser hijackers can be such dangerous security threats. While they cannot do anything on their own, and other websites can be exploited by cyber criminals to distribute their content. It would not be direct distribution, but you would end up getting exposed to potentially harmful content, like outgoing links. Since browser hijackers are not responsible for the third-party content security, those outgoing links could virtually lead you anywhere, malware-related websites included.

Hence, you have to take all the potential threats into account and remove from your system right now. Albeit it is possible to delete this hijacker from your browser by changing your homepage and the default search provider, you have to remember all the leftover settings that will remain in your system. We also have instructions about how to get rid of those, too. However, if you do not feel confident about it, you should get yourself a licensed antispyware tool to do the job for you.

Run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner and you will know at once which files and programs must be deleted from your computer. You will also be able to terminate them automatically, at the same time safeguarding your system against similar threats in the future.

How to Remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit into the Open box.
  2. Click OK and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  3. Right-click the Start Page value on the right pane.
  4. Select Modify and replace the startup page address. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type %AppData% into the Open box and hit Enter.
  3. Go to Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Mozilla User ID].
  4. Open the prefs.js file.
  5. Locate and delete the following string: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "").
  6. Save changes and exit the file.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+R and type %AppData%. Hit Enter.
  2. Navigate to Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Delete the Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.
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