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Category: Browser Hijackers might be the newest addition to the Elex family of browser hijackers, e.g.,, and so on. Same as other applications from this family, the threat can alter your browser preferences to switch default search engine, new tab page, or homepage with Our specialists found out that the search tool may use a modified version of to collect the results. It means the hijacker might be able to inject the results with unreliable advertising content from the third party before they reach the user. Sadly, these ads might be not only irritating but also harmful. Therefore, it is advisable to remove the application before anything goes wrong. If you need some help with this task, you could use the instructions located at the end of this page, but before you slide below, we urge you to read more about this search engine.

Users could receive after downloading suspicious browser add-ons or other software. For instance, the search engine might have been bundled with a browser extension or another program that you recently installed. It is quite possible if you downloaded its installer after clicking a suspicious pop-up ad or from a doubtful file-sharing website. The next time, you should be more careful if you do not want to encounter another browser hijacker or even more harmful threat. It might be best to do some researching before deciding whether to accept the application. However, even if the program is reputable, users could still receive threats if they download its installer from torrent or other file-sharing websites. As you see, setup files on such sites can be bundled with various applications, even with malicious software.

If manages to hijack the browser, it should probably replace just the homepage, although it could act differently on separate browsers. Our specialists say the application can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. To replace preferences on these browsers, the application could alter some settings or modify the Target line. If the Target line is hijacked, the user can reset the browser for many times, and still, he will not be able to get rid of the threat. Thus, you may feel forced to use this search engine at least until you finally learn how to eliminate it. In the meantime, the search engine can show you results injected with unreliable advertisements from the third party.

Most likely the software’s creators get paid each time you click these ads. The problem is that if you do so, you might land on web pages, which could be malicious. For instance, these websites may promote other unreliable applications, e.g., adware, potentially unwanted programs, and so on. There is a chance that some of the third-party ads might lead you to sites containing malicious software too. In some cases, users could come across ads with fake lottery winnings, suspicious surveys, coupons, etc. If you do not want to see such content while browsing, you should not keep on the system.

Little below this text you will find deletion instructions that were prepared by our specialists. It is important to do all the given tasks (reset the browser, remove suspicious extensions, and restore the Target line) if you want to get rid of manually. Of course, if the process seems too complicated for you to handle the browser hijacker on your own, it might be best if you use a reliable antimalware tool instead. By doing so, users will be able not only to delete the application easier but also erase all other possible threats from the computer at the same time. Besides, a reputable tool could make the system less vulnerable to threats.


Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+X.
  2. Pick Internet Options.
  3. Select Advanced and press Reset.
  4. Choose Delete personal settings.
  5. Click Reset again and press Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click on the Help icon.
  2. Open Troubleshooting information.
  3. Press Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox once again and pick Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and open Settings.
  2. Scroll down and select Show advanced settings option.
  3. Scroll below once more, and press Reset Settings.
  4. Select Reset.

Delete doubtful browser add-ons

Internet Explorer

  1. Press ALT+X.
  2. Click on Manage add-ons.
  3. Open Toolbars and extensions.
  4. Locate the suspicious extension and erase it.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap CTRL+SHIFT+A.
  2. Choose Extensions.
  3. Find the unreliable extension.
  4. Select it and press Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Press ALT+F.
  2. Pick Settings and click on More tools.
  3. Select the unwanted extension.
  4. Click the trash bin button.
  5. Press Remove.

Restore browser‘s Target line

  1. Right-click the browser’s icon.
  2. Select Properties and choose the Shortcut tab.
  3. Look for the Target line; e.g. “C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe.”
  4. Check if the hijacker placed its link at the end of the Target line; e.g. “C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”
  5. Erase the search engine’s link (e.g. and click OK.
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