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Category: Browser Hijackers is a browser hijacker that affects Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers. This domain appears on your browser when you expect it the least, and it is obvious that you do not want to have it on your system. However, this browser hijacker works as a very good wake-up call because if there is this program on your computer, then it is very likely that you have a few more unwanted applications installed. Hence, when you remove from your computer, you should definitely look for other programs that could be slowing down your system or stealing your personal information.

Albeit it is rather hard to locate this browser hijacker in the wild, we more or less know what to expect from it because it belongs to the ELEX family. Hence, the program should be very similar to and hijackers. The point is that people behind such programs seldom work hard on their development. It is more like they take one pattern and then create almost all of their applications according to that one pattern. Therefore, the removal methods we applied to the previously released hijackers should also be applicable to, too.

Another thing that is important about the ELEX family is that they often come with adware and adware helpers. For example, Winsnare Pup was also known to arrive bundled with ELEX hijackers. It only proves that instead of downloading them from a direct source, users get these programs in software packages. In other words, they come bundled with freeware, and users install the likes of accidentally. They probably do not even notice that they are about to install more than one application. This is the gap in knowledge about freeware that we should definitely fill up.

Users have to understand that free applications often come with a catch. It is especially so if they download such programs from file-sharing websites. On such sites, the programs are distributed via third-party installers. Third-party installers are bound to bundle several programs together. And if you do not check the installation steps one by one, and other unwanted applications will definitely find their way into your system. What will happen then?

Just like any other browser hijacker out there, will change your browser’s settings. It should modify your default homepage. The program will also employ tracking cookies to monitor your online activity. The moment the hijacker has enough information about you gathered, it will display modified search results. In other words, it means that your web search queries will also be redirected via the hijacker’s servers, to collect information about your likes and preferences. By displaying modified search results, this browser hijacker makes money.

Of course, this scheme is not illegal, but we have to remember that sometimes malevolent third parties could make use of this hijacker to promote their malicious content. If that happens, it would not be surprising if you got infected with a ransomware application or Trojan. Having such possibilities in mind, you should remove immediately.

Please follow the removal instructions below to get rid of this program. When you are done, invest in a security program that would protect your PC from similar intruders.

How to Remove

Internet Explorer

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


  1. Press Win+R and type %AppData%. Click OK.
  2. Go to Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[User ID].
  3. Use Notepad to open the prefs.js file.
  4. Delete the following string: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "");
  5. Save changes and close the file.


  1. Press Win+R and type %LocalAppData%. Click OK.
  2. Go to Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Delete the Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.
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