Removal Guide

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Category: Browser Hijackers

If has been set as the home page of your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers without your knowledge – a malignant browser hijacker must have been infiltrated onto your operating Windows system. Also known as the hijacker the infection has been created to promote third-party services and potentially expose the security vulnerabilities of your personal computer. There is no doubt that the hijacker could be used for malicious tasks, and so we urge you to remove as soon as possible. Without a doubt, it is not that easy to have the threat deleted from system and so we have prepared this article to help you out.

Are you familiar with Xtendmdia adware? It is an invisible application which travels bundled with various unreliable applications, including browser hijackers. As you may know, adware stands for advertisement-supported software and the main task for it is to expose you to as many advertisements, surveys and prize draws as possible. Do you think that the displayed pop-ups are beneficial and trustworthy? You are wrong and our security experts indicate that clicking on the presented adverts could lead you to corrupted web pages where you may be provided with false information leading to the installation of malware. Note that even if you ignore the pop-ups it does not mean that mischievous third parties cannot spy on your virtual activity. Please see a few statements from the Privacy Policy:

In some cases, information collected by the plugin and other services may be personally identifiable, and in some cases information (including information from or about pages of social media websites you visit) may be used or shared with third parties for purposes of displaying targeted advertisements promotional and marketing material to you.

Just like and Searchdwebs browsers hijackers, cannot even act as a legitimate search engine, which it has been developed to resemble. If you enter a keyword into the presented search box you will be redirected to Web, Images, Video, News and Shopping searches are in no way linked to the original website and so you should not trust the presented search results at any point. Needless to say, this is a great telltale sign that the search engine you are running is unreliable and should be removed from the browsers.

Do you know how to delete browser hijacker from your browsers? Do you think you can manage the manual removal of this infection? If you choose to continue this way you need to recognize other potentially running infections. Adware and Trojans could be running together with the hijacker, and so automatic malware detection and removal software should be trusted with the process. Once you are done with this step you can follow the guides below to change browser settings.

Remove from browsers

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Move to On Startup and mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
  3. Now click Set pages and delete/change the displayed URL. Click OK.
  4. Navigate to Appearance below and mark Show Home button.
  5. Click Change and overwrite/delete the presented URL. Then click OK.
  6. Finally go to Search and click the Manage search engine button.
  7. Scroll over the URL of a preferred search provider and click Make default.
  8. Locate the URL of the search provider you wish to delete and click X.
  9. Click Done and restart your browser.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Select Search Providers (on the left) and Remove the hijacker. Click Close.
  3. Tap Alt+T one last time and select Internet Options.
  4. Click the General tab on the left and locate the Home Page.
  5. Delete/change the displayed URL, click OK and then restart the browser.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox and click the search provider icon on the search box.
  2. Select Manage Search Engines to find a list of all existing search providers.
  3. Remove the undesirable one and click OK to exit the utility.
  4. Simultaneously tap Alt+T to open a menu and select Options.
  5. Click the General tab, change/delete the displayed Home Page and click OK.
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