How to remove from the computer and browsers adware


What is Removal reasons and methods

This is a guide about the virus, its features, the methods by which it gets into the computer, and the methods of its removal. is an adware, designed solely to earn money from users. is a clone of famous Google seearch engine. Actually, all functions of are stolen from the original search engine, and it uses Google's database and code. The only difference between them is a bright garish design and tons of ads, appearing on every page, while using Also,, unlike the original Google search engine, installs on your PC as a program, and makes your PC work slow and unstable. This program can't seriously harm your PC, but it is very annoying, and decreases the overall level of your PC's protection. If will function on your PC for more than one day, you will see the noticeable decrease of its speed, and may even see some suspicious unknown programs. In short: is a fake search engine, and it uses Google's open code to distribute hype and links to viral websites. Every day that spends on your PC is a risk for your system and personal data. If you do not want to take this risk - you should read this article further and learn how to protect yourself.

How to remove manually



The removal of most hijackers consists of deletion from control panel, and the resetting of browser's settings. The manual removal is easy, fast and effective, but there is still some things that you cannot do manually, and these things can be done only with help of decent antivirus. I talk about the protection. Even if you can remove the hijacker from your PC, you cannot manually scan the files that you are downloading, as you can't scan the hard drive for viruses. If you want to clean up your PC totally, you had better use the AV-program that is able to protect your system for a long time and prevent the infection. If you still prefer the manual deletion - here are the instructions.



Step 1. Uninstall from the system

It is an optional step, if you have no installed software with the same name, go to the next step.

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Program - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash

Step 2. Check browser shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser, e.g.:

Google Chrome: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Internet Explorer: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Mozilla Firefox: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Opera: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

Safari: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Safari\"

Step 3. Remove from the browsers

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari


Step 4. Remove elements that stayed after deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed

  • Type in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type ''
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Automatic removal tool

For those, who prefer the prolonged, active protection of their computers, we got a decent antivirus that is aimed not only at viruses, but at adware, hijackers and other PUPs too. It is called Spyhunter, and it fights with viruses for more than 10 years for now, having more than 100 000 jf customers. Spyhunter is one of the most lightweight and fast removal tools, and it doesn't overload the CPU, so you can use it even on the really weak machine. The viral signature databases are updated daily, and the tech-support service can solve any problem, related to viruses, or to the work of anti-viral tool.


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How to prevent computer infection

Antivirus program is a very helpful thing, regardless of whether you are IT-specialist or not. Besides that, we want to tell you how to protect computer yourself. We want to give you few tips about how to stop the unwanted program, even if it hides under the guise of a useful program: Computer protection.


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