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Also known as redirect | Type: Browser Hijackers
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What is is one of these search engines that invade computers without an appropriate permission asked and then start causing such inconveniences as redirects to sponsored websites, tracking of users' browsing habits and slow downs. These activities are usually initiated on each of web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and others. If you want to avoid browser hijacker, you need to start monitoring installation of every freeware. Make sure that you monitor installation of every freeware because that's the only way that can be used for preventing suspicious search engines and browser add-ons on your computer.

Once this browser hijacker enters its target PC system, it may alter some of your computer's settings, like the start page, the default search engine, the new tab page, etc. In addition, it may start causing its annoying redirections to unwanted, suspicious and unknown websites. The main reason why users are made to visit such websites against their will is really simple – virus is seeking to help these websites increase their popularity. Please, do NOT ignore its redirects because you may be redirected to suspicious or even hacked pages that are used just to spread viruses. If you web browser has already been hijacked by, the last thing that you have to keep in mind is that it may start tracking your browsing activity. It may collect data about your mostly visited websites, data that you add when visiting them, your PC's IP address, its location and similar information that should never be revealed to unknown parties. In order to remove this program from the system, we recommend scanning your machine with reputable anti-spyware, such as SpyHunter. This will help you to make sure that your computer is totally safe.


How can hijack my computer? redirect virus can only work if browser hijacker gets inside the system and alters some of computer's parameters there. Typically, it changes DNS settings and alters homepage settings on victim's computer, and affect all browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Besides, some of PC security experts have mentioned that it may also track user's browsing habits in order to show relevant search results in the future. As soon as virus modifies the system, it starts redirecting search sessions and every time you try to browse the web, you are brought to We do not recommend trusting this site because it , which shouldn't be trusted.

How to remove virus? is not only annoying search engine that interrupts your browsing sessions by causing redirects to its affiliate websites. This search engine can also cause slow downs and may also start tracking your browsing on the web for getting more knowledge about your browsing habits and search terms that you use. No matter that such data is considered as personally non-identifiable, you shouldn't reveal it for unknown parties. In order to protect yourself from such dangerous activity, you should remove hijacker from your system. That that we recommend using a guide given below.

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Manual Removal Guide

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Step 1: Uninstall and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

Remove from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

Remove from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Uninstall and related programs
  • Here, look for or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

Remove from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: Remove from Windows shortcuts

Step 3
  • Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  • Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Step 3: Uninstall from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

Remove from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable' Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  • Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  • Click OK to save these changes.
When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

Remove from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
  • Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  • Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  • Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 4

Remove from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  • Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 4: Complete removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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I used CCleaner to fix this problem- had tried several other options, including Malware, Spybot, Trend HijackThis and good ol CCleaner ended up being the solution. I had already deleted the program through which this problem started through "Uninstall a program" but my Google Chrome was still getting hijacked. So I went to CCleaner -> Tools -> Startup and went to the Google Chrome tab. Went through the different extensions and deleted all the ones that I found "suspicious"- culprit turned out to be the Vaaudix extension, but got rid of other harmful extensions too! Didnt know that CCleaner had this ability, but Im glad it did! Hopefully this helps!
Installed Webroot Secure Anywhere Antivirus 2013 (out of the box) and it did not detect re-direct (Feb 9 2013)
It appears SpyHunter found it and will fix it once you pay for their software. It also found 328 threats that Webroots antivirus didnt. Ill pay the money and if it doesnt work... Ill report back.

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