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removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Browser hijacker is a search engine, which is also frequently called as browser hijacker. The main reason why PC users call it so is its distribution method and the way how it acts. According to security experts, is closely related to browser hijackers that sneak inside the PC in a bundle with other programs, that can be either malicious or safe. Once it gets inside, Chatzum virus modifies the system and starts causing unwanted redirections to this page. Of course, it is not prepared for such serious system's modifications as rogue anti-spyware or ransomware, but it is also capable to replace the default home page and search engine to when it attacks the PC. Besides, it also leaves its extension on all browsers what causes Chatzum's appearance every time a new tab is opened. We do not recommend ignoring such system's changes because they clearly show that something is wrong.


As we have said, is closely related to browser hijackers. Once this virus gets inside the PC, it alters computer's settings and starts making its victim visit this site against its will. It is believed that this infection drops legitimate extensions for Internet browsers but we still doubt about that because it does that without any permission asked. Chatzum virus clearly manipulates victim's browser and may become a very annoying infection. In order to stop it, follow these steps:


If you want to get rid of this browser hijacker, you should scan your PC with updated anti-spyware at first. We recommend using Reimage. Once you remove all malicious entries, you have to remove its add-on and extension from your browsers. For that, follow these steps:

Google Chrome:

Open Google Chrome -> click Wrench Icon -> Settings -> Manage Search Engines -> Remove and other unnecessary Search Engines from the list and make a certain search engine as default search engine

Mozilla Firefox:

Open Mozilla Firefox -> go Tools -> Magnify Glass or Arrow icon -> Manage Search Engines -> Remove unnecessary Search Engines from the list, make Google or other search engine as your default; Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’ and find and click ‘Uninstall’.

Internet Explorer:

Open IE -> go Tools -> Manage Add-ons -> Search Providers -> Remove unnecessary Search Engines and make a certain engine as default; Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’. Here, look for and click 'uninstall'.

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