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Severity: is a malicious cyber infection. At first glance, what it appears to be is a legitimate search engine which promises to provide accurate and safe search results. Of course, it doesn’t deliver. The page is a sign that there is a browser hijacker lurking in your system. As soon as you spot it you have to take measures before things get worse. Have you heard of browser hijackers? Actually, it is pretty clear what these parasites do. They completely take over your browsing experience. They hijack it. Your likes and dislikes don’t matter anymore because you are not the one in charge.


When enters your system it doesn’t waste any time. It attacks. First, it goes after your all of your browsers and leaves you without a single reliable one. Mozilla, Chrome, and Internet Explorer are now infected and thus dangerous. For starters, whichever one is your preferred to use, when you open it you won`t ding your previous homepage and search engine. Instead, you will see the page. In fact, you will see it everywhere, all the time. When you open the browser, it is there. When you open a new tab, it is there. When you try loading another page, you get redirected back to it. No matter what you do, the site is now your constant online companion. This is incredibly annoying. You are forced to use it when you want to surf the web and this is not good. And, of course, any changes makes are unauthorized and cannot be undone.

Aside from your new online shadow, you will be redirected to other shady pages too. But this is not all. This is a hijacker we are talking about. It will throw an avalanche of issues your way and the next thing are the ads. Countless of irritating commercials, banners, pop-ups, video ads, coupons and whatever else you can think of will be covering your screen on daily basis. It is impossible to close them. Even if they block the content of the page you cannot remove them. Be extra careful, though. Most of these advertisements can worsen your situation in seconds. How? Well, they hide more malware in them. That’s right. And not only hijackers but ransomware pieces and Trojans as well. If you click you get infected. A single click is needed for you to find your PC brimming with threats.

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STEP 1. removal guide

In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:

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Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:

The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:

Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:

Scan computer for related files

Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:

When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:

(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some adware\malware\browser hijackers it is advised to Reset your browser settings. GridinSoft Anti-Malware allows you to do that with flexible options.

STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser

GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:

Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings

Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:

Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):

STEP 3. Protect your computer from reinfection

Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:

  • Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.

  • Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.

  • Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.

  • Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.

  • Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.

Anti-Malware GridinSoft On-Run Protection Screen

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