The is a potentially unwanted program that always slips in the system without getting the consent of the user, and perform illegal activities within the system. The hackers use this pop-up tool to connect the system to a remote server. The is used by the cyber crooks to steal the private information of the user such as credit card numbers, bank account details, and email passwords. This malicious application is classified as an adware that can infect all the popular browsers including Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Once this dangerous adware arrives in the system, it modifies almost all the basic browser settings including homepage, default search engine and desktop background. This dangerous adware stops you from downloading any new software, and makes most of your programs corrupt. After modifying the windows firewall, it opens a backdoor in the system to invite other malicious applications. The is an advertising platform that is used by the notorious hackers to promote the low ranked websites, and make money from the pay per click programs. Another issue that you might face because of this dangerous adware program is the performance of the system which goes down every day if the infection is not removed quickly.      


Manual Removal of

As soon as it is confirmed that the system is compromised to the, you need to remove this infection at your earliest. There are some excellent automatic tools available in this regard, and if you are a novice user, we recommend you the automatic removal method. The manual removal of this adware is also possible which is detailed below:-


Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

Restart the system, and access the boot options screen by using the F8 key. You have to select the Safe mode option from the list and press the Enter key to access the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes

Press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together to open the windows task manager. In the task manager window, you can see a list of processes running in the background of your system. You have to get rid of the following processes associated with the infection:-


Remove the Associated Data

You have to remove the associated files of the by using the file explorer. In this regard, following are the files that are required to be removed from the system files folder:-

  • %Desktopdir%\
  • %Programs%\\

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

In the final step of this process, you have to open the start menu, and run the RegEdit command before pressing the OK button to access the registry editor. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to remove the following associated entries of the

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\\

Reboot the system in the normal mode to see if the virus is removed effectively. If you are succeeded in removing this malicious application, you have to run a complete system scan after updating your existing antivirus program.

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