The is one of the most dangerous browser hijackers of the recent times that is specifically designed to infect the windows based computers. This malicious application slips in the targeted system while downloading some free programs from the un-trusted sources. Once installed, the makes several changes in your system settings without your consent. Your browser settings are completely overhauled by this malicious application due to which you cannot control your browsing activity. Initially you will notice the basic level changes such as homepage and search engine are modified without your consent, but gradually you will notice some other harmful activities such as your antivirus as well as windows firewall are disabled, and many of your important software become un-responsive. Most of your .exe files got corrupted, and it also affects the boot sector of your operating system. It corrupts your most accessed data files, and provides remote access of your confidential details to the hackers due to which your personal information such as credit card numbers, email passwords and browsing preferences are at high risk.


Removal of

Once you are able to confirm the presence of the in your computer, you have to take some immediate steps to get rid of this infection. For the novice users, there are some excellent automatic removal tools available through which you can delete this virus within just a few clicks of the mouse. Apart from that, the manual removal of this browser hijacker is also possible which is detailed below:-


Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

Access the infected computer in the safe mode before starting the manual removal process. In this regard, you need to restart the system and use the F8 key while the system is restarting to see the list of boot options. Choose the safe mode from the available list of options and press the Enter key to access the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes

You have to start the task manager by holding the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together, and once the task manager window appeared on the screen, select the Processes tab to see a list of processes running in the background of your PC. Find and delete the following associated processes of the before closing the task manager: –


Remove the Associated Data

In the next step of this complicated process, you have to remove the following malicious files by using the file explorer:-

  • %Desktopdir%\
  • %Programs%\\

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

Open the start menu, select Run and type RegEdit in the box to access the registry editor. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to carefully remove the following suspicious registry entries with the help of the registry editor:-

  • 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\\

After confirming that the browser hijacker is removed successfully, you have to update your antivirus program and run a full system scan.



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