Steps to Remove has been classified as an aggressive redirect virus that is able to affect web browsers by changing the original settings and alter the default homepage, new tab or search engine to its own site without consent. By doing this, the browser hijacker is able to alter the home page and affect users’ browsing habits. Since appears as a useful search provider similar to Google, most computer users won’t be vigilant when they find their homepage is replaced by this site, some even keep this one as their default homepage unconsciously. is capable of blocking some common sites and redirecting victims to some undesirable websites which may contain a lot of advertisements and sponsored links. In addition to that, the threat may also deliver constant pop-ads to the computer screen directly, especially when users are running certain third-party applications such as a media player, so that users may click on them unconsciously. Those websites are specially designed for the purpose of promoting certain products or services and further making a great profit. The redirect virus interferes with user’s browsing activities by displaying lots of discounts, coupons, bargains and so on. And that is the reason that some users do not think this kind of pop up is annoying.

As has a complete, in-depth understanding of user’s preferences. It will bring in a lot of system troubles after users are lack of awareness. Because the settings on the infected browser has been modified by this redirect, there are lots of plug-ins, add-ons will be installed to the infected browsers, pretending to be the useful tools to cheat the PC users. Moreover, the will provide random web links to ignorant users, which are likely to be corrupted by cyber criminals. Besides, this browser threat also shows suspicious links to get careless clicking from innocent users who are short of safety awareness. If users click and visit those websites, they are likely to get malware downloaded and installed on their computers and suffer from various unpleasant problems.

How to Remove Manually

  1. Disable running processes on Windows Task Manager.
    1) Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to activate Windows Task Manager.
    2) From Processes tab, find out the associated processes of and then right click on the End Process button to totally terminate them.
  2. Uninstall associated programs of from the computer.
    1) Click on Start button, click Control Panel.
    2) Click Program, click on Uninstall a Program.
    3) From Programs and Features, locate the associated programs of from the applications list, locate the associated programs and then click Uninstall button to remove them.
    4) Confirm the uninstall request then follow the wizard to complete the removal.
  3. Modify browser settings to stay away from the cyber attacks triggered by
    1) Enable the browser.
    2) Revert browser settings and fully remove the associated Internet temp files.

For Internet Explorer
Click Tools-> Go to Internet Options-> Click Advanced tab-> Click on Reset button

For Mozilla Firefox
Click Firefox-> locate Help option-> Go to Troubleshooting Information-> Click Reset Firefox button

For Google Chrome
Click the wrench icon-> Click Settings-> Click Show Advanced Settings link-> Click Reset Browser Settings

3) Reset the browser homepage manually.

For Internet Explorer
Click General from the Internet Options -> type a secure and new web address -> confirm the modification

For Mozilla Firefox
Click Options from the Firefox menu-> Click General tab-> type a secure and new web address -> confirm the changes.

For Google Chrome
Go to Advance section in the Settings-> Click Show Home Button-> Click the displayed Change link-> type a secure and new web address

4) Restart the browser to confirm the modification.


Generally, redirect virus breaks into the targeted computers by coming bundled with a junk email attachment, pretending itself to be a legitimate file (such as audio file, image file, or txt file) and cheating users into click on the attachment. In some cases, this redirect virus would also come together with a “reputable” application, and automatically get itself installed on the computers. Most computer users don’t realize that their computers have been infected with malware even if they see some weird symptoms when browsing the Internet.

To protect your PC from being infected with cunning redirect virus, you must pay attention to the way you surf online and be alert when you find the default homepage has been replaced by any unfamiliar webpage, or newly add-ons suddenly in the browser. The effective way for prevention is to get rid of the unwanted plug-ins in the browser. The removal tool can help to restore the infected browser settings as well as the system’s settings. In the meantime, no matter what new programs are going to be downloaded onto the computer, do take advanced actions to make sure they are clear and prevent further malware infection or other virus attacks.