Redirect Removal Guide

Can’t Remove This page includes detailed Removal instructions! is a bogus search engine based on google search. The installer for the software that promotes is misleading, and it is advertised on a misleading website. A user’s browser gets hijacked when they download this bogus installer and finish the installation process. Additionally, freeware installs contain browser hijackers. When users neglect to uncheck the box that includes the browser hijackers during the installation procedure, they may unintentionally install these harmful apps. There are frequently “Advanced,” “Custom,” or similar settings with pre-selected checkboxes for extra installations in installers that contain browser hijackers or other undesirable applications.



How did I get infected with?

Your computer has because adware is promoting it there. Adware is software that shows ads on your computer, frequently in the form of banners or pop-up windows. It could get onto your computer in a number of ways, such as if you accept an offer to install it, click on malicious links, download free software, or install phony updates. Adware depends on people being irresponsible or preoccupied in order to successfully infect their machines. When using your computer, it’s critical to exercise caution and vigilance to protect yourself from viruses such as adware. Take the time to thoroughly analyze any offers or requests to install software, do your research, and use caution when clicking on links or downloading files from unidentified sources. You may safeguard yourself from adware and other forms of malware by exercising caution and making the decision to be vigilant.

Why is this dangerous?

Browser hijackers like can be dangerous because they can modify your browser settings without your consent, causing unwanted behavior such as redirecting your searches to undesirable websites, displaying intrusive advertisements, or collecting your personal information without your knowledge. They can also make it challenging for you to undo these modifications and get rid of the hijacker from your computer. Browser hijackers may also come packed with other malicious programs, which may clog your system even more and perhaps cause damage. When downloading and installing software, it’s crucial to exercise caution and pay attention to any signals or warnings that can point out the presence of a browser hijacker or other malicious malware. Additionally, you should exercise caution while clicking on links and going to strange websites because these might occasionally be the source of malware such as browser hijackers. To safeguard your system and your personal information, take action as soon as you suspect or another harmful malware has taken control of your browser.

How to Remove virus

The infection is specifically designed to make money to its creators one way or another. The specialists from various antivirus companies like Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norton, Avast, ESET, etc. advise that there is no harmless virus.

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Track down in the computer memory

STEP 2: Locate startup location

STEP 3: Delete traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

STEP 4: Undo the damage done by the virus

STEP 1: Track down in the computer memory

  • Open your Task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
  • Carefully review all processes and stop the suspicious ones.


  • Write down the file location for later reference.

Step 2: Locate startup location

Reveal Hidden Files

  • Open any folder
  • Click on “Organize” button
  • Choose “Folder and Search Options”
  • Select the “View” tab
  • Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
  • Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
  • Click “Apply” and “OK” button

Clean virus from the windows registry

  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.


  • A dialog box should open. Type “Regedit”


Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or

  • and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]

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  • Then open your explorer and navigate to: %appdata% folder and delete the malicious executable.

Clean your HOSTS file to avoid unwanted browser redirection

Navigate to %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/host

If you are hacked, there will be foreign IPs addresses connected to you at the bottom. Take a look below:


STEP 3 : Clean traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

  • Open Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
  • Remove the by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

disable from chrome

  • Open Mozilla Firefox

  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable the unwanted Extension
  • Go to Help
  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

remove from firefox

  • Open Internet Explorer

  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Click on Internet options
  • go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset

remove from ie

  • Restart Internet Explorer

Step 4: Undo the damage done by

This particular Virus may alter your DNS settings.

Attention! this can break your internet connection. Before you change your DNS settings to use Google Public DNS for, be sure to write down the current server addresses on a piece of paper.

To fix the damage done by the virus you need to do the following.

  • Click the Windows Start button to open the Start Menu, type control panel in the search box and select Control Panel in the results displayed above.
  • go to Network and Internet
  • then Network and Sharing Center
  • then Change Adapter Settings
  • Right-click on your active internet connection and click properties. Under the Networking tab, find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Left click on it and then click on properties. Both options should be automatic! By default it should be set to “Obtain an IP address automatically” and the second one to “Obtain DNS server address automatically!” If they are not just change them, however if you are part of a domain network you should contact your Domain Administrator to set these settings, otherwise the internet connection will break!!!

You must clean all your browser shortcuts as well. To do that you need to

  • Right click on the shortcut of your favorite browser and then select properties.


  • in the target field remove argument and then apply the changes.
  • Repeat that with the shortcuts of your other browsers.
  • Check your scheduled tasks to make sure the virus will not download itself again.

How to Permanently Remove Virus (automatic) Removal Guide

Please, have in mind that once you are infected with a single virus, it compromises your system and let all doors wide open for many other infections. To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.