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Do you see adverts signed by Every time you as much as touch your browser, the URL appears and then you get redirected to questionable websites? We know how annoying these browser redirects are. We also know why they occur. Unfortunately, we must inform you that your browser harbors an infection. You have a nasty adware on board. Don’t panic! We are here to help. The adware is not a full-fledged virus, but a malicious program. It has entered your OS unnoticed and is now wreaking havoc. The adware is programmed to generate ad-revenue. Basically, when you click on advert provided by the adware, its owners get paid. They get even more money for every website you get automatically redirected to. That’s exactly what their tool does. It bombards its victims with advertisements. The adware is extremely annoying. It injects various ads on every website you visit. Pages that used to be ad-free are now covered in coupons and discounts. Every time you click on a link, additional tabs open in your browser. On top of that, your computer seem to underperform. All these issues are caused by the adware. Luckily, you don’t need to put up with this. You can remove the parasite. We have provided a manual removal guide below this article. You can also use an automated solution. You have options. Choose your removal method and act.


How did I get infected with?

The adware did not hack you. This pest is not an ingenious virus. No, it is a simple application. And like any other app, it needs your approval to be installed. Yet, it doesn’t need to ask you openly. The adware uses a lot of camouflage to trick you into installing it unintentionally. Torrents, email attachments, fake program updates, and software bundles. All these techniques will fail if you pay close attention to the fine print. Whenever you are installing a program, opt for the Advanced option in the Setup Wizard. Under it, you will be presented with a list of all additional software that is about to be installed. You can deselect all extras and still install the app you originally planned to set up. This is your computer. Make sure you know what you are giving your approval to. Read the Terms and Conditions/End User License Agreement (EULA). If you spot anything out of the ordinary, abort the installation immediately. The adware tricked you once. Don’t repeat the same mistake ever again!

Why is this dangerous?

The adware is very intrusive. It bombards you with advertisements and redirects your web traffic. Yet, this parasite is not a minor nuisance. Don’t ever underestimate it. Every advert displayed by the adware is a potential threat. The adware doesn’t have a verifying mechanism. Anyone willing to pay can use it to promote. All sorts of crooks take advantage. They use the adware to spread deceptive content. An unverified advert may arouse unwarranted expectations at best. At worst, it may redirect you to scam or infected websites. Think twice before you click on the next “great deal.” It might as well be malicious. And believe us, you will be tempted to click. The adware, after all, knows you. This parasite doesn’t display random ads. No, it selects what to show you. The app monitors your browsing-related data and uses the information for better ad-targeting. Thus, if you type “sneakers” into some search engine, the adware will display ads for sports shoes. It looks good on paper. Yet, in reality, everything is corrupted. The collected data is stored on a remote server. Anyone willing to pay can access the data and use it to target you with customized marketing campaigns. The adware id too hazardous to be kept on board. You will be far better without it!

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.

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