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If you get redirected to the website, you’re in trouble. This page appears when your machine has fallen victim to some adware-type infection. Long story short, you have a parasite to deal with. Adware might be considered to be among the least destructive types of malware but that doesn’t mean it is harmless. Quite the opposite. The parasite’s creators actually rely on the fact you’d find these programs ingenuous. In reality, adware isn’t a threat to be taken lightly. Bear in mind that all sorts of infections are capable of causing you damage. As adware can’t harm you directly, it uses various pop-ups and commercials to do so. How does the scheme work? Once your computer gets infected, the virus messes with your browsers. It alters their default settings and adds a malicious extension. This is where things become problematic. Your browsers get injected with a huge pile of sponsored web links. You’ve noticed the pop-up ads already, haven’t you?  To say the least, these ads are annoying. They currently cover every single website you visit on a daily basis. Thanks to the adware infection, you’re bombarded with the commercials constantly. There is no more surfing the Internet at peace anymore. At the least, you now have to waste your time avoiding the pop-ups. Why is it necessary to avoid these seemingly useful and attractive ads? Because a sponsored commercial is never a trustworthy one. Crooks don’t provide you advertisements to enhance your online experience. They do that solely to gain profit through the pay-per-click mechanism. In other words, every time you click any of the pop-up ads, hackers make money. That explains the endless parade of commercials all over your PC screen. As long as the virus is present, you will remain stuck with random, extremely unsafe pop-ups. Restrain yourself from clicking them open because you might accidentally compromise your safety further. Apart from being sponsored, the ads could also turn out to be corrupted. Some of them might lead you straight to malicious websites and others might advertise fake, non-existent products. Either way, stay away from these commercials. Tackle the virus as soon as possible to prevent further damage.


How did I get infected with?

The most popular infiltration method is called freeware bundling. That is also the most likely scenario in your situation. Adware usually travels the Web attached to some unverified program bundle. You see, if you skip installation steps, you remain oblivious to the infection’s presence in there. That is how you agree to give green light to the parasite too. The problem is, some much more harmful infections also use this method. You could download browser hijackers, ransomware, Trojan horses. Therefore, we’d recommend that you always keep an eye out for potential intruders. Be careful what you install and don’t rush the process. Instead, opt for the Custom/Advanced option in the Setup Wizard. In addition, check out the Terms and Conditions or EULA (End User License Agreement). Unless you pay attention, you might infect your own machine. It goes without saying that protecting your PC is a must. Don’t underestimate any cyber infection and be cautious.

Why is this dangerous?

Due to the parasite’s presence, you get redirected. Keep in mind that is the advertising platform hackers use. It is just a part of the problem. The page brings sponsored commercials to your PC screen but these ads are generated by a virus. Locate this adware-type nuisance and get rid of it ASAP. Not only do you get redirected to unsafe websites but you’re also bombarded with ads. Product deals and offers, price comparisons, “best prices”, coupons and discounts. It’s quite impossible to browse the Web while these ads harass you. Also, note the advertisements are sponsored and serve hackers’ purposes. Avoid clicking these dubious pop-ups so you don’t worsen your position. Last but not least, the parasite steals your browsing history and other sensitive data. Your passwords, usernames and email addresses get sent into the hands of greedy cyber criminals. As you could imagine, this is very dangerous. To delete the adware manually, please follow our detailed removal guide down below.

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

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  • Open Mozilla Firefox

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

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  • 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

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  • 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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