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Type Browser Hijacker
Risk Impact Medium
Description is able to make changes in your default browser settings and replace the pre-set search provider with its own dubious one.
Possible Symptoms Performance degradation of system, other malware attacks, cyber theft, etc.
Detection / Removal Tool Download Scanner to confirm the attack of virus.

Investigation Report on is a browser hijacker infection which is promoted as an advanced search tool. This search engine belongs to the family of AirFind which is known for creating plenty of similar shady tool. Besides, the threat is closely related with another dubious hijacker infection as well. Although, it goes without saying that PC users should not trust it. This virus might affect systems during the installation of freeware apps. After the hijack, might set its own website as a default homepage and search provider. To prevent computer users from switching back to previous one, it makes some changes in the Windows shortcuts and Registry.

Judging from its appearance, the website may look legitimate, but it might deliver modified search results and include potentially unsafe links. Moreover, it also provides quick access to some popular social networking, online shopping and other websites. However, one of the most important feature of any legitimate search provider is a delivery of accurate search results, but fails here. Instead of rerouting user's search queries to Google or Yahoo search results page, this threat uses its own database. In this way, the creators of this shady search engine can alter the search results and trigger unwanted browser redirects to their affiliate portals. However, clicking on displayed web result may not lead you to desired site, instead redirect you to unsafe third party domains as well.

Main Objectives of Hijacker

Of course, it is annoying, but the developers profit from such forced visits to sponsored domains. Such browser redirects might be malicious too. Cyber crooks often take the advantage of these sites to reach potential victims. Hence, the hijacker might divert system users to phishing, infected or even tech support scam web pages. Therefore, having this threat on your PC might lead to bigger issues than browsing-related problems. Undoubtedly, its removal is a must and the best choice to remove it from the computer is to employ a reputable anti-spyware tool. In case, if you are not sure which security app to choose, take RPVT researcher's advice and use the most reliable tool provided below in this article for elimination.


A. Manual Removal

How to Change the System Folder Settings to view hidden files

On Windows 7 | Vista

Windows Logo button is to be selected and then you need to Open Windows Explorer.

Click on Organize selecting Folder and Search Options.

Now Click on View Tab and select Show hidden files and folders Option to view related files.


Click on OK to Apply

On Windows 8

Select on Windows + E keys in combination on the keyboard.

Click on View Tab option

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File name Extensions along with hidden items is to be checked

Step 2: Delete Related Files in Hidden Folders as given

  • %Temp%\[adware name]
  • %AppData%\[adware name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware name].exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[adware name]
  • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe

Step 3 : Remove Related Registry Files on Windows

First, Open Registry Editor

On Windows 7| Vista

Click on Start Button

Select on Run Button

Type regedit

Finally Click on OK button

On Windows 8 Computer

Click on Win [Window Key] + R in Combination on Keyboard

Type regedit.exe in dialog box and press OK.


Confirm OK to open the registry editor.

Look for related files and entries created in Win Registry.

Note: This step is only suitable for users having Technical Skills, if you delete any other entries other than, it will permanently damage your PC.

B. Removal from Windows OS

How to Uninstall related program on PC

on Windows 10

1. On Win 10 Screen, Click on Start Menu and Select All apps.

  1. this will show entire list of apps installed on Win 10, Find or any other suspicious program from the list. Right Click on the Selected item to uninstall it.

On Win 7 | Vista

  1. Select and Click on the Start Button and Click on Control Panel using Start Menu.

control panel2. You need to Select Uninstall Program under the Program Category in Control Panel.

uninstall program


3. Using the Window, Program and Features option, select Installed on to view all the recently installed programs, Now uninstall or any other suspicious programs.

From window 8 PC

1. Press Windows key + I simultaneously , then open Setting Bar, click Control Panel to open it

2. Under Programs category, select Uninstall a program

3. Search program in Program and Features window, then click on Uninstall


Step 2:- Uninstall toolbar, add-on, plug-in and extension from browser IE/Microsoft Edge/Firefox/Google Chrome

From Chrome Browser

1. On Chrome browser, select menu


2. Select Advanced Settings option


3. Click on Extension


4. To remove extension, click on Trash icon

5. Select the Remove option in dialog box

From Microsoft Edge Browser

( Microsoft Edge does not support extension, now you have to just reset the search engine and homepage of Edge browser)

1. Set homepage on Edge browser to remove

  1. On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option

Edge-Browser-Settings3. View Advanced Settings for specific page, to set homepage to Open with option

advance-settings-edge4. To set your own homepage click on Custom, the then type URL of your own homepage


2. To remove set default Search Engine

  • On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option
  • select the View advanced settings option
  • Select “Search in the address bar with”, then enter the search engine by clicking on <Add new> option, then click on Add as default


  •  Custom option is to be selected, enter the URL of the homepage to be set as


From IE Browser

1. To open Manage add-ons on your IE browser, click on Tools button


2. Select Toolbars and Extensions, them make a selection of to remove it


3. Now click on Reset button to remove add-ons


From Firefox browser

1. To open Add-on Manager tab, select Menu button, and then click on Add-ons


2. Click Extensions

FF Ext

3. Select Remove or Disable button


How to Remove Automatically

Well, in the fast growing technology and day by day increasing malicious activities of cyber criminals, it is necessary for every computer user to protect their PC from You must own a best removal tool which can provide safety and security to your windows machine. Free Scanner is one of the best tool which is capable to detect or any malware completely from compromised machine. However you need to purchase its licensed version to delete completely.

User Guide : Automatic Free Scanner

Step 1 Download the software and now install it on your computer. Click on “Scan Computer” to detect presence of and its harmful traces.


Step 2 Scan in progress can be viewed


Step 3 Use System Guard feature to block entry of and its infectious files.


Step 4 HelpDesk is an additional feature which is can sort out all your troubles usually you face when PC is infected with


Step 5 Free Scanner has Network Sentry feature which helps to block modification done through Internet connectivity on your computer system.

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Step 6 Enable Scan Scheduler feature on your computer to perform scanning at pre set time like daily, weekly or monthly.



Simple Steps To Remove

French Désinstallation: Étapes À Suivre Effacer Immédiatement
German Löschen von Firefox : Verwischen
Polish kroki w celu Usunąć z Chrome
Portuguese Desinstalar de Internet Explorer : Destrua
Italian Disinstallazione: Istruzioni rapide per Liberarsi di Completamente
Spanish Eliminación: Guía fácil para Retirar En sencillos pasos
Japanese 削除 手動で
Dutch Gids naar Van Afkomen van Firefox
Danish Slet fra Chrome : Tage ned