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Technical Details on

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.

Depth-Analysis on is a browser hijacker which may look like as an update version of Windows Notepad. However, it is associated with a potentially unwanted program named 'Notepad Pro' that has a negative side. It alters browsers' default settings, sets an unfamiliar home page, and these modifications cannot be reverted back to previous state. Identical to other threats that belongs to same family, this hijacker can also capture non-personal information and data related to the user's online browsing activities. The data that creators of browser hijacker gather vary from IP addresses to viewed web pages.

Also, it might share the collected information with third parties who uses these to gain revenue using deceptive methods. With the help of aggregated data, it might create and display personalized advertisements based on your PC screen. Although, there are several hijackers with the same behavior have already flooded the Internet and was released by the developer named Polarity Technologies. However, it is not hard to guess the real purpose of on your computer. The creators try to show how useful and handy such domains are by suggesting few legit or useful looking features and claim to enhance the browsing experience of system users. While the real purpose of this hijacker might be different.

Main Objectives of Hijacker

  • Redirects you to third party websites when clicking on displayed links.
  • It promotes suspicious applications, toolbars, programs or extensions.
  • Generate advertising-based revenue from the user's clicks on adverts.
  • Collect data about the infected users and sell these details to third parties.

Again, is made to create value for the operators, not the computer users even though it looks legitimate or genuine. All the above-mentioned properties might diminish your browsing experience and make the Internet browser freeze or crash very often. Therefore, to stop unwanted activities on your installed browsers like Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, Safari or others, you have to remove, uninstall 'Notepad Pro' suspicious extensions and then reset the browser. For that purpose, you might need to use anti-spyware tool that will help to clean your PC.


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.



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