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This page aims to help you remove the Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.If you came to this page to learn more about, then in the next lines, you will find some very useful information about the nature of this application, its distribution methods and its typical activities. As per some recent analysis, is one of the latest additions to the browser hijacker software group. Now, browser hijackers are a special software category, the representatives of which typically target the user’s browser (be it Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera, Edge, etc.) and usually affect the way it operates. These applications tend to substitute the main homepage or the search engine as well as impose some new tab changes, search result modifications and page redirects without your direct approval. , for instance, may do all that and may even try to flood your screen with various ads, pop-ups, banners and promotional content every time you start a new browsing session.Fortunately, none of these activities is fatal for your system and you can easily remove and uninstall the browser hijacker without risk for your PC. In fact, our “How to remove” team has published a detailed removal guide on that down below where our readers can also find a trusted automatic removal tool, both of which can help you deal with quickly and safely. Just read the text below to find out more. Removal Guide

Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.Mac user, please use our Mac Malware Removal guide.The following guide will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant software. Follow the instructions and complete each step for best results. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using our comment section down below.Preparation: Entering Safe Mode and Revealing Hidden Files and FoldersBefore you proceed with the actual removal instructions, you will need to take two extra steps in order to ensure that the guide has maximum effect.For best results, we advise our readers to boot into Safe Mode prior to attempting to remove the virus. If you do not know how to do that, here is a separate How to Enter Safe Mode guide.Also, in order to be able to see any potentially undesirable files, you should reveal any hidden files and folders on your PC – here is how to do that.Removing Topgirlshere.comStep 1: Checking the Task ManagerOpen your Task Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and go to the Processes tab. Look for any suspicious processes. For example, any unfamiliar process that uses high amounts of RAM and/or CPU. If you aren’t sure if a certain process comes from malware, tell us in the comments.Right-click on any process that you consider shady and select Open File Location. Delete anything from the file location of the process.
 Step 2: Disabling Startup programsUse the Winkey + R keyboard combination to open the Run search bar and type msconfig. Hit Enter and in the newly opened window, go to the Startup tab. There, look for suspicious entries with unknown manufacturer or ones that have the name on them. Right-click on those, and select disable.
Step 3: Uninstalling unwanted programsGo to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. Click on Installed On to sort the entries by date from most recent to oldest and look through the programs that come at the top of the list. Right-click on any entries that appear shady and unwanted and then select Uninstall to remove them from your PC. If you see the name in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’sOpen your Start Menu and copy-paste notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts in the search bar. In the notepad file, look below Localhost and see if there are any IP addresses there. If there are some, send them to us in the comments and we will tell you if you should take any action.Step 5: Cleaning-up the browsersYou will also have to uninstall any undesirable browser extensions from your browser programs. Here’s how to do that for some of the more popular browsers:ChromeOpen Chrome and open its main menu. Go to More Tools > Extensions. Look through the list of extensions and uninstall any that you think could be suspicious. To remove them – click on the trash can icon next to each extension.You can also use a specialized Chrome CleanUp tool if you cannot manually remove a certain extension. Here is an article where you can learn more about the CleanUp tool.FirefoxOpen Firefox and go to its Menu. Select the Add-ons button.From the left panel, select Extensions and take a look at the different entries. Remove any of the that might be unwanted.IEOnce you open your IE browser, click on the Tools button at the top-right corner of the program and from the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons. Check each one of the four different groups of add-ons and search for anything that seems undesirable. If you find anything, click on it and them select Remove.EdgeOpen the main menu of Microsoft Edge and go to Extensions. Find the extensions that you believe could be unwanted and right-click on them. Then, select Uninstall.Step 6: Checking the Registry EditorOpen the Run search bar again and type regedit in it. Hit Enter and once the Registry Editor opens press Ctrl + F. In the search field type and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for in your PC’s Registry.
 Step 7: Deleting recent entriesFor this step, you will have to open your Start Menu and copy-paste the following lines, one by one:
  • %AppData%
  • %LocalAppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %WinDir%
  • %Temp%
Hit Enter after each one to open a file directory. In the directories, delete the most recent entries that you find there. In the Temp folder, delete all files.
Step 8: System RestoreIn order to be fully sure that the unwanted software has been removed from your machine, you can also try using a Restore Point to roll back your system its last stable configuration. However, in order to do that, you would have to previously had had a restore point created. On most systems, such points get created automatically but this isn’t always the case.
  • If you want to learn how to configure System Restore and how to manually create Restore Points, follow this link.
  1. Open your Start Menu and type System Restore.
  2. Click on the first result – a setup wizard should open.
  3. Read the brief description of the process and select Next.
  4. Now, choose a restore from the presented list. You can also check the Show more restore points option in order to reveal any other restore points that might be saved on your PC.
  5. Click on Scan for affected programs to see what programs will get deleted or restored after you use the Restore Point. (optional)
  6. Click on next and take and then select Finish.
  7. A warning window will appear telling you that once the process starts, it shouldn’t be interrupted. Select Yes and be patient as this might take some time. Do not do anything on your PC throughout the duration of the process.
Step 9: Windows Refresh/ResetUse this method only if nothing else has worked so far as it is a last resort option. If you do not know how to do it, this separate guide will give you the information that you need.Is there need to worry if an application like takes over your browser?Those of you who are concerned about their system’s safety, would be happy to learn that browser hijackers, such as, generally, do not represent any kind of direct threat to any computer. These pieces of software are mostly used as advertising tools by different online marketers. All of their activities are related to the aggressive promotion of certain products, web pages, search engines, software tools, services and offers which are supposed to get displayed as much as possible on your screen. If we were to compare a browser hijacker to a real virus (such as a Ransomware, a Trojan horse, a Spyware, etc.), we’d have to point out that there are quite a few differences between the two types of software., for instance, is very unlikely to damage your system, steal your information or corrupt your files while an actual virus will definitely perform some form of a cyber crime.Despite not having harmful intentions, the browser hijacker could be really undesirable on the system. Usually, this is because it may cause a lot of annoyance such as unwanted page redirects, browser settings changes and modifications of your search results which may significantly reduce the overall quality of your web surfing. The users may feel quite frustrated while trying to deal with the stream of ads, pop-up messages, banners, new tabs and blinking boxes which may not only appear all the time but may also be really difficult to remove. What is more, the unwanted software may often trick users into clicking on sketchy and unfamiliar web pages with shady contents which, from a security standpoint, is highly inadvisable. The Internet is full of helpful content but there are also many sketchy and risky web locations and sometimes it takes only a single misguided click to get infected with a nasty and dangerous cyber threat such as a nasty Ransomware or a harmful Trojan horse, which may come on your screen as a harmless ad or a pop-up link. With this in mind, it is a good idea to stay safe and uninstall any strange page-redirecting or ad-broadcasting application, which you can’t control.How does usually get distributed?Despite not being a virus, may still use some tricks in order to get installed on people’s computers without actually being wanted there. This software is commonly bundled inside the installers of other applications (usually free new applications, games, toolbars, software optimization tools, converters, etc.) as well as in torrents, spam messages and different shareware platforms. The hijacker is usually optional to install but normally it gets installed by default if not manually opted-out. That’s why, you have to pay attention when you run a given setup (especially if it is downloaded from some of the above-mentioned sources) and customize the installation process to you liking. This can easily be done if, instead of selecting the usual Automatic or Quick installation option, you opt for the Advanced/Custom one and carefully disable from the menu any additional or recommended components, which you don’t want to become part of your system.

Daniel Sadakov

Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.

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