How to remove

May 31, 2019

What is is a deceptive website that is created by crooks that employ social engineering for personal benefit. Unfortunately, such a monetization method is not only shady but might also harm users who agree for the site to display notifications and click on potentially malicious links.

Redirects to and other similar unsafe sites is usually caused by adware – a potentially unwanted program that was unintentionally or intentionally installed on the device. The former scenario is most likely due to the careless installation of freeware or shareware and can be easily avoided.

How to remove

Adware, while not malware, might be dangerous due to its disruptive behavior, especially when less computer-savvy individuals are affected. For that reason, virus should be stopped before it can cause any harm.

As soon as adware is installed, the settings of Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and other browser is altered, and users are frequently redirected to and other questionable sites, while also encountering pop-ups, deals, offers, in-text links and other forms of ads. While the disruptive behavior might be annoying, the careless operation might lead to malware infections, sensitive data exposure to unknown parties, and the installation of additional PUPs.

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Once users land on website, they will be asked to allow notifications to be shown, allegedly to view the content of the site. However, all they will get is pop-ups being displayed directly on their desktop, even if the browser is off. To remove pop-ups and other intrusive behavior, the installed adware program must be eliminated.

Besides, potentially unwanted programs, such as ones that link users with and phishing or scam sites, are known to track information about its users. The most-commonly recorded data includes:

IP address Geolocation ISP Technical details Sites visited Links clicked Duration of the visit Bookmarks added Cookies Search queries, etc.

Be aware that the latter might expose personal details of yours, such as email address or real name. Therefore, experts do not recommend performing regular searches until removal is performed. For that, you can use security software that specializes in PUP detection or use our manual removal guide below.

We strongly recommend scanning your device with to repair the damage done by the potentially unwanted program and other malicious infections.

How does works

Most of the programs that are bundled together with shareware and freeware are relatively harmless and do not pose much of a risk. Nevertheless, there were adware and other potentially unwanted application that deployed malware-like tactics, all while avoiding detection. Thus, some security researchers are urging to call it what it actually is – malware. Nevertheless, the topic remains controversial.

Despite the debates about what is actually malicious and what is not, adware is not a welcome guest on your system, as it will bother you with intrusive ads until you uninstall it. Therefore, the best solution is to avoid adware and similar unwanted applications altogether.

To do that, never rush the installation process of software that you download from freeware websites (be aware that even “reputable†sites bundle software) and make sure you read through the installation instructions carefully. Adware authors often employ misleading placements of the buttons, pre-ticked boxes, and other tricks in order to hide optional components. Most importantly, always opt for Advanced/Custom installation settings and remove browser extensions, toolbars, system optimizers, driver updaters, and other unwanted applications before finalizing the installation process.

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How to delete

To remove and other suspicious sites that your browser is redirecting you to, you need to delete adware application that is installed on your device. However, sometimes it might be difficult to tell which program is the culprit, and the uninstallation executable might be missing.

If that is the case, you should perform removal with the help of security software that focuses on PUP detection and elimination. After that, you should reset each of the installed browsers to make sure that virus stops showing notifications and display other intrusive behavior.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the program.
  7. Select or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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