ADWARE ALERT: and How To Remove Permanently

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Computer users have recently started having trouble with a site automatically popping up on their browser:

The outstanding thing about this site is that it is not really a pop up, it is more of an automatic loading of the site within a browser you’ve actively opened.

Ane example was when I had no ads on my site, I didn’t see any redirect ads. When I ran ad networks other than Google, no redirect ads. When I ran Google ads alone, just after a few refreshes, I was redirected to

Description of ( is a potentially unwanted browser extension which can be classified as an adware. This adware is designed by the developers to hijack users browser and redirect users to unwanted webpages which promote unwanted application or products. After infiltrate into the computer, it will add the unwanted browser extension and add-on to your browser and change the browser setting. When you open the browser, will pop up on your browser automatically without your permission. It may also contain the below traits:

1) It gets into the computer without user’s awareness and permission.
2) It modifies registry entries and web browser settings automatically.
3) It replaces your homepage and search engine when you run the web browser.
4) It will keep showing a lot of unwanted and unstoppable pop up ads.
5) It may bring other computer threats through some pop up links.
6) It may steal crucial information stored on the computer and pass to cyber hackers.

To stop pop-up and protect your computer from further attack, you should remove this infection as soon as possible. It is highly recommended to scan your computer with a powerful anti-virus like Spyhunter to check out the problem in details and remove the threat. You can refer to the guide as follow.

Instructions to get rid of

Method 1: manual removal

Step 1: Stop related running processes in Windows Task Manager first.

( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)


Step 2: Remove any infection related program from Control Panel.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

1. Open the Start menu.
2. Click Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
3. Remove the related programs.

control panel for windows 7

Windows XP

1. Open the Start menu.
2. Click Control Panel and then click Add or Remove Programs.
3. Uninstall related programs.

control panel for windows xp

Windows 8

1. Press Win+R.
2. Type in control panel and click OK.
3. Select Uninstall a program.
4. Remove the related programs.

Windows 8 control panel

Step 3: Remove extension or add-ons from your browsers.

Internet Explorer

1) Go to ‘Tools’ → ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ → choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ → ‘Internet Options’, select ‘General tab’ and click ‘Use default’ button or enter your own website, e.g. Click OK to save the changes.

Google Chrome

1) Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon, select ‘Settings’;
2) Choose ‘Basic Options’.
3) Change Google Chrome’s homepage to or any other and click the ‘Manage search engines…’ button;
4) Select ‘Google’ from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select ‘Search Results’ from the list remove it by clicking the “X” mark.

Mozilla Firefox

1) Click on the magnifier’s icon and select ‘Manage Search Engines….’;
2) Choose ‘Search Results’ from the list and click ‘Remove’ and OK to save changes;
3) Go to ‘Tools’ → ‘Options’. Reset the startup homepage or change it to under the ‘General tab’;

Step 4: Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files.

(1).Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it.
(2).In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

show hidden files in windows

Step 5: Clear all the cookies of your affected web browsers.

Since the tricky virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and Click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” and clean up all cookies from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”

Internet Explorer:

Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box and then click “delete”

Method 2: Automatic Removal with programs like Spyware blaster or SpyHunter

You can google these programs

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