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Remove Browser Hijacker from Chrome, Firefox, IE



Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Browser Hijacker

Command or file name:(*.*)

Threat type:Hijacker

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Plenty spyware and advertising-supported software Browser hijackers have integrated Browser hijackers that get at pause setup during the host Browser hijacker's installation proceeding. Uninstalling the host application mainly doesn't cancel cross-packed Browser hijacker. Degrades common Internet browser stability and carrying out. Footprints buyer's Internet browsing habits, records addresses of visited sites and directs collected data to a remote server. It also blocks admission to popularWAD resources like MSN or VeriSign. Most Browser hijackers are quite similar to Browser hijacker and therefore are not very dangerous.


Browser Hijacker intrusion method

Usually Browser Hijacker comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to Browser Hijacker. Browser Hijacker copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is (*.*). Then it creates new startup key with name Browser Hijacker and value (*.*). You can also find it in your processes list with name (*.*) or Browser Hijacker. Also, it can create folder with name Browser Hijacker under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Browser Hijacker, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Browser Hijacker from your browsers below.


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    Features of Stronghold Antimalware

    • Removes all files created by Browser Hijacker.
    • Removes all registry entries created by Browser Hijacker.
    • Fixes browser redirection and hijack if needed.
    • "Toolbar Remover" tool will help you get rid of unwanted browser extensions.
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How to remove Browser Hijacker manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Browser Hijacker, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Browser Hijacker.

To get rid of Browser Hijacker, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

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Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

**Trial version of SpyHunter provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Spyhunter.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Browser Hijacker related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Browser Hijacker entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Browser Hijacker won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Browser Hijacker under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Browser Hijacker or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Browser Hijacker
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Browser Hijacker related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Browser Hijacker related extensions from your browsers

Browser Hijacker in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Browser Hijacker. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Browser Hijacker or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Browser Hijacker removal use SpyHunter 5 Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Browser Hijacker and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Browser Hijacker removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Browser Hijacker.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

Browser Hijacker can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to Browser Hijacker before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage
  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.
  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.
  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.
  • Click the Reset Firefox button.
  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Browser Hijacker and (*.*) we received earlier:

Problem Summary: browser hijacker

Takes control of my mouse it sends me back to my home page

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Suspected browser hijacking

When I opened my web browser (Firefox), it didn't open my last session but instead only this url: http://www.delta-homes.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=newgdp&from=newgdp&uid=MaxtorX6B300S0_B615Q9CH&ts=1373018329. When I looked at my web settings, this was set as my home page. I changed it back to google, but still whenever I open my browser, it adds the mentioned as a new tab. Also, when trying to open a new browser window clicking the icon in the bottom bar, the browser just opens the mentioned url. Also, it is set as the home page in Internet Explorer.

I have tried a few adware removal programs and resetting Firefox, but with no success. Adwcleaner, though, seemed to recognize the program and claimed to have deleted it. Still, my browsers still open this annoying url without me wanting it. I'd be grateful if you could offer any assistance to me.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Browser Hijacker : dalesearch.com

Wifes laptop has picked up this ...infection of Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox in the last few days, and we have been unable to remove it.It is now delivering random , unselected pages.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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