is a website reported to distribute malicious files endangering security on affected computers. For the time being, security researchers have been unable to consider a single avenue of attack used by

Furthermore, if you notice an application named, then you may be dealing with an infection. What it does is act as a browser hijacker, changing the default homepage or search engine settings. Also, it may redirect pages from what users are looking at. Most noteworthy are banners, ads, popups and more that may appear after starts affecting a system.

Is dangerous to your computer?

In an internet where users are constantly at risk at meeting computer threats, the first thing they should do is pay attention to unusual activities or programs. These usually become a part of the default browser used on affected computers. In this specific case, users may notice their homepage domain was changed to one with the website, including their search engine settings.

A common route of infection used by adware campaigns such as is via spam emails. These may be distributing malicious attachments containing scripts that may end up infecting the user's machine. In other cases, social engineering schemes may be used to confuse the targets into infecting themselves. Software bundle installers and infected documents are two more options used while spreading adware.

Infected Software Installers

The attackers create malicious packages created from legitimate software installers already in existence. Furthermore, these are often taken directly from the official vendor download sites. Finally, they are modified and spread online on other software websites or sent as email file attachments.

Infected Documents

These represent infected and dangerous files that are usually found in the form of commonly used document types. Examples of those are databases, spreadsheets, rich text documents and more. When users open these, a notification prompt asks them to enable macros. These are built-in scripts used to spread the adware in this particular case.

Malicious Browser Plugins

Plugs can be carriers of the adware spread by, potentially found on peer-to-peer networks and in torrents. The people behind such adware often use template designs. Images and text are used to create websites that look like legitimate download sources and imitations of company websites. They may even use domains that look like legitimate websites and may advertise them on ad networks or via popups.
Adware code related to may be found in a range of malware toolbars, designed for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

Removing and Restoring Your PC

Users must keep in mind that manual removal will require knowledge of system files and the Windows registry. Removing essential data by mistake can cause permanent damage to your system. For that reason, users are advised to use proper anti-malware software over manual fixes to avoid the issue.

Uninstallation on Windows OS

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs in Windows XP)
On Windows 10/Windows 8 machines, the lower left corner of the screen may have the Quick Access Menu, where users may find the Control Panel>Uninstall a Program option.
Uninstall and any related programs found there.

Removing from the Mac OS X

For OS X users, click on the Go button at the top left part of the screen and choose Applications.
Click on 'Go' and then 'Applications'.
Once the Applications folder is open, look for or other suspicious software there.
Right click on entries of that kind and select 'Move to Trash'.

Removing from Internet Explorer

Open Internet Explorer, clicking on the gear icon in the top right corner, then choose Manage Add-ons.
Once the Manage Add-ons window opens, look for and other plugins of a suspicious nature. Disable these by clicking the Disable button of each entry by right clicking and using the menu.
Change the browser homepage if it was altered by the virus by clicking on the gear icon again, then selecting Internet Options. In the General tab, malicious URLs should be removed and replaced by whatever the users desire. Click apply to save the changes.
Resetting Internet Explorer can also work. You can do that by clicking the gear icon again and selecting Internet Options. In the Advanced tab you will find the Reset option. In the following window, choose Delete Personal Settings and select Reset again to complete the procedure.

Removing from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge by launching the app and clicking More (the three dots at the top right corner of the browser).
Click Settings to open the options menu and select Settings again.
Choose what you want to clear under the "Clear Browsing Data" option.
Next, you should right click on the Start button and then select Task Manager. In the processes tab lookup Microsoft Edge. Right click and choose Go to Details or More Details. Once the Details tab shows up, find every entry with the Microsoft edge name and click End Task on every single one.

Removing from Mozilla Firefox

Removing dangerous extensions can be done by clicking on the menu icon in the top right corner, then choosing the Add-ons>Extensions options. Any instances of and other suspicious plugins can be removed and deleted from it.
Resetting Firefox is also another possible option. Click in the Firefox menu and click on the question mark, then choose Troubleshooting Information.
From there you will see the Reset Firefox button. Clicking on this button will remove from Firefox, but it will also reset it to its base settings, removing any bookmarks and add-ons users may have added.


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