The startup page on Chrome browser has been changed to Are you blocked from accessing websites by this unwanted pop-up webpage? Why does it keep replacing your default search engine? How does one fully block the annoying pop ups generated from this website? How do I go about deleting this annoying pop up? Redirect – How to Remove?

The is a potentially unwanted domain by many computer users which will generate lots of annoying pop ups to block users’ online surfing activities. It’s actually categorized as a browser hijacker problem which has become a major issue to web browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. By dressing up like a legit search tool, the hijacker can confuse average net users and trick them into believing misleading information from unidentified resources. By constantly displaying annoying pop ups and redirecting victims to unwanted places online, this browser hijacker is specifically capable of stealing victims’ precious online data to help cyber criminals benefit later on. When having this pop up or similar random pop ups on browsers, do not be tricked by this hacked search tool but should uninstall redirect right away.

A browser hijacker or browser redirect can also be categorized as a PC threat which mainly attacks Internet browsers and causes constant troubles to interrupt users’ online activities. When a browser is hijacked, users on the PC won’t be able to surf the Internet properly. Each time you try to do a search online, you will be instantly blocked by annoying pop ups or redirecting actions. Watch out for these pop ups and random websites you are redirected to. Many other cyber threats (Trojans, worms, keyloggers and malware) can be prompted via these pop ups. Usually, when the redirect has successfully hijacked a browsing application, it will also automatically modify the appearance of the browser including making its own domain the startup page of the browser and related search engine to be the default one. It seems that users can still search online via this given search tool. However, results provided by a suspicious search tool may not be trusted at all! The overall performance of the affected browser will also be slow down incredibly which can cause the application to become unresponsive quite often.

To completely block these annoying pop ups from the hijacker, an overall removal needs to be performed right away. Considering that anti-virus software cannot uninstall this hijacker from system successfully, a manual removal process is given in the following for advanced PC users to follow.

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Troubles To Be Expected

When browsers are hijacked by this redirect, users will find themselves in all sorts of troubles when getting online. To be more specific:
1. Default home pages and search engines will be disabled and replaced by the hijacker;
2. Users will be constantly blocked from accessing websites by lots of annoying pop ups;
3. False alerts can be displayed to trick users into getting certain malware or spyware;
4. Affected browsers will be dramatically slow down and get frozen more often;
5. Online confidential information can be collected to help cyber criminals benefit.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the hijacker. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:


Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK:


Step 3: Go to Uninstall a program session from Control Panel; scroll down the list to uninstall unwanted extensions that might be related to hijacker:


Step 4: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this hijacker:


Step 5: Change home page(s) on browser(s) back from pop up: (Google Chrome)



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Even though it looks like a regular search page, the pop up is a browser hijacker unwanted by many PC users. It can get on computers without permissions from PC owners and modify the default structures of browsers so as to approach its goals later on. As soon as users try to get online from the affected browsers, they will find themselves in a situation where the startup page has been changed to this hijacker domain and lots of constant pop ups will be displayed to block users from going online. What’s worse, the confidential data that you store online can be viewed by this hijacker. Cyber criminals could be able to collect your private info like user names and passwords with the help of this hijacker. To stop the annoying blocks from redirect, manual removal process is the most effective way. Try to delete the hijacker and other potential threats from your PC as soon as possible so that you can work on a clean machine again.

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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 14, 2013 9:33 am

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