Got lots of pop-ups from or URL on browsers? Do you remember setting this domain as the welcome page on browsers? Does it keep replacing your favorite home pages and presenting constant ads to interrupt your online sessions? Will browsers be corrupted by these unwanted pop-ups? How to get rid of these pop-ups from and restore browsers back to normal again? Pop-ups – Remove Browser Hijacker, also known as the, is categorized as another variant of the active hijacker which has been released for a while now by online third-parties to compromise browsing applications on PCs. Similarly, this hijacker is a domain full of misleading pop-ups and ads to convince PC users to click on suspicious links or download unauthorized applications. It’s capable of hijacking most of the browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Computer users who have got hijacked browsers by this problem shouldn’t trust any info provided by this browser hijacker but should try to get rid of this redirect URL instead for the sake of PC safety.

When browsers are hijacked by this redirect, one can get similar pop-ups as this one in the screenshot here (on Google Chrome): It’s a kind of pop-up survey or quiz sponsored by this browser hijacker. And it will usually just take up a few seconds or couple minutes to complete the survey with a luring award (iPhone 5, Apple iPad 2, a $1000 Visa Gift Card etc.) ahead of you.


Are you intrigued by these fake pop-ups generated by the redirect? Be careful! The pop-up links are not trusted URLs and the awards are fake. By having you clicked on these pop-ups, this hijacker could help computer hackers collect money by using the pay-per-click technique which is a very common way for browser hijackers to extort money from computer users. Other than that, affected browsers won’t work properly because of the constant blocks of this pop-up URL and the associating ads. The redirect is able to modify the default settings of the browsers and always redirects you back from the webs you attempt to log on to. This is one of the most common characters of a browser hijacker. To avoid being scammed by the misleading pop-ups, try to get rid of this browser hijacker ASAP.

To remove this redirect, manual removal is suggested here. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for further assistance if you are not good with computers:

Browser Hijacker Chaos

Usually, a browser hijacker does not need permissions from PC users to get on browsers. It can achieve that on its own by bundling with online freeware or scamware. Once it’s successfully got on targeted browsers, redirect can:

– Automatically reset structures of the browsers
– Make itself the start-up page on browsers
– Display misleading info to deceive PC users
– Block PC users from logging onto other regular sites
– Gradually slow down the performance of the browsers
– Collect users’ online activities and other valuable info

Step-by-step Manual Removal Instructions

Note: In order to get rid of this redirect, manual removal is believed to be the most efficient way as Anti-virus cannot detect or delete this browser hijacker issue. Expertise will be required during the process as the associating files or registries you are about to deal with can be named differently on different computers.

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager by hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find odd processes to select ‘End Process’. Names of the processes may not show exactly the same on each PC:


Step B: 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. This will help show the hidden files of this redirect:


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


Step D: Change home pages back from this ( redirect (Firefox):


Similar Video on Browser Hijacker Removal in Registry:


This pop-up domain can be viewed as another version of the hijacker. It’s categorized as a browser hijacker which contains lots of misleading info to help prompt other cyber threats or even cyber scam activities. PC users who have gotten affected by this browser hijacker will suffer from constant troubles especially during their online sessions. This hijacker page and associating pop-ups will display constantly on browsers blocking you from accessing other web sites properly. Affected browsers can be compromised by this hijacker and constant stuck can be expected more often. What’s worse, other potential threats including Trojans or malware could be prompted by this redirect to further damage the system. For the sake of PC safety, try to get rid of this unwanted hijacker from computer ASAP.

Note: Having difficulties in removing this hijacker off from browsers? Contact YooSecurity Online Experts to get further help to achieve a complete removal of this browser hijacker timely:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 30, 2013 9:02 am

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