What is is so much more than an ordinary website. Our researchers have classified it as a browser hijacker for obvious reasons. It takes over your browser’s homepage and prevents you from modifying its address. If you are searching for ways to remove this infection, then you have come to the right place. Our malware researchers have analyzed this infection and proposed a manual removal guide that we have included at the end of this article. However, we suggest that you take a few minutes to familiarize with in order to avoid similar infections in the future.testtesttest

Where does come from?

This website was set up on the 11th of June 2012. So it has been around for quite a while. But it seems that only recently this website turned into a browser hijacker. Its server is located in the US. However, it is mostly used in Egypt and few other countries located in the Middle East, since it is in the Arabic language. is known to be distributed via shady software. Research has shown that this browser hijacker is part of a Fannan Codec Lite installer. The codec pack itself is nothing more than an old K-Lite Codec Pack with a facelift. Now, the codec pack might actually work, but with it will also work on Firefox and Internet Explorer. This hijacker belongs to a developer called Fannan that specializes in releasing stolen software. It does not look like this developer actually does anything to the software apart from renaming it. Fannan Codec Lite and other Fannan software can be downloaded from the freeware website as well as from, but it does not include Fannan Codec Lite and by extension

What does do?

If you install Fannan Codec Lite, will also be secretly injected into your browser. It must be noted, however, that this website will redirect you to It is not clear what this website’s true purpose is, but from what we gather, it generates revenue by displaying third-party advertisements and links to various websites. It promotes various Arabic websites ranging from sports to online retail websites. This hijacker’s only purpose is to make money for its owners. Some website stats and valuation websites suggest that this website makes $39.00 USD from approximately 3,500 daily visitors.’s total estimated worth is 21,060.00, so there is clearly a financial initiative to keep web traffic flowing to this website. But not everyone wants to visit such a website willingly. Therefore, the developers resorted to deceptive means to make money. You should not tolerate this, so we suggest that you delete as soon as possible.

How do I remove

If you want to remove in its entirety then you first must uninstall Fannan Codec Lite via Control Panel. Secnond, you you will have to fix Firefox shortcut’s Target line. Or if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, then you will have to fix the registry entry that deals with the homepage. Note that if you use both of these browsers, then you obviously must perform the required steps for the both of them. Please follow the steps provided in the removal instructions carefully to ensure your system’s safety.

Fannan Codec Lite removal

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

  1. Navigate the mouse to the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. Click the Windows logo to open the Start Screen.
  3. Type in Uninstall in the search box and go to Settings.
  4. Click Uninstall a program and find the application.
  5. Right-click on the program and click Uninstall.

Windows 7 & Windows Vista

  1. Navigate the mouse to the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. Click the Windows logo to open the Start menu.
  3. Select the Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the undesirable program and right-click on the program, and then click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Navigate the mouse to the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. Open the Start menu.
  3. Select the Control Panel.
  4. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  5. Find the program and click Remove.

Remove from Internet Explorer’s registry

  1. Tap the Windows key+R.
  2. Enter regedit and click OK.
  3. Go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Find the Start Page entry on the right of the window and double-click it.
  5. Enter your preferred Homepage address in the Value data line.
  6. Click OK.

Fix your browser’s Target line

  1. Right-click on the Firefox shortcut.
  2. Go to Properties and click the Shortcut tab.
  3. Fix the modified Target line.
  4. Click OK.
100% FREE spyware scan and
tested removal of*

Leave a Comment

Enter the numbers in the box to the right *