What is

Our researchers came across an adware server called It looks like it might modify user’s browser preferences by changing the default start page. As a result, the threat might be able to redirect the user to other annoying advertising web pages. Such sites may show you unreliable pop-up ads, sponsored links, and other advertisements from various adware servers. If seeing such content annoys you and you do not wish to put the system or your privacy at risk accidentally, we advise you to avoid ads displayed by or doubtful sites alike. One way to make your browser stop showing such content is to check the system as it is presented in the instructions below the text and remove all data related to the threat. Plus, we advise reading the whole article to get to know this suspicious advertising network better and learn how to stay away from it in the future.test

Where does come from?

Our specialists say there might be a few different scenarios how could enter the user’s system. First of all, it might be distributed with bundled installers of similar threats, for example, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers, suspicious toolbars, and so on. Also, users could accidentally allow it to affect their browser while clicking doubtful pop-up ads or visiting possibly harmful websites. Either way, its appearance may show your system is vulnerable to threats. Therefore, our researchers at advise users to be more cautious while surfing the Internet or downloading any content from it. Besides, it would be a wise idea to consider acquiring reliable antimalware tool as it could warn about possibly harmful software before it has the chance to enter or do any damage.

How does work?

Once appears on the computer, it might modify the user’s browser settings to set itself as your default start page. However, our researchers at believe the threat might not necessarily alter the browser settings to force the affected browsing application load it after it is launched. The adware server could get the same effect by hijacking the browsers Target line. Additionally, the threat may place scheduled tasks in the %WINDIR%\Tasks and %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks directories so it could open the browser according to a particular schedule without asking your permission, for example, the adware network might be loaded every two hours, one hour, thirty minutes, and so on. could be compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. After your browser loads it you may instantly see irritating ads from the third party or be redirected to another adware server distributing doubtful advertisements. The main problem is the ads that could be displayed to the user may originate from various third-party web pages. Thus, clicking them could redirect you to possibly dangerous sites, for example, sites that distribute adware, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers, or even applications, which might infect the system with malware. We do not say you would necessarily come across malicious programs while clicking the ads, but there is a chance you could, and if you can, it would be safer to get rid of the adware network.

How to get rid of

If you decide you wish to eliminate the threat manually, there will be a few tasks to complete. First of all, we would recommend checking if here are any scheduled tasks related to the adware server as they should be erased. The second task would be to see if hijacked the browser’s Target line and in such case restore it. Finally, it would be advisable to reset the affected browser. If these tasks seem too difficult and you do not think you can manage it, we would advise you to use legitimate antimalware software instead since it can complete all these tasks for you.

Remove scheduled tasks related to

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Copy and paste the following directories into the Explorer:
  3. Look for tasks belonging to the adware network.
  4. Right-click these tasks and select Delete.
  5. Exit the Explorer, then empty your Recycle bin.

Restore the browser‘s Target line

  1. Right-click the browser’s icon.
  2. Select Properties and access the Shortcut tab.
  3. Search for the Target line, e.g., C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
  4. See if there are any suspicious links (belonging to the adware server) at the end of it.
  5. Remove unnecessary links and press OK.

Reset the affected browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+X.
  2. Navigate to Internet Options.
  3. Choose the Advanced tab and press Reset.
  4. Select Delete personal settings.
  5. Click Reset again and tap Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the Help icon.
  2. Pick Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click on Refresh Firefox.
  4. Select Refresh Firefox again.
  5. Press Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Open Settings and scroll below.
  3. Pick Show advanced settings.
  4. Slide down again.
  5. Choose Reset Settings and press Reset. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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