How To Remove Browser Hijacker is a recently appeared browser hijacker which changes your default homepage and starts displaying unwanted website. It pretends to be a legitimate search engine but is actually a parasite with no real functionality.

The only purpose of this hijacker is to earn money for its creators by displaying unwanted advertisements and sponsored search results. It can also track your search history and use or sell this information later. You should remove from your system as soon as possible in order to restore normal browsing experience, speed and prevent spying.

Sometimes it might be hard to eliminate this adware since it has backup programs hidden and tends to come back automatically. This is why we have prepared this article which should help you remove the virus completely.

We recommend using the automatic removal tool as it will scan your system and detect this and any other possible threats and eliminate them completely. It will also act as an antivirus software afterwards and protect your PC. We have also prepared manual removal instructions for experienced Windows users. However, you are still strongly recommended to install a proper antivirus software afterwards if you choose this option.

Recommended Method: Download Browser Hijacker Removal Tool

Version:   All Updated:   2 days ago Compatible OS:   All
This is the most suitable program for automatically removing the threat and repairing your PC.
Works with: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP. Read instructions here
File name Size
mb3-setup.exe 56.5 MB

Click here to download alternative tool

What is browser hijacker?

This browser hijacker is identical to hundreds of other malware attempting to infect users’ computers and take control of browser settings. It is most likely developed by the same creators who have already launched many such websites on different domains.

The hijacker infiltrates your system when you install other free software and accidentally click “Accept” on additional offers. These offers are often disguised so they would look like another step of the setup process. This is why many users end up littering their computers with this and other similar adware and do not understand how it appeared. Once such adware gets installed it is often very hard to track the source files and remove it completely without antivirus software.

Even though “aims to provide the ultimate online search experience” in reality it is just a website with no value which is designed to earn money from infected browsers. It displays unwanted advertisements, sponsored search results and might redirect to suspicious links. It might also suggest installing other software or extensions leading to even more dangerous infections.

The search field does not work and simply redirects your queries to Yahoo or Google search engines. You need to be careful while using as it might track your search and browsing history and use it for marketing purposes or even sell to third parties.

As we can see from the statistics below this version is very popular. In just a week from being launched it managed to grow and reach almost 20,000 pageviews per day. This means that the developers are aggressively distributing this adware and many computers have been infected already. Since the removal is complicated many users do not know how to deal with this threat and are forced to stay with it.

You should remove browser hijacker as soon as possible. It has no value, hinders your browsing and slows down the system. We recommend using the automatic removal tool provided above. This will guarantee that the threat is eliminated completely. Any other malware will also be removed: there is a possibility that more unwanted programs came with the same bundle was attached to. Finally, the automatic tool will also act as an antivirus in the future and protect your computer from potential threats.

If you are an experienced Windows user who is comfortable with editing important system files and settings you can follow manual removal guide instead. However, this will not guarantee complete protection and you will still need a proper antivirus software afterwards.

Here are some screenshots of this browser hijacker:


 Manual Removal Instructions:

NB: Make sure you are familiar with editing important Windows settings and files. In order to not only remove the symptoms but also any possible leftovers of the adware as well as other possible infections we recommend using the automatic tool provided above.

Bookmark this page, print it out or simply open on another device in order to access it after a browser or computer restart which will be required during the removal process.

Step 1:

Remove any suspicious programs that might contain the adware.

Start by opening the Programs and Features window using the following method:

Hold Windows () key and click R key while holding.

Enter the following in the field:


Click OK.

You might have to wait a bit before the list of all programs is loaded as it displays a list of all programs installed on your PC.

We recommend sorting the programs by “Installed On” column (simply click on the column name in order to sort by this value).

Look for any recently installed suspicious programs that might contain the adware as a bundle or could be the adware itself. Such programs also have the word “search” in their name. If you have never seen or used an app chances are that it is an unwanted software.

Example of a program name:


Uninstall all suspicious programs by right-clicking on them and choosing Uninstall…

Repeat this process until no more suspicious programs are left.

Step 2:

Delete registry values created by this adware.

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:


Click OK.


Search for virus entries by pressing keyboard buttons CTRL + F and entering the virus name. Here is an example:


Click Find Next.

Delete any registry entries associated with the virus.

Repeat the search until all entries are cleaned.

Step 3:

Clean up Windows temporary files.

You can safely remove all temporary files without posing any risk to your computer.

Hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:


Click OK.

All temporary files will be listed in the directory.

Select all temporary files by simultaneously pressing CTRL + A and delete them.

Step 4:

Remove suspicious programs from your startup config so they would not launch as soon as you boot your computer.

Hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:


Click OK.

Go to the Startup tab and uncheck all suspicious entries. Look specifically for “Ourluckysites” as well as other similar programs.

You will see locations of the files in “Command” column. Navigate to the location and delete it if a suspicious file is found.

If you are unsure you can simply leave it unselected but not delete it.

Click OK when you are finished unselecting and deleting all potentially dangerous processes.

Step 5:

Delete the shortcuts for all browsers on your computer as they might have been changed by the hijacker.

Remember that there are shortcuts not only on your Desktop but also in other places (for example, Start Menu).

Then create them again in order to have clean browser start.

Alternatively, you can click Properties on each of the shortcuts and remove any additions made to the Target field by the adware.

Step 6:

IMPORTANT: Now you will have to reset browser settings for each browser individually that you have installed on your computer. Alternativelly, you could simply reinstall them.

The unwanted addons are usually named similarly to the program you have just uninstalled using Add or Remove Programs.

 Google Chrome:

Launch the browser and select More Tools, then click Extensions.

Check for any suspicious extensions.

Click Remove From Chrome for each unwanted or suspicious toolbar or extension (the trashcan icon on the right).

Go to Settings.

Scroll to the very bottom of the settings page and click Show advanced settings…

Scroll to the very bottom again and click Reset settings.

Click Reset.

 Mozilla Firefox:

Launch the browser and go to Add-ons.

Search for any suspicious toolbars and add-ons and Remove them.

We recommend going to Options (input about:preferences in your address field and press Enter) and clicking Restore to Default near the Home Page field.

You can also completely refresh the browser settings by entering the following in the address (URL) field:


Press Enter.

Click Refresh Firefox… and then click Refresh Firefox again.

 Microsoft Edge:

Since Microsoft Edge is not a separate program and is a core component of Windows 10 you should backup your computer or at least create a Restore Point before continuing.

Navigate to the following folder (where %username is your computer user name):


Clear all contents of the folder. Click CTRL + A to select everything and delete the contents.

Click Start (Windows logo).

Search for Windows PowerShell.

Right-click on the result.

Choose Run as administrator.

Paste the following command:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}

Press Enter.

The settings should now be reset to default.

 Internet Explorer:

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:


Click OK.

Enter the following command in the appeared window:

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ResetIEtoDefaults

Press Enter.

Check Delete personal settings.

Click Reset.

Alternatively you can run this command to delete all caches and settings:

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351

After removing the virus

When you have finished removing the “Ourluckysites” adware and reverting your browser settings make sure to protect your computer by installing a good antivirus suite that would identify the threats online and in programs you have downloaded. Also, never install suspicious programs. If you are installing a new software, make sure it has nothing bundled in it by following the install wizard as well as searching for user reviews online.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Begin typing your search above and press return to search. Press Esc to cancel.