Browser Hijacker Complete Removal Guide is a browser hijacker which modifies your browser settings and program shortcuts to make itself your default homepage and search engine. It also redirects to other websites and might display unwanted advertisements.

While it may look like is a legitimate search engine it is actually just a fake page which redirects your queries to Yahoo or Google custom search. It is designed to infect browsers, redirect their traffic and make money to the creators by displaying advertisements, affiliate products and sponsored search results.

This parasite does not have any real value and should be removed from your system in order to prevent spying and further infections. However, just changing your browser settings might not be enough as the adware tends to revert them and appear again. Therefore, we recommend using the automatic tool provided below to completely eliminate this unwanted program. The tool will also protect you from similar problems in the future.

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What is browser hijacker?

This hijacker is not technically a virus but a potentially unwanted program because it is distributed by being bundled with other software and is installed with user consent. However, in most cases the users might not know how this adware appeared on their systems since it is often hidden deeply in the “Advanced” setup steps. Not all users understand what are \the terms and conditions they accept during the installation and this is a perfect way for to infiltrate the system.

Once gets installed it continues to display unethical behavior by not only hijacking your browser homepage and search engine but also modifying program shortcuts. It also places a backup program to monitor for changes and make sure you will not be able to remove the unwanted website easily.

As we can see from the statistics below, this browser hijacker is estimated to receive more than 40,000 pageviews per day. Most likely this number is so high because the infected users are unable to remove this adware.

This browser hijacker displays an unwanted homepage which pretends to be a search engine. However, the input field simply redirects your queries to other providers: Yahoo or Google custom search. The creators earn money every time you click on a sponsored search result and this is the main purpose of

The website starts collecting data about you as soon as it is installed on your system. It gives you a unique user ID and tracks your activity. Some users have reported that more and more advertisements start appearing on the website if you keep the hijacker installed for a long time. It might also start redirecting to other websites, suggest installing other software or stuff your cookies with affiliate IDs. This means that the risk increases with time and you should remove this unwanted program as soon as possible.

We have an automatic tool which will scan your system and remove this as well as any other threat it finds. It will also protect your computer afterwards by acting as a complete antivirus solution. More experienced Windows users can also choose manual removal guide. However, following these instructions will only help you remove the threat but does not guarantee protection in the future.

Here are some screenshots of 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.

Examples of a program name:

AttirerPage Uninstall
Uninstall – amz

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 “Attirerpage” 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 “Attirerpage” 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.

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