Browser Hijacker Removal Guide
Tuesday 11th February 2014,

Browser Hijacker

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posted by David Washington  
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Computer users have sent in many reports of their web browsers automatically redirecting them to the site We quickly investigated this site and found that it is a generic search engine powered by Tuvaro that attempts to provide internet search results much like the larger search sites like or One aspect of is that it has components that cause web browsers to set the default home page and search engine to These components are usually accompanied through the installation of bundled software or other apps downloaded from the internet.

There are many sources, much of them trusted, that computer users download programs from that include an installer that loads the components, add-ons or extensions within a web browser app. These components related to are designed to automatically change the internet settings causing web browsers to redirect to or load it each time the browser is opened.

The search engine does not appear to us to be malicious in its content, however, we have noticed some of the results not to be nearly as focused as the search engine pioneer sites like Google, Yahoo or Bing. Additionally, may lead to unwanted sites that computer users do not wish to visit or could potentially have questionable intentions.

The task of removing the add-ons and components to stop the redirects to is usually a tricky action to perform manually. Most times this process involves digging into each web browser application and deleting out each extension or add-on related to As an easier solution, PC users may utilize an antimalware download like SpyHunter to automatically remove the browser hijacker and its add-ons causing the redirects. This will enable a PC user to restore their previous internet settings. sample image:

eseeky-com-browser-hijacker Removal

Download *SpyHunter Scanner to Detect and Remove

*SpyHunter’s free scanner is for detecting malware only. If SpyHunter detects,
you will need to purchase SpyHunter to remove it and other detected malware threats.

Do-It-Yourself Manual Removal of

If you are an experienced computer user or comfortable with finding and deleting system registry keys, you may remove by locating and deleting each listing below. files to find and delete:

  • %AppData%\[random].exe
  • %Desktop%\[random].lnk registry entries to find and delete:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “” = “[random]“
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[random]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]“

How to Remove Manually (DIY Tips)

  1. Go to Start menu > go to Control Panel -> select “Programs and Features” (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Select Uninstall a Program.
  2. Find ‘’ and select ‘Uninstall/Change’.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

How to Remove Manually from Web Browser Programs like Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer:

  1. In Internet Explorer go to ‘Tools‘ > ”Manage Add-ons’ > ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and select uninstall
  2. Click ‘Tools’ > ‘select Manage addons’ > select ‘Search Providers’ > select a desired search engine of your choice ie: Google.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. In Firefox go ‘Tools’ > select ‘Add-ons’ > select ‘Extensions’ > find and click ‘Uninstall’.
  2. Go to ‘Tools’ > select ‘Options’ and change the startup homepage to, or another desired search page.

Google Chrome:

  1. In Chrome click on the ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’ icon (three lined icon on the top right) > select ‘Settings’ > select ‘Extensions’ on the left and then find and click the trashcan to delete it.
  2. Change the homepage to or another desired search page by going to ‘Settings’ on the left again and selecting the drop-down list under ‘Search’.
  3. Selecting Google as your search preference: Click ‘Manage search engines…’ > select ‘Google’ and make it the default search engine.

Removal of may prove to be difficult in some situations due to blocking agents of the malware. In such a case, you may choose to boot your system into Safe Mode with Networking by following the instructions below.

How to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:

  1. Bookmark or Favorite this Web Page.
  2. Restart your PC
  3. Press the F8 key (just before Windows starts to load during the boot sequence text screens) several times until it registers.
  4. Select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter.
  5. Allow the system to boot into Safe Mode with Networking and then return to this page to download the spyware remover.
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