Removal Guide

Do you know what is? is a website that will be opened for you every time you launch your default browser if a browser hijacker from the Elex family somehow enters your computer. The search page you will be presented with does not seem to be harmful at all. In fact, some users even find it quite useful as it enables them to search for images, videos, and news. Despite the fact that seems to be quite trustworthy, you need to get rid of it and then start using a more reliable search tool instead as soon as possible to protect your computer from the potential harm. If it is the first time you encounter a browser hijacker from the Elex family, it might be quite hard for you to remove from your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. If you really do not know where to start, you should read this article attentively because our team of experienced researchers is going to talk about the removal of this browser hijacker.

Before we start talking about the deletion of, we want to explain to you why you need to get rid of First of all, it is clear that people might be presented with commercial ads if they use this search tool for searching the information. These ads might be displayed together with reliable Google search results. Unfortunately, it is known that advertisements might redirect users to untrustworthy websites, so you need to be careful with them. Of course, you could feel completely safe only if you delete from your computer. Secondly, we cannot call a very trustworthy search engine also because it is known that it tracks users and records various details. If you look closer at the Privacy Policy document, you will quickly notice that this search engine gathers such details as IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, platform type, and even “information that identifies you personally.” The gathered information might be quickly shared with third parties, which means that it is in Removal screenshot
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Unlike other browser hijackers, works through .bat files. For example, if you have Google Chrome installed on your computer, you will definitely come across the Google Chrome.lnk.bat file in C:\ProgramData, whereas Mozilla Firefox users will find Mozilla Firefox.lnk.bat in the same directory. In order to open automatically for the user, the original browser shortcuts will be replaced too.

Browser hijackers tend to enter computers rather secretly, and is no exception. It has been found that this computer threat is usually spread in software bundles, which explains why users do not know anything about its entrance. In order not to allow similar infections to enter your computer ever again, you need to stay away from file-sharing and torrent websites because browser hijackers are usually spread in bundles with free software available for download on such websites. Our security specialists also suggest installing security software on the computer because malicious software is very sneaky, and it might be really hard to prevent it from entering the system.

We are sure that there are many users who do not know how to do to eliminate Therefore, we have prepared the manual removal instructions (see below) for them. As you can see, you will need to find and remove the .bat file browser hijacker creates. If you still see the presence of this suspicious search engine after doing that, we suggest resetting your browsers too. You can also scan your system with an automatic scanner to get rid of it faster.

Delete manually

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Copy and paste C:\ProgramData in the URL bar and tap Enter.
  3. Locate Google Chrome.lnk.bat, Mozilla Firefox.lnk.bat, or Internet Explorer.lnk.bat, depending on the type of the browser you use.
  4. Delete the file.

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Unfortunately, other threats might be hiding on your computer too, so you cannot be sure that your system is clean after the deletion of the browser hijacker. It is extremely hard to detect malware, so we suggest scanning the system with a reputable scanner, e.g. SpyHunter. The diagnostic version of this scanner that will help you to find all the threats that work behind your back can be downloaded from this website – just open the SpyHunter tab you can find at the top.