How to Remove Browser Hijacker Manually

By | April 26, 2016

You should check your computer and the entire system at the first time once your homepage continues to changing to is dangerous browser virus which is considered to be browser redirect virus technically. Your browser settings as browser start page and search engine will be changed by this virus once it has completely invaded the entire system. You need to read more information about such threat if you have already infected by this browser

What is is reported to be redirect virus created by cyber crooks so as to mess up the infected computer and steal victims privacy. This rank redirect threat make use of crucial browser files or even turn them into insecure files or order to put your browsers into danger as well as making forcible access to phishing sites delivering malicious contents to make money. Besides visible browser changes, it also performs invisible activities as gathering browsing history and other valuable data ad then deliver those data to remote hacker for gaining benefits.

Main browsers like Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome will be the focus attacks of this redirect. It replaces search engine and start page of infected browsers. Consequently, the search results will contain a lot of commercial ads and ad-related links due to the replacement. The most obvious symptom of such attack is homepage modification. You will encounter a unfamiliar start page whenever you open the infected browser to surf. Such site serves for its developers as an ads spreader although it looks like a legitimate search site with regular search box. Hence, when you notice you computer is infected by, you should remove it from your browsers and computer system as soon as possible.

What will do to Your PC

Unwanted pop ups within your search results: when you utilize it to search information, there will be a lot of ads listed under your search results. The ads displayed by this threat are all related with it. It aims at helping its partner to increase websites rates after taking use of this search engine. You will encounter more and more ads if you let this threat stay on your computer. You will continue suffer more troubles as slow performance and large consumption of system resources. It is not useful to use optimizer to save your computer speed if you do not remove it.

Random redirection: This infection will display a lot of sponsored links and mislead you to other malicious sites. Moreover, it will never take the responsibility of the safety of the sites it redirects you to. You will be redirected to some unreliable sites. The sites you are accessing to may contain computer threats as Trojan and Rootkits. It is dangerous if your computer gets attacked by infections.

Behavior trace: Victims report that the threat will show a lot of ads related to search results. The reason is that this threat gathers their search information. Actually, it will collect more and more private information. The time you utilize this site to search, it takes chance to spy on your browsing activities and steal useful information. To be more detailed, information about your inline account will be stolen once you perform any payment on the internet. You will face numerous loss if it sends those information to remote hackers.

Ways Invades Your PC

This redirect threat is capable of utilizing variety channels to sneak into target computer. Most of time, it is bundled with free download as freeware and shareware, and the video players or programs in particular. Under the situation that you scan the installation process too fast and do not check the bundles, you can easily install some unrelated items. Also, redirect virus can be delivered through attaching on the spam email and hiding in the third party downloads.

How to Remove Browser Hijacker Manually

Note: the manual removal is not safe enough for inexperienced computer users who do not have any computer skills and removal practices. To these users, we recommend to download auto-fix tool.


If you still want to try manual removal, do follow the steps one by one. Do be careful when you are removing system files and registry.

Step 1 : Uninstall Program from Windows Control Panel

1. Open Control Panel using instructions below base on your operating system.

Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7:
Click on Start > Control Panel. Window should open where you can adjust your computer settings.1

Windows 8 :
a) Hover your mouse on lower-left corner of the screen and wait for the icon to appear.
b) Right-click on the icon to display list of accessible programs.2
c) Select Control Panel from the list. Window should open where you can adjust your computer settings.

2. When Control Panel window appears, click on ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs area.3

3.Your display now shows a screen to uninstall or change a program. Now, try to look and remove items with the following names: Exlee.com4

4. On the next prompt, you need to confirm the uninstall process.
5. Click OK to proceed with the removal of or any relevant software.

Step 2 : Remove the Add-ons and Extensions from your browser

Internet Explorer
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Navigate to top menu and click on Tools. Next, select Manage add-ons from the list. A window where in you can manage Internet Explorer add-ons will open.1
3. Click Search Providers on left side of the window.2
4. Choose your desired search box and click Set as default on lower right corner of the window.

Note: you cannot remove a search provider currently set to default.3
5. Then, to remove from this list, simply highlight it and click on Remove button. If ‘’ is not present, it might be using a different name. Find and delete related entries like
6. You may now close the current window and remain Internet Explorer browser open.
7. Navigate to Tools > Internet Options. It opens up a configuration box of IE. Make sure that you are in General tab.1
8. On Home Page area, replace the entry if it currently set to 11

Type a line of your preferred web address to which your browser will open. This will be your default home page address.22
9. Click OK to save the settings and restart Internet Explorer.

Mozilla Firefox
1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
2. Navigate to top menu and click on Tools. It will display a drop-down list; please select Add-ons to open the configuration window.1
3. Click Extensions on the left panel. This will show a list of installed extensions.2
4. Find the extension. If it does not exist, find related items. Click the Remove buttom to uninstall it.
5. Click on the X of Add-ons Manager tab to close the current window.
6. While still on Firefox browser, go to the Google search located on top of the browser. Notice that the Google logo has small arrow icon pointing down. Click on the arrow to reveal all installed search engines. Click on Manage Search Engines.3
7. On Manage Search Engine List box, you can now remove unwanted entries that are related to Click OK to save the settings.4
8. Press OK to close the current window. We still need to do some modifications on Firefox settings so let the browser remains open.
9. Back at the Firefox browser, navigate to top menu and click on Tools > Options. It will display the configuration window of Firefox.


At this point, it should open on the first tab, which is General.
10. If have changed your default home page, you can input preferred URL to be your new setting.


Simply type the complete web address in the box that is labeled Home Page. Please refer to attached image.
11. Click OK to save the current settings. Please remain in the browser; we still need to perform the final process.

12. In the address bar, type about:config.

5Next, click on ‘I’ll be careful, I promise!’ if it displays a warning “This might void your warranty!”


13. Type in the search box. You will see all items that were modified by Right-click on the modified preference and click on Reset to restore the original setting. Repeat the process on all affected entries.

If ‘’ is not present, try to look for a related entry. It may use a different name like
14.You may now close the window and restart Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome
1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Locate and click the Wrench icon on top. Then, select Settings from the list.1
3. Once it opens a window, click on the Extensions located on left side panel.2
4. Usually, Google Chrome has empty Extension, unless if you install base on your preference. Also on this area, you can find the item provided by Remove the unwanted entry. If in case it is not present, you need to find and remove relevant extensions like
5. Next, you need to reset the default home page of Google Chrome and remove tab during start-up. To do this, click on Settings on left side panel.3
6. Go to the area ‘On startup’ and select ‘Open a specific page or set of pages’. 4
Click on Set pages link to remove unwanted home page entry and set your preferred default web address.5

7. To remove from the list, simply hover your mouse to the web address and click X on right most of the entry.44
8. Type your desired home page address on the field ‘Enter Url…’ and press Enter on your keyboard.7

9. Click OK to save the settings and you may now restart Google Chrome.

How to Protect Your PC

Update the programs installed on your computer and the operating system you are using in time.
Utilize anti-malware software for system defense and always use the newest version.
Do not open any email attachments if those emails are sent by unknown people or do not be tricked by attractive offers.
Stop perform any click on pop ups. You will be redirected to some unwanted sites which can be evil and dangerous.
Download trustworthy security tool. Most infections can be implanted on insecure software packages.

To sum up: redirect threat can be a great threat to your computer for it will change the default homepage and search engine forcibly. By bundling with free downloads form the network, it can sneak onto your computer silently. Once installed, it triggers ransom pop ups, poor internet performance as well as system crash. What is more, it allows remote hackers take control over the entire system so as to gather sensitive information. Hence, one any trace of it is found by it, do remove it with quick actions.

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