- How To Remove? is a browser hijacker that gets into computer bundled with free software. The program changes your homepage and default search engine to or Privitize VPN. The first search tool does not differ from in design but there are issues related to having it. One of them is after you see the results and try to click on any of them, you might get redirected to once again instead of the web page you actually wanted to open. Moreover, hijacker might alter your computer settings for an Internet browser, for example Internet Explorer, window to open itself without actually initiating it and display This would happen repeatedly every half an hour or so.

As many adware and browser hijackers, might also cause advertisements to be displayed. They may be displayed as popups or mixed among the search results. One would not be able to distinguish between the promoted links and the actual search results. The trick is used for generating traffic to wanted web pages and this way earn money for the clicks. Similar unwanted programs are often designed for marketing purposes. They collect information about your online activity and tracks the websites your visit. This information is sent to a remote server and later used to promote different websites and products according to your interests.

Most of the time, browser hijackers like are installed by computer users without even noticing that. The program comes bundled with free software, and after an automatic installation unwanted applications are added because they were marked to be installed by default. In fact, you can avoid such undesired changes if you opt for custom installation every time you download programs form the Internet. Simply remove the check boxes for any additional applications.

Remove from your system immediately after noticing it there. Go to to Start -> Control Panel, click on “Uninstall Program” on Programs area. Look for anything related to, Privatize VPN, MagniPic or other similar programs that were developed by Industriya on a list of programs and click of Uninstall/Change button next to it. Depending on what browser you are using, follow the instructions below:

For IE:

  • Open IE and go to ‘Tools‘ → ”Manage Add-ons’.
  • Choose ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall everything related to from the list.
  • Choose ‘Search Providers’ → choose the search engine you used before and make it your default search provider. Additionally, select ‘Web Search’, click ‘Disable suggestions’ to disable it.
  • Go ‘Tools’ → ‘Internet Options’ and select ‘General’ tab. Click ‘Use default’ or enter your own website name, or other. Finally, click ‘OK’ to save the changes.

For Mozilla Firefox:

  • Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ → ‘Add-ons’.
  • Choose ‘Extensions’ → and click ‘Uninstall’.
  • Go ‘Tools’ → ‘Options’. Finally, reset the startup homepage or change it to

For Google Chrome:

  • Click on the icon ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’, select ‘Options’.
  • Choose ‘Basic’ Options and change Google Chrome homepage to or any other browser and then click the ‘Manage search engines…’ button.
  • Choose ‘Google’ and make it your default search engine.

Finally, run a full system scan using a reputable antispyware program, for example, Spyhunter. Don’t forget upgrading it to its latest version before performing system scan. It is very important to scan your computer because is known to be related to the backdoor Trojan tidserv. Removing this virus only will not eliminate redirections therefore if you choose to use any other antivirus program, make sure it can detect and remove adware and browser hijackers as well.

Automatic removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on

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April 8, 2013 02:03, April 9, 2013 07:13

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