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Danger level 9
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Changes background
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts is the hottest browser hijacker that exploits the target computer and modifies browser settings to redirect user to other suspicious websites. Usually the user is redirected to domain itself. It has a simple and clean design, making it look like a search engine. Although it is not recommended to search for anything using, because the user might be further redirected to websites related to

This browser hijacker usually arrives via infected websites or spam email messages. Once is installed, it changes the default browser homepage and then redirects all of the popular searches to other websites. It might be its own homepage, or websites related to malicious applications. It is also quite possible for to track your browsing habits, collect and store your personal information inside the system. Since can connect to the Internet, later on the infection can send the collected data away, and your personal information could get exposed to a third party.

Even though does not invade the computer directly, it meddles with your Internet browsing habits, and could be responsible for bringing other malware onto your computer. To put it simply, if browser hijacker is present in your system, it is automatically exposed to other infections, because one infection can easily lead to another. So despite the fact that does not infect system files directly it should not be allowed to stay in the system.

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How to manually remove

Files associated with infection:

metacrawler.dll DLL's to remove:

Toolbar.dll processes to kill:


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