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Danger level 4
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's

There are potentially unwanted programs that are hard to tell apart from legitimate applications. Take for example. It is a search engine that provides customized search function, and really delivers search results that are relevant to what you are looking for. Nevertheless, users often claim that this website is related to a browser hijacker infection; because their home pages and default search engines get changed into without their knowledge. If you check the privacy policy section at the website itself, claims that it provides plugin service. It makes one think that the website is related to a browser add-on that is installed by a user himself.

Now you may say that you had no intention of changing your home page into and so on. That is definitely true, however, the home page can get changed if you install a free software application that is bundled with random add-on installers. One of these installers could be responsible for adding to your browser. It means that you need to stay attentive when you install various programs on your computer. If possible, resort to installing software that you have downloaded from official websites, because archived software on third party sites could also be part of malware distribution.

If your home page gets changed to, you should not panic, because it does not mean your computer is infected with malware. At least not yet. However, with set as your home page, your browsing habits are being monitored and you are exposed to a variety of commercial advertisements that are displayed on the site itself, and even pop up when you land on associated pages. Not only these ads are annoying, they could also be indirectly responsible for malware distribution, so your best choice in this situation would be restoring the default browser settings, to avoid possible malware infections.

How to Restore Default Browser Settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Internet Options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. When the reset is complete press Close and OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and select Help.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information.
  3. When another tab opens, click Reset Firefox.
  4. Press Reset Firefox again, and when the reset is complete, press Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Tools.
  2. Select Extensions and remove unwanted add-ons.
  3. Click Settings on the left.
  4. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  5. Change your home page and click OK.
  6. Under Search select Manage search engines.
  7. Set a new default search engine, remove and click Done.

After manual removal, you are strongly advised to scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner, because they might be unwanted applications hiding in your system without you even realizing it. Invest in a legitimate antimalware tool if necessary, to safeguard your system from dangerous threats.

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