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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's is a webpage that is identical to It looks like a genuine search engine, and it does give back reliable search results, but a lot of users complain that their home page gets changed to without their permission, and it gives an impression that this search engine could be related to browser hijacker. Although the search engine is not a dangerous computer infection on its own, it may cause you a number of security issues, so you should remove it from your browser.

Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that could barely be considered to be a browser hijacker. The main reason behind is that this search engine is promoted via freeware downloads. It means that whenever you install freeware application which you most probably downloaded at a third-party website, the application probably has an installer file that modifies your browser settings, and is set as both – your home page and your default search engine. These settings are rather easy to reverse, so you should not panic.

The most alarming thing about is that this search engine displays a number of commercial advertisements of a highly questionable nature. There may be outgoing links on these ads, leading to corrupted websites that distributed malware. cannot be responsible for third party advertisements and so it declares on its Privacy Policy page. also says that it makes use of cookies to collect your web browsing information. According to the website the information is collected in order to improve your own Internet browser experience by providing relevant content, but in case this information leaks to malicious third parties, you could as well be exposed to malware.

Therefore, you should remove from your browser and then run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to make sure that you have not been infected with malware. Do all it takes to prevent malware threats from entering your PC.

How to restore default browser settings

Internet Explorer

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

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and go to Help.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information.
  3. Another tab will open. Click Reset Firefox.
  4. Press Reset Firefox again and when the reset is complete, click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Tools.
  2. Select Extensions and remove unwanted plugins.
  3. Click Settings on the left.
  4. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  5. Delete and enter a new home page address. Click OK.
  6. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  7. Select a new default search engine and remove Click Done.

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