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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a browser hijacker. It changes some of your browser settings. It disrupts you from following your usual habits by changing your homepage and default search engine to Also, it tries to tempt you into clicking annoying ads that might lead you to dangerous websites. This browser hijacker works on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. According to security experts, you should remove from your system immediately after discovering it.

This particular browser hijacker is commonly spread through bundles. The most common bundle containing is downloaded from websites promoting fake Adobe Flash or Java updates. Computer users normally get to these websites by pressing ads in file sharing or torrent websites. Differently from adware, hijackers don’t really need your permission to install themselves on your computer. If you have on your PC, it’s a great idea to get a trusty professional malware removal tool to take care of any threats on your system.

Once you catch the browser hijacker, you will immediately notice two things. First, your homepage will change to Secondly, the same domain will replace your default search engine. It’s interesting that if you try searching for something using, you will get redirected to Google, which shows how useless this hijacker really is. Looking at the hijackers’ home page, a banner under the search field is apparent. We clicked it in a secure environment and found ourselves redirected to a lottery scam website. Do not risk getting a serious threat on your computer from these dodgy banners. Remove

Keeping the way is distributed in mind, it’s not such a long shot that this browser hijacker could lead you to have numerous threats on your computer. You should also remember that if you got this pest in a bundle, you can never know what else found its way onto your system at the same time. To ensure your safety, you should at the very least scan your system with an anti-malware tool like SpyHunter.

Concerning the removal of, you have two options in front of you. You can get rid of it manually, which will take some time, as our research shows that this program cannot be completely removed via Control Panel, requiring some fiddling with your browser’s settings. The other way is automated. A good computer protection program scans your machine, finds all threats and eliminates them immediately, while providing real-time protection. However, if you insist on removing yourself, instructions on how to do it are provided below.

Manual Removal

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Find and click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find any unwanted programs you wish to remove.
  5. Right-click them, and click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click the Windows button.
  2. Find and click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find unwanted programs you don’t want in the list of programs.
  5. Right-click them, and click Uninstall.

Windows 8

  1. Right-click the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Find and click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find unwanted programs in the list of programs.
  5. Right-click them, and click Uninstall.

Manual Removal from web browsers

Google Chrome

  1. With Chrome open, press Alt+F.
  2. Go to Settings, click Manage search engines.
  3. Select your favorite engine, click Make default.
  4. Remove any search engines you don’t want by clicking the X.
  5. Make sure that you chose to remove a specific set of pages on startup.
  6. Click Set pages, remove any undesirable web pages from the list and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the small triangle in the search box.
  2. Click Manage Search Engines, select the engines you don’t want and click Remove.
  3. Click OK when done then press Alt+T, click Options.
  4. In the Home Page field, enter your favored URL and press Enter.

Internet Explorer

  1. In Internet Explorer, press Alt+T.
  2. Go to Internet Options, click the Advanced tab.
  3. Under Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset.
  4. Check the box offering to Delete your personal settings.
  5. Click Reset again.
  6. Click Close.



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