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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Hijacks homepage is presented to Firefox, IE, and Chrome users as a search engine that can save your time and energy. The truth is that does the opposite of saving time. This application does not present search results; instead, it redirects you to a third-party search engine (e.g., Of course, this is not how a reliable search tool works! Instead of trusting that you will find use for it, we recommend that you remove

Our malware researchers working in our internal lab have discovered that is identical to This is another suspicious search engine that you might have to remove from your web browsers. After all, these search tools are not as beneficial as you might think, which is why most computer users decide to delete as soon as they find out how it works. Needless to say, we also recommend removing and replacing it with a more reliable and useful tool.

The official publisher of is SmartWave Technology Limited, but it is impossible to say if other parties could not get involved with the distribution of this browser hijacker. Our researchers warn that if you download from third-party distributors, you could install Yet Another Cleaner, V9 Redirect Virus, and other suspicious, undesirable programs. These programs belong to the Elex Technology Co., and since promotes a link to (or – which has been created by Elex – it is possible that other software created by this company will be associated with the undesirable hijacker. Of course, you might have to delete unrelated adware, PUPs, and malware.

There are three simple reasons why you should remove First of all, as mentioned already, it does not work as a beneficial search engine. Secondly, the search engine uses intrusive tracking cookies to spy on you. Finally, it can hijack the home page of your browsers without your notice! This is the sort of activity that you would notice when dealing with malicious software, and so we urge you to delete as a malicious search engine as well.

The removal of could not be more straightforward. First, you need to replace the undesirable Home Page URL, which you can do using our manual removal guide. After this, you must install a malware scanner to make sure that other unreliable programs have not been installed. If they have, you must remove them! We suggest installing an automatic malware removal tool which could delete threats, as well as protect your operating system, which you need even if is the only threat installed on your PC. Removal

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click the General tab and find the Home Page.
  4. Edit/delete the URL and click OK.
  5. Tap Alt+T again and select Manage Add-ons.
  6. Move to Search Provider.
  7. Remove the undesirable provider.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click the General tab and navigate to the Home Page.
  4. Edit/delete the URL and click OK.
  5. Click Search on the Firefox search box.
  6. Select Manage Search Engines.
  7. Remove the undesirable provider.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and move to On Startup.
  3. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  4. Remove the undesirable URL and click OK.
  5. Go to Appearance and select Show Home button.
  6. Click Change and repeat step 4.
  7. Move to Search and click Manage search engines...
  8. Set a new default search provider and follow step 4.
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  1. Steven Jul 1, 2015

    This is very Helpful. Thank Peeps. You guys are awesome.


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