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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow internet connection
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is yet another browser hijacker that changes your home page and search engine without your knowledge. Since all browser hijackers might be a source of security risks, we would like you to consider removing from your system. Apart from the potential threat of infection via third-party ads, this hijacker might come with a number of other suspicious and undesirable applications that can raise your system‘s vulnerability level. Thus, if you are devoted to virtual security, it is important that you delete from your PC as soon as possible. is the newest clone in the Websearch family. This browser hijacker group includes identical plugins, such as and Due to the implied threats of having a browser hijacker on your system, we always advise users to remove them. Why would you have an application on board that might harm you? You also need to know that these hijackers do not even have their own search engine; therefore they are completely useless. What can offer you as a service is a simple redirect to

If has been installed without your knowledge, there might be other potential threats that you need to check for. This hijacker never sneaks onto your system alone; it comes in a software bundle. This means that might bring a whole bunch of other malware infections that you also need to remove if you want to keep your privacy. It is enough to click an ad on a questionable file sharing website, and you might end up on an infected page that promotes fake Flash and Java updates. Our researchers found that the most common bundle to find in comes from this kind of web pages. breaches your privacy the moment it changes your home page and search engine without notifying you. Since it is compatible with all major browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, it means that you might lose control of all your browsers. If this happens, you need to delete from your PC right away. This browser hijacker, just like all the other clones, has a large flash ad right below its search box, which displays a variety of third-party advertisements. Since third-party content cannot be controlled by the developers of, you might be redirected to compromised websites that could infect you with malware. What’s more, the privacy policy also states that this hijacker may collect personally identifiable data and information about your browsing habits, and share these with third-parties to target you with customized ads. If you do not want to be a victim of a possible security breach or identity theft, you should remove without hesitation.

It may not be enough to delete as a search engine and home page from your browsers. Some leftovers could still remain on your system. Therefore, after following our manual removal guide below, we would recommend you the use of a reliable antimalware application to detect and remove any other suspicious programs and potential threats.

Remove from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and select Manage add-ons.
  2. Choose Search Providers on the left.
  3. Select and click Remove.
  4. Click Close.
  5. Press Alt+T again and go to Internet Options.
  6. Select the General tab and modify the Home Page URL. Click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F simultaneously and select Settings.
  2. Under On Startup click Open a specific page or set of pages and press Set pages.
  3. Remove the undesirable URL and set a new home page. Click OK.
  4. Under Appearance mark Show Home button and press Change.
  5. Repeat step 3.
  6. Under Search click Manage search providers and set a new default search provider.
  7. Remove the unwanted search tool and click Done.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and select Options.
  2. Choose the General tab and modify the Home Page URL. Click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T again and go to Options.
  4. In the left panel select Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine.
  6. Select the undesirable search tool from the list and click Remove. Click OK.


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