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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a browser hijacker that alters your home page and search provider and sets its own search page, which is supported by third-party advertisements. Many of the hijackers can also track personal data, while the more aggressive ones may even add bookmarks for pornographic websites and generate pornographic pop-up ads. Therefore, if you want to keep your identity safe and your system secure, you should remove from your computer. There is also a chance that you have installed a bunch of unwanted programs and other malware infections with this hijacker. If you would like to learn more about and how you can delete it, please read on.

The so-called Websearch family of browser hijackers includes loads of clones, such as and We have already written about how to remove these hijackers, so if you are interested, please, use our search box to find them. These infections are all identical to, the only difference is the name. You cannot download directly from any website, so if you have this browser hijacker, it has entered your system in a free software bundle. Therefore, it is likely that you can find other threats installed too. In order to eliminate any chances of security breach, you are advised to delete along with all other suspicious programs.

Another kind of security threat might pose is the potentially corrupted third-party ads. This browser hijacker is ad-supported, which means that it generates revenue via the displayed third-party ads and the traffic it can redirect to those sponsored websites. Keep in mind that while a lot of advertisements may be legit and reliable, it is enough to click one fake ad that might lead to a compromised website, and you could infect your system with malware. What‘s more, you might even become the victim of an online marketing scam. If you do not want to end up being exposed to schemers, you should delete

Although looks like a legitimate search tool – it even has a Google logo look-alike on the left of the search box –, it does not even have its own search engine. This hijacker simply redirects all your searches to, which makes it a completely useless tool. According to its privacy policy, this hijacker can collect information about the websites you visit, products you buy, links you click, and your IP address, and share it with third-parties. Then it can display you lots of customized ads, which might be potentially dangerous to your privacy or your system. You have most probably realized by now that it is better not to hesitate, and you should remove right now.

You can manually remove via Control Panel and by changing certain settings in your browsers. If you follow our removal guide below, you should be able to delete this browser hijacker in a few minutes. But, even after this removal process you cannot be perfectly sure there are no other leftover components that could harm your PC. Therefore, we recommend that you implement a trustworthy antimalware tool to identify and delete all possible threats from your system.

How to remove from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or remove programs.
  3. Select and click Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Access the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Find and Uninstall it.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Tap Win+R and type in control panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click in the list and choose Uninstall.

How to remove from browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. Choose the General tab and click Restore to Default. Click OK.
  3. Click the search engine icon on the left of the search box.
  4. Click Manage search engines.
  5. Set a new default search engine and delete Click OK.

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T and select Internet options.
  2. Choose General tab and click the Use default button. Click OK.
  3. Tap Alt+T again and select Manage add-ons.
  4. Select Search providers on the left.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove

Google Chrome

  1. Access the menu and go to Settings.
  2. Under On Startup select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Remove/overwrite the homepage URL. Click OK.
  4. Under Search click Manage search engines.
  5. Set a new default search engine and delete Click Done.
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