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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is often classified as a browser hijacker because it usually replaces homepages and search engines without permission. In most cases, it modifies the settings of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. If you are one of those computer users who have experienced these modifications, you should know that you have to eliminate as soon as possible. If you wonder why we do not recommend using this search provider on a daily basis, you should know that it might cause harm to your system. Well, is not harmful itself, but it provides computer users with various sponsored links that might redirect to the websites that contain malware and are completely unreliable.

According to the specialists working at, might not only provide users with third-party links that might expose to malware, but might also record search queries and other non-personally identifiable information. As can be seen, is a rather suspicious search engine, so it is better to remove it from the system. Unfortunately, there are many members in the Websearch family, which means that you might notice the presence of very similar search engines in the future if you do not take care of your system’s safety in advance. Do not worry; it is very easy to protect the system from malware. Of course, we do not expect that you will be able to protect the system yourself, which is why we highly recommend that you install a trustworthy antimalware tool, such as SpyHunter, on the system. In case you decide to use another security tool, make sure that it is 100% trustworthy.

If you see the presence of, there is basically no doubt that you have installed fake Flash or Java updates recently. In most cases, people think that these updates will help the software work better; however, they are not even real. These “updates” can be downloaded from various untrustworthy websites. You have to be more cautious in the future in order not to end up with a bunch of untrustworthy applications. As has been already mentioned, it is important to keep the system protected, so we suggest installing a trustworthy antimalware scanner for this matter. It is also advisable to stop clicking on ads because you might allow malware to enter your system after doing that.

The easiest way to get rid of is to reset your browsers. You can use our manual removal instructions (see below) in order to do that. Another reliable way to get rid of it is to scan the system with an antimalware scanner. If you decide to use SpyHunter, it will remove and set your homepage and search provider to If you do not like this search engine, you will be able to set another one very easily.

How to get rid of

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options and click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset and then check the box next to Delete personal settings.
  4. Click Reset.

Google Chrome

  1. Access the menu and select Settings.
  2. Click Show advanced settings.
  3. Click Reset settings and then click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+H.
  2. Select Refresh Firefox.
  3. When the pop-up window shows up, click Refresh Firefox again.
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