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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

If your home page has been changed to, there is a good chance that you have installed some free software or updates recently from an unfamiliar or questionable website and got infected with a browser hijacker. Since this change most likely has taken place without your permission, it already raises privacy issues. Most users have their own preferred home pages and trusted search engines. But infiltrates your system and overwrites both. Nevertheless, this is not why this browser hijacker might be dangerous for you. There are a few ways that it can endanger your computer. If you want to keep your files and data safe, this article will help you know why and how you can delete from your PC. is an intrusive infection that seems to be distributed in free software bundles. Some users reported that they installed a driver update tool from GOLTech, which is a small software vendor team, while others claimed to have downloaded updates from C-net, and that is how they got infected. It does not really matter where you download free software or updates from, because every time you install a package, you need to make sure that you are aware of all the various components, tools, and applications that are included. Otherwise, you will find yourself facing a bunch of infections and you will have no idea how they have entered your system. So, if you want to make sure that your computer is safe, you need to remove and run a full system scan to detect the presence of any other malware. appears to come from the same group as other notorious browser hijackers, including V9 and Qone8. This hijacker claims to be a one of a kind search tool that “automatically returns all the best results from leading search engines including Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Yandex.” The services related to this browser hijacker are provided by Beijing MSYT Technology Co., Ltd, which is a “MYSTerious” Chinese company that cannot be found if you try to Google it. The major issue, however, is that this hijacker may alter the search results and include third-party ads and sponsored links. You might already be familiar with the potential risks of being redirected to unreliable third-party websites, but you also need to know that may collect all kinds of information about you, including your phone number. Here is what the Privacy Policy says about this:

We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number). MSYT may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your MSYT Account.

If this data ends up in the wrong hands, you and your computer might be exploited by schemers. It is never safe to keep applications on your system that might expose you to such possibilities. That is why it is vital that you delete as soon as you can.

Unfortunately, in the case of this browser hijacker there is a possibility that some leftovers remain on your system, including registry entries. So, in order to clean fully from your computer, manual removal will not be necessarily enough. You also need to know that this persistent hijacker changes the browser target lines, which you need to fix first. Otherwise, you will reset your browsers in vain. Below you can find our detailed instructions about the manual part of the job. For the rest, we recommend using a reliable antimalware tool, such as SpyHunter, which will take care of all the remaining bits and pieces and all other potential threats, as well.

How to remove from your computer

Restore the Target line

  1. Right-click on the shortcut of your browser and select Properties.
  2. Choose the General tab and make sure the box next to Read-only is unchecked.
  3. Click on the Shortcut tab and delete the part in the URL address after the quotation marks in the Target line.
  4. Click OK.

Reset your browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox and click Refresh Firefox again in the pop-up window.
  3. Click Finish.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Internet Options.
  2. On the Advanced tab press Reset.
  3. Tick the Delete personal settings checkbox and click Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the page click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Reset settings.
  4. Click Reset.
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