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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine is a search engine that might replace your regular search provider. In most cases, this happens after users download and install Email Defend software on their systems. Unfortunately, many users do that themselves because they think that this program is reliable and will act as it promises (e.g. help you to protect email and PC from attackers and enable you to scan email attachments quickly). As has already been mentioned, the only thing users notice after they install this software is the presence of People also notice that their New Tab page is modified too. In order to restore the changes, you have to get rid of Email defend and then remove You will not be able to do that via Control Panel, so we recommend continue reading.

At first sight, looks like a normal search engine; however, it is not worth trusting it because it redirects all the searches to In other words, there is a possibility that you will be provided with modified search results. As these third-party links and ads will be incorporated among other search results, you will definitely click on them. Unfortunately, this might result in the entrance of malware because you might be redirected to suspicious websites after clicking on any of those sponsored links and advertisements. What is more, your search queries might be recorded too in order to provide you with relevant ads and sponsored links, so we highly recommend that you get rid of and set another search engine (e.g. Google or Yahoo!).

Yes, it is possible to download Email Defend software from its official website; however, in most cases it enters systems when users click on pop-ups that appear on such websites as and Of course, these websites are not trustworthy, so it is better not to visit them. It might be really difficult to recognize untrustworthy web pages, so it is not surprising at all that many users visit them. It is very easy to download malware from such web pages, so we recommend that you install a security tool on the system. A reliable security application will protect your system from malware completely. Of course, you have to update your tool periodically and always keep it enabled.

As we have already mentioned, you have to erase Email Defend first and then get rid of You can do this yourself by following our instructions (see below), or you can use an automatic malware remover for this matter. There are many various tools available on the web, but a great number of them are untrustworthy. We want to help you protect your system, so we recommend installing SpyHunter. You will not make a mistake if you do that.

P.S you have to know that untrustworthy applications that have entered your system together with Email Defend might still be installed on the system, so it is very important that you scan your system with a trustworthy tool if you have erased Email Defend and manually.

How to get rid of

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H.
  3. Select Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. Click on this button again in the pop-up window.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Click Reset settings and then click the Reset button.
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