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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine does not differ from other search engines at first sight; however, it is known that it falls into the category of browser hijackers. Browsers hijackers are not very dangerous themselves, but they might change the settings of your browsers without permission. In most cases, they change homepages and search engines without permission. If you also see the presence of every time you launch your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, there is no doubt that a browser hijacker has managed to enter your system. Unfortunately, is not the most trustworthy search engine, so we think that it would be better if you eliminate it and set another one. It is not a problem if you have never tried removing a browser hijacker because we have made the step by step instructions for you and we are ready to explain how to get rid of in a detailed way.

It is known that is developed by the company which has released,,, and other well-known browser hijackers. This is the first suspicious thing about, but it is definitely not the only one. According to our researchers, might provide you with sponsored search results if you use the search box placed on its startup page to find the necessary information. Sponsored links and third-party ads might be placed on its startup page too, so you might click on them easily. Nobody knows what links are integrated into these ads, so you might easily end up on a corrupted website. As you have probably understood, seems to be a perfectly decent search engine at first sight but it might cause harm to your PC, so you should not keep it only because it looks like other search engines and allows you to access Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube, and other popular places on the Internet.

Some researchers also claim that this browser hijacker might record search queries because it needs to provide you with relevant ads. Even though this hijacker does not collect personal information, there is no doubt that it will record your personal details if you enter them into the search box by accident. As you can see, it might be really dangerous to keep, so you should remove it as soon as you can. Do not forget that this browser hijacker might have entered your system together with other unwanted programs. It is a must to erase them too because they might do various undesirable activities, e.g. show ads, connect to your Internet, and even use your PC’s resources.

You can get rid of by resetting your browsers and deleting the entry of this hijacker via Control Panel. We understand that not all the users will be able to do that themselves, so we suggest scanning the system with an automatic malware remover if you are not going to delete manually. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of untrustworthy tools on the Internet. If you do not want to install an unreliable tool on your system, you should acquire SpyHunter. Its free version can be downloaded from this website, but you will have to upgrade it if you want it to erase all the threats for you.


Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the program and click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Tap the Windows key and open Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the unwanted program and click Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Launch RUN and enter Control Panel in the box. Click OK.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the suspicious application.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options and open the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset and check the box alongside Delete personal settings.
  4. Click Reset once again.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information and click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Click the Refresh Firefox button once again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Click Reset settings.
  4. Click the Reset button.
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  1. larry jordan Oct 13, 2015

    This doesn't work. I've tried all of this, and I still have tohotweb on my computer.

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