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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a search engine that the majority of users notice after they open Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. People usually cannot remember when they got; however, our specialists have found that this usually happens when people install the Start application from the Chrome Web Store or another web page. Users add the Start extension because it promises to enable them access to the most popular social websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. It also enables users to access Pinterest, eBay, Amazon, and other popular websites. It seems really convenient to access different web pages in one click; however, our specialists still do not think that you should keep just to be able to do that. Of course, there are some reasons why we do not trust; we are going to list them in the article. is not considered to be a reliable search engine because it might show modified search results for you even though it is powered by Yahoo!. Research has shown that will return unreliable search results because it will put advertisements among the search results. As these ads will look like decent search results, there is always the possibility that you will click on them. Unfortunately, this might end up in a disaster because these ads might very quickly redirect you to unreliable web pages that contain malicious software. It has been also observed that might collect sensitive confidential information. On top of that, it says in its Privacy Policy that it might disclose anonymous information to third parties. The main reason why it will do that is to show you targeted advertisements. As is not a reliable search engine, you should definitely start using another search engine instead of We recommend using Google or Yahoo! if you want to be sure that you use a reputable search engine.

As you already know, Google Chrome users notice the presence of after they install the Start extension from the Chrome Web Store. Of course, this software might travel bundled with other applications, too, and you might install it unknowingly. The most important thing is not how and when was set, but how to get rid of it now. Do not forget that you will have to erase other unreliable programs that might have entered your system without your permission, too. This is the only way to fully get rid of

It is very important that you delete the search engine from your browsers as soon as possible because it is not reliable. You can do that by removing extensions from all the browsers. If you want to do that more quickly, reset all your browsers by using our manual removal instructions. You can also scan your system with SpyHunter, which will eliminate all the infections for you in the blink of an eye. In addition, we are sure that it will protect your system from infections that might try to slither onto your computer in the future.

How to delete

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T and open the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset and put a tick in the box next to Delete personal settings.
  4. Click Reset.

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 scroll down.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset settings.
  5. Select Reset.
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