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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine can easily cause you system security issues if this browser hijacker has infected your computer. It seems that this infection mainly affects Internet Explorer, but it might also show up in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox as well. The most possible way for this hijacker to infiltrate your operating system is via a bundle of malicious installers. Therefore, its presence could also be an indication of other malware infections on board. This means multiple threats that could harm your computer and your privacy as well. As a matter of fact, your privacy has already been breached the moment this browser hijacker made arbitrary changes to your browsers. That is an illegal act that you should not tolerate. We believe that you should remove from your computer before you get introduced to potentially unsafe web content and cause more problems to your system.

We have noticed that this browser hijacker uses redirections. This means that you will not find as your home page when you open your browser. Instead, you may be redirected to some totally unreliable website, such as and These questionable websites may expose you to unsafe content. Both offer some application for you to download, but by clicking on the download buttons you may infect your computer with malware. It is also possible that you will be displayed third-party ads on these promoted websites, which again can lead to other infected sites. Having this browser hijacker on board is a risky business because every time you launch your browser, a potentially unreliable website will greet you on your home page. If you are unlucky, a malicious webpage can also run a code silently once the page loads, and download malware infections onto your computer in the background without your knowledge. Since this hijacker can be a source of this kind of exposure, you should not hesitate to delete from your browsers.

This browser hijacker has also been found being able to redirect your current page any time. It is possible that you will get redirected, for example, to a legitimate page. But this hijacker can also pose as a search engine itself. However, we advise you to stay away and never to use it. The search results may be manipulated and you may be exposed to unreliable third-party ads and links. Clicking on these may end badly for you since you may land on malicious websites. You may easily let more infections onto your computer or even get scammed. This is how most online scams start, with a single click on the wrong ad. But once you end up on a fake website, criminals may be able to make you reveal your banking details or scam you other ways. In order to stay secure, we advise you to remove as soon as you can.

The domain was registered by a company called Advertising Technologies Ltd. You can read about them at their official webpage, Strangely enough, you will only find their Privacy Policy and a page explaining how to opt out. The most likely reason for your infection is that you have installed a freeware bundle lately that contained this browser hijacker. However, if that is the case, there is a good chance that this infection was not alone. You can download such malicious bundles from unreliable file-sharing websites. It is easy to end up on one if you are looking for some free software or tool and you are an inexperienced user. Experienced users already know which websites they can trust and use for downloading applications. It is also important to mention that there are malicious websites out there, which can harm your computer just by being loaded in your browser. This means that you only need to visit the site to get infected with malware. That is why it is so important to make sure that you visit only reputable and familiar websites. However, if you have already installed a bundle that contained malware, you should delete first and then, run a full system malware scan to identify the rest of the infections.

Without eliminating all the threats that are present on your system, your PC will not be secure. It seems that this browser hijacker has no working uninstaller, so you cannot uninstall it as you would normally do with an application via Control Panel. Instead, you need to restore the home page settings in your browsers. Although this infection has been mainly reported to affect Internet Explorer, we have included instructions for all major browsers. Please follow the steps and you will be free of in no time. If you are looking for a decent way to protect your computer from similar malware attacks, we suggest that you find and download a reliable antimalware application.

How to remove from browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
  2. On the General tab, press Use default or edit URL.
  3. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Options.
  2. Choose General on the left.
  3. Press Restore to Default or edit URL.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Under On Startup, click Open a specific page or set of pages.
  3. Click Set pages.
  4. Modify the home page URL and remove the unwanted website.
  5. Press OK.
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