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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine can appear in your browsers when a browser hijacker manages to break through your system’s defense or you let it on board yourself. Many people may not even realize that this hijacker has slithered onto the system because this search page looks quite similar to Google and other search engines known to users. However, the appearance of this hijacker may hold multiple system security risks. It is one thing that you cannot trust the search results it displays for you, but it may also enter your computer together with other malware programs. Therefore, if you do not act now, your computer may become a “playground” for malware infections before long, which could result in slow performance and worse. We believe that you should remove as soon as possible and do the same with all other possibly harmful applications as well.

This browser hijacker is in no way the “sliced bread” of infections, of course; we have seen a great many of identical and very similar ones before, including,, and Just like most of these hijackers, also can be found bundled with other malware infections. This method is chosen by schemers because this way their infections can reach a lot of computer users. These bundles are most commonly promoted on shady websites related to file sharing, including pornographic, freeware, and torrent sites.

You can easily land on an unfamiliar P2P site when looking for a free tool to download. However, inexperienced computer users may not understand the risks of visiting unfamiliar and questionable websites. You need to know that clicking on any content on such pages can result in downloading malicious bundles and infecting your computer. If you do not know how this browser hijacker may have entered your PC, we suggest that you run a malware scanner on your system to detect all threats after you delete Of course, identifying these potential threat sources is not enough; you also need to take care of them before it is too late.

This browser hijacker should not be trusted because it may present you with potentially harmful content. For example, there are several quick link thumbnails below the search field, which are supposed to lead to popular websites, including Amazon, Facebook, YouTube, Walmart, and eBay. However, while some of them seem to work, some of them will take you to a potentially modified Yahoo search page instead. This is rather suspicious behavior; and you may also be introduced to unreliable search results when landing on such a page even if it looks like you are on a normal Yahoo page.

Unfortunately, it is exactly what happens when you try to use the search tool; you land on a potentially altered Yahoo search page. This means that this hijacker may manipulate the results by including affiliated content, such as third-party ads and links. If you click on these, there is a chance that you end up on bad websites. This can end very badly for you. It is possible that you will only be exposed to more malicious content on new tab pages or you download some more infections. However, it is also possible that you get scammed by criminals; you may reveal important personally identifiable information, for example. If you do not wish to experience any of this, you should remove right now.

The good news is that you do not need to be an IT Superman to be able to stop this threat and nip it in the bud. Although it does not have an uninstaller, you can still easily get rid of it if you restore the home page settings in your browsers. If you need assistance with this process, please follow our instructions below. Also, keep in mind that your computer may be under attack by other malware infections as well, and your system will not be all secure unless you eliminate all these threats, too. You can try to manually identify these and find instructions for them through our search box at the top. But, if you are looking for an easy and more effective solution, we suggest that your use a professional anti-malware application that will also protect your PC from future attacks.

Remove from browsers

Google Chrome

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

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and choose Internet options.
  2. Click on the General tab and click Use default or overwrite the home page URL.
  3. Press OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Options.
  2. In the General panel click Restore to Default or overwrite the home page URL.
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