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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a questionable search engine that you might notice set on all your browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox if a browser hijacker finds a way to your computer or your hosts file has been modified by malware in order to open for you. itself belongs to the Elex family of browser hijackers, so it is as annoying as and other similar search engines that belong to this family. If you have already encountered this search engine, we highly recommend that you delete from your browsers and then set a more trustworthy search engine instead of it. Believe us; we suggest doing that not without a reason. It has been found that is not a reliable search engine, and it might even cause harm to your PC really quickly if you allow it to stay. We will tell you more about this questionable search engine in this report. You will also find out how to remove it if you read the article from beginning to end.

It seems that is targeted at people living in India and Iran mainly because users from these countries encounter this questionable search engine the most frequently. Of course, the threat promoting this search provider might reach you too because it is known to be able to enter systems without permission. If you see set on your browsers in the place of your default search engine and homepage, you need to hurry to delete because it is not a search engine that can be trusted. There are two main reasons why specialists suggest users getting rid of it as soon as possible. First of all, it is very likely that this search engine will provide users with the search results full of commercials and sponsored links that can lead to websites promoting malware once it is fully launched. Yes, does not work properly at the time of writing, i.e. does not return any search results. The only thing you will see is an empty window after you enter a word into the search box. This is one of the main reasons you need to eliminate this search engine. Of course, the second one exists as well. Researchers working at have managed to find out that is going to record information about users. It is written in the Privacy Policy that it is going to record the following information:

  • IP address
  • Geographical location
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Page views
  • Website navigation paths
  • Email address, name, gender, date of birth, and other personal information you provide

As you can see, might record both personal and non-personally identifiable information. It says that it needs to do that to be able to administer the website, personalize it for users, and enable them to use services available on Even though it claims that it will not do anything bad with the collected information, there is still a possibility that it will sell it to cyber criminals or will simply use it to provide users with the sponsored content. There is only one solution to the problem – you need to remove from all your browsers completely and then set a trustworthy search engine instead of it.

We are sure that you have not set as your default search engine and homepage willingly because it has been found that it usually appears on all the browsers when users install software from the web and do not unmark the particular box on the installation window. Yes, it is not very easy to protect the system from malware and all kinds of unauthorized changes. Therefore, we suggest installing security software instead of trying to protect the system yourself. should leave your browsers alone if you reset them. If you have never done that before, you should use our manual removal instructions provided below this article. Another method would be to scan the system with an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. The free version of this tool can be easily downloaded from our website. If you decide to use it to remove, you will, of course, have to upgrade it first.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Open Internet Options and click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset.
  4. Check the Delete personal settings box.
  5. Click Reset again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and then scroll down to Show advanced settings.
  3. Click Reset settings.
  4. Click on the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

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