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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a search engine identical to,, and We tested these websites some time ago, so we had preconceptions about too. Unfortunately, our suspicions about were confirmed when we found that it usually enters computers without permission and then changes the settings of browsers. It affects all the browsers it manages to find, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, which are known to be the most popular browsers in the world. In order not to allow users to remove it easily, this browser hijacker also modifies the shortcuts of browsers. Speaking more specifically, it hijacks Target lines, which means that it will revive if you try to get rid of it unless you fix those browsers’ shortcuts. Do not worry; we will help you with the removal further in the article, so it will definitely be easier for you to get rid of it.

Specialists working at have noticed that many users cannot understand why they need to remove from their browsers when it looks quite decent and does not differ much from other existing search engines that are considered to be reliable. Therefore, we want to explain how acts first. As you already know, this search engine will change the settings of your browsers without permission. Of course, this is not the main reason you need to get rid of it. Specialists seek to convince you to delete because it has been noticed that it will show various advertisements and links that have nothing to do with your search queries. All ads contain links inside them, so it is impossible to know where they will take you. Unfortunately, it is known that these ads might promote bad websites as well, so the possibility to infect the system with malware by using as the main search tool is rather high. It is not a good solution to decide to ignore them as well because, as our experience shows, it is basically impossible to recognize ads. Yes, they look exactly like ordinary search results.

It is not a good idea to use as the main search tool also because it collects information about users. Fortunately, it declares in the Privacy Policy that it primarily records anonymous information, including IP address, referral data, and browser type to improve the service, offer more relevant search results and ads, and to block malicious uses of products. Third-party sites you will be taken to might collect information too. Unfortunately, nobody knows what types of information they will record, which means that it is very real to end up on the website gathering personal information. The collected information might be sold to third parties, which means that your privacy might be quickly violated if you use belongs to the same family like such well-known browser hijackers as,, and Therefore, it did not take long for us to understand that it is spread bundled with other applications as well. In most cases, users who tend to download many free applications from questionable sites allow this browser hijacker to sneak onto their computers. As browser hijackers are distributed similarly, you might encounter a hijacker again if you are careless in the future. Of course, there is a way to ensure the system’s safety – you need to install an antimalware tool on your computer. We also suggest leaving questionable websites immediately because they might contain undesirable software too.

It is not very easy to remove from browsers because it modifies all the shortcuts. In addition, it is known that it might install a QuickStart, Fast Start or SupTab extension alongside. Luckily, in most cases, the shortcuts of browsers are fixed when users remove through Control Panel. If you cannot find its entry there, it means that you will have to fix the shortcuts of browsers manually and then remove The quickest way to do that is to reset browsers one by one. Below you will find instructions that will help you to do that. If remains in its place, you should scan your computer with an automatic scanner, e.g. SpyHunter. It will take care of this browser hijacker easily and quickly. Also, it will delete other infections for you, if there are any.


Fix shortcuts

  1. Right-click on the shortcut of your browser.
  2. Open Properties and then click on the Shortcut tab.
  3. Locate the Target line.
  4. Remove the address that goes after the quotation marks (delete
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Click OK to close the window.

Reset browsers

Mozilla Firefox

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

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F and open Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset settings.
  5. Click on the Reset button.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Open Internet Options and click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset.
  4. Put a tick in the box next to Delete personal settings.
  5. Click Reset.
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