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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

You need to be careful with if you find this questionable search engine in your browsers because it may confuse you with its looks. Since this search page resembles Google a lot, you may think that you are on a reliable page. However, what you see is a customized Google search page that may contain potentially harmful third-party advertisements and sponsored links. Keeping this risky search engine in your browsers increases the vulnerability of your system. In fact, we have classified this infection as a browser hijacker because it can change certain settings in your browsers. Since you could infect your computer with more malware threats or be scammed by cyber criminals if you use this browser hijacker. If the security of your virtual world is important for you, we believe that you should remove as soon as possible. You should also be aware that when you find this hijacker in your browsers, it is also possible that several more malware infections are on board, too. For further details, please continue reading our report.

In order for you to be able to avoid this infection, it is important that you know how it manages to crawl onto your system. There could be a number of reasons why you have this annoying and potentially unreliable search engine in your browsers. The most likely way is by clicking on corrupt third-party ads generated by adware programs. In this case, obviously, your computer has to be infected with adware. But it is also possible that your are exposed to such unreliable content by a browser hijacker. Such an infection can show you manipulated search results that can easily infect you with or any other malware threat as well as a whole bundle of them.

Apart from these options, you can also end up on an unfamiliar file-sharing or online gaming website after a web search, where you could be introduced to unreliable third-party ads. These questionable pages are usually filled with misleading third-party content. This could mean that you can click on contents that do not even resemble commercials. It is possible that there are fake download buttons on a page, for instance. Engaging with such content could result in your dropping a bundle of malware infections onto your computer. We hope that it is clear that if you delete alone, your computer could still be under attack by other threats. This is why we suggest that you use a reliable online malware scanner to identify all the other potentially harmful programs as well.

This browser hijacker is quite risky to have in your browsers since even on its main page it displays third-party ads. These ads can be potentially unreliable and sometimes even quite misleading, too. For example, you may think that you see a system error message that claims that you must download an update to be able to see certain content. If you click on such content, you could be taken to malicious websites or you could also let malware infections onto your system. The search results this search engine shows you are also unreliable since this hijacker can modify the results. This means that can inject third-party ads and links into the normal search results page; therefore, it will be riskier for you to click on anything. If you happen to click on a corrupt link or ad, again, you could be redirected to malicious websites. This could end with more infections on board or you could also become the next victim of an online scam. We do not think that this is what you want to experience in the virtual world; therefore, we advise you to remove as soon as you can.

We have found that the easiest way to get rid of this threat source is to reset all the affected browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. If you are not familiar with the required steps, please use our instructions below. If you want to protect your computer, it is essential that you become more aware about your clicks. We advise you to stay away from suspicious websites and clicking on third-party ads in general. Also, make sure that all your programs and drivers are up-to-date because this can help you against cyber attacks. Nevertheless, the best solution is obviously to employ a trustworthy anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. If you want to find a reliable security tool yourself, make sure you do a proper web search beforehand; and, if possible, not with

Remove from your browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and choose Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox and in the pop-up, press Refresh Firefox.
  3. Press Finish.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  2. On the Advanced tab, click Reset.
  3. Mark the Delete personal settings checkbox.
  4. Press Reset and click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Reset settings.
  4. Press Reset in the confirmation window.
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