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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage is a search engine you should not use even though you see it set on your all browsers and it returns search results like reliable search tools. One of the main reasons we do not recommend using is the fact that it is a part of a browser hijacker infection. It comes as a component in this infection and is set on all the browsers without a user’s permission. As we have told you, it is one of the reasons is considered an unreliable search tool, but it is definitely not the only one. Specialists working at have also noticed that the browser hijacker can perform undesirable activities. For example, it has been found that it collects technical and other types of information to find out more about users’ interests, activities, and preferences. On top of that, you will not avoid redirections to untrustworthy third-party websites. We will tell you more about and we hope that the information we provide in this article will convince you to remove and then set a more reliable search engine.

First of all, let’s talk about these redirections to third-party websites. should not redirect you to untrustworthy websites if you do not use it as a tool for searching the web because, as has been noticed, these redirections only happen if users click on sponsored search results that are blended with reliable ones on the same page. It is impossible to say which of the search results provided by can be trusted and which cannot because they do not differ much from each other. This also means that you will be sure that you have stopped all those redirections to untrustworthy websites only if you fully erase from your browsers. The sooner you stop those redirections to third-party websites, the better because it is impossible to know where you will be taken the next time.

Information about you will be collected every day if you do not remove from your browsers as well. If you check the Privacy Policy of this search tool, you will find out quickly that it is interested in several different types of information, for example, it is known that it is going to collect technical information, usage information, interactions on social networks, registration-related information, and support-related information. It is also clearly stated that the collected information might be shared with third parties. You cannot change the settings of and thus do not allow it to act like this; however, you can fully remove the browser hijacker from your computer to be sure that it no longer gathers information about you.

Let’s talk about the distribution of questionable search engines like as well. It is evident that they set themselves on browsers without permission in most cases, but users cannot understand how they can do that. Our research has shown that usually changes the settings of all the browsers when users click on a malicious advertisement that appears on their screens. If you remember clicking on some kind of advertisement recently too, it is very likely that there is an adware installed on your computer. Remove it together with the browser hijacker if you do not want to allow another malicious application to enter your computer again. We suggest that you do not download software from questionable third-party websites too because it is known that browser hijackers might travel in software bundles with other applications as well. People download these bundles from third-party websites mainly.

If you wish to change the settings of your all browsers, you have to remove first and only then set another homepage and the New Tab URL. You can quickly get rid of this search tool by resetting your browsers to their default settings, or you can scan your computer with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter, if you wish to erase the browser hijacker and other existing threats from your computer all at once. If you wish to try the scanner we recommended first, download its free diagnostic version from by clicking once on the Download button. It will list all the threats it finds on your computer.

How to remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T and then click Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Put a tick in the box you will find next to Delete personal settings.
  6. Click Reset once again.

Mozilla Firefox

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

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu by clicking on the button in the top-right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Scroll down and then select Show advanced settings.
  5. Click Reset settings.
  6. Click Reset.
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