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

If your browsers’ settings have been changed and now you see when you open your browser, it is very likely that a browser hijacker has entered your system. Users usually install these threats on their systems, but they have no idea that they contribute to their entrance because browser hijackers are spread through bundled malicious installers in most cases. In other words, users might install them alongside other programs. Of course, it is not the most important thing how it has sneaked onto the computer if you see set on your browsers now. At first glance, does not seem to be a bad search tool; however, researchers at have quickly found out that it belongs to a wide family of browser hijackers. Consequently, it acts exactly like such search tools as and Continue reading to find out what to expect from and how to eliminate this questionable search tool fully from the system. looks and acts like an ordinary search tool; however, it cannot be called a reliable search engine because it shows untrustworthy search results. They might look trustworthy, but if you look closer at them, you will see that some of these search results are links promoting third-party websites. In other words, they are not based on the search query you have entered. As promotes third-party web pages, it is very likely that it has been created for monetary purposes only. The developer of is the only money receiver, and it is definitely not going to share its revenue with you. To be frank, according to security specialists, all users can get out of using is untrustworthy software because this search tool might redirect users to bad websites containing unreliable software or links leading to corrupted web pages. This is one of those reasons users should not keep on their browsers, but, unfortunately, it is not the only one.

Specialists working at have also found that might indirectly collect personal details about users, and they do not think that trustworthy search tools should act like this. Consequently, is classified as an unreliable search tool. If you pay closer attention to its Privacy Policy, you will see that the first sentence under the title Collection of Information tells users that personally-identifiable information is not going to be recorded. Unfortunately, it does not mean that your privacy is safe. Researchers at have carefully read the entire document and found a sentence saying that search data, including search queries, may contain personally-identifiable information. In most cases, personal details are available there because users tend to enter personal data into the search box of the search tool. You can, of course, promise not to enter anything personal ever again; however, specialists say that it would be better to fully remove to protect the system from dangers.

Users agree with the installation of themselves, but they do not know anything about that because, exactly like other members of the same family, is distributed through bundled malicious installers. Of course, it does not travel alone there, and users are informed about the installation of additional software in small letters, which explains why so many people cannot say how this browser hijacker has sneaked onto their computers. Since there are so many browser hijackers out there on the web, you might encounter another infection quickly again even though you fully delete from your browsers. To ensure the maximum protection of the system, it is highly recommended to acquire, install, and keep an antimalware tool active all the time. Be careful with free software promoted on third-party web pages as well because malicious software tends to enter computers together with freeware.

If you are going to remove manually, you should know that the easiest way to do that is to reset all browsers to their default settings one by one. You can use our manual removal instructions to do that; however, if you do not find them helpful at all, scan your system with an automatic scanner. There are so many scanners on the market, but not all of them are reliable and effective, so we suggest using SpyHunter. Download its diagnostic version with a single click on the Download button you can find below to try it out.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press Alt+T and then open Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. In the pop-up window, click Reset once again.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H and then click Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click on this button again in the window that shows up.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F and then click Settings.
  3. Select Show advanced settings at the bottom.
  4. Click Reset settings.
  5. In the confirmation box, click Reset.
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