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

A primary indication that a browser hijacker known as is up and fully running on your PC is an unauthorized alteration made within your web browser's default settings. If unfortunately, this is the case, do not waste any time and remove this devious application once and for all. It is important to do so as this intrusive piece of software is fully capable of making changes to your web browser's default settings, which will consequently ruin your daily online experiences. If that was not enough, you should also know that in some instances the changes could prove to be responsible for exposing your operating system to potentially dangerous web content. It goes without saying that such functionality of this browser hijacker must not be tolerated. To surf the web safely and the way you like it, make sure to delete at the very same time that it is found up and running on your personal computer.

Due to the devious inner workings of our researchers have discovered it is closely related to other hijackers such as,, and The intrusive application in question relies on the same techniques to alter your web browser's default settings as its mentioned counterparts. At the very same time that it enters your operating system, it will tweak files and registry entries linked to default settings of major web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. All the modifications induced by this hijacker manifest as a change of your default homepage about which you are not notified. Even though such alteration might not seem like much, you will gradually realize that this modification will prevent you from surfing the web the way you are used to. That is so because you will be forced to start every single online session on a suspicious third-party download site instead of your default homepage, whether you like it or not. You must also know that seemingly useful features within the newly appointed homepage are in fact worthless. For instance, the weather tab provides questionable information juts as quick access links in some situations are simply not functional at all. If you are keen on regaining standard functionality of your web browser, you must perform a complete removal of as soon as possible.

Even though the majority of the features of are annoying and frustrating, one particular aspect of this hijacker could prove to be detrimental to your overall virtual security. During our research we have discovered that using a search field provided within the dubious homepage, could be quite dangerous as you might come across a result implemented with redirect links; this is alarming since clicking on such a link could lead you to all sorts of suspicious websites. In some instances, you could end up on sites created by malware developers, which often are designed in such a devious manner that that just entering them is enough to get your operating system infected with some suspicious application. This is possible due to an arbitrary code execution exploit that runs on the suspicious web page because it allows a code to be remotely launched; this means that a silent installation of a dubious program might take place without requiring any authorization from a user. It has also been found out that you could be taken to fake online stores which are crafted for one purpose only - to steal your credit card data. As you can seen is not only annoying but quite dangerous as well. Do not take chances with this devious piece of software and conduct its complete removal at the very same time that it is found up and running on your PC.

The complete removal of should be your utmost priority if you consider yourself a security-conscious user. Make use of the removal guide that we provide below as it is the only way to completely restore your default settings. Keep in mind that a single mistake during the termination procedure could result in an incomplete removal, meaning that traces of could still be active on your PC and so used to silently restore it. Do not take chances and perform a detailed analysis of your personal computer for leftovers linked to once you are done with the manual removal. This way you will be sure that the whole removal procedure has been successful.

How to remove of from your PC

  1. Click the Windows button.
  2. Type regedit into a search box and then select it.
  3. Navigate to to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Right-click a registry value entitled Start Page and select Modify.
  5. Replace the unwanted URL with a new one and then click OK.
  6. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}.
  7. Modify the unwanted URL's in the following registry values:
    a) FaviconURL.
    b) FaviconURLFallback.
    c) TopResultURL.
    d) URL.
  8. Open your File Explorer.
  9. Go to C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  10. Remove the following files:
    a) Preferences.
    b) Secure Preferences.
    c) Web Data.
  11. Navigate to C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.
  12. Locate and then delete a file called prefs.js.
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