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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Installs itself without permissions is an annoying search engine page that may appear in your browsers after your system gets hit by a browser hijacker. This malware infection belongs to a huge family of hijackers, including,, and to name just a few. The main characteristic of this family is that these search pages provide you with a fake toolbar that has quick links leading to questionable third-party websites or potentially harmful widget pages. Unfortunately, you cannot trust the web search results this hijacker may display to you either as you may click on potentially unreliable third-party ads and sponsored links. If you do not want to infect your system with more malware threats or end up being scammed on a fake website run by cyber criminals, we suggest that you remove right away. Let us tell you more about this infection and how you can protect your system from similar hits.

It is important to know that it is quite easy to infect your system with a browser hijacker like this one. All you really need to do is click on an unsafe third-party ad or link. You may consider yourself a safe web surfer; nevertheless, it is still possible to be introduced to such content. For example, if an adware program or a browser hijacker formerly found a way to your system without your knowledge, it is possible that such infections display unreliable third-party ads and links while you are browsing the web. You may think that these contents are reliable and legitimate because they may appear so. However, one click and you may drop a whole bundle of malicious software installers onto your computer.

The same can also happen when you land on suspicious websites promoting third-party malicious bundle installers through third-party advertisements. These sites include suspicious torrent, freeware, online gambling, and gaming pages. Although you may not even visit such pages directly and on purpose, it is still possible after running a web search on a free program or any other types of free files to download. You should be aware that these websites are filled with questionable and downright malicious contents, which are, in fact, disguised and not so much disguised third-party advertisements. It is possible that you think that you are about to click on a Download button; however, it is a fake button that will simply drop a bundle of adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, potentially unwanted programs, and more.

This is exactly why we recommend that you always use official websites for downloading software and updates as well, and that you refrain from clicking on third-party commercials, such as banners and pop-ups. Furthermore, it is important that you run a trustworthy online malware scanner on your system; this can be a free scanner that you find reputable. This way you can identify all the possible threats that could be endangering the normal operations of your Windows Operating System. But before you set out to do so, we advise you to delete from your browsers.

This browser hijacker offers you a useless, fake toolbar with a search tool on the left and a few quick links on the right that lead to coupon-related third-party websites, such as and These sites may contain potentially unreliable third-party advertising; therefore, we do not recommend that you interact with them at all. As a matter of fact, you should not engage with anything coming from this browser hijacker; starting with this search engine. Your queries are forwarded to and then to a modified Yahoo search results page. This simply means that it is possible that you will find potentially unsafe third-party ads and sponsored links among normal and legitimate results. This way you may end up on malicious websites or directly download malware infections if you happen to click on corrupt content. If you do not want to lose money or your patience when you find more threats crippling your computer, we suggest that you remove right now.

Our research shows that this browser hijacker may affect the three major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. Since this malware infection seems to only modify your home page settings, it is possible that it is enough to restore these in your browsers. If you do not know how to do this manually, please follow our instructions below. Deleting may not be a difficult thing but you cannot forget about the possibility of other threats on board and the future attacks that you may not be able to avert. Therefore, we recommend that you install a decent anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter so that you can have full-time automatic malware protection that your PC really deserves.

How to remove from browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
  2. On the General tab, click Use default.
  3. Click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Under On Startup, click Open a specific page or set of pages.
  3. Click Set pages and enter a new URL.
  4. Remove the unwanted URL and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Options.
  2. Select General on the left.
  3. Press Restore to Default.
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