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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a dubious program that you should avoid at all times. There is a chance that you could come across statements claiming that this application could be useful. It might even be advertised as a tool that you should use to convert PDF files right within your web browser. Even though it might seem like a useful program to have, you should know that malware experts at our internal labs have classified it as one more browser hijacker. Just like any other devious application of this category, it will ruin your online experience by making invasive and unauthorized changes to your web browser's default settings. On top of that, it could even prove to be the main reason your operating system might be subjected to dangerous online content that could lead to a system infection. To find out more about and how you can remove it, make sure to read the rest of our report. starts its invasive functionality as soon as it gains full access to your personal computer. The primary indication that it is active on your personal computer is a sudden change of your default homepage. The hijacker achieves this by making unauthorized modifications to files and registry entries related to default settings of web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. All of this happens in a quick and silent manner, so the majority of users do not have any idea about what is going on. Even though a change of your default homepage might not seem like a lot, you should know that it will have a huge effect on the way you experience the web one a daily basis. That is so because for as long as this browser hijacker is fully up and running on your personal computer, you will have no choice whatsoever but to use a suspicious third-party site as your default homepage. It is also important to highlight the fact that this program will not come in handy as its ability to convert PDF files is extremely limited. Thus, there is no upside to having this program active on your computer. If you are keen on surfing the web the way you are used to, you must execute a thorough removal of by using the instructions that we provide below. If you fail to do so, the devious change will remain intact.

During further research, our malware experts have discovered that there is something much more alarming about than you might anticipate. The search box on the newly appointed homepage is quite questionable. It has been discovered that in some cases it might present you with results hosting redirect links. Clicking on such a result could lead you to suspicious and even potentially harmful websites. For instance, you could end up on site crafted to infect your personal computer. Often such sites run an arbitrary code execution exploit since it can start a remote installation of some unknown malicious program. In other instances, you could end up on fake online shops which are crafted by cyber crooks for a single reason - to steal your credit card data. It goes without saying that entering any of these sites could have devastating outcomes. It is also important to highlight the fact that in quite a few cases this devious program is spread via bundled installers. Thus, if you already have this browser hijacker active on your personal computer, make sure to check your entire operating system for other dubious or even malicious program. It should be more than obvious that the complete removal of is crucial if you wish to maintain a fully secure operating system.

It is important not to delay the removal of Keep in mind that you must delete every single bit of this hijacker to stops its devious functionality entirely. To be sure that no traces of this devious program are active on your personal computer, you need to perform a detailed analysis of your computer right after you are done with the manual removal. It is important to perform such an analysis since leftovers of could be used for its silent restoration. In other situation traces of this hijacker might be enough for it to continue its devious functionality. If you find manual removal and analysis of your personal computer too challenging, make sure to automatically delete with the help of a reliable antimalware tool.

How to remove from your PC

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Remove the files entitled Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  4. Navigate to C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[unique Mozilla profile ID].
  5. Select a file called prefs.js and then delete it.
  6. Type regedit into a search box and then tap the Enter key one your keyboard.
  7. Navigate to to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  8. Right-click a registry value entitled Start Page and select Modify.
  9. Replace the unwanted URL with a new one and then click OK.
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