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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage

If you one day discover set as your homepage and a New Tab page, this means that a browser hijacker has already applied changes to your browsers. Researchers at have revealed that this threat works on all popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Only Microsoft Edge users should not see this website when they launch their browsers. Not all the users find the presence of a new URL on browsers a huge problem. Others even find the page set quite useful because it contains a search box, returns search results, and even allows personalizing the background of the homepage and the New Tab page. To put it differently, users are allowed to customize Although the page looks like a legitimate search provider, specialists can say more negative than positive things about it, so they cannot let you keep this website set on browsers. The following paragraphs will tell you everything you need to know about this page and its removal, so continue reading this report carefully!

Specialists usually refer to as a browser hijacker because users usually find it set on their browsers without their knowledge. In most cases, it changes a default homepage and a New Tab page on users’ browsers, so users quickly notice the changes applied. The page set has a search box and even shows a weather forecast using the location service for accuracy, so some users decide to keep this page set on their browsers. Specialists at do not think that it is such a good idea to let it stay because, according to them, it might place shady modified search results next to decent ones shown by Yahoo!, which is a legitimate search provider. Since these modified search results will appear on the same page with those trustworthy search results, it might be impossible to avoid them. That is, users will sooner or later click on them. This does not sound very dangerous, but, believe us, it is – these modified search results might redirect users straight to untrustworthy pages, for example, pages promoting suspicious software. Because of this, security-related problems might emerge despite the fact that looks completely harmless. It is one of the reasons it should not be used as a default search tool. Users should also not keep this page set on their browsers if they do not want different types of information about them to be recorded automatically, specialists say. Research has clearly shown that is going to collect automatically and store technical information about the device, usage information, and details linked to the use of social networking websites. The problems usually begin when the gathered data is disclosed to third parties.

You already know more about and why it is called a browser hijacker, so let’s talk about its distribution now. Although a number of users say that they have not set this website on their browsers willingly, and this indicates that it is usually distributed bundled with third-party software, some users definitely contribute to its appearance on their browsers. They do that by installing a piece of software promoting this search tool from or the Chrome web store. Most probably, it is available on some kind of file-sharing website as well. We cannot let you keep because its presence might result in a number of problems and even privacy-related issues, so go to get rid of it no matter what the story behind its appearance on your browsers is.

If you already see your web browsers open with, it means that they have already been hijacked and you need to take action. This browser hijacker does not modify the browsers’ shortcuts and does not make other major modifications, so you should not find it hard to bring back your old homepage and New Tab URL. What you should do is simply to reset browsers to default settings. If you have never done that in your life, let our removal guide help you – find it located below this article and then perform the removal steps indicated one by one.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt+T.
  3. Click Internet Options from the Tools menu.
  4. Click on the Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Select Delete personal settings.
  7. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+H simultaneously.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.
  3. Click on the Refresh Firefox button.
  4. Click in the confirmation window Refresh Firefox again.

Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Go down and then click Advanced.
  5. Select Restore settings to their original defaults under Reset and then click the Reset button.
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