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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts looks like a search engine; however, the clandestine application is categorized as a malicious browser hijacker more often than a reliable and authentic web browsing tool. Some computer users might discover the suspicious website set as their default search engine/home page without prior notification or authorization. This activity is often related to cyber criminals, which is why we recommend that you use the search engine with great care or, better yet, remove from your browsers. So, what should you know about the suspicious search engine and how should you delete it from your computer. Continue reading to find out.

The suspicious is presented as the ‘I Feel Lucky’ search engine. It is not wise to trust this program because it filters search results and even blocks certain keywords (e.g. antivirus). What is more, if it does not provide you with any results it then advises you to use Google. Overall, the most important fact is that the suspicious search engine prioritizes sponsored search results which are dedicated to promotional content. As research shows, some of the results could even lead you to sites that have nothing to do with your queries. This activity is disclosed within the Privacy Policy:

Grasery reserves the right to offer third party services and products to you based on the preferences that you identify in your registration and at any time thereafter; such offers may be made by Gracery or by third parties. Please see Gracery ' Privacy Policy for further details regarding your Information.

Needless to say, this activity is highly questionable and you should be cautious about the sites you visit. Some of them could be managed by cyber criminals and, if you do not want to be tricked into installing malware onto your own computer without even knowing it, you should remove from your web browsers. Have you noticed unauthorized redirecting to this site? Then you should delete the hijacker without further delay.

Below are the manual removal instructions which will help you restore browser functionality and delete the undesirable computer programs. Once the task is complete, make sure to examine your PC with a reliable spyware scanner to make sure that no malicious programs have been missed during the manual removal. Note that if the computer has been attacked by a malicious browser hijacker, it is recommended to use automatic spyware detection and removal software.

How to delete undesirable PC programs?

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu, select Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Select the application and hit Remove.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu, select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  2. Right-click the application you want to delete and select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 8:

  1. In the Metro UI start screen right-click on the background.
  2. Select All apps and click Control Panel.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program and right-click the undesirable application.
  4. Select Uninstall to complete the removal.

How to fix browser settings?

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+H for the Help menu.
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click Reset Firefox.
  4. Confirm the selection and then hit Finish.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Navigate to On Startup and mark Open a specific page or set of pages. Click Set pages.
  4. Remove or overwrite the provided URL and click OK.
  5. Navigate to Appearance, mark Show Home button and click Change.
  6. Repeat the step 5 to change the home page.
  7. Navigate to Search and click Manage search engines.
  8. Select a new search provider (Make default) and remove (X) the undesirable one. Click OK.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Simultaneously tap Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Click on the General tab, change or remove the URL and click OK.
  3. Tap Alt+T once more and select Manage Add-ons.
  4. From the menu on the left select Search Providers.
  5. Click the unwanted search provider and select Remove. Click Close.
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