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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission is supposed to be a search engine; however, its specifics are prevalent amongst browser hijackers. It is not the first time a search engine like that has been seen, with, and being just a few of the many others. It is important to note that one of the best reasons to remove is the fact that it is affiliated and/or sponsored by third parties and gains profit from making users go to potentially dangerous websites. Also, it can affect all the well-known browsers: such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Seeing poses a logical question: how did it gain access to the system? It could have infiltrated it through the medium of drive-by downloads, Trojan viruses or others. It may also pose as genuine software, too, but that is rarer. Even though the fact that you are reading this probably means your system is already infected, it is still a good idea to install a reliable security tool that will protect it in the future. Plus, it may come as a healthy scare to start paying more attention when installing shareware and browsing the Internet, which can both significantly decrease your chances of catching something bothersome or dangerous.

Your eagerness to delete will probably increase with each minute it remains in your system. This alleged search engine may change your home page and default search engine. The hijacker does not stop at that, though. You may also find that you are being redirected a lot, that there is a significant increase in regular advertisements and pop-up ads are likely to make an appearance or a hundred, too.

Also, you will see fake prize giveaways displayed in your language - that is because uses cookies to get that information. While it is usually such unidentifiable data as browsing activities that is being collected, it can also see your IP address, plus, your search queries may reveal your identity, too. The hijacker collects this information to show you relevant advertisements; however, it does not care about relevance if you try to find something using it.

As you can see, there is a whole pile of bona fide reasons to remove If you have attempted that already, you know that it is not such an easy task as it may have appeared at first glance. You do need to have experience in removing such infections, because otherwise you risk harming important files that can quite easily be mistaken for unwanted ones. The safe and easy option is to download an automatic removal tool that will get rid of and prevent similar threats from entering, too. Afterwards, you may still need to remove some parts of the hijacker from your browsers manually. Please find instructions on that below. Removal Guide:

Internet Explorer:

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Choose Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset… on the bottom of it.
  5. Check the box that says Delete personal settings.
  6. Click Reset.
  7. Restart your browser.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Press Alt+H.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information.
  3. Select Reset Firefox… on the right.
  4. Click Reset Firefox on the dialogue box that will pop up.

Google Chrome:

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Under On startup, check Open a specific page or set of pages.
  4. Click Set pages.
  5. Delete unwanted page.
  6. Enter the URL of page you want to see upon opening.
  7. Back in Settings, under Search, click Manage search engines…
  8. Select and delete the unwanted engine by clicking X on the right.
  9. Select the search engine you want to use, click Make default.
  10. Go back to Settings.
  11. Click Extensions on the left.
  12. Delete all the extensions you do not recognize by clicking a bin icon on their right.
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