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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection

Whenever you download a freeware application or a shareware game onto your computer from a third party website, make sure that the program does not come with any additional applications, because they could be responsible for changing your home page into It is a search engine that provides with relative search results and the site is not malicious itself, but if it gets set as your default search engine without your permission, then it goes without saying that you need to remove from your computer. Consequently, you should remove all the other programs that could be possible related to the website.

It has been mentioned in the previous paragraph that is not a malicious website. Nevertheless, the lack of Privacy Policy at the main page should be enough to raise your suspicion. It is very likely that is vulnerable to outside attacks and exploitations and it would be only a matter of time until the search engine would get hacked by malicious third party. Afterwards, you would experience constant redirections to associated websites, either for marketing purposes or worse – you could get infected with malware. The point is that you could be blamed for such conclusion as well.

Users often download a number of free programs from unreliable websites. For example, you may have downloaded Yontoo Toolbar or anything else related to this platform, and might have come with it (as per usual). Do not forget that free programs are often bundled with potentially unwanted applications, and your browser settings are bound to be changed, especially if you go through the installation process automatically. Do take your time and read through the setup steps, because you may miss something does result in getting set as your default home page.

Those, who encountered before complained that the website spams them with pop-up advertisements. The advertisements are most probably displayed according to the information collected on your web browsing habits. What is more, it is possible for cyber criminals to exploit to generate advertisements embedded with external links that might as well lead you to corrupted websites that distribute malware. To protect your PC from dangerous threats, and to avoid undesirable browser settings modifications you need to remove from your computer right now.

Manual removal

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
  2. Open General tab and click Use Default. Click OK.
  3. Press Alt+X again and go to Manage add-ons.
  4. Click Search providers on the left.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove from the list.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and click Options.
  2. Select General tab and press Reset to Default button. Click OK.
  3. Click the search engine icon on the left of Firefox search button (top right corner).
  4. Select Manage search engines from drop-down menu.
  5. Remove from the list and press OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  3. Click Set pages and change your home page address. Click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine and delete Press Done.

Since is often installed by freeware programs, you should scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner in order to check the current state of your system’s security. Do acquire a reliable computer security tool to protect your PC from harm if need be.

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  1. BFutch Oct 1, 2013

    You may also want to go to your control panel and delete the yahoo toolbar update. That worked for me

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