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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Cant change my homepage is a search engine promoted with a help of a browser hijacker. When it gets on the system, it alters the settings of all the browsers existing on your PC and thus your homepage and your default search engine are changed. might seem decent from the first sight; however, it is known that it might help other threats enter the system and you should not expect to receive decent search results. Unfortunately, browser hijacker might affect Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers that are used by many people throughout the world. It means that there is a possibility that it will affect your system too. Have you already noticed the unwanted changes? Remove browser hijacker as soon as possible.

The main risk related to this browser hijacker is considered to be its ability to show different kinds of sponsored links together with search results. It is not an easy task to notice these links because they appear in the same form as normal search results. Thus, there is a huge possibility to click on them. If you do so, you will be redirected to other websites that might seem legal; however, you will never know whether you could trust them. It has been found out that cyber criminals might administer some of these pages and thus they might include malicious components. This is the main reason why we recommend erasing the browser hijacker from the system and restoring the changes.

Most of the browser hijackers cannot be downloaded separately. Our specialists have found out that most of them can enter the system bundled with entirely different applications. You should be especially careful if you often download free programs, also known as freeware. Of course, there is a possibility to avoid them; however, you will have to take some actions. Firstly, it is very important to acquire a security tool and keep it enabled; secondly, you should always be extremely careful while installing new software. It means that you should definitely not skip the installation steps, but read all the information attentively.

It does not matter how browser hijacker entered your system, you should still erase it from your computer. If you do so, you will be able to select a more reliable search engine. Are you wondering how to do that? You should know that you can use the manual removal instructions that we have provided for you below or let an antimalware tool take care of this software. However, you have to acquire a reliable tool first.

How to get rid of

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Click Search Providers and then select a new search provider.
  4. Click Set as default.
  5. Locate the unwanted search engine and then click Remove.
  6. Tap Alt+T again and then select Internet Options.
  7. Click on the General tab and type in your homepage URL.
  8. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Locate the search provider icon at the top-right corner and click on it.
  3. Select a new search engine and then access Manage Search Engines…
  4. Select the search provider that you wish to erase and click Remove.
  5. Tap Alt+T and access Options.
  6. Click on the General tab.
  7. Type in your homepage address near Home Page and click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Manage search engines… under Search.
  5. Select a new search engine and click Make default.
  6. Click on the undesirable provider and click X.
  7. Locate On startup in the Settings menu.
  8. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
  9. Click Set pages.
  10. Enter a new URL and click OK.
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