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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts is a browser hijacker which can take over the web browsers without your permission. The malicious hijacker can change the Home Page and the default search provider on your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. Since these are the most popular browsers, there is a great chance that many computer users are now worried about the suspicious infection. It is quite possible that the hijacker was hidden within a bundled download. It is also possible that you have accepted the installation of this hijacker without even realizing how unreliable it is. All in all, we recommend that you remove hijacker from the browsers right away.

Some computer users discover that the display of looks somewhat similar to the old-fashioned display of The search tool offers a search box in the center and a doodle of the day above. Right below you can find a drop-down menu allowing you to change the language. English, Spanish, Japanese and Turkish are few of the available options. Furthermore, the black menu bar at the top allows switching search tools, so that you could find Web, Images or Videos search results corresponding to your search queries. The only visible difference between and is the representation of unreliable banner ads which are meant to push you into visiting third party websites.

Most browser hijackers, including, or, are meant to push you into using questionable services. hijacker has been created to promote third party advertisements, most of which will be served by advertising domain. Note that the promoted ads are managed by unfamiliar third parties, and so clicking on them could easily be dangerous. If schemers were responsible for some of the flashy banner ads, clicking on them could lead you to sites related to malware, fake purchase offers and virtual identity theft.

It is clear that trusting is not a good idea. Unfortunately, it may be difficult to remove this malicious hijacker after it takes over the web browsers. Just like qvo6, portaldosites, qone8 and other infamous browser hijackers, this one can modify the properties of the affected browser shortcuts. Due to this you may discover that the undesirable search tools are restored even after you remove them. Use the guides below to delete from the browsers and install automatic malware removal software to eliminate the remaining hijacker components which could be used to regenerate the threat.

Removal step 1: change the Target

  1. Right-click the shortcut of the browser affected by the browser hijacker.
  2. Select Properties, click the Shortcut tab and find the Target line below.
  3. Remove everything after iexplore.exe”/firefox.exe”/chrome.exe” and click OK.

Removal step 2: delete from browsers

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  2. Select Search Providers and Remove the undesirable options. Click Close.
  3. Simultaneously tap Alt+T again and select Internet Options.
  4. Click the General tab and overwrite/remove the Home Page URL.
  5. Now click OK and restart the browser.

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Navigate to the On Startup section below.
  3. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  4. Overwrite/remove the undesirable URL and click OK.
  5. Now move to Appearance and select Show Home button.
  6. Click Change and repeat step 4 to remove the unwanted option.
  7. Navigate to Search and click Manage search engines.
  8. Remove (click X) the undesirable search tool and click Done.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and click Options.
  2. Click the General tab, overwrite/remove the Home Page URL, click OK.
  3. Move the cursor to the Firefox search box on the top-right corner.
  4. Click the search provider icon and select Manage Search Engines.
  5. Remove the undesirable search tool and click OK.
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