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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

Quite often browser hijackers are created and distributed in packs. It is common for them to make use of the same server or be related to various browser extensions. For example, is a new browser hijacker that is directly related to Although we cannot say that intends to infect you with malware, the sheer presence of this browser hijacker on your computer rings more than just one alarm bell. If you are computer security-minded user, you will remove from your computer as soon as possible, because that is the first step in trying to protect your PC from harm.

As we have established already, is part of a big group of browser hijackers. In fact, this domain belongs to Pinwid Ltd. just like This company is known to distribute a vast number of adware applications, such as SavePass Smartbar, BeeCoupons Smartbar, Muvic Smartbar and many others. It shows that rather than trying to infect you with malware, the main reason why gets installed on your computer is money. usually arrives bundled with various adware applications, and that would not be surprising, considering the fact that Pinwid Ltd. distributes unwanted programs. Once this browser hijacker enters your system, your default homepage and search engine will be changed to

That would not be much of a problem if you do not perform web search via, however, looks like a genuine search engine that can do no harm, so users are bound to trust it. If you search for something via, this browser hijacker will collect data on what websites you visit and what keywords you enter into its search box. As a result, it will be able to generate custom advertisements based on your web browsing habits. You must have noticed the advertisements right below search box already.

Needless to say, that clicking commercial ads delivered by is a bad idea. This browser hijacker displays ads in order to generate financial revenue to its creators and it does not review nor check whether the ad content is safe or not. Hence, by clicking on third party advertisements you would risk being redirected to unfamiliar websites that host even more adware applications and perhaps even malware!

Due to the fact that cannot be downloaded separately, you will most probably have to remove a bunch of other potentially unwanted applications from your PC. Scan your system with SpyHunter free scanner and a list of unwanted programs will be generated immediately. Remove all the undesirable applications via Control Panel and then follow the instructions below to reset your browser settings to default.

For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment.

Reset your browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox on a new tab.
  3. When a pop-up box appears, click Reset Firefox again.
  4. Press Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down to and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Go down to Reset browser settings section.
  4. Click Reset browser settings button and then press Reset on a dialog box.
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