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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow internet connection
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

If you ever notice that has replaced your default homepage and search engine without your permission, there are no doubts that your PC is infected with a browser hijacker. It is known that it might affect all the major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, which means that the only reliable way to set your preferred default homepage is to delete the browser hijacker first. If you still do not believe that your system is infected, you should check the list of extensions on each of your browsers. If you notice such extension as SearchNewTab, SNT, SearCHNewwTab or SNNT, you should know that the time to delete has come.

Even though might seem as a decent search engine, we do not recommend keeping it on the system because you might still experience security-related problems. If you enter a keyword into the search field and click the Search button, you will be presented with results; however, if you look at them closer, you will notice that you are provided with different sponsored links as well. According to the security specialists, all these commercials might lead you to threats, which is why it is better to use a reliable search engine. Furthermore, different kinds of ads will be placed on your homepage, which means that you might click on them accidentally and thus end up on unreliable website as well.

As various browser hijackers, including, tend to be distributed bundled with other software, it is definitely not likely that you have downloaded it yourself. The research has shown that might occupy your system if you download software promoted by fake Flash or Java updates. As you can see, you should always download and install software from official websites if you do not want to end up with a bunch of undesirable applications. What is more, it is always advisable to keep an antimalware tool enabled.

If you have not managed to protect your system from and it has already replaced your homepage and your search engine, you should know that the most what you can do is to get rid of and set your preferred homepage and search engine again. The easiest way to do that is to scan the system with an antimalware tool, for instance, SpyHunter; however, you can also use the instructions provided below the article to delete the browser hijacker manually.

How to get rid of

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the suspicious application and then click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on software that you wish to remove.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows 8

  1. Tap the Windows key.
  2. Right-click on the background.
  3. Select All apps.
  4. Locate Control Panel and select it.
  5. Click Uninstall a program.
  6. Right-click on the useless software.
  7. Click Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Click on the Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Tick Delete personal settings.
  7. Click the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox.
  5. Click Reset Firefox in the dialog box again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F to access the Chrome menu.
  3. Select Settings and then scroll down.
  4. Select Show advanced settings.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. Click the Reset button.
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