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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

If you have noticed that your homepage and your search engine have been changed to, it is very likely that your system contains some kind of Conduit toolbar or Search Protect. It is very likely that these applications associated with have entered your system without your permission because they tend to travel bundled with freeware or you might install them on the system after clicking on any of those fake ads offering to update software. Thus, if you have not downloaded suspicious programs recently, it does not matter that your system is clean. In either way, you should better remove from your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers because you might end up with different kinds of threats.

One of the main reasons why it is not advisable to use is the observation that it is going to collect information associated with your activities on the web. Thus, your search queries, clicks, time spent on various websites, and similar information is going to be recorded. Luckily, it does not seem that is interested in personally-identifiable information. However, if you still feel like somebody is spying on you, you should definitely get rid of without any further considerations.

What is more, you will see various advertisements on the start page of They might seem decent at first sight; however, you should know that all these commercials might take you to corrupted websites if you keep clicking on them. is not responsible for the content of the links embedded into ads, which means that you might infect the system with malware very quickly. If your computer’s security is an important matter for you, you should definitely remove from your browsers. Do not worry if you do not know how to do that – just continue reading the article.

In order to get rid of, you will have to delete the program that has entered your system and thus set as your homepage and your search engine without your permission. In order to save your time, you should better acquire a reliable security tool and let it do the entire job for you. An automatic tool will not only detect and delete different kinds of threats hiding on your system, but also not allow various undesirable programs enter your PC in the future. Our advice is only one – make sure that the security tool is reliable prior the installation.

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 undesirable software.
  5. Click the Remove button.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the suspicious application on the list and select it.
  5. Click Uninstall to delete it.

Windows 8

  1. Start typing Control Panel after accessing the Metro UI menu.
  2. Select it.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Locate the application that needs to be erased. Select it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Open the Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset and mark Delete personal settings.
  6. 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 again.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset browser settings.
  5. Click the Reset button when the dialog box appears again.
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