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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission

The suspicious search provider may be offered to you when installing bundled software. Nonetheless, in most cases this search tool is recognized as a browser hijacker which can corrupt the browsers in an illegal manner. The installer of this hijacker could be hidden, and you may launch it without realizing this. Needless to say, this is extremely devious, and so you should have no more hesitations about removal. Continue reading the article to learn all about this suspicious browser hijacker.

It has been revealed that is a threat to the most popular browser hijackers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. If you run these browsers without the appropriate security software helping you, it is possible that other hijackers from the Websearch family, including or, might attack as well. These browser hijackers deserve removal just as much as the clandestine Luckily, the removal of these threats is practically identical.

Even though is a malicious hijacker, some computer users do not understand the risk of allowing this threat to run on their PCs. If you do not delete the infection, it will install tracking cookies, spy on you and help third parties promote sponsored links. Whether they are presented as ad-supported search results or as alluring pop-up advertisements, you should not click on these, no matter how attractive the offers may seem. Note that the tracking cookies installed on the browsers may collect information to produce bogus deals which may be hard to pass up.

It is impossible to ignore because you will face this search tool every time you launch the infected browser. Needless to say, you should not ignore this threat, as well as the additionally installed browser extensions MySearch 2.1 or SearchNewTab. Note that the latter plugin can use random names, like SearCHNewwTab, to circumvent the removal. Our malware researchers advise to remove all applications related to the hijacker, including those which may be running on the PC silently, to ensure that your virtual security is not breached by potentially mischievous parties. redirects to, installs secretly running web cookies to spy on you, and enables suspicious browser extensions. These are the reasons we think you should delete the hijacker instead of trusting it. Since the threat usually enters the system illegally using virtual scams, it is clear that your security is vulnerable. Due to this, we believe that automatic malware removal software is most effective when it comes to removal. Of course, you also need to complete the manual removal guides below.

Removal Instructions

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap keys Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Under On Startup mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Now overwrite/delete the undesirable URL and click OK.
  4. Under Appearance mark Show Home button, click Change and follow step 3.
  5. Under Search click Manage search engines and choose a new search tool.
  6. Find the URL of the search tool you want to delete, click X and then Done.
  7. Tap Alt+F again. Select Tools and then Extensions.
  8. Find the plugin you wish to get rid of, click the trash icon on the right and select Remove.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and find the search box located at the top-right corner.
  2. Click the search provider icon and select Manage Search Engines...
  3. Select the undesirable search tool, Remove it and then click OK.
  4. Simultaneously tap keys Alt+T to open the Tools menu and select Options.
  5. Click the General tab, change/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.
  6. To delete undesirable plugins firstly simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  7. In the Add-ons Manager click Extensions and Remove all undesirable plugins.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  2. Click the General tab, change/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.
  3. Tap Alt+T again, select Manage Add-ons and then go to Search Providers.
  4. Add a new search provider and set it as the default option.
  5. Remove the undesirable search tool.
  6. In the menu on the left click Toolbars and Extensions.
  7. Disable the undesirable plugins and click Close.
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