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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Changes default search engine is a search engine that can replace the home page and default search provider of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The settings of the browsers are changed if you pay no attention to the installation process when installing certain programs. Some computer users may think that their browsers get hijacked; however, the truth is quite the opposite. It is crucial to be very attentive when installing any program because, by skipping the license agreement or privacy statement, you may cause some damage to your browsers. is an ad-supported search engine, and it is promoted by bundled installers available at, which is a Turkish website promoting various free programs, including the VLC player, the Opera Internet browser, and many other. Bear in mind that websites distributing third-party programs may bundle several programs together, which is why you should be very cautious when dealing with non-official websites.

During our analysis of, it has been found that the installer promoting are signed by Navigation Network Co., Limited, which is a platform publishing search engine widgets, toolbars, and other programs.

As mentioned above, is sponsored by third-parties, which means that the search engine provide users with some advertisements, or rather sponsored links to websites that are supposed to match the user’s search terms. It is important to note that accepts no responsibility for the content of third-parties, including the sponsors of the websites, which implies that the user is responsible for his/her interaction with those third-party websites.

Needless to say, this search engine uses browser cookies to record your action. It is claimed that the website does not attempt to obtain your personal information because browser cookies are used only to enhance your further interaction with the search engine. Nevertheless, we recommend that you remove from the browsers because there are other, more reliable search providers that do not provide users with questionable third-party links.

The search engine does not add any browser extensions, and it is enough to change the home page and the search engine to restore your former settings. However, we recommend that you implement a reputable spyware and malware program so that you can prevent similar occurrences in the future. Our team recommends using SpyHunter because this security tool is capable of identifying various unreliable programs, including Trojan horses, browser hijackers, fake anti-virus programs, ransomware infections, and other threats.

If for some reason you do not trust malware and spyware removal programs, use the below-given instructions to eliminate from the computer.

How to remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, change the home page and click OK.
  3. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Click Search Providers and set a new default search engine.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. On the General tab, change the home page and click OK.
  3. Click the search engine icon next to the search box and select a new search provider.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Under On startup, select the last option and click Set pages.
  3. Delete and type in the URL of your new startup page.
  4. Under Search, click Manage search engines and set a new default search provider.
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