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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission

If you are suddenly forced to use the search engine, it is time to rethink your browsing behavior and pay more attention to your online security. The search engine is promoted by installers promoting fake updates for Java and other programs. Such installers are usually provided to computer users when browsing insecure websites or after clicking on an advertisement encouraging the user to update his/her software. If you ever install an adware program, you should beware of pop-ups promoting updates for various programs, including the Flash Player, Java, and Internet browsers.

Not all download managers provide information about changes that are going to be made on the computer; nevertheless, it is important to pay close attention to the license agreement or privacy statement in order to get acquainted with the program and its features. If you are offered an unknown program, do not install it until you are sure that you can trust that program so that you do not have to suffer adverse consequences.

The search engine changes the home page and default search provider of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. As for Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, some browser extensions are added to these Internet browsers. The browser hijacker installs either MySearch 2.1, SearchNewTab, or SNT. The names of the extension may contain some unnecessary letters; for example, instead of SearchNeTab, you may find SeeArch–NewTaab, and other variations.

The search engine is not a surprise to malware researchers because some identical search providers were detected in the past. is a clone of, and some other search providers. In the present case with, it has been observed that the search engine does not provide unique search results but redirects users to If you have no intention of using and want to restore your former browser settings, do it as soon as you can because the search engine monitors your online behavior and may share the data collected with third-parties.

Below you will find our step-by-step instructions that will help you remove the unwanted search provider. However, it has been noticed that the browser hijacker may not have its uninstaller. We recommend that you implement a reputable anti-malware program because your computer needs protection against multiple Internet-threats, including Trojan horses, fake anti-virus programs, browser hijackers, ransomware infections, rootkits, and many others. Our team recommends using SpyHunter because this security tool has successfully tackled many browser hijackers and other threats.

How to remove

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted program.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall the program related to

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse pointer to the lower-left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click.
  3. Select the Control Panel option.
  4. Click Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted program.

Remove from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Open the General tab.
  3. Change the home page and click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  5. Open the Toolbars and Extension section and make sure that it contains no unwanted extensions.
  6. In the Search Providers section, set a new default search provider.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  2. Change the home page.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  5. Remove the unwanted extension and close the tab.
  6. Click the search engine icon next to the search box of the browser.
  7. 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 a new URL that will be your startup page.
  4. Under Search, click Manage search engines and set a new default search provider.

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