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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a browser hijacker that might slither onto your computer one day. If this happens, there is no doubt that you will notice that within seconds because your homepage will be changed without your permission. It has been noticed that this hijacker is mainly targeted at people living in the Middle East countries, including Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates because, which will be set as your homepage, is in Arabic. This hijacker might enter your system even if your place of residence differs. If this has already happened, you have to get rid of as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this is not so easy to do that because this infection modifies the shortcuts of your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Even though it is impossible to get rid of via Control Panel, you will still be able to remove this browser hijacker manually after reading through this article.

At first sight, it might seem that is a decent website because it enables users to search for the information, check the weather forecast, access game websites at the click of the button, and read horoscopes. Unfortunately, this website provides users with commercial advertisements too. Specialists working at have noticed that users might even be redirected to untrustworthy website after clicking on a particular link placed on If you use the search box placed on it to find the relevant information, you might be presented with sponsored links as well; they can take you to corrupted websites too. As you can see, is not really trustworthy even if it looks decent, so you should get rid of it the moment you notice its presence. Continue reading to find out what is the easiest way to do that.

Specialists have found that browser hijacker is related to Vonteera, which is an advertising-supported application. It has been found that this program comes bundled with this hijacker in most cases, but it is also known that it can come as a payload of a Trojan. Adware programs generate advertisements and place them on the screen; they can also redirect to untrustworthy places. Therefore, you should not forget to erase Vonteera after the removal of this browser hijacker. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of other hijackers that travel bundled with untrustworthy software, so you should take care of your system’s safety. We think that you should simply install an antimalware tool and keep it enabled all the time. You have to be very cautious all the time as well.

It is not so easy to delete browser hijacker. In order to do that, you should fix the Target line first and then reset your browsers. Do not forget to delete Vonteera and other untrustworthy programs that hide on your system too. We understand that the removal of malicious software is not an easy task. If you think so too, you should know that you can leave all the work for an antimalware tool, such as SpyHunter. It will remove infections from your system and will protect your PC.

How to get rid of

Fix the Target line

  1. Right-click on the shortcut of your browser.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Open the Shortcut tab.
  4. Locate the Target line and delete the address that goes after the quotation marks.
  5. Click OK.

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options and click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset and put a tick in the box alongside Delete personal settings.
  4. Click Reset once again.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information and click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Click the Refresh Firefox button once again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Click Reset settings.
  4. Click the Reset button.
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