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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

If appears in your browser when you launch it, unfortunately, it may indicate that your computer has been attacked by a browser hijacker. Although most users do not think of it as a major thing and they may even keep the uninvited “guest” on their computers, we must tell you that you are actually dealing with a privacy breach here. Since this hijacker infiltrates your operating system and installs itself without your knowledge and consent, it acts against the law. You should not ignore this fact, and, as a matter of fact, this should be enough for you to want to remove from your computer right away. This browser hijacker may present you with some security risks as well; therefore, it is important to know what you might be up against if this intruder is on-board. Please continue reading our article to learn more about this infection and how you can secure your PC.

This questionable search engine can be found as a browser extension to download from its official web page at It is a rather simple page, which reminds us of Mindspark products. However, we do not believe that this is the major source of infection. As a matter of fact, we are certain that most computer users download this hijacker in freeware bundles. But these software package can also be a source of threat since schemers may use them to pack malware infections together with legitimate free software. These infected bundles may be promoted on questionable file-sharing websites. One click on the wrong button can easily result in your downloading such a bundle. If you are unlucky enough to install the whole package, you may infect your precious PC with a bunch of malware infections. That is a rather unfortunate thing that leaves you with one choice: You have to remove and every other application that may be associated with it. claims to offer you third-party services through quick links to news-related websites on a quasi-toolbar. Apart from those, it also provides you with a search tool. However, we advise you to refrain from using any of these services since they might not be trustworthy. As a matter of fact, this hijacker may even alter search results. So it does not really matter that your search queries get redirected to a Yahoo! search results page, it is possible that you will find targeted third-party ads or links among the results. Clicking on those may be a bad idea as you might end up on malicious websites.

Since this hijacker changes your home page and new tab page as well to, your exposure to unreliable web content is quite high. This search engine is totally redundant anyway due to the fact that it simply redirects your searches. We recommend that you stick with your preferred search engines that are reputable and trustworthy, and forget about this useless extension. The best for you to do is to delete right now.

If you want to fight this infection and restore the order on your PC, we advise you to follow our instructions below this article. Since there are several changes made to your browser settings, it is best to reset your browsers to have default settings. This way you can ensure that this useless extension and all its components are removed entirely from your computer. Nevertheless, you cannot forget about the rest of the threats that may still be hiding on your system. It is important to tackle them as well in order to secure your PC. Therefore, we advise you to run a full system malware scan to see what else may be threatening your system security. Whatever this scan finds, you will have to eliminate to protect your computer.

Remove from your browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Reset settings.
  4. Click Reset.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and navigate to Internet Options.
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Select the Delete personal settings checkbox.
  4. Click Reset and click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and choose Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox and in the pop-up window, click Refresh Firefox again.
  3. Press Finish.
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