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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is an intrusive browser hijacker and its presence on your computer shows that there are some problems with your virtual security. It usually comes along with other unwanted programs and is distributed by malicious installers. The hijacker takes control of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers, setting new homepage and default search engine. Luckily, it is quite easy to get rid of You will just have to restore your homepage, and this will remove the browser hijacker from your PC.

We think that it should be your utmost priority to eliminate ASAP. The browser hijacker will collect information on your Web browsing activities, and you will never know the actual purposes why this is done. Maybe this information will be used only for advertising goals, and is only interested in what you search for on the Internet and what goods you purchase from the online retailers. However, people responsible for this browser hijacker may be involved in some illicit activities, and all the gathered info about you may be used for some unlawful purposes. Chances that the worst will happen are not high, but you better eliminate even the slightest risk by getting rid of the unwanted intruder.

We also recommend that you do not use the unreliable search engine any longer. The reason is that may show you modified search results promoting websites of its business partners. There are many trustworthy engines available on the Web, and you do not have to use the advertisement-supported one. Besides, the links that will show can lead to unknown websites filled with suspicious content.

According to our security researchers, malicious installers distribute the browser hijacker. Those installers are usually launched when unaware users click on fake download buttons they find on file sharing websites. We suggest that you limit the time you spend on those sites. They are full of various suspicious programs, and you put your online safety at some danger each time you download files from them. Especially, if you do not use any security program that is capable of detecting whether the downloaded application contains security threats or not.

As has already been mentioned, you should face no significant obstacles while removing from your computer. You just need to restore your old default homepage. You can do this manually by following the short instructions you will find below. However, please be aware that your PC may already be infected by online security threats that came in the same package with the browser hijacker. It is hard to detect them by yourself, and we think you need to scan your system with a reliable diagnostic tool. For example, you can use SpyHunter, which will ensure the complete protection of your computer. If you need more information on this security program, feel free to contact us by posting your comment or question on our social media pages. You can address us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

How to restore your default homepage

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and press Alt + X.
  2. Click on Internet Options.
  3. Change your homepage under General tab.
  4. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Tap All + T.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Restore your default homepage.

Google Chrome

  1. Start your browser and press Alt + F.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Select Show Home button and click Change.
  4. Restore your default homepage and click OK.
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