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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is an unreliable search engine that you can find in your browsers if your computer has been infiltrated by a browser hijacker. You should know that its presence is totally illegal and may expose you to undesirable or even dangerous third-party web content. That is why it is so important to understand the consequences of keeping this useless tool on your computer. Some people do not see any harm in having this search engine in their browsers because they are not aware of the risks. And that is why we are here to share with you what we have found out about this infection after careful testing. One thing we can tell you before we plunge into the details: You need to remove before it is too late and you allow more infections onto your machine. And now, let us present to you why this infection needs to be eliminated and how you can protect your computer from this and similar malware invasions.

We have discovered that this browser hijacker is identical to several other hijackers, including The most likely way for to appear on your computer is that it infiltrates your operating system in a freeware bundle. This is the method most often applied by schemers to spread malware infections all over the web. Obviously, this is not how these packages were meant to be in the first place. They are still used to distribute legitimate free software and additional promoted third-party tools, but these infected bundles definitely make the whole bundling “business” questionable and give it a dark tone.

It is possible to end up with an infected bundle if you land on the wrong website, for example, while searching for a free program to download. But it can also happen while downloading torrent files. The most common mistake inexperienced computer users make is that they may click on fake download buttons or other types of unsafe third-party ads, such as pop-ups. But, even if a bundle full of malware infections land on your machine, you still have an opportunity to opt out. If you miss that, you could face multiple system security issues before long. Deleting will only be the first step to restore security. You will also have to handle all other infections because your computer will not be safe to use until you clean it properly and entirely.

You should never trust and should never use it for searching the web because you may be presented with manipulated search result that may include third-party promotions, such as sponsored links and advertisements. Since nobody can guarantee the reliability of third parties, clicking on ads might end really bad for you. What if you are shown an ad about a product you are even interested in to buy and you click on the alleged “best offer” because you are curious to see if you can really save up money. But, instead, you might lose your personal identity and the money from your bank account. While these might be worst case scenarios, we do not think you would like to test fate. Therefore, you should remove as soon as you can.

In order to stop this intrusive hijacker, we are here to present you with a solution. You can simply get rid of if you overwrite or restore the home page URL settings in your browsers. Please follow our instructions below this article if you do not know how to do that. Also, do not forget about the remaining threats. You cannot let any infection on-board if you want to secure your computer. Therefore, we recommend that you install a reliable malware removal application that can protect your PC in the future.

How to remove from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
  2. On the General tab, click Use default or edit the URL.
  3. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and open Options.
  2. Select General on the left.
  3. Click Restore to Default or edit the URL.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Under On Startup, click Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Add a new URL.
  4. Click OK.
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