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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is obviously a clone of and other browser hijackers from the family. This program gets installed on your system when you download some freeware applications from file hosting websites. At the same time, it is a stark indicator that you have installed several unwanted applications on your PC. You need to remove immediately to avoid serious computer infections. Browser hijackers are often taken advantage of in malware distribution schemes, so you should not take your chances. Do all you can to avoid further complications and protect your PC from harm by acquiring a legitimate antispyware program.

For one, we are sure that usually infects the French-speaking users because the browser hijacker is entirely in French. It looks like it can provide you with a reliable search function. Unlike most of the browser hijackers that make use of customized versions of popular search engines, offers an original search service. On the other hand, it is hard to say just how reliable it is because the search results are full of commercial links, inserted by the third parties that make use of the hijackers advertising network. At the same time, the people behind this program get paid because they help the third-party websites boost their traffic by redirecting you to their pages.

This time of relationship seems to be mutually beneficial, but the one who could get burned is you. The problem is that there is no guarantee that you will be redirected to reliable websites. Sometimes cyber criminals exploit the likes of to embed links to corrupted pages in the search results. Thus, if you happen to click a malicious link you could eventually get infected with a Trojan or a ransomware program. If this happens, you would be only one step away from an ultimate computer crash and possible financial exploitation.

How would it be possible to avoid getting infected with For starters, you should download programs only from their official websites. Sometimes even computer security programs may come bundled with adware IF you download from unreliable distributors. In the case you cannot find the official website for the program you want, and you must download it from a file-sharing website, please be attentive during the installation process. The chances are that the third-party installer will give you the choice of deselecting the additional programs like Users often fail to notice the steps that would allow them to avoid dealing with browser hijackers and annoying adware applications.

The elusive thing about this infection is that you cannot remove via Control Panel. On the other hand, you can restore your browser settings to default and your default browser should go back to normal. Nevertheless, that may not be the end of your quest. Let us not forget that there might be many other applications slowing down your system. As mentioned in the first paragraph, you need to rely on a professional antispyware tool to terminate any malicious files and safeguard your PC against similar intruders in the future.

Should you have any questions about this browser hijacker or how to remove it from your system, you are always welcome to leave us a comment. We are here to help you solve your computer security-related issues.

How to Remove

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox at the top right of the new tab.
  3. Press Refresh Firefox on the confirmation box.
  4. Press Finish to complete.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
  3. Scroll down and press the Reset settings button.
  4. Press Reset.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Press Close.
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