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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

The emergence of in your browsers is definitely a worrisome sign of being infected with a browser hijacker. The most likely way for this application to enter your computer is via freeware bundles; therefore, it is quite possible that you have downloaded and installed free software lately. If so, you need to be careful about what you do next because there may be more than one malware infection on your computer. The presence of this hijacker is totally illegal since it breaches your privacy to set as your new homepage and default search engine in your browsers. This alone should be just enough to want to remove right now. But, as a matter of fact, even that will not restore your virtual security since you need to eliminate all threats before you could feel safe again to use your computer. Let us tell you more about this infection and the risks it may hold for you so that you will know what to do to protect your PC from this and similar attacks.

We have discovered that this hijacker was created by the same developers who are responsible for notorious browser hijackers, including,,, and more. Once this application is on-board, it sets as your home page and search provider. However, we have found that this hijacker does not affect Internet Explorer. Instead, it does affect Microsoft Edge. This means that whenever you open your favorite browser, you will find this useless search engine as your homepage. But even if you want to use your built-in search tool to search the web, you cannot escape it because you will have to use this same unreliable search engine.

You need to know that might manipulate the results page it displays for you. What’s more, this search engine does not even show its own search results, but, instead, it uses a trustworthy third-party engine, Yahoo!. But that may be rather misleading, and you should not trust the links and ads on the displayed pages because they might include potentially unreliable third-party ads and links. The truth is that you may not even be able to tell the difference between a legitimate result and a compromised one. Therefore, it is a rather dangerous “game” to start clicking on anything on these pages because you might get redirected to malicious websites. If you do not want to experience being scammed or simply infect your machine with more malware programs, we advise you to remove ASAP.

Another bad piece of news about this browser hijacker is that it can come on-board in free software packages. But there is a good chance that it is not the only malware infection in the bundle. If you have noticed, for instance, annoying third-party ads popping up while you are surfing the web, that may be an indication of the presence of adware. If you do not want to fight multiple threats, you should always make sure that you download software only from reliable and official sources. But, right now, what you can do is delete and all the other potential malware programs as well.

If you are ready to act, let us present to you the solution against this infection. First, you need to uninstall the application via Control Panel. But this will not take care of the browser setting changes, which you will have to manually reset. However, there is no easy way to reset Microsoft Edge; therefore, in that case, you need to change the homepage and search engine settings. Do not worry because it may sound more difficult than it really is. Please follow our guide below if you are not familiar with these procedures. If you want to avoid similar invasions in the future, we suggest that you consider installing an authentic malware remover.

Remove from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and open Control Panel.
  2. Access Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click on the application and press Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and pick Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the application and press Uninstall.

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Press Windows key + X and pick Programs and Features.
  2. Pick the application and press Uninstall.

How to remove from browsers

Microsoft Edge

  1. Tap the three-dot menu button on the top right.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Choose the A Specific Page or Pages option under the Open With section.
  4. Click the arrow of the dropdown menu and choose Custom.
  5. Enter a new home page URL.
  6. Scroll down to the Advanced settings section and click on the View advanced settings button.
  7. In the Search in the address bar with section, tap the arrow of the dropdown menu and choose Add new.
  8. Select your favorite search engine and click the Add as default button.
  9. Close Settings.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and choose Settings.
  2. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Reset settings.
  4. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+H and choose Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox and press Refresh Firefox in the pop-up.
  3. Click Finish.
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