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

Finding as your new homepage in your browsers could indicate that you have been infected with a browser hijacker malware infection. This search engine may appear in your browsers without your permission, which is an illegal act and you should not hesitate to act. We advise you to remove if it has found a way to your operating system. It is important to understand that by changing your homepage settings you will always be exposed to this search engine and its potential risks unless you delete it from your browsers. Since it is also possible that this hijacker has brought other malware threats on-board, too, you really have no time to waste. You need to act right away if you want to protect your computer from infections.

We have found that is very similar to and browser hijackers. This search engine also should not be trusted as it may manipulate the search results. Although it does not use a third-party engine to display search results, it is possible that you will find this message on the results page after a web search: “We apologize for the inconvenience, but we weren't able to find results for this query.” Have you ever experienced anything similar while using a reputable search engine, such as Google, Yahoo!, and Bing? As a matter of fact, this may depend on location, but interestingly enough does display so-called image and tweet results.

However, no matter what this hijacker shows, you should not trust it. It might also display third-party ads and sponsored links, which you should stay clear away from. These ads may hold potential risks by taking you to unreliable websites. Landing on questionable pages can infect your machine with even more malware programs or you might even be scammed. It is best to delete as soon as possible if you do not want to wait for such unfortunate experience to happen.

It seems that this browser hijacker is mostly distributed in freeware bundles, which means that it may not be the only threat on-board as these bundles could be packed with several malware infections. Therefore, it is possible that you have noticed annoying third-party pop-up ads or other clear signs of malware presence. You can download these malicious bundles from unreliable shareware and torrent sites. Therefore, we advise you to stick with reputable websites when downloading software. It is also a great help if you research the tool or application you are planning to download because you may find out that it is a malware in reality. If you have ever installed free software packages, you had better delete and check your system for other infections right afterwards.

This browser hijacker does not seem to have an uninstaller; thus, you cannot remove it through Control Panel. Instead, you have to manually overwrite or restore the homepage URLs in your browsers. We have included a guide for you if you need assistance with that. In order to protect your computer from similar malware invasions or even malicious websites, we advise you to download and install a decent antimalware program.

Remove from browsers

Internet Explorer

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

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+T and choose Options.
  2. Click General settings in the left panel.
  3. Press Restore to Default or edit the homepage URL.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Under On Startup section, click Open a specific page or set of pages.
  3. Click Set pages and type in a new homepage URL.
  4. Click OK.
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