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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a search engine that is automatically set as your browser’s default homepage after you install its dedicated browser extension called Your Social Hub Now, so you probably want to remove it as it is set without your approval. Furthermore, we have classified it as a browser hijacker, because its browser extension resets as the default homepage after you change the homepage address and restart the browser. This hijacker forces you to use it as your default search engine, thus redirecting web traffic to its search results. The problem is that its search results are likely modified. Hence, they contain promotional links to third-party websites of unverifiable legitimacy. This browser hijacker can pose a threat to your computer’s security, so we invite you to read this short description and remove it afterwards.

Most browser hijackers are dependent on the software installers they come bundled with to inject them into a browser. is a bit different, however. Not only is it distributed using software bundles that secretly modify your browser’s settings and sets this hijacker as its default homepage, but it is also featured on its very own dedicated website. This website is hosted on Interestingly, this website claims that it will help you login to your social network accounts much faster. This website features a window in which you can enter your user name, but this is an optional feature. Regardless of what you type in, it will always initiate the download of this browser hijacker’s browser extension. If you agree to install the extension (as you can opt out if you want), then will be set as your browser’s homepage.

After conducting our research, we have concluded that is an unreliable search engine, because it injects commercial advertisements in its search results in order to make money. Obviously, all legitimate search engines feature commercial advertising inside their search results to some degree. The problem with, however, is that we do not know where its advertisements come from. There is no way you can verify the legitimacy of every of its promoted links, by using this browser hijacker as your search engine you can compromise your computer’s security by entering a malicious website or downloading illicit software.

Furthermore, our research has revealed that actually redirects is searches to a server at, and then it redirects the search queries to a modified search engine. All of this is done in a matter of seconds, so you cannot observe the redirecting process. It must be said that is a legitimate search engine. However, we think that’s secretive developers might have tampered with its search results in order to inject promotional links and, thus, make money.

Nothing good will come from using as your search engine. As previously stated, this search engine can expose you to unreliable and even illicit content via its promotional links. If you have this hijacker on your web browser, then it is probably to the fact that you got it by accident as it is known to be disseminated via malicious software bundles that install it without your knowledge or approval, as well as its dedicated website. IF you want to remove it, please consult the instructions provided below.

Remove from Internet Explorer via Control Panel

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find Your Social Hub Now and click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Windows Key+R and type Control Panel, and then click OK.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and find Your Social Hub Now.
  3. Right-click on it and click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1

  1. Open the Charm bar.
  2. Go to Settings and select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program and find Your Social Hub Now.
  4. Right-click on the program and click Uninstall.

Windows 10

  1. Right-click on the Windows Start menu button.
  2. Select Programs and Features.
  3. Find Your Social Hub Now and right-click on it.
  4. Click the Uninstall button.

Remove from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Press Alt+F and select More tools.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Find Your Social Hub Now.
  5. Click Remove.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch the browser
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Your Social Hub Now and Remove it.
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