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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a potentially harmful search engine that you may notice in your browsers after your computer was attacked by a browser hijacker. We have discovered that this hijacker is an identical clone of This search engine mainly targets Spanish and Italian computer users, but it does not mean your computer cannot get infected with this malware. As a matter of fact, it is mostly found in bundles containing several malware threats. If you install such a bundle onto your operating system, you practically cause multiple security risks to your computer. Since you cannot trust this intrusive search engine and its presence in your browsers is also illegal, we believe that you should remove as quick as you can.

We have also found that this hijacker has other clones, such as and, which all may mean danger to your system health. It seems that the main distribution method for this browser hijacker is software bundling since that is how it can reach the most users. And if you know that infected bundles are commonly promoted on suspicious and unreliable file-sharing sites, you can probably imagine how many users may get infected with malware every day. Who could say no to downloading free software? But, if you are inexperienced, you can easily end up on an unfamiliar website where you may start an avalanche of redirections to other malicious websites, and so on. Malware infection is guaranteed if you fall for misleading third-party ads and you click. Therefore, we advise you to always download free software from official vendors’ sites or reputable third-party sites. If you allow a package of malware onto your machine, you will have to delete and identify all other threats as well.

The problem with this search engine is that it is totally unreliable, not to mention that it does not even show its own results. Instead, it will redirect your query to a possibly modified search results page that may be filled with sponsored links and ads. This browser hijacker does not want to provide you useful and fast searches, it does not really care about what you want. The only purpose behind it may be the marketing of third parties and thus generating traffic to their websites. It is all about money, of course, there is no doubt about it. We recommend that you use your preferred search engine, a reputable one, such as, Bing, and Yahoo!. You should remove if you do not want to end up on an infected website and cause more security issues to your system.

Although this browser hijacker has no working uninstaller and therefore it cannot be removed via Control Panel, it does not require a PhD in IT to clean it from your browsers. All you need to do is reset all your browsers and that should do the trick. If you need assistance with that, please use our guide below this article. But, if you want to make sure that your computer is clean of threats and safe to use, we suggest that you use a professional antimalware program. Hunting down threats one by one can be a tedious task for even an expert user, not to mention the damage you might cause if you do not remove infections properly.

Remove from browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T and choose Internet Options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Mark the Delete personal settings checkbox.
  4. Press Reset and click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Reset settings.
  4. Press Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox and click Reset Firefox again.
  3. Click Finish.
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