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Danger level 7
Type: Adware is an unreliable search engine that may be promoted by a browser hijacker that can set this site as your home page in your browsers without your permission. Although we have found that this malware infection seems to be active on Apple computers currently, it is important to know what you are up against if you find this search engine in your browsers. Many people think that these hijackers are innocent tools and they usually do not even bother to resolve this issue. However, you need to know that modifying browser settings without your consent is a breach of your privacy. Virtually, you lose control of your browsers. Every time you launch them, you will see this search engine, which means that you will be exposed to its questionable search results if you decide to use it for a web search. Keeping this browser hijacker on your computer may put your virtual security at risk. Therefore, we advise you to remove as soon as possible.

You can find the promotional website at where you can read some information about the company and their products. This is what the company discloses about itself: “Kuklorest is a network specializing in Mac software distribution, from download to successful installation, and as such, offering a better way for you to reach the Mac software community.” It answers the question why this infection mainly affects Apple computers. The first worrisome sign about this tool arises when you check the “Uninstall” page, not to mention that there is no “Install” page or button at all. Although you cannot download the tool itself, there seems to be a removal tool that is offered for you to download. However, if you click on the “Removal tool” button, the installer you download will be flagged and blocked as an adware program by your security tool if you have any installed. This would already be enough for a security-minded computer user to delete

If you still wonder why you need to eliminate this threat, let us tell you that it most likely spreads in freeware bundles. This means that if you visit a questionable freeware site or torrent site, there is a good chance that you click on a corrupt third-party ad and end up with a bunch of malware programs on your computer. That is why you should stay clear away from unfamiliar websites because they tend to be misleading for inexperienced computer users. It is easy to get confused and even accidentally to click on a disguised third-party advertisement. It is important to also mention that there are malicious websites that can download and install infections onto your computer just by simply your visiting their pages; you do not even need to click on anything. So, if you have visited such pages lately, we recommend that you delete and perform a malware scan on your system to see how many other malware threats may be there.

For example, it is possible that you also have adware programs on your system and you have noticed annoying third-party ads while browsing the web. But the problem with adware is that if you have such an infection on board, you can never be safe going online because these applications can even hijack legitimate advertisements. This means that you may think that you are on a trustworthy website and therefore you click on a reliable ad, but you may still end up on a questionable webpage instead. That is why it is so important to make sure that you have no other infections on your PC.

And it is still not the end of the story. As a matter of fact, you should never use this search engine as it simply redirects your queries to a Yahoo! Search results page. However, that page may be manipulated by this browser hijacker. This tool can also collect information about you and share this with third parties. Before long you will be able to see targeted sponsored links and advertisements, which will suit your taste and needs. These are even more dangerous because you will never know if it is a legitimate ad or one that may take you to an infected website run by criminals, but you will be more drawn to click on them. Therefore, we suggest that you remove before you end up on one of those sites.

Although right now this browser hijacker may mostly hit Apple users, we have included instructions for all the major browsers just in case. Since this infection seems to mainly change the home page settings, all you have to do is edit those settings or restore them to default. Sometimes it is still possible that leftovers remain which may be able to regenerate the infection. Since there may be other malware programs, too, endangering your computer, we believe that the best would be to use a professional malware removal application to secure your PC and to keep it protected from similar attacks.

Remove from your browsers


  1. Access Preferences and click General.
  2. Enter a URL in the Homepage box, or click Set to Current Page in order to use the webpage you are currently viewing.
  3. Click the “New windows open with” pop-up menu, and select your Homepage.
  4. Click the “New tabs open with” pop-up menu, and select your Homepage.

Internet Explorer

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

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and choose Options.
  2. Select General on the left.
  3. Press Restore to Default or edit URL.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and access Settings.
  2. Under On Startup, click Open a specific page or set of pages.
  3. Click Set pages.
  4. Modify the home page URL and remove the unwanted website.
  5. Click OK.
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