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Danger level 8
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine does not differ from other search engines at first sight because it enables users to search for the information on the web. This search engine even allows them to search for specific information, e.g. images, videos, and news. Therefore, users tend to believe that is a perfectly decent search engine. Unfortunately, in our opinion, this search engine is not reliable. In fact, we prefer to classify it as a browser hijacker because it tends to replace homepages and search engines without permission. In addition, it might cause unauthorized redirections to unreliable third-party web pages. Researchers at have managed to find out that can affect all the most popular browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. It means that you will not see it anymore only if you remove this browser hijacker fully. You should not face any problems during the removal process because we are going to help you erase it from the system.

Researchers have thoroughly tested and found that it is hosted on the same IP address ( as, which is also considered to be a browser hijacker. As they use the same IP address, there is a possibility that they are closely related, for example, they might be published by the same software developer. In case of, we are 100% sure that it was created by the publisher which owns all ELEX hijackers. This search engine is not as prevalent as other similar hijackers at the time of writing; however, there is a huge possibility that the situation will change in the future. Have you already encountered Get rid of it as soon as possible. There are several reasons why it would be best to do that.

Once browser hijacker enters systems, it immediately applies changes. It has been observed that it alters the Value data of the Start Page value (it can be located if you follow this key path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main) in order to set itself on Internet Explorer, changes the content of the prefs.js file (it can be found in C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla Firefox user ID}) to work on Mozilla Firefox, and, finally, it modifies Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files (they are located in this directory: C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default) in order to set itself on Google Chrome. You can restore these changes only by removing from your system. Thus, you should not wait any longer to do that.

It is advisable to get rid of because it might cause redirections to unreliable third-party web pages. This might happen if you click on any kind of those sponsored links or ads this search engine will provide you with. Some specialists say that it is not even necessary to do that in order to end up on an untrustworthy web page. might not only provide users with unreliable search results, but there is also a huge possibility that it will collect details about users. It seems that these details are mainly associated with browsing habits (e.g. search queries, websites visited, ads clicked on, etc.), and thus are non-personally identifiable; however, we still suggest being cautious because nobody can guarantee that unreliable software will act as it says. hijacker does not have an official website, and it is not likely that users set it themselves on their browsers. Therefore, we have checked its distribution methods closely. Research has shown that this undesirable software tends to travel bundled in malicious software installers, so users simply need to download such an installer and start the installation process in order to see the presence of Unfortunately, there are hundreds of other undesirable programs that tend to slither onto computers using the bundling method. Therefore, we highly recommend that you take care of your system’s safety.

If you want to set another homepage and search engine, it is a must to delete first. We are 99% sure that this search engine will disappear after you reset your browsers one by one. If this does not happen, you should go for the automatic removal. In other words, you need to acquire a security tool and then scan your system with it. There are hundreds of different tools that claim to be reliable on the web; however, not all of them are trustworthy and can help you get rid of Therefore, we suggest using the SpyHunter antimalware scanner.

How to delete

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T.
  3. Click Internet Options.
  4. Click on the Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset and put a tick in the box alongside Delete personal settings.
  6. Click Reset again.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H and open Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click on the Refresh Firefox button again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and scroll down.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Locate and click Reset settings.
  5. Click on the Reset button.
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