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

It is possible that when your computer gets infected with you will not even see this unreliable search engine page in your browsers because it may use redirections. This makes it more difficult to identify this browser hijacker, but still not impossible since it may as well show up from time to time. You need to know that engaging with this questionable search engine or the websites it may redirect you to may be risky. This hijacker may directly or indirectly expose you to unsafe web content. Therefore, keeping it on your computer could present a source of virtual security threats. We recommend that you delete as soon as possible. As a matter of fact, when you find this hijacker in your browsers, there is a good chance that you will also find other malware infections on board since this threat usually enters computers with other malicious companions. In order to be able protect your PC from the possible damages, please continue reading our article.

You most probably cannot find a webpage on the web where this search engine is promoted as a standalone installer or a legitimate tool. Instead, we have found that it mainly travels in freeware bundles containing other malware threats. There are mainly two ways how you can download such malicious packages. In the first case, you need to visit suspicious websites, such as torrent, shareware, and pornography-related pages, and click on third-party content. This can be an advertisement, for example, that may look like a download button or a Windows dialog box. These ads are most commonly banners or pop-ups. Therefore, if you end up on an unfamiliar page while searching the web for a free program, music, video, or book, be extra careful about where you click. We advise you to click on the “X” or close button of the tab not to expose yourself to potentially unsafe content. In certain cases it is also possible that simply loading the page may trigger a malicious code that drops a bundle onto your system.

Another way for this browser hijacker to sneak onto your PC is when you have at least one adware application on your system already. This adware can display malicious ads while you are browsing the web. Clicking on such a banner or pop-up ad may also drop a bundle onto your PC that contains this hijacker among other infections. As you can see now, no matter how this infection found a way to your computer, there may be more threats on board to take care of. Leaving any of these untouched could lead to more severe system security issues. Therefore, we advise you to find a reliable free online malware scanner to identify all threats on your PC. But before you do that, you should definitely remove from your browsers.

This browser hijacker is quite suspicious. For starters, it may simply redirect you to potentially unreliable websites upon loading. That is why you may not even realize that this hijacker has attacked your computer. But, if this search engine loads, you should not engage with it trying to search the web or click on any content, such as third-party ads, it may display. You should know that this hijacker may spy on you and collect information about your browsing habits. The reason behind this is to be able to target you with customized advertising. This search engine may show you manipulated results to include affiliated third-party ads and links. However, clicking on these may take you to fake and malicious websites operated by crooks. If you land on such a website, you can easily let more infections onto your computer or even get scammed out of your money. That is why we believe that you should remove as soon as you can.

The only good thing about this browser hijacker that it may only change the home page settings in your browsers; therefore, it is enough to restore those settings in the affected browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. If you need help to take care of these settings manually, please use our instructions below. But, if you want decent protection for your PC because you are fed up with malware invasions, you should think about using a reliable malware removal program. Otherwise, you should make up some basic rules for yourself about safe web surfing, for example, not to visit unfamiliar and suspicious websites and not to click on random third-party ads.

How to remove from browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T and select Internet options.
  2. On the General tab, click Use default or overwrite URL.
  3. Press OK.

Google Chrome

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

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+T and select Options.
  2. Choose General on the left.
  3. Click Restore to Default or overwrite URL.
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