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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes default search engine
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission is a browser hijacker that might enter your computer without permission. The first symptom which shows that this infection has found its way onto your computer is a different homepage and search engine. Yes, will be set as your default homepage and search provider. Users often do not even notice that another search engine has been set because looks like an ordinary search provider. Even though it looks quite reputable, we still do not think that it is a good decision to use this search provider to find the relevant information on the web because it seems that it might put the system into danger even though it is not an extremely dangerous infection. We will describe browser hijacker in a more detailed way further in this article. You will also find the manual removal instructions below this article – use them if you decide to eliminate this infection from the system after reading though this article.

If you are one of those users who have noticed the presence of, you should hurry to remove it from your browsers. It is advisable to do that not only to restore the settings of browsers, but also to protect the system from harm. Yes, it is quite dangerous to keep and use it to find the relevant information on the web. Researchers working at have managed to find out that this search engine is going to present users with third-party advertisements. They will all appear on the search results page after a user enters a keyword into the search box. It is hard to recognize these third-party commercials and links, which is why so many users click on them and do not even suspect that this might be dangerous. After they do that, they are usually taken to another external web page. Unfortunately, nobody knows what they will find on these third-party web pages:

Please be aware that these external sites are developed by people over whom we have no control, and we are not responsible for their privacy practices

Users are the only ones who are responsible for their safety. In other words, is not liable for any damage these third-party web pages might cause. If we were you, we would immediately erase this search engine from browsers and set Google, Yahoo! or another more reputable search engine.

As is a part of the well-known ELEXA family of hijackers, it is very likely that it will gather information about users and their activities on the web too. Researchers at have checked the Privacy Policy of this hijacker and found that it will surely record your IP address. It might also gather information about your activities on the web. Luckily, it says that it is not interested in personal details at all. Of course, we do not know whether it is 100% true; however, we believe that your privacy is safe. Even though it does not record personal information, you should not forget that it might extort information from non-personally identifiable data too. If you do not want to share information about yourself with anyone, you need to remove ASAP. This is another reason why you cannot trust this search engine.

Browser hijackers do not have official websites, so they usually travel together with other applications in bundles. Of course, users do not know that they are going to install a whole software bundle, so people find the presence of very surprising. Remember, other hijackers might find a way to your PC again too, so you need to take care of the system’s safety. An ordinary user cannot do much to protect the system, so we simply suggest installing a security tool and keeping it enabled all the time. should disappear from browsers after you reset them all one by one. Of course, several versions of this hijacker exist and not all of them can be removed by resetting browsers. In such a case, you should check Control Panel as well. If you are not planning on deleting this hijacker yourself, scan your system with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter. You can get it from our web page. This tool will delete all the infections for you within seconds.

How to remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Click on the Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Check the box next to Delete personal settings.
  7. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

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

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset settings.
  5. Click Reset.
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