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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

The name of the suspicious hijacker is extremely misleading because it uses two words – “Google” and “safe” – to trick you into trusting it. In reality, this search tool has nothing to do with Google, and you will not be safe until you delete it from your browsers. Unfortunately, some users are tricked into downloading this search tool onto their Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer browsers willingly. If you do, you might not realize that this search tool is unreliable. Now, if it hijacks your browsers (i.e., replaces regular search tools) illegally, without any warning, it should not take long for you to recognize malicious activity. In either case, removing is exceptionally important, and you can learn the reasons why this is so important by reading this report.

Whether was installed with or without your permission, it is most likely that you have acquired it packaged with other programs. Malicious installers could help this hijacker slither in silently or with your notice, and it could be attached to advertising-supported programs, PUPs, and possibly more malicious threats, such as Trojans, keyloggers, or rogue anti-malware software. Needless to say, if this kind of malware slithers into your operating system, you could become the next victim of cyber criminals. Although is classified as a threat, it is most likely that it was created by unreliable advertisers rather than malware developers. This, of course, does not mean that this hijacker is harmless. On the contrary, it could open security backdoors, and this is the biggest threat because this vulnerability could be used to expose you to more dangerous infections.

The main page of the suspicious is very plain. All you can see is a banner with a fragment of the Brazilian flag – which is not odd considering that this search tool is Brazilian – and a search dialog box. Although this is what most users will focus on, some will realize that legal information is not provided, and this is a red flag. Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and other legal documents that usually support software reveal highly important information, including the usage of data-tracking technologies, the relationship with third parties, or the presentation of third-party content. If this information is inaccessible, you simply cannot trust the services because they are unpredictable. In fact, this is the main reason you should delete from your web browsers. This search tool is way too unpredictable, and there are plenty of risks you might encounter if you use it. For example, your personal information could be recorded and leaked using tracking cookies. Furthermore, this search tool could be exploited to showcase unreliable or misleading advertisements. is unpredictable, but that is not the only issue. This search tool also redirects to third-party search tools. Our researchers have found this hijacker redirecting to, and we are sure that his well-known search engine is exploited to gain the trust of computer users. In reality, the search results shown to you can be affected by the hijacker, and advertisements could be injected along with regular search results. According to our research, redirects to Yahoo via Unfortunately, the links shown to you can lead you to unsafe websites, and this could lead to big security problems. These websites could promote malware installers, expose you to fake surveys, trick you into sharing personal data, etc. Are you convinced that this search tool is unreliable? If you are, go ahead and remove it from it from your browsers ASAP.

We recommend resetting your browsers to delete completely. By resetting your browsers, you will also get rid of the tracking cookies that could have been employed to track you and record information about you. We have also added steps that will help you apply the desired homepage and search tools after your reset your browsers. Once you have your browsers fixed, please scan your operating system with a legitimate scanner. As you know – if you have read this report – other threats might be active on your computer, and you need to be careful about the leftovers of the hijacker itself. If any threats are active, a reliable malware scanner will warn you about them right away. Note that you free scanner available on this page can be upgraded to work as an automatic malware remover. Removal

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+H, and select Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox and confirm the resetting.
  3. Restart the browser and tap Alt+T again.
  4. Select Options to access the General menu.
  5. Enter the URL of the desired homepage in the Home Page area.
  6. Move to the Search menu and select the desired search provider.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+F, and choose Settings.
  2. Scroll down, click Show advanced settings, and move down again.
  3. Click Reset settings and confirm the resetting.
  4. Restart the browser and tap Alt+F again.
  5. Choose Settings and move to the On Startup section first.
  6. Choose Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  7. Enter the URL of the desired startup page and click OK.
  8. Move to Appearance, click Show Home button, and select Change.
  9. Enter the URL of the home button page and click OK.
  10. Move to Search and click Manage search engines.
  11. Add the desired search tool, click Make default, and click Done.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+T, and click Internet options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Restart the browser and tap Alt+T again.
  5. Click Manage Add-ons and move to Search Providers.
  6. Add the desired provider, click Set as default, and click Close.
  7. Tap Alt+T one last time and choose Internet options.
  8. Click the General tab and move to the Home Page area.
  9. Enter the URL of the desired homepage and click OK.
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