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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

Although may look like one of those sleek search engines that can customize your web search experience; the ugly truth is that this search engine is nothing else but a browser hijacker. Therefore, it is very important that you remove from your computer before this intruder manages to expose you to potentially harmful content. While you are at it, you should also look for other potential threats because such applications seldom travel on their own. You could have many unwanted apps installed on your PC without even realizing it! If you think you may need help with detecting all the potential threats, please refer to a powerful antispyware tool.

You will notice that something is off about the moment you run a web search. The engine will reroute you through, and then it will redirect you to modified search results on Yahoo! From that, you can obviously tell that this hijacker does not provide you with an original search engine. It makes use of the Yahoo! Search engine by customizing it and rerouting all of your searches through its servers. Of course, this does not mean that Yahoo! is in any way related to this suspicious activity. The people behind this hijacker merely make use of the search engine to empower their own domain. Without Yahoo! Search, would not be able to provide you with anything.

Aside from hijacking your default homepage, the program also takes over your new tab settings. It means that you will be redirected to each time you open a new tab on your browser. What’s more, we think that you may have more unwanted programs installed on your computer. As mentioned, such apps usually travel in groups. According to our research, tends to spread via pop-up ads. For example, if you click some pop-up that springs into your screen when you access a gaming website or some other page full of pop-up ads, the chances are that you will initiate an installation of an adware or a malware program.

What’s more, could also come as part of a freeware packages. For instance, it is known that InteliTerm, TermTrident, and SwiftSearch applications have this browser hijacker in their settings. Consequently, when you remove this browser hijacker, you need to terminate all the other unwanted applications, too.

We have seen similar intruders before because is identical to,,, and many other browser hijackers out there. All of them are built on the same pattern, and they come forth having just one objective in mind: money.

Naturally, a browser hijacker cannot lock your key strokes or steal your banking logins and passwords. Instead, it redirects you to affiliated websites and urges you to click specific links. By clicking the links that the hijacker promotes, you boost third-party website traffic, consequently generating money for the people behind the hijacker via the pay-per-click system. Perhaps it would not be much of a problem if you got anything in return, but the only thing that comes from such clicks is adware. And sometimes even malware.

The problem is that does not check whether the sides you open are reliable or not. It is only interested in redirecting you to affiliated websites because it needs financial profit. Thus, you can clearly see that nothing good can come out of this situation.

Please remove today and protect your computer from similar applications. You will find manual removal instructions below, but you can always resort to automatic removal by employing a reliable antispyware tool. If you scan our PC with the SpyHunter free scanner, you will also know for sure just how many unwanted files and applications you need to delete.

Should you encounter any difficulties while trying to terminate all the unwanted applications, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment. Our team will respond as soon as possible. Also, you will do yourself a favor if you refrain from opening unfamiliar links to unknown websites. There are tons of web pages out there that are exploited by cyber criminals for malware distribution, so you should employ safe web browsing habits to protect your PC from harm. The final line of defense should always be a reliable antispyware application.

How to Remove

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit into the Open box.
  2. Click OK and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  3. On the right pane, right-click the Start page value.
  4. Change with the page you want. Click OK.
  5. Press Win+R again and type %AppData%. Press Enter.
  6. Navigate to Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Mozilla User ID].
  7. Open the prefs.js file.
  8. Locate and delete the following line: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "");
  9. Close the file and press Win+R again.
  10. Type in %AppData% and press OK.
  11. Navigate to Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  12. Locate and delete the Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.
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