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

When your browser’s settings are modified without your permission, it is very perturbing and annoying. is one of those programs that can do that, and you should never tolerate that. This browser hijacker is no interested in infected you with malware, but it may cause substantial damage if you simply let it be in your system. Thus, do yourself a favor and remove right now. While you are at it, you should also consider scanning your system with a computer security tool of your choice because you can never know what other unwanted applications might be hiding in the depths of your system.

On the bright side, we know how to deal with and what to expect of it because we have encountered similar browser hijackers before. This program comes from the same family as,, and As you can see, these search engines try to make you think they can provide you with relevant and reliable search results. You could say they have their promotion encrypted in their names. However, that does not mean these programs can really improve your web search experience. After all, they are browser hijackers, and that means that there is something undesirable and potentially harmful about them.

Let us start with the distribution method. Obviously, you did not want to install on your browser, and the program seems to have appeared out of nowhere. Yet, the truth is that you most probably set up on your computer yourself, without even realizing. This happens when you download and install freeware apps. We must have mentioned this countless of times, but users still do not employ safe web browsing habits, and thus browser hijackers manage to enter multiple computers worldwide.

The point is that, when you download freeware from third-party sources, you need to understand that you are dealing with a third-party installer. A third-party installer usually carries more than just one program in it. Thus, when you launch the installation wizard, you automatically initiate the setup of all the programs that are included in the bundle. Now, it is often possible to deselect several apps, but for that, you need to check each step in the installation wizard carefully. If you fail to do that, the likes of easily get added to your browser.

This hijacker affects Chrome, Mozilla, and Internet Explorer. It does not seem to be compatible with Edge. Upon the infection, the program changes your default homepage and search engine settings. After that, it starts collecting information on your web browsing habits. Why? The hijacker needs to know your likes and preferences so that it could target customized content at you. To figure that out, the program employs tracking cookies and other monitoring tools. It is not illegal, but sooner rather than later, you will notice a lot of commercial content on your browser, and that content will be processed by

The main problem with browser hijackers is their security loopholes. All by itself, this search engine is just an annoying nuisance that can be dealt with in no time. However, it relies on third parties for the commercial content, and it does not even check whether the content it promotes is safe. So, this opens a lot of possibilities for cyber criminals to distribute their links and what not. For example, one of the search results delivered via could redirect you to some dangerous website that distributes malware. This way, (albeit it is the worst-case scenario) you could get infected with ransomware and other dangerous threats.

As mentioned, you should scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner right now. It is not just about this browser hijacker. You should also take into account the fact that this program travels in software packages. Therefore, you are bound to have multiple unwanted applications on-board. While some of them can be uninstalled via Control panel, it might be too troublesome to keep tabs on all of them, and this is when an automated spyware removal tool comes handy.

Once you are done removing all the potential threats, please do consider investing in your system’s safety by acquiring a powerful antispyware tool. Also, be careful when you download freeware and open sites with lots of pop-ups because a browser hijacker could be just a click away.

How to Remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and open Troubleshooting information.
  2. At the top right of the new tab, click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox on the confirmation box.
  4. Click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and then go to Settings.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down and click the Reset settings button.
  4. Press Reset to confirm.
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