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Danger level 7
Type: Adware

The reason was categorized as a browser hijacker is because it’s provided search results might include suspicious third-party advertisements. Such ads may look harmless, but as soon as you click them, you could be redirected to malicious web pages. Another thing that makes the search engine look suspicious is the fact that it does not provide Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement documents. Thus, it is impossible to check the software’s policy on privacy issues. At this point, it is difficult to say if the application would gather or share your private information. Also, we cannot know if the browser hijacker could be modified or updated automatically. As you realize, the search engine could be potentially dangerous, and that is why we recommend deleting it from the computer. If you are an inexperienced user, you should use the instructions available below the text.

After testing the program, it appeared to be that is quite similar to the other browser hijackers, e.g.,, and so on. That is why we believe that the software is spread the same way as other similar programs. For instance, the search engine could appear after installing applications from bundled setup files. Some installers that users download from torrent or other file-sharing web pages are bundled with potentially unwanted programs, adware, browser hijackers, etc. If you are certain that software’s publisher is a reputable company, you should get the installer from its official web page. Plus, it is also recommended to read the information on the setup wizard and reject bundled applications that you do not need.

As the hijacker gets installed, it should affect the default browser by replacing its search engine, homepage, or new tab page with The text on its search bar says “Google Custom search,” so it is not exactly There is a chance that the displayed results could contain third-party advertising, which would not appear while using the original Google site. Also, some of the ads could be shown below the search bar. If you encounter such content, it would be safer not to interact with it. Clicking these ads could result in redirection to third-party web pages, and some of them might be malicious. For example, a site may try to gather your sensitive data, promote suspicious software or in worst case scenario infect the system with malware.

Furthermore, it was briefly mentioned that the browser hijacker does not show its Privacy Policy or End User License Agreement documents. Probably, mots of users avoid reading these documents, although they are rather important when installing suspicious programs. For example, the Privacy Policy statements would tell you if the application could gather your private data, share or sell it to other parties, or what technologies it could use to collect such information. Perhaps, will not invade your privacy, but how can you be certain? Thus, before deciding what to do with the browser hijacker, you should ask yourself if the software is worth to take any chances with it. It seems to us that you can easily replace the application with the same or another trustworthy search engine.

If you do not want to wait till something bad happens, you should get rid of The browser hijacker can be eliminated both manually and automatically. To erase it manually the user would need to reset his hijacked browser. If you never did it before, you may want to follow the instructions below this article. On the other hand, if you are willing to install a security tool, it could remove the application automatically. This option might be better for the system too since the antimalware tool could scan it and detect other suspicious software. Therefore, you would not only delete but also clean the computer from other possible threats. If there is anything else you would like to know about the application, feel free to leave us your question below.


Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click on Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings, then press Reset again.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press the Help icon.
  2. Choose Troubleshooting information.
  3. Select Refresh Firefox.
  4. Press Refresh Firefox once more and click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and pick Settings.
  2. Slide down and choose Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down, then select Reset Settings.
  4. Click Reset.
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