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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is not a program that you want to find fully active on your personal computer. This happens to be so because the application in questions has been classified as yet another browser hijacker that does not exhibit any valuable features. In reality, this invasive piece of software will only make your online activities annoying and bothersome, to say the least. This is fully possible because the suspicious program in question is known for its capability of causing unauthorized alteration to your web browser's default settings. Additionally, this hijacker is known to cause system exposure to suspicious third-party web content, which could in consequence lead to a system infection. It is important to delete without any hesitation as it could prove to be a major virtual threat. Below we present additional information on the questionable functionality of this browser hijacker along with its comprehensive removal guide which should be used as soon as possible if you happen to already have this intrusive program running on your computer. is known to affect major web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox; thus virtually every Internet user should be aware of this hijacker. At the very same time that it enters your operating system, you will notice a few unauthorized changes within default settings of your browser. At first, such modifications might seem quite benign. Unfortunately, that is not the case in reality since such alterations will have a lasting effect on all of your online activities. Such negative experiences will be generated because you will be forced to use a suspicious third-party website as your default homepage whether you like it or not. Also, you will be forced to search the web with a newly appointed engine, which is frustrating, to say the least. It has to be noted that alterations made by this hijacker are not easily reversible. A restoration of your preferences via browser settings might not prove to be enough. If you are keen to surf the web without being interrupted by invasive modification, you must conduct a thorough removal of at the very same time that it is discovered on your personal computer. Make sure to do this by following the instructions that we present below.

Upon further investigation, it has been found out that in some instances there is something much worse about that meets the eye at first. Our malware experts have found out that in some situations, using a suspicious search engine could result in a full system exposure to suspicious and even potentially dangerous web content. This could happen since some of the results presented by this search provider could be embedded with redirect links. This means that instead of landing on a website that you should you will be taken to some other questionable site. While not all website that you might be taken to are malicious, there is still a possibility that you will land on one at some point while this browser hijacker is functioning on our computer. Entering websites via a redirection could prove to be dangerous as they could turn out to be crafted by cyber crooks; for instance, a site designed by malware developers could be running an arbitrary code execution exploit, meaning that just entering it could be enough to get your PC infected with some suspicious application. Such potentially malicious outcomes of running on your PC should not be taken for granted. Do not hesitate and delete this browser hijacker once and for all.

Remember that a removal procedure is an important task that requires extra caution. If you miss a step or simply skip it, you could face unwanted consequences because might not be removed entirely. Do not take chances and execute a detailed analysis of your personal computer for potential leftovers of as you are done with the manual removal. This will ensure that the procedure has been successful.

How to remove from your PC

  1. Click the Windows button.
  2. Type regedit into a search box and select it.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Double-click a registry value entitled Start Page.
  5. Replace the unwanted URL with a one of your choice and click OK.
  6. Open your File Explorer.
  7. Go to C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[unique Mozilla profile ID].
  8. Locate and then remove a file called prefs.js.
  9. Go to C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  10. Select and remove files entitled Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
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