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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is one more intrusive browser hijacker that exhibits no valuable features whatsoever. In fact, if you ever encounter this suspicious piece of software make sure to avoid it at all times; under no circumstances download or install it. Just like any other hijacker the one in question will alter default settings of your web browser without any notification or authorization. While such changes are known to cause annoyance and frustration, it could do something even worse than that. Upon further investigation, our research team has discovered that in some instances this devious program could cause system exposure to potentially harmful online content, which could in consequence lead to a system infection. This hijacker might prove to be a major virtual threat so its complete removal should not be delayed under any circumstances. Do completely removal of follow the removal instructions that we present below.

Since our research team has discovered that is closely related to other suspicious programs such as,, and, it is not surprising that it functions in a similar way to its counterparts. Once this intrusive hijacker enters your personal computer, it will install a devious extension, which will trigger changes to your web browser's default settings without any warning. It is critical to highlight the fact that the browser hijacker is fully compatible with major web browsers such Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer, meaning that it could affect a huge amount of Internet users. The devious program will alter your default homepage and search engine. Even though these changes could seem quite irrelevant, you must know that they will alter the way you experience the web in a negative way, to say the least. This is so because for as long as this hijacker is fully active on your PC you will no longer be capable of using your default search engine for online queries. The same thing will happen in regards to your default homepage as you will be forced to start all of your online session on a questionable third-party website whether you like it or not. To regain the default settings of your web browser you need to completely remove from your PC since the removal of an extension only will not be enough. Do get rid of it in its entirety, make sure to use the instructions that we present below.

In addition to making your online experience a bothersome and annoying one, could also prove to be quite dangerous in some cases. In some situations using the newly appointed search engine could have unwanted outcomes. This could happen as the provider in question might present you with modified results, implemented with redirect links, which could take you to suspicious third-party sites. You could be taken to third-party web pages, which could prove to host malicious software and this is the main reason we highly advise you to avoid this engine at all times. Also, it is important to note that in some instances this browser hijacker could come along with other suspicious programs. This could happen since in quite a few cases this intrusive program is spread via bundled installers. Thus, it is not surprising that we highly advise you to check your personal computer for dubious software if you already have this hijacker fully active on your personal computer. To keep your operating system free of any devious program and to maintain it fully secure at all times, make sure to terminate as soon as possible.

The complete removal of should not be delayed as this hijacker could prove to be a major virtual threat. The instructions that we present below should be executed with care since a single mistake could mean that the removal was incomplete. Sometimes leftovers of this hijacker could be enough for it to continue its functionality; in other situations, it could be used for a silent restoration procedure. To avoid finding yourself in a situation, make sure to perform an in-depth analysis of your personal computer for potential traces of right after you are done with the manual removal.

How to remove from your personal computer

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.
  3. Find and delete a file called prefs.js.
  4. Go to C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  5. Select and remove files that are named Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  6. Click the Windows button.
  7. Type regedit into a search box and then tap the Enter key.
  8. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  9. Right-click a registry value entitled Start Page and select Modify.
  10. Replace the unwanted URL with a new one and then click OK.
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