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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage is a search engine that might be set as your homepage and New Tab page one day. If this has already happened, we can assure you that a browser hijacker has entered your computer. usually affects Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers only, so it will soon become clear for you that a browser hijacker has found a way to enter the computer if you use any of these browsers. Some users do not even notice that their homepages and New Tab URLs have been altered; however, many people immediately notice that changes have been applied to their browsers without their permission and decide to get rid of To be frank, we are glad that people decide not to use this SafeBrowser product because it cannot be called reliable since it is capable of causing redirections to websites that might be harmful. We cannot say that it will be easy to remove from browsers and thus protect the computer from dangers, but you must eliminate it as soon as possible if you wish your system not to be exposed to danger.

It seems that is mainly targeted at those users who watch television because there is a bar with buttons leading to such popular websites as,,, and at the top of its start page. What else makes it look like a reliable search engine is a search box in the middle of the page. If you enter a search query, you will be immediately provided with search results; however, it does not mean that it is safe to use this search engine. There are two reasons specialists suggest getting rid of First, it has been found that this search tool shows modified search results. In other words, you might find advertisements on the same page as decent search results. These ads might look exactly like those ordinary search results that are trustworthy; however, they differ from those reliable ones greatly in a sense that they might promote untrustworthy web pages and thus redirect users to them in no time.

Something else we can say about is that it can collect information about users. It seeks to find out about their interests, activities, and the overall web-browsing behavior. Therefore, it will record such details as search queries, ads and links clicked, the time of browsing, IP address, browser type, and a bunch of other details. All these details are said to be non-personally identifiable information; however, you will find one sentence in the Privacy Policy document saying that search queries might contain personal data too if you have ever submitted the personal information yourself. In other words, your privacy might be violated if you have entered something personal in the search box of To protect your computer and your privacy from dangers associated with the presence of, you should get rid of this search tool as soon as possible.

It is already known how such questionable search tools as are distributed. Recent research has revealed that such search engines are often set on browsers the second users click on ads promoting them. In most cases, these ads are shown by adware. You might not even know that there is an ad-supported application installed on your computer for a long time; however, if you see irritating advertisements on your screen or on decent websites from time to time, it is very likely that an advertising-supported program is installed on the computer and works in the background. You need to remove it from your PC too if you do not want to see ads anymore. If you do not think that you can detect and delete it by yourself, use an automatic malware remover.

To quickly remove from the browsers it has affected, you should reset browsers to their default settings. You can remove the browser extension and then set another homepage and the New Tab URL yourself too, but it will definitely take more time to do that. If none of these methods seem to be very appealing, you should know that you can get rid of with the help of an automatic malware remover SpyHunter as well. Of course, you will have to install it on your computer first.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T and then click Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Put a tick in the box which you will find next to Delete personal settings.
  6. Click Reset once again.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H to open the Help menu.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. When the pop up window opens for you, click Refresh Firefox again.
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