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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine does not look like a regular search provider. It looks more like an interactive page that provides users with a ton of easy-access links, as well as a search dialog box. At this moment, the search tool does not work, and no results are produced. Even if search results were provided to you, you would have to be exceptionally cautious because this search tool is truly unpredictable. Overall, the greatest reason to remove from the browsers is that it is capable of hijacking the homepages and default search providers on such popular web browsers as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox. Even if you agreed to modify the homepage yourself, we still classify this suspicious tool as a browser hijacker. Learn how to delete it and why that is important by reading this report.

As you probably know already, is targeted at those who speak Turkish. The language used on the interface is Turkish, and all legal information is represented in this language as well. Speaking of the interface, it displays many quick-access links, including popular and less known sites. You can find links routing to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Hotmail, Gmail, and other sites. At the same time, you find links to gaming sites, such as, TV sites, such as, and other websites that are relevant only for the users living in Turkey. Are all links reliable? Unfortunately, it is possible that some of the links will expose you to suspicious, potentially unreliable content, and that is why you have to be very cautious about the links you interact with.

At the bottom of the page, you can see a bunch of links to pages that were set up to represent the search tool, as well as its creators. For example, the “İletişim” link represents, a contact email that should help you communicate with the creator of the hijacker. Unfortunately, the “Şartlar ve Koşullar” link opens an empty page, which means that you cannot learn everything about this hijacker. Fortunately, we have access to the license agreement, as well as the privacy policy. According to these statements, uses tracking cookies, but it does not use them to record personally identifiable information without your notice, which, of course, is a huge relief. Of course, if you choose to reveal this information yourself, it is likely to be recorded, so be careful about what kind of information you share.

Are other infections active on your PC along with It is very possible that they are in case this hijacker was introduced to you via a malicious software installer. Such installers are usually set up by devious software distributors who earn money for every install, which is exactly why they bundled multiple programs together. Of course, the chances of other malicious threats being packaged along with the hijacker are high. If you are unable to identify threats yourself – and that might be difficult, considering that malware is usually concealed – you should download a tool that will do that for you; i.e., a malware scanner. Once you know which threats are active on your operating system, you will be able to take appropriate action. For example, if you discover dangerous threats, it is unlikely that you will choose to proceed with manual removal.

The instructions below reveal how to change homepage and default search provider settings. According to our research, this should be enough to delete from your browsers successfully. Of course, it would be wise to scan your PC afterward just to check that it is clean. Obviously, you also have to think about third-party malware that might exist on your operating system. If it does, you should think if manual removal is the right option for you. Maybe it is best to install automated malware detection and removal software that will automatically find and erase all threats, including the hijacker? If that is the option you choose, make sure you employ a trusted and up-to-date anti-malware tool, not some bogus tool that might have been created by cyber criminals to scam you. Removal

Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and then move to the Search Providers menu.
  3. Remove the unwanted provider, set the desired provider, and click Close.
  4. Tap Alt+T again and select Internet options.
  5. Click the General tab and overwrite the Home Page URL. Click OK.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and, first, move to the On Startup menu.
  3. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and then click Set pages.
  4. Overwrite the undesirable URL and click OK.
  5. Next, move to the Search menu and click Manage search engines…
  6. Remove the unwanted provider, set the desired provider, and click Done.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Options and, first, move to the General menu.
  3. Overwrite the unwanted URL in the Home Page menu.
  4. Next, move to the Search menu.
  5. Set the desired search provider and then Remove the unwanted one.
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