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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a devious piece of software that should never be fully active on your personal computer. As it turns out, the questionable program has been classified as yet another browser hijacker, which is capable of affecting your overall online experience in a negative way, to say the least. If you ever happen to find this piece of suspicious software up and running on your computer, make sure to remove it immediately. We advise you to do so not only because this browser hijacker is known to cause annoyance, but because it could also expose your personal computer to suspicious and in some instances even potentially malicious web content. This means that because of this questionable program your operating system could be easily infected with other potentially harmful applications. Make sure to follow the instructions that we present below to delete as soon as it is found fully running on your personal computer. works in a rather basic manner. While conducting a detailed analysis of this browser hijacker, our researchers have found out that it imposes changes to your web browser's default settings by modifying certain files and registry entries of that browser. It is important to note that this devious program is capable of affecting popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. Such broad compatibility signifies the fact that nearly every Internet user could get their operating system infected with this intrusive application; thus being aware of it is critical. Once the hijacker modifies files of the aforementioned web browsers, you will notice a change within the browser itself. The main alteration induced by it is of your default homepage. This means that you will no longer be able to start your online sessions on a website of your preference since you will be forced to use a questionable third-party site as your new homepage. It goes without saying that this change will alter the way you experience the web in a negative way. It is also important to note that the quick access links presented within the newly appointed homepage are rather useless as they usually take you to unreliable third-party sponsored websites. To surf the web the way you are used to, you must take immediate measure to remove from your PC in its entirety; if you fail to do so, the changes imposed by this hijacker will continue to bother you.

What is even worse about is the fact that in some cases it could prove to be the main reason your computer might get exposed to suspicious and even potentially harmful web content. This might happen if you choose to use a search field on your new homepage for your online quires. While most of the results presented to you are just worthless as they happen to be sponsored ones, you must know that in some instances you could come across a result that might be hosting a redirect link within it. This means that by clicking on a seemingly harmless search result, you could be taken to questionable websites. This is a dangerous instance, to put it mildly since there is a possibility that you could end up on sites crafted by cyber crooks. For example, you could land on a website that could be running an arbitrary code execution exploit. It is paramount to note that just entering a web page that has the mentioned exploit active on it could prove to be more than enough to get your computer infected with some unknown malware. It should be more than obvious that could prove to be a major virtual threat, which should not be ignored. Make sure to terminate this browser hijacker in order keep your computer safe and secure at all times.

The removal of must be executed without any hesitation as it is a dangerous program to have on your PC, to say the least. Follow the instructions that we present with care as a single missed step could mean that the infection was not removed in its entirety. You can avoid finding yourself in such a situation by simply executing a detailed analysis of your PC for potential leftovers linked to it. Such analysis of your personal computer should be performed right after you are done with the manual removal. Otherwise, we recommend running a full system scan with a reliable antimalware tool as it can detect and delete anything linked to in an automatic manner.

How to remove from your operating system

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Go to C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Select and remove the following files: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  4. Navigate to C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\(unique Mozilla profile ID).
  5. Find and delete a file called prefs.js.
  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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