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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a devious search engine that every Internet user should bypass at all times since it is nothing more than an intrusive search engine designed in a way that will modify your online experience for the worst. The suspicious program in questions achieves this by triggering undesirable changes to your web browser's default setting. Once alterations induced by it are in place, surfing the web the way you are used to will be virtually impossible, but that is not all since due to these changes you might face a risk of exposing your operating system to doubtful web content, which could consequently lead to a system infection. It goes without saying that no user should ever face such a risk. To understand how this invasive application works and how it could turn out to be dangerous, read the rest of our report. In addition to such crucial information, we present an easy to follow removal guide that will allow you to delete without encountering any major problems.

During the investigation of, it has been discovered that it is closely related to other intrusive search engines such as,,, and quite a few others. Therefore, it is quite natural that the unwanted application in question operates in a virtually the same way that its counterparts do. Just as it is fully installed on your personal computer, it tweaks default settings of a browser without a user's consent, which is frustrating, to say the least. These modifications within a browser manifest as a change of your default homepage and search engine. This completely changes the way you surf the web on a daily basis. Firstly, because you have no choice whatsoever but to start each and every of your online sessions on a suspicious third-party website. Secondly, because every online query is conducted via a newly appointed suspicious search engine. The worst thing about the engine itself is that using it could turn out to be the primary reason your PC might be exposed to devious online content. This is so because it might present you with results that are embedded with redirect links. Such results could actually lead you to questionable and even malicious sites; there is a possibility that you could end up on a web page that might be running an arbitrary code execution exploit. Often just entering a site running this exploit is more than enough to get your PC infected with some other suspicious program. It should be obvious that in reality, is not only invasive but also dangerous. Thus, its removal must be executed without any hesitation.

To have an operating system that is safe and secure at all times, you need to take preventative measures to improve your virtual security as much as possible. It is no secret that in most cases applications like are distributed via bundled installers. To avoid them you need to practice safe browsing habits, meaning that you need to bypass all suspicious and unauthorized download websites because they are infamous for being the main source of setup files filled with unwanted software. To lower the risk of acquiring a software bundle, you must to download your programs from official vendor's web pages only as they can be considered trustworthy. Besides that, it is paramount to note that an installation procedure must be executed with your utmost attention since you might be presented with an opportunity to cancel the setup of some other, undesirable program. While taking these precautionary steps will greatly improve your virtual security, we highly advise you to install a reliable antimalware tool if you do not have one already. A tool of this kind is imperative as it does the whole work for you; it can automatically detect any devious content online or on your computer and warn you about it.

Follow the detailed instructions that we present below to terminate in its entirety. It is critical to note that an incomplete removal could be a result of a single mistake made during the procedure. Thus, your full attention is required. To be sure that you have terminated entirely you need to either run a manual analysis of your PC for traces of this search engine or use a professional antimalware tool to scan your personal computer. Using a professional tool is a better choice for non-advanced computer users as this kind of software can automatically detect and delete the devious program in question.

How to remove from your personal computer

Google Chrome

  1. Start your web browser.
  2. Click the Chrome Menu button.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Show advanced settings and select Reset settings.
  5. Click the Reset option.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your web browser.
  2. Select the Menu button and click the question mark icon at the bottom.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information and click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox to confirm your choice.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Click the Menu button.
  3. Select Internet Options and click the Advanced tab.
  4. Select Reset and then mark Delete personal settings.
  5. Click the Reset button and select Close.
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