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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

Do not take any chances with a program entitled if you ever happen to come across it. Malware researchers working at our internal labs have discovered that it is nothing more than yet another browser hijacker that will only cause major frustration every single you decide to surf the web. This effect is a direct result of this intrusive application's ability to make unwanted and unauthorized changes to your web browser's default settings. It is worth noting that the browser hijacker in question is fully compatible with popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, meaning that nearly every internet user could be affected by it. On top of causing annoyance and frustration the devious program in question could also prove to be a virtual threat that could cause system exposure to suspicious online content. Such functionality of might consequently cause a system infection. If you already have this browser hijacker active on your computer do not waste your time and use the instructions that we provide below to remove it once and for all.

During the analysis, it has been discovered that is closely related to other hijackers such as,, and Therefore, it is quite natural that all of them functional alike. Upon intrusion, this browser hijacker, like its counterparts, is known to alter the default settings of your web browser without any notification. This happens because the hijacker in question is fully capable of modifying your web browser's files and registry entries directly linked to the homepage settings. After it is done doing its dirty work, you will be presented with a suspicious third-party website as your new homepage, whether you like it or not. This web page will be forced upon you for as long as this devious program is fully active on your personal computer. While in some cases features presented within the site might seem quite handy, you should be informed that in reality, they will only cause annoyance. For instance, using the questionable search field for online queries will result in a huge number of sponsored third-party results, which will be of no use to you. Quick access links do not lead to any popular websites. All in all having active on your personal computer will ruin your overall online experience on a daily basis. You can fully restore your web browser's default settings by simply executing this hijacker's complete removal.

Unfortunately, the invasive changes are much more alarming than you might first think. Upon closer investigation, it has been discovered that in some instances the search field presented to you could provide potentially harmful results as they might be embedded with redirect links leading to websites created by malware developers. There is a possibility that you could end up on sites that might be running something called an arbitrary code execution exploit. This particular exploit is favored by cyber crooks as it can run a code remotely without requiring any authorization from a user. Thus, ending up on such a web page could result in a system infection. In other instances, you might be redirected to fake online shops. It goes without saying that encountering such a site could have devastating outcomes. If you ever encounter a suspicious third-party online store, make sure to learn about it as much as possible before making any purchase just so you would not have to risk losing your money. It should be more than obvious that a complete removal of is crucial and should not be delayed under any circumstances. Leaving this hijacker fully active on your personal computer means leaving it in constant danger.

Make use of the removal instructions that we present below to fully remove from your computer once and for all. Be sure to follow them with care as a single missed step or a mistake could result in an incomplete removal. This is a situation that you must avoid since leftovers linked to it could be used in a devious manner. For instance, traces of the hijacker might trigger its silent restoration procedure. In other cases, just a few leftovers could prove to be more than enough for unwanted changes to remain intact. You can prevent this by simply checking your PC for traces linked to once you are done with the manual removal.

How to remove from your personal computer

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Go to C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Select and remove files that are named Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  4. Go 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 field and then tap the Enter key.
  8. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  9. Right-click a registry value called Start Page and select Modify.
  10. Replace the unwanted URL with a one of your choice and click OK.
  11. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes.
  12. Replace unwanted URL with the one of your choice within the following registry values:
    a) FaviconURL.
    b) FaviconURLFallback.
    c) TopResultURL.
    d) URL
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