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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a search engine that only pretends to be an ordinary search provider. It has a search box on its main page, it enables users to search for the information in different categories (videos, news, images, etc.), and it seems to be working quite well; however, it still cannot be called a decent search tool that is safe to use. First of all, according to specialists, it belongs to the same family as the infamous search tool. Secondly, it works like a browser hijacker, i.e. it changes the settings of browsers it finds installed on the computer. To be more specific, it replaces users’ homepages and default search engines in most cases. It is risky to use as a default search provider because it has several serious drawbacks. Continue reading to find out more about it. If it happens that you no longer want to keep and use such an untrustworthy search tool after reading this article, feel free to follow our manual removal guide located below the article to eliminate this dubious search tool fully from all the browsers.

Researchers at want to warn users that is not a trustworthy search tool even though, on the basis of the interface it has, it does not look harmful at all. The main drawback of this search provider is associated with the search results it shows to users. Even though users see the Bing, which is not a bad search engine, search results page, it is very likely that cyber criminals have made in a way that promotional links and sponsored search results could still be easily placed on the search results page and thus shown for users. They appear there just to promote third-party websites and drive the traffic to them. Of course, this search engine does not promote third-party websites for free. It is very likely that the developer of this search tool gets money for advertising third-party websites. In other words, has been developed for monetization purposes. Even though visiting third-party websites does not seem to be a dangerous activity, our specialists are sure that users can cause harm to their computers by doing that because they might end up on a website promoting malicious software without even realizing that. Unfortunately, it might be impossible to recognize search results shown to promote some kind of third-party website only. Consequently, you will be sure that it is impossible to click on them ever again only if you fully remove from browsers.

The deletion of a questionable search tool is also a must if you wish to put an end to another activity it performs, i.e. the collection of the information about users. Specialists at have carefully checked the Privacy Policy document of this tool and found that it records the following types of information: a) technical information, b) usage information, c) information related to social networks, and d) support-related information. As for the personally-identifiable information, it is said that this search tool is not going to record the personal data intentionally; however, the non-personally identifiable information collected might contain these personal details, according to the information provided in the Privacy Policy. Your privacy will be safe only if you delete the search tool from browsers. To be frank, it is the only way to make sure that it does not perform any activities.

Browser hijackers do not differ much from other malicious applications the way they are distributed. It has been found that these infections often come bundled in malicious software installers. Of course, a browser hijacker is not the only item in such a software bundle. As the experience of specialists working at has shown, users usually allow browser hijackers to enter their systems by installing some kind of free application. In most cases, the installation of undesirable software can be prevented by unchecking the checkbox available on the installation window, but, of course, only a small number of users can do that because people rarely read the information provided for them. If you are one of those people too, you should go to install security software after you eliminate and set a trustworthy search engine.

Specialists say that the browser hijacker promoting could have added a new browser extension Searches Pro to the list of add-ons in order to change the settings of browsers. Remove it if you can find it in the Add-ons Manager; however, if it is not there or deleting it does not eliminate from browsers, you should reset your browsers to their default settings. Instructions placed below will only help you to remove this questionable search tool, so other infections that might be performing activities in the background without your knowledge should be erased with the help of an automatic malware remover.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press Alt+T and open Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Enable Delete personal settings by putting a tick in the box next to it.
  6. Click Reset in the confirmation window.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Firefox.
  2. Access the Help menu.
  3. Open Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Locate Refresh Firefox under Give Firefox a tune up.
  5. Click on the same button in the pop-up window.

Google Chrome

  1. Double-click on the shortcut of Google Chrome.
  2. Tap Alt+F.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down.
  5. Click Show advanced settings.
  6. Click Reset settings.
  7. Click the Reset button.
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