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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a search engine that will be set as your default homepage when you accidentally install a browser hijacker on your computer. It is probably easy to tell from the name that a browser hijacker is not a good a program. What’s more, there is no way you would install such a thing willingly. Thus, we are sure that you were tricked into letting this annoying application into your computer. On the other hand, it is not difficult to remove, so please check out the manual removal instructions right below this description. Do not tolerate this intruder because it might lead to unwanted consequences.

According to our findings, mostly affects computer users in the United States. That would imply the distribution network for this browser hijacker mainly exists in the American websites. Of course, you could easily enter these sits no matter where you live, as cyber space does not recognize national borders. So if you happen to visit the sites that are part of the hijacker’s distribution network, you might get infected with it, too. For that reason, it is important that you remain vigilant and careful about the pages you frequent.

What should you look out for? Well, browser hijackers, freeware apps, and adware programs are often distribution via third-party file-sharing sites. For instance, if you are looking for some application that might improve your day-to-day computer experience, you might have found this app at some third-party source. Unfortunately, third-party installers that distribute these apps might as well bundle several other programs that could be quite dangerous. Therefore, if you want to avoid and other similar intruders, you should refrain from downloading programs from unfamiliar sources. If you must have a new app, be sure to download it from its original source. And even so, you should still check all the installation steps to avoid unwanted consequences in the future.

Now, you might say that there is nothing wrong with because it looks like a regular search provider. However, if you were to perform a web search through this search engine, you would see that it does not work. It does not even use some other popular search provider like most of the browser hijackers do. This program is absolutely useless, and even worse: it can monitor your online activity. It would not be surprising if this application employed tracking cookies and web beacons to figure out which websites you frequent on a daily basis.

Browser hijackers need that kind of data to generate custom commercial content at you. This is the main reason this program enters your system. It needs to generate money for its creators, and it does that by displays customized commercial content. That content could be dangerous, too. does not check whether the links it displays are reliable or not. After all, browser hijackers are not supposed to be responsible for the third-party content security. That is just not something they do. So if you click a link that leads to a dangerous website, you are entirely on your own.

Of course, the main reason you should remove is that this program entered your computer uninvited. It should be enough to convince you that this search engine has to go. What’s more, if we take a look at the other side of the spectrum, we would see that there is also a chance of malware infection out here. In other words, the search engine could be easily exploited by cyber criminals to promote their content. So you could accidentally land on some webpage that distributes malware and then you would be in a real danger.

So how do you delete The application cannot be uninstalled through Control Panel, but you can simply restore your browser settings to default, and the search engine should disappear for good. If you are not sure whether your computer is safe or not, you can also run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. It is always a good idea to scan your PC from time to time because such search engines always come with additional programs that might cause various security-related issues, too. So you need to do everything you can to avoid them.

How to Remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.


  1. Press Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting information.
  2. On the new tab, click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Press Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.


  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Settings.
  3. Scroll down again and press Reset Settings.
  4. Click Reset.
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