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

If you have noticed that your web brewer's default homepage has been changed and you were not notified about any of that, it is likely that a browser hijacker could be fully active on your operating system. One such application goes by the name of If you ever happen to find it active on your personal computer, make sure to execute its complete removal as soon as possible. This is important since the browser hijacker in question exhibits no beneficial features whatsoever. In most cases, modifications triggered by this devious application will ruin your online experience. If that was not enough, you should also know that your operating system might be subjected to suspicious third-party web content mostly due to alterations induced by the hijacker in question as well. To find out more and to understand why a complete removal of is crucial, make sure read the rest of our report. Also, we provide a detailed manual removal guide that will allow you to delete this hijacker in its entirety.

The overall functionality of is a rather simple one. Upon close investigation, our research team has actually discovered that this browser hijacker is extremely similar to other programs of this category such as,,, and quite a few others. Just like any of its counterparts, the hijacker in question alters the default homepage of popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Even though the change itself does not seem like much, the effect that it has on your overall online experience is a profoundly negative one. It is important to note that one of the worst things about all such functionality is the fact that you will be forced to use a suspicious third-party website as your default home page for as long as this devious program is fully active on your PC. It is also critical to note that the only seemingly functioning feature presented within site set as your new homepage, in reality, is worthless because it is known to present numerous third-party sponsored results; this means that some of the results might not even be related to your original query. It goes without saying that there are no good reasons to keep active on your personal computer as it will mostly cause frustration and annoyance. To revert unwanted changes make sure to execute a thorough removal of this browser hijacker as soon as it is found up and running on your personal computer.

It is important to note that there is something much more alarming about Firstly, you should check your computer for other suspicious and unwanted applications, as this hijacker is often spread via bundled installers; therefore, it is quite likely that it could have come along with other intrusive and even potentially malicious applications. Another devious thing about this program is the fact that using the suspicious search box within the newly appointed homepage, could prove to have detrimental outcomes, to put it mildly. As it turns out in some cases, you might come across search results embedded with redirect links, meaning that you might be taken to questionable third-party websites just by clicking on a seemingly harmless result. In some instances, you could end up on sites that might be running an arbitrary code execution exploit, which is often used by malware developers as it allows a code to be remotely executed without requiring any authorization from a user. Thus, just entering such a site could result in a system infection. Do not take any chances with this devious browser hijacker if you consider yourself a security-conscious user. Make sure to execute a complete removal of as soon as possible.

As you can see, the termination of is critical since it could prove to be a major virtual threat. Waste no time and use the instructions that we present below to get rid of this browser hijacker in its entirety. Keep in mind that a single mistake or a missed step could result in an incomplete removal. To be sure that every single bit of has been terminated from your personal computer successfully, you need to perform an extensive analysis of your operating system for potential leftovers liked to Such analysis should be carried out as soon as you are done with the manual removal instructions.

How to remove from your PC

  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:
    a) Preferences.
    b) Secure Preferences.
    c) 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 then 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.
  11. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}.
  12. Modify the unwanted URL's within the following registry values:
    a) FaviconURL.
    b) FaviconURLFallback.
    c) TopResultURL.
    d) URL.
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