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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a dubious search tool many users find irritating despite the fact that it enables them to access such popular websites as,,,, and other web pages with the click of a button. First of all, it cannot be called a trustworthy search provider because it changes the browsers’ settings without permission. Users usually find it in the place of their homepages and search tools, but it is known that it might set itself as the New Tab page without permission as well. Due to all these changes applied, is usually classified as a browser hijacker by specialists. Go to remove this questionable search engine until it is not too late. The removal of untrustworthy search providers is quite difficult because they make many changes and apply them to all the browsers. It should be, of course, easier to get rid of this search engine after carefully reading this article.

Users need to know why it is better to delete from browsers. In fact, there are two main reasons why specialists at do not trust this search provider. First of all, research carried out by specialists has shown that users who decide to keep will see every day commercials on their screens. They will not have a form of pop-ups, banners or in-text ads. Instead, they will have a form of links. These promotional links will be shown together with Yahoo! search results. Unfortunately, they are usually made to look like reputable search results so that users could not recognize and ignore them. Clicking on these links might be dangerous. It has been found that they might redirect to third-party websites that are untrustworthy, e.g. contain untrustworthy software. Therefore, you should stay away from them all. Since detecting them might be a problem, you will be sure that untrustworthy search results are no longer shown to you only if you delete from browsers. To be frank, specialists suggest getting rid of this search tool as soon as possible because it is evident that keeping and using it as a default search provider might result in the entrance of malicious software. This is, unfortunately, not the only drawback of this search engine. should not be used as a default search tool because it records every detail entered in a search box. If users enter something personal in the box, e.g. name, surname, or address, this information will be recorded too and then later shared with third parties. There is no information about these third parties, so, theoretically, they might be cyber criminals too. Therefore, there is a huge possibility of getting the privacy violated. There is only one thing you can do to protect your computer and your privacy – you need to get rid of this dubious search tool. If you ever find or, which are websites sharing many similarities with, do not keep them on your browsers too because they act as browser hijackers and might cause harm.

All users should know how untrustworthy applications and search tools are distributed so that they could prevent them from entering their computers easier. In the case of, it does not differ from a bunch of other existing browser hijackers regarding the distribution method used to spread it. It is clear, according to our researchers, that it comes bundled with freeware inside software bundles the most frequently. People usually encounter these bundles if they download free programs from untrustworthy web pages. Actually, browser hijackers are not the only ones distributed in software bundles. It has been found that adware, potentially unwanted applications, and similar untrustworthy programs might come bundled too and thus appear on the computer without direct permission. To protect the computer from harm, users should stop downloading programs from untrustworthy sources. On top of that, it is highly recommended to have a security application enabled on the computer.

As you already know, changes a homepage, search engine, and, most probably, New Tab settings. You can go to set a new search tool you prefer in the place of, but it should be quicker to get rid of it by resetting browsers to their default settings. Our manual removal instructions are ready to help you do that, so do not hesitate to use them.

Delete manually

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press Alt+T and then click Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset button.
  5. Check the box next to Delete personal settings.
  6. Click Reset one more time.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press Alt+H simultaneously.
  3. Click Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Locate the Refresh Firefox button.
  5. Click it.
  6. Click Refresh Firefox again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. At the bottom, you will find Show advanced settings. Click it.
  4. Click the Reset settings button.
  5. In the confirmation window displayed to you, click Reset.
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