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

If you have noticed a suspicious third-party website instead of your default homepage, it could be an indication that a browser hijacker known as is up and running on your operating system. It goes without saying that such program should not be tolerated as it does not hold valuable features whatsoever. Like any other hijacker, the one in question is fully capable of making your overall online experience a miserable one, to say the least. Unfortunately, that is not the worst thing about this intrusive piece of software. Our research team has discovered that in some instances this hijacker could be directly responsible for subjecting your personal computer to potentially malicious web content, which could consequently lead to a system infection. Find out more about the dubious functionality of this hijacker by reading the rest of our report. In addition to such important infromation, we also provide an easy-to-follow removal guide that you should use to completely delete as soon as it is discovered up and running on your PC.

The overall functionality of is a basic one. Once it enters your operating system, it will immediately modify some files of web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. The affected files of the mentioned browsers are directly related to their default settings. Once these modifications are executed, you will notice a sudden alteration of your default homepage. One of the most annoying things about all of this is the fact that you are not notified about the change in question. Even though this modification might not seem like a lot, you will gradually realize how your overall online experience will become a much more annoying one. Basically, for as long as this devious application is active on your PC you will be forced to start every single online session on a suspicious third-party website whether you like it or not. On top of that, you should know that the quick access links presented within the questionable homepage are not always functional. Additionally, the search field provided within this site is a dubious one as it could provide you with worthless sponsored results. It goes without saying that such overall functionality of is not in the user's interest. To restore the default settings of your web browser, you must use a detailed removal guide to get rid of this hijacker once and for all.

Unfortunately, such invasive functionality of is not the worst thing about it. After a deeper investigation, our malware experts have discovered that in some instances using the suspicious search filed within a newly set homepage could be dangerous as your operating system might be exposed to potentially harmful online content. This could happen since the search engine might provide you with modified search results. This means that a result could be embedded with a redirect link, which might lead you to steps crafted by malware developers. Often web pages designed by cyber crooks are set-up in a way to get your operating system infected just by entering the page. A known practice is using an arbitrary code execution exploit, which allows a code to be remotely executed without a user's consent; thus a silent installation of an unwanted program might take place. It goes without saying that our research team highly advises you to refrain yourself from using this devious search field at all times. The complete removal of is a must as it could prove to be a major virtual threat. If you fail to terminate it, you will leave your PC at constant risk of being infected.

To completely delete from your computer follow the instructions that we provide below carefully since it, a mistake could lead to an incomplete removal. This could mean that traces linked to this intrusive browser hijacker could enough for it to function or worse - to silently restore it. Your best bet to be sure that everything associated with has been removed from your PC is either by performing an in-depth analysis of your operating system for leftovers linked to the dubious program in question or by scanning your PC with a professional malware detection and removal tool as soon as you are done with the manual removal.

How to remove from your PC

  1. Click the Windows button.
  2. Type regedit into a search box and then select it.
  3. Navigate to to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Right-click a registry value entitled Start Page and select Modify.
  5. Replace the unwanted URL with a new one and then click OK.
  6. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}.
  7. Modify the unwanted URL's in the following registry values:
    a) FaviconURL.
    b) FaviconURLFallback.
    c) TopResultURL.
    d) URL.
  8. Open your File Explorer.
  9. Go to C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  10. Delete remove files entitled Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  11. Navigate to C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.
  12. Locate and then delete a file called prefs.js.
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