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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Installs itself without permissions

Not all the websites that have an appearance of a search engine can be called trustworthy search tools. is one of these search tools having a deceitful interface. Even though it tries to convince users that it is a good search engine that should be kept set on browsers, specialists working at have a completely different opinion about it. According to researchers at, is a browser hijacker created to promote third-party websites by showing sponsored search results to users. In other words, this search tool has not been created to help users find information on the web quicker and easier. Also, a trustworthy search tool would never set itself on users’ browsers without permission like does, specialists say. Keeping an unreliable search engine might be quite dangerous. On top of that, you will not be allowed to set a website you like unless you delete this search tool from the system. You will find explained why users should delete this dubious search tool from their browsers in the following paragraphs of this article.

Have you found set on your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers? If the answer is yes, it means that you need to go to remove this search tool as soon as possible. Specialists agree that it does not look harmful at first sight, but they are also 100% sure that this search tool is far from reliable search providers (e.g. Google). It is because a huge part of the search results it shows are pure advertisements that have taken a form of decent search results. These search results will not download malware on your PC themselves, but if you keep clicking on them, you might one day end up on a bad website and infect your system with malware by actively surfing such a website yourself. At the time of writing, does not work at all, i.e. it does not return search results, so if you have encountered a non-working version of as well, you definitely have no reasons to keep it. Instead, go to get rid of it and then set a reputable working search provider as your homepage, search engine, and the New Tab page.

Even though does not have the Privacy Policy document that users could read and find out more about (it is a serious drawback), there is basically no doubt that this search tool also records information about users just like other untrustworthy search tools do. In most cases, they are interested in what users do on the web, what websites they visit, links and ads they click on, and other information associated with the activities performed online. Unfortunately, some of these search engines might also gather information that can personally identify users. It is unclear whether or not does that too, but you should still go to get rid of it because search tools that are set on browsers without a user’s consent and do not have such important documents as the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy are usually bad news.

There are a number of search tools out there created on the same template as, meaning that it is definitely not the only dubious search tool capable of causing trouble. According to researchers, such unreliable search providers usually appear on browsers after users install software bundles on their PCs. They, of course, do not know that certain software they download from the web (usually P2P websites) and install willingly on their PCs will not be the only program they get. Actually, in some cases, it might be extremely hard to prevent undesirable software from entering the system. Therefore, security specialists suggest installing a security application on the system as well. This tool has to be kept enabled 24/7.

Since does not make any important modifications on the infected computer, it will no longer be visible if you go to set a new website in its place. A quicker way to remove it would be resetting browsers to their default settings. An automatic tool, e.g. SpyHunter would delete this search tool for you quickly as well. The best thing about automated tools is that they do not leave other untrustworthy applications they detect while performing the scan on the computer.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options in the Tools menu.
  4. Click on the Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Mark the Delete personal settings box.
  7. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Open the Help menu by pressing Alt+H simultaneously.
  3. Select Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. Click the Refresh Firefox button in the pop-up window one more time.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Click Settings and then scroll down.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Locate the Reset settings button and click it.
  6. In the pop-up window, click Reset.
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