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

Researchers have discovered a new untrustworthy search tool created by IMALI - N.I. MEDIA LTD. A number of users’ complaints can be found on the web regarding the presence of this dubious search provider. They claim that it has changed their homepages and default search tools on all their browsers without permission. As a consequence, specialists have decided to classify as a browser hijacker. If you have become a victim of this browser hijacker, you should go to remove it as soon as possible to avoid problems related to your security and privacy. If this does not sound convincing, you should read this article from beginning to end. You will find everything that you need to know about this dubious search provider here. Researchers working at are sure that the majority of people who read this report will make a decision to get rid of, so they have prepared the manual removal instructions too. Feel free to use them after reading what they have to say about is called an untrustworthy search tool not without reason. First of all, as you already know, it often appears on browsers without permission. Second, it can provide users with search results that contain a number of advertisements. These advertisements have a form of ordinary search results in most cases, but it should not be very hard to recognize them because they redirect to websites that do not contain any useful information associated with the search query entered. It means that it will take longer for you to find the information you need on the web. On top of that, as researchers have found, the use of might result in the emergence of security-related problems too because you might be taken to an untrustworthy third-party website after clicking on any of these sponsored search results shown by it. A website is called unreliable when it contains untrustworthy software, links opening bad websites, records personal information, or performs other undesirable activities. Reliable search results appear on the search results page of too, but it is still not advisable to keep and use it as a default search tool because you will definitely click one day on any of these promotional links. Nobody knows where you will be taken after doing that.

There is one more reason why specialists definitely do not consider their favorite search tool. It has been revealed that it records personal details about users next to the so-called non-personally identifiable information:

We may collect personal information at various times when you use our website or plugin. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to customize your experience.

Of course, only the provided information will be recorded, but this activity is still quite dangerous because the gathered data might end up in the hands of bad people. As for the non-personally identifiable information, various non-personally identifying details, e.g. IP address and the type of browser will be recorded too, but, since this information does not identify you personally, this activity should not cause trouble. It is impossible to stop activities performs and keep this search engine. The only thing you can do to make sure that your personal information is no longer recorded is to delete it.

Before going to remove from browsers, let’s find out how such untrustworthy search tools are distributed so that it would be easier to protect browsers from unauthorized changes in the future. As research has revealed, such search providers are often spread through bundled malicious installers. In most cases, they travel together with free applications. This explains why so many people do not notice when this computer infection enters their computers. It is, unfortunately, not always easy to prevent undesirable applications from entering computers, so users who connect to the Internet every day should have a security tool installed and enabled on their systems.

It is not worth keeping set on browsers because this search tool can only cause problems to users. Luckily, it is not that hard to get rid of it. Users who wish to delete it manually should go to reset their browsers, or they can simply set a new website as a homepage and default search engine. can be deleted automatically too. Users who are very busy or just do not feel experienced enough to eliminate this browser hijacker without help should let an automatic tool, e.g. SpyHunter do this job for them.


Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and press Alt+F.
  2. Find Settings in the menu and select it.
  3. Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
  4. Click on the Reset settings button.
  5. When a window with the Reset button appears, click on it.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press Alt+H to access the Help menu.
  3. Select Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click on the Refresh Firefox button.
  5. In the pop-up confirmation window you see, click Refresh Firefox again.

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch this browser and open the Tools menu (press Alt and then click the Tools button at the top).
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset and then mark the checkbox that is located next to Delete personal settings.
  5. Click the Reset button.
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