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

It did not take long for us to realize that belongs to the Elex family because this browser hijacker is identical to,,, and other hijackers from this family. In most cases, these infections redirect to the popular Google search engine, and this is what makes them stronger. Although tools that can redirect to third-party sites without permission are always considered malicious and deserving of elimination, Google Search is a popular search tool, and so many users are likely to trust the hijacker. Unfortunately, that would be a mistake. Our research team has recently conducted an in-depth analysis, and the consensus is that removing is important. If you want to learn more about this, please keep reading.

All Elex family hijackers share the same privacy policy. According to this statement – which, by the way, you can access at – the hijacker can spy on you. It is stated that the purpose of that is to energize “website services, marketing, advertising and sales efforts.” Have you faced more ads than usual after installing this search tool? Most of them are likely to hide in the search results page. Although you are redirected to the Google search engine, the links displayed could include sponsored links. Interacting with them could be dangerous if they were created by malicious parties. Because the parties that works with are not listed, we cannot confirm or deny that they are trustworthy. Of course, you should not dismiss the possibility that they could have malicious intentions.

One more thing that is mentioned via the privacy policy is that can display surveys. You have to be extremely cautious about those. If you reveal information about yourself, there are many ways in which it could be used. In the worst case scenario, personal details could be used to introduce you to personalized scams. For example, you are more likely to trust a spam email if it is addressed to you using your full name. Even if the creator of has no intention of using this information, are you sure that unreliable third parties could not gain access to it? We are not sure about this at all. Are you willing to take the risk for a tool that does not even offer beneficial services? We are sure that you will choose to delete this hijacker instead.

Did you know that can come bundled with malware? An official installer for this search tool does not exist, and you are likely to find it packaged with other programs. The distributors standing behind these bundles might spread malicious infections, and this is why it is always important to be very careful about unfamiliar installers that promote different programs at the same time. All in all, if the hijacker has corrupted your PC, you must inspect it immediately, even if you do not see any other threats. A legitimate malware scanner will help you find out quickly if you need to delete any malicious infections from your computer. If you need to do that, do not postpone the operation.

The removal of the suspicious hijacker is straightforward, and you should have no issues with the guide below. Once you delete from your browsers, you should scan your PC one more time to check if leftovers do not exist. Although no traces of the hijacker should be found, it does not hurt to check. A system scan is also important if you are dealing with the removal of other infections. If you fail to eliminate them yourself, anti-malware software is what you should be looking into. Besides cleaning your operating system, this software can also ensure reliable protection against other infections, which is why we recommend installing it right now. Feel free to ask us any questions in the comments section below. Removal

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and tap keys Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information.
  3. Move to the right and click Refresh Firefox.
  4. To confirm your selection, click Refresh Firefox again.
  5. Restart the browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and tap keys Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and move to the bottom.
  3. Click Show advanced settings and move to the bottom.
  4. Click Reset setting and then click Reset.
  5. Restart the browser.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and tap keys Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet options and then move to Advanced menu.
  3. Click Reset and then choose Delete personal settings.
  4. To confirm your selection, click Reset again.
  5. Restart the browser.
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