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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine cannot be called a serious malicious application. Of course, it might become a major problem once it settles on the computer. It is because it is capable of carrying out some important modifications. Users who encounter usually find it set on their browsers as a homepage and default search engine. It does not look bad at first glance, and it is even enhanced by Google or Yahoo! (reputable search engines), so it is not at all surprising that people usually not pay much attention to its presence and decide not to do anything about that. The majority of users decide to remove it only to see the website they prefer again, and they do not know that might even expose them to potential threats and cause privacy and security-related problems. It will not download malicious software on your computer or perform other activities malicious programs do, but it is clear that it might present you with commercial advertisements promoting untrustworthy third-party websites. Reputable search engines do not display ads to users and are never set on browsers without the user’s confirmation, so specialists working at definitely cannot call a trustworthy tool for searching the web.

Of course, we would not write about if we were not sure that this search tool has serious drawbacks. Research recently conducted by our specialists has revealed that its biggest problem is the presence of irritating commercial advertisements which are shown when users use the search tool to find the information on the web. Even though users mainly see Google or Yahoo! search results when they enter a search query in the search box of, it does not mean that all the search results provided are equally trustworthy. As has been found, some of them are commercial ads driving traffic to third-party websites by taking users who click on them there. It is very likely that has been created to distribute these links because the developer gets the pay-per-click revenue. Do not expect to get money for visiting these websites too, and better go to get rid of this untrustworthy search tool because problems associated with the safety of the system might arise one day – you might end up on a corrupted website promoting malware by simply trying to find the information you need on the web.

We are sure you will not like another feature of too. It has been found after checking the Privacy Policy document containing information about how this search tool treats the privacy of users. It is clearly stated there that “might collect your personal information when you voluntarily select our services or provide such information.” On top of that, it seems that it is going to share the recorded information with third parties too: “We need to provide the companies providing products or service on our behalf with your personal data.” Nobody knows whether these third parties are reputable or they are cyber criminals willing to use the information they get for fraudulent purposes, so it would be best to stop this activity by getting rid of Once this suspicious search tool is no longer visible on browsers, install a security application to protect your PC from other malicious applications. On top of that, you should stay away from file-sharing and torrent websites because users often notice the unwanted changes applied to their browsers after getting free software from such pages. does not need to apply a number of changes to the system in order to set itself on browsers, so it should not be that hard to delete it. What you need to do in order to no longer see it set on browsers is to go to reset browsers to their default settings one by one. If it is still there after performing the reset of browsers, an automatic malware remover should be used to delete it fully. Not all the tools can help to remove this suspicious search tool, so do not waste your time trying to erase it with software promoted on a P2P website because, most probably, it will not do anything about the presence of, and it might even install malware alongside. You will definitely not make a mistake if you choose SpyHunter as your malware remover.

The manual removal instructions

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch IE.
  2. Click Tools at the top (press Alt if you do not see it).
  3. Click Internet Options.
  4. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  5. Check the Delete personal settings box.
  6. Click Reset.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings from the menu.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see Show advanced settings. Click on it.
  4. Click Reset settings.
  5. In the pop-up window, click the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Double-click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press Alt+H immediately when it is opened.
  3. Select Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click on the Refresh Firefox button located at the top.
  5. In the confirmation window, click again on the Refresh Firefox button to reset your browser.
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