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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is not a search tool that you should trust to browse the web. Though it looks harmless, you must remember that looks can be deceiving. You might already know that there are plenty of malicious infections that can use disguises to trick users into letting them in. Although this search tool is not a critically dangerous threat, we recognize it as a browser hijacker, and it is our recommendation that you delete it as soon as possible. In fact, you might have to eliminate other infections first. It is most likely that you will find an extension directly linked to this hijacker, but other kinds of malware could be found as well. Therefore, after you remove, do not forget to inspect your operating system to see if other infections are present. If they are, find appropriate guides on this website.

Polarity Technologies Ltd is the company that stands behind, and we are already familiar with it because it is linked to,, and other well-known hijackers. These infections are usually associated with specific extensions that are promoted to potential users via official sites or third-party installers. Our analysis was not conclusive (it appears that the Chrome extension was already disabled), but we know that the Mozilla Firefox extension linked to the hijacker is known by the name “Games.” Google Chrome and Internet Explorer users might recognize it by different names. Regardless of how you were introduced to the extension or which name it uses, it is most important that it can modify homepage, new tab, and, possibly, search provider settings as well. Were you informed about that before completing the installation?

According to our research, should hijack the homepage on all targeted browsers – Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer – but it should only modify the New Tab on Chrome. It also appears that this hijacker has the potential to adjust the search provider. If that is done without your notice and permission, you should have figured out by now that the extension/hijacker is not very trustworthy. Despite that, some users might assume that the hijacker is harmless because it provides them with access to various sites representing online games, including,, or Are these sites trustworthy? We recommend analyzing the privacy policies supporting them to figure that out. In general, we do not recommend removing because of the links it promotes.

We advise getting rid of because it can redirect you to a third-party search engine without your permission, showcase unreliable links, and collect personal data in the meantime. You might not realize that the hijacker is a threat that might expose you to potentially unreliable links because it redirects all search queries to Yahoo Search. If you are familiar with this search tool – and many users should be – you might think that the hijacker is harmless. Unfortunately, sponsored links could be added along with normal search results, and you might click on them without even realizing the risk. What is the risk? Well, you could be redirected to unreliable sites promoting unreliable services and products. In the worst case scenario, you could be tricked into installing malware. If that was not enough, personally identifiable information could be recorded and leaked to third parties, and we are sure that you want to avoid that.

Install an anti-malware tool if your operating system is infected with malicious infections that require immediate removal. This tool will effectively delete and ensure further protection as well. If you want to use the manual removal guide below, make sure you find a reliable anti-malware tool (you can acquire a reliable and free malware scanner by clicking the link below) to stay in control. Scan your PC before you follow the guide and scan it again afterward to check for leftovers. Of course, if this is your preferred method, you might need to refer to other reports that show how to delete other infections active on your PC. Removal

Windows 10/Windows 8:

  1. Launch RUN (tap Win+R keys) and enter Control Panel.
  2. Move to the Programs menu and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the undesirable app and choose Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click the Windows/Start button on the Taskbar.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and move to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the undesirable app and choose Uninstall.

Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu on the Taskbar and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted program and click the Remove button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome and tap keys Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools and click Extensions.
  3. Click the recycle bin button and select Remove.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Firefox and tap Alt+T keys.
  2. Select Add-ons and navigate to the Extensions menu.
  3. Remove the unwanted add-on.
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