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

If you ever encounter a program entitled, make sure to avoid it at all times. This is important since malware experts working at our internal labs have classified it as yet another browser hijacker that should be terminated if it is ever found active on your personal computer. Make sure to avoid all statements claiming that this application could be useful if you want to improve your online experience. All such claims are nothing more than a marketing gimmick used by malware developers to lure naive Internet users into downloading and installing their devious program without understating how it works. In reality, this browser hijacker will only make surfing the web a much more annoying and frustrating task than you are used to. If that was not enough, it could also act in quite a dangerous way as well. Make sure to read the rest of our report to find out how functions and how it can be removed.

Right upon intrusion this browser hijacker will trigger alterations within your web browser's default settings. induces these changes by making unauthorized modifications to your web browser's files and registry entries. All of this happens in a quick and completely silent manner. All of this will manifest as a change of your default homepage about which you will not be notified in any kind of way. Even though it might not seem like a lot, you will gradually realize the negative impact of this intrusive alteration. Having this browser hijacker active on your personal computer means that you will be forced to use a questionable third-party website every single time you will surf the web. Even though the search box within the newly appointed homepage might seem quite useful, you should know that the reality is quite different. As it turns out in quite a few cases, it presents unrelated sponsored results instead of actually helpful ones. It goes without saying that this alteration will make surfing the web the way you are used virtually impossible. To restore the default settings of your web browser, you need to execute a thorough removal of as soon as possible. If you fail to do so, the devious change will continue to bother you.

Unfortunately, the invasive functionality of is not the worst thing about it. During further examination of this browser hijacker, researchers at our internal labs have discovered that in some cases this devious program could be the main reason other suspicious applications might be already active on your personal computer. This is possible because the dubious application is usually distributed via bundled installers, which are notorious for being used by malware developers to spread their dubious software. Thus, if you already have this browser hijacker up and running on your personal computer, make sure to check your entire operating system for potentially unwanted programs right away. In other instances, you could expose your personal computer to suspicious online content by using the search box within on the new homepage. That is so because some results provided by it could be embedded with redirect links that might lead you to devious third-party sites. For example, you could end up on a website that runs an arbitrary code execution exploit and just landing on it could be more than enough to get your PC infected with some unknown malware. To avoid such potentially detrimental outcomes and to regain default functionality of your web browser, make sure to conduct a complete removal of right at the same time that it is found up and running on your computer.

The instructions that we present below must be executed with your utmost priority. It is crucial to remove every single bit of otherwise, its devious change might continue to bother you. In other cases, its leftovers could be used for a silent restoration procedure. To avoid finding yourself in such a situation, you need to check your computer for leftover files or registry entries associated with as soon as you are done with the manual removal. If you think that the whole termination procedure is a bit too complicated to execute on your own, make sure to use a professional antimalware tool to delete in an automated manner.

How to remove from your web browser

Google Chrome

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Go to C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Select and remove files entitled Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  4. Right-click your Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.
  3. Locate and then delete a file called prefs.js.
  4. Right-click your Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin.

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the Windows button.
  2. Type regedit into a search box and then select it.
  3. Navigate to to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Right-click a registry value entitled Start Page and select Modify.
  5. Replace the unwanted URL with a new one and then click OK.
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