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

When you look at for the first time, it seems like a normal, innocent search engine page; however, our tests prove otherwise. This malware infection is indeed a browser hijacker that can alter the home page setting of your most popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. There are two main factors that make this hijacker potentially harmful. One, it may present to you modified search results containing corrupt third-party ads and sponsored links that could lead to malicious websites. Two, it may infiltrate your system along with other malware infections and thus cause multiple threats regarding your system security. If you would like to avoid being scammed by crooks and lose money, or simply infect your machine with more malware threats, we recommend that you remove as soon as you reach the end of our article. But before we reveal how your can delete this browser hijacker from your browsers, let us tell you more about it so that you can be more well-prepared next time and protect your PC from similar attacks.

The truth is that there may not be a single PC in the world that has never been infected with at least one browser hijacker. This is probably one of the most common infections apart from adware programs. Basically, most of the hijackers use the same questionable distribution method: freeware bundling. Although, there are a few types that are actually promoted as a legitimate browser extension or as an additional feature to a free program, these infections usually have their own hidden agenda to generate income through third-party advertising and that is always enough ground for potential risks. This malware infection does not seem to have its own website where it is promoted and available for download. Therefore, it is most likely that you have installed it via a freeware bundle.

This is bad news clearly since it would mean that there could be other malware infections on board, including ad-supported programs, Trojans, fake alerts, backdoors, and potentially unwanted programs. While installing such a package can have quite unfortunate consequences, it can also be avoided. Most users download malicious bundles mainly by clicking on unsafe third-party content or by downloading free files through shady sources, such as torrent and freeware pages. This means that if you stay away from clicking on third-party ads and avoid suspicious websites, there is a good chance that you could prevent most malware infections from sneaking onto your computer. We also need to mention that whenever you are installing a bundle, you should make sure that you are aware of the actual content. Since such a package can hold several programs, you need to read the license agreement, choose the custom installation option when offered, and be cautious throughout the process because you could be given the option to deselect the changes and tools you do not want to end up on your computer. In any case, if you find this browser hijacker in your browsers, you should find a reliable malware scanner and scan your system thoroughly to identify all possible threats right after you delete

A lot of hijackers may even remain unnoticed for a while because they can resemble major search engines, such as Google, or they just simply look totally innocent and authentic. Of course, there are also types that come off as potentially risky right at first sight because of the third-party ads they display and other shady features. This browser hijacker is very simplistic. Apart from the main search field, the big G-search logo above it, and the Search button below it there is nothing on this page; well, a few links at the bottom leading to legal document pages and the uninstallation instructions. It is possible that this browser hijacker is capable of displaying third-party ads on its main page as its peers sometimes do, but our samples did not do so; therefore, we cannot confirm this.

This malware infection may also gather information about you and your browsing habits in order to be able to present you with customized content. This would not be a "biggie" but this feature can be exploited by crooks to fool you and lead you to their malicious fake websites. Since this hijacker may manipulate the search results to insert third-party advertisements and sponsored links, it is quite possible to encounter unreliable ones as well. This search engine actually redirects all your queries to a questionable Russian search engine's results page called We do not advise you to engage with any content on this page because you could infect your computer with further threats or end up on websites operated by cyber criminals and that could end badly for you. In order to avoid further system security issues and losing money from your bank accounts, we advise you to remove right now.

The most likely way for this browser hijacker to show up in your browsers is by changing your home page settings. Therefore, we suggest that you undo these changes to eliminate this threat. If you need assistance with these steps, please follow our instructions below this article. If this does not turn out to be sufficient for some reason, you should try to reset your browsers, which would also help with any other potential browser-related threats. Since your system could be still swarming with malware infections, we recommend that you do not stop until it is all clean and secure. Therefore, we suggest that you employ a reliable malware removal tool, such as SpyHunter to take the burden off your shoulders and take care of all your security issues automatically.

How to remove from browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Win+E to open File Explorer.
  2. Locate the “%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}” folder.
  3. Open the prefs.js file in Notepad.
  4. Locate the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "") string and change the URL with a home page URL, such as “”

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Win+E to launch File Explorer.
  2. Locate the “%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default” folder.
  3. Delete the following files: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin.

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Win+R and type regedit. Press OK.
  2. Overwrite the value data of “” in the following registry keys:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (64-bit)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
  3. Close the registry editor.
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