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

A first major indication that a browser hijacker is up and fully running on your personal computer is a sudden change of your web browser's default settings. One application capable of such functionality goes by the name of If you ever happen to come across it, make sure to stay away from it at all times. This is important since devious alterations induced by this browser hijacker will make surfing the web a bothersome task, to say the least. Additionally, this hijacker could turn out to be quite dangerous and even potentially malicious as it might be the primary reason your PC could be exposed to devious web content and so invasive programs could enter your operating system without a lot of trouble. To understand how you can avoid that and how you can delete once and for all, be sure to read the rest of this article. starts doing its dirty work as soon as it successfully enters your operating system. The main change made by this hijacker is of your default homepage. The devious program makes this particular alteration by editing files and registry entries associated with default settings of your web browser. It is important to note that nearly every user could be affected by this intrusive program since it is fully compatible with popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. Even though the change of your default home page might not seem like a big deal, you will gradually realize its negative effects on your overall online experience. That is so because for as long as this dubious program is fully active on your PC, you will not have a choice but to use a suspicious third-party website as your default homepage even if you do not like that. Additionally, you should know that the search box on a suspicious homepage is quite worthless as it is known to present sponsored third-party results. Virtually the same thing can be said about the quick access links, that this hijacker provides, because at times they do not even work. It goes without saying that there are no good reasons to keep this devious program active on your PC. Only by executing a complete removal of will you regain your browser's default settings once and for all. We advise you to use our detailed instructions as they will help you terminate this hijacker in its entirety.

As mentioned earlier, our research team has discovered that there is more to than just frustration that its undesirable changes cause. One thing that should be known by all users is the fact that this dubious program is often distributed via software bundles, which are known to be the primary source of devious programs. Therefore, if you already have this hijacker active on your personal computer, make sure not to waste any time and inspect your PC for other suspicious software. It is also critical to highlight the fact that using the questionable search field on a newly appointed homepage could lead you to devious third-party websites, which might even prove to be harmful. In some instances, just entering a web page designed by malware developers could be more than enough to get your PC infected with some unknown malware. This could happen since malware developers are known to implement their sites with an arbitrary code execution exploit, which can trigger a remote installation procedure if a web page running this exploit is entered. It goes without saying that is a virtual threat, which must not be tolerated under any circumstances. To maintain a secure operating system at all times, make sure to delete it as soon as it is found active on your computer.

Do delay the removal of under any circumstances. It is critical to delete every single bit of this hijacker since that is the only way to restore your browser's default settings. To be sure that no suspicious files or registry entries linked to are active on your PC even after manual removal, we advise you to conduct a detailed analysis of your PC. If you find such analysis a bit too complicated, you can simply scan your operating system with a professional antimalware tool since it can detect and delete anything associated with this hijacker in an automated manner.

How to remove from your web browser

Google Chrome

  1. Open your File Explorer.
  2. Go to C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Select and delete files entitled:
    a) Preferences.
    b) Secure Preferences.
    c) Web Data.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\(unique Mozilla profile ID).
  3. Right-click a file called prefs.js and select Delete.

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the Windows button.
  2. Type regedit into a search field and tap Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Go 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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