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

You should not permit to take over the homepage of your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer browser because it is not a reliable search engine, which it might appear to be at first sight. According to the latest information, this seemingly harmless search tool is a browser hijacker that takes over the browser to showcase sponsored content, as well as to record information about the user. If you do not understand why that is something you should be concerned about, you need to read this report immediately. Our research team has inspected this hijacker in an internal lab to help you understand how this threat truly works. If you want to learn about this, you need to continue reading. If you are not interested, you can move straight to the removal of The guide below shows how to delete the hijacker manually, and note that if you have questions about this process, you can add them to them comments section.

According to our research, is very similar to such browser hijackers as,, and, all of which have already been analyzed in different reports that you can find at At the bottom of the home page of, you can find a tag indicating that the hijacker might have been created by “Linkury.” Similar tags are also associated with the aforementioned hijackers, and all of them suggest that is involved. The good news is that you will not need to deal with more than one of these hijackers at a time because it would make no sense for several hijackers to be battling for a spot on your web browser. That being said, you are very likely to find the hijacker along with other infections or potentially unwanted programs because it is spread via third-party installers. Identifying malware can be difficult if the infections are camouflaged. Luckily, there are plenty of reliable malware scanners that can help you identify all threats that require removal. Note that if critically dangerous infections are found, you probably will want to delete them first.

While provides you with a detailed weather report, works as a search engine. It has four different search tools (Web, Images, Video, and News), and it looks quite normal. However, if you enter keywords into the search box, you are introduced to results that might showcase many advertisements. According to the information represented via the Privacy Policy at, the hijacker can showcase third-party content that its developer takes no responsibility for. The statement also indicates that the cookies employed by can be used to record personal information. Although it is stated that this type of data is recorded only to enhance the services that are provided to you, you have to think if these services are worth potentially putting your virtual security at risk for. After all, there are plenty more reliable search tools that you can set up to show up on startup. Obviously, you have to do some research beforehand because it is very easy to fall for false promises and attractive-looking interfaces.

Deleting should be easy for you even if you lack experience in the department of hijackers. This one only corrupts the homepage, and so you should be able to get rid of it fully by overwriting the homepage URL. The instructions below are simple, but if you encounter problems, do not hesitate to communicate with us because we want to help. Of course, before you do anything, scanning your operating system using a legitimate malware scanner is crucial, and we have already discussed why. If the scanner finds threats that you will not be able to eliminate yourself, use anti-malware software that is created to automatically detect and erase all malicious programs and files. Just like with search tools, you have to be cautious when selecting the right anti-malware tool as well. If you do not research the chosen tool before installing it, you might end up inviting malware, so be careful! Removal

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T to open the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options and then navigate to the General menu.
  3. Overwrite the URL in the Home Page area and then restart Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options and then click the General tab.
  3. Overwrite the URL under Home Page and click OK. Then restart IE.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser, tap keys Alt+F, and choose Settings.
  2. Under On Startup mark Open a specific page… and click Set pages.
  3. Overwrite the undesirable URL, click OK, and then restart Chrome.
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