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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is one of those threats specialists classify as browser hijackers because it hijacks users’ browsers settings when it successfully sneaks onto computers. It alters the main settings of web browsers, including homepage and, in some cases, default search engine, so users always see a new search tool when they open their browsers. Some users do not even notice a new URL set or use it fearlessly while others hurry to remove it from their browsers as soon as possible. We hope that you are one of those users who find the presence of undesirable and make a decision to remove it from web browsers as soon as possible. Users who do nothing about the presence of a new website and even use it every day to search for the information on the web might experience a bunch of problems. There is only one way to prevent this from happening – users whose browsers’ settings have been altered should go to remove an undesirable website as soon as possible. In other words, the immediate removal of a browser hijacker is the only way to avoid problems and be safe.

The interface suggests that it is a trustworthy search tool; however, our specialists can assure you that it is not what it claims to be. In reality, it is a browser hijacker which has been developed for advertising purposes primarily. Because of this, the chance is high that sponsored links will be displayed on its search results page. They might cause a number of problems to those people who use as the main tool for performing web searches because they might redirect to untrustworthy third-party pages. Without a doubt, not all the search results displayed for you will contain links opening corrupted pages, but since it is extremely hard to recognize those untrustworthy ones, it is advisable to stop using completely. It is advisable to eliminate it from web browsers as soon as possible also if you do not want the developer of this browser hijacker to get information about you. Browser hijackers like usually automatically collect the so-called anonymous information which includes such details as IP address, location, Internet Service Provider, search queries, browser type, and other technical details. Users are told that these details are gathered to improve the service, but our specialists are sure that this information helps to personalize ads too. The more appealing ads users see, the bigger is the possibility that they will click on them. It is very likely that the author of this browser hijacker gets revenue for users’ clicks on those ads. Needless to say, it is not going to share the revenue with users. They can only get a bunch of undesirable programs from these untrustworthy third-party pages. Do not be one of those users – eliminate from your web browsers today.

There are dozens of browser hijackers out there, so specialists perfectly know how they are distributed. As a bunch of other browser hijackers, is distributed in malicious software bundles. When a software bundle is installed by a user, a new search tool is immediately set on browsers and changes their default settings. It is quite a popular distribution method among developers of suspicious software. Most probably, it allows them to quickly disseminate their products. Do not expect that they will stop doing that one day – better go install a security application. Users should also always opt for advanced or custom installation settings to be able to cancel the installation of undesirable software.

All in all, is not a search tool that will improve your web searching experience in any way. It is more likely that it will bring a bunch of problems to users instead. Therefore, its removal would be a smart step. If you arrive at a decision to eliminate this search tool, go to reset your browsers’ settings – it is one of the easiest ways to get rid of this browser hijacker. If you are looking for a quicker and easier solution to the problem – you should remove this browser hijacker with an automatic tool. You only need to perform a full system scan with it once.

Remove manually

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Tap Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options from the menu and then open the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Mark the Delete personal settings box and click Reset in the confirmation window one more time.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Tap Alt+H to open the Help menu.
  3. At the top of the page, click Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the pop-up window, click Refresh Firefox again.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and press two buttons on your keyboard: Alt+F.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Click on the Reset settings button.
  5. Click Reset.
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