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

The appearance of a new search tool on all your browsers can mean only one thing – a malicious application better known as a browser hijacker has infiltrated your computer successfully. It has set itself as your new homepage, so it is not at all surprising that this website is loaded automatically when you open any of the browsers you have. has been developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd. on the same template as,,, and other websites. Unfortunately, they are all known to be untrustworthy. Since is one of them, it cannot be called a reputable search tool either. Researchers at tend to call this search tool a browser hijacker even though it does not look a bad tool for searching the web at first glance. They call it a hijacker because it often shows up on users’ browsers without their knowledge and sneaks onto computers unnoticed. Have you already encountered this dubious search tool too? If so, remove it without mercy because it will not enhance your web searching experience in any way. The more likely scenario is that a bunch of problems will emerge.

We have to agree with you that looks like a trustworthy search tool at first glance. A bar at the top of this page contains buttons opening news websites, weather forecasts, and other popular pages. Buttons located below the search bar in the box open popular URLs like YouTube, Amazon, Gmail, etc. as well. In addition, the search box located in the middle of returns search results when the search query is entered. Although this search tool does look legitimate, the truth is that it is not. Its main drawback is the presence of sponsored search results on the search results page it opens to users. These sponsored search results do not differ much from normal search results if we talk about the appearance only; however, the truth is that there is a huge difference between them, specialists say. While normal search results open pages with information based on the entered search query, these sponsored links open different third-party pages which do not contain any information users are looking for. It is because their main job is to drive traffic to these websites only. In other words, these sponsored search results promote pages belonging to third parties and, as a consequence, the developer of gets money from them. Specialists say that this search tool has, most probably, been developed having this only purpose (to earn money) in mind. Therefore, its removal is highly recommended. The presence of these ads is not the only reason we recommend getting rid of as soon as possible. We are more concerned about one of their capabilities. Research has revealed that these sponsored links might take users to corrupted pages promoting malware too because it is all about money and nobody cares about the users’ safety. Consequently, malware might illegally enter the system and start working on users’ PCs.

The presence of sponsored search results shown by is a huge drawback, but it is not the only one. It has become clear for specialists after reading the information provided in its Privacy Policy document that this search tool is also going to record details about users. Some of these details might be personally-identifiable (!), which suggests that privacy-related problems might arise if is kept and used as a default search tool. Personal details will not be recorded unless users submit them willingly, e.g. enter in the search box. It should be noted that personally-identifiable information is not the only type of information which will be recorded – non-personal details, e.g. links clicked, websites visited, IP address, and other details that cannot identify users personally will be collected too. Settings of this Polarity search tool cannot be changed, but its activities can still be stopped by removing it from all browsers.

No matter you have set as a homepage willingly, or it has changed your browsers’ settings without permission after slithering onto your PC in a software bundle, you need to remove this suspicious search engine and then set a new search tool. In other words, replacing it with a reputable search provider is highly recommended because using it is quite a risky activity. Reset all your browsers to remove it, or, if you are looking for a way to erase it quicker, perform a system scan with a reputable scanner.


Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome.
  2. Tap Alt+F.
  3. Click More tools you find in the menu and click Extensions.
  4. Select the undesirable extension and click on the Recycle bin button.
  5. Click on the Remove button in the pop-up window.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Tap Alt+H.
  3. Click Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click on the Refresh Firefox button.
  5. In the pop-up confirmation window, click Refresh Firefox once again to reset your browser.

Internet Explorer

  1. Double-click on the Internet Explorer shortcut to open it.
  2. Open the Tools menu (tap Alt and click Tools at the top).
  3. Open Internet Options.
  4. Click on the Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Mark the Delete personal settings box.
  7. Click on the Reset button.
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