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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a browser hijacker, and it may settle in on your browser after clicking malicious pop-ups or through bundled software installers. As you continue reading our article, we will tell you more about the threat’s distribution. Additionally, we would like to discuss its working manner and ways it could put your system at risk. Provided, you do not want to risk your computer’s safety we advise you to replace with a more reliable search engine. To do so manually users should follow the deletion instructions we placed slightly below the text as they will show how to get rid of the doubtful tool step by step. Also, if you have any questions after reading the article, feel free to leave us a message in the comments section or contact us via social media.

This search engine appears to be a clone of,,, and other similar browser hijackers. Same as the mentioned applications the threat is most likely distributed through suspicious pop-up advertisements, although it is possible it could travel with bundled installers too. It is important to say that the pop-ups promoting might be displayed by another unreliable application, which might have been installed earlier. Thus, if you receive this hijacker, it is most advisable to see if there are no other threats on your PC. It would be probably easiest to get a reliable antimalware tool and perform a system scan with it. If it happens to identify any threats, you could erase them by just pressing the removal button.

How can influence your browsing? After the application settles on the browser, it may change it's default search engine and homepage. These preferences are most likely replaced to encourage you to browse with The website may look like most of the search engines nowadays: it has a search box in the middle and several icons providing links to popular Internet web pages below it. Yet, there is something strange about it. Usually, legitimate web pages offer links to End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy documents, but the browser hijacker does not provide them at all. The statements in these documents are crucial as they should help you understand how the application is supposed to work and what could be expected of it, but since these documents are missing a lot of details about the tool remain to be unknown, e.g. the software’s publishers, data it could collect, gathered information’s usage, and so on.

Furthermore, you should know that should you decide to search the Internet through it; you might be redirected from to and eventually to Our researchers think the browser hijacker needs Yahoo search engine to gather results matching the user’s inserted keyword and as for, the application could redirect you through it to add advertising content from its third-party partners into the results.

Therefore, the results you receive might contain various unreliable pop-ups, banners, sponsored links, and so on. The risk is that some of the ads could further redirect you to untrustworthy web pages, e.g. sites designed to distribute malware, scam users, or trick them into installing other suspicious software like adware, potentially unwanted programs, etc. Naturally, because of this, we advise you to keep away from the browser hijacker’s shown advertising content, although the safest choice is probably to use a more reputable search tool.

Users who would like to eliminate the threat themselves should be happy to know that it might be enough to reset the hijacked browser and the doubtful search tool would be gone. Resetting the browser should not be complicated, but if you are not sure you know how to do it, you can use the deletion instructions located below this paragraph. Then, we also recommend checking the system with a reliable antimalware tool you could trust. If there are any other threats to the system, it is crucial to erase them too, or else they may again allow other unreliable applications similar to enter the system.


Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and locate Internet Options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab to select Reset.
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and tap Reset again.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press the Help icon (top-left corner).
  2. Choose Troubleshooting information and click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Select Refresh Firefox again and tap Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F to access the browser’s Settings.
  2. Slide below and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down again to select Reset Settings.
  4. Press Reset.
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