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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a search engine which can be set as the home page of your browser by a browser hijacker. The so-called browser hijacker is spread by unreliable websites promoting software programs, so it is crucial to be vigilant to every software installation process. The websites distributing the browser hijacker are likely to be,,, and However, it is not enough to stay away from these websites. There are many other software sharing websites the use of which may lead to the installation of an unreliable program. is just one of thousands of search engines promoted by browser hijackers, and you can get affected by one at any time if you continue browsing the Internet without a reputable malware prevention tool on the PC. is very similar to,, and some other search engines. These search engines, or rather browser hijackers, are categorized as a single family, and there are hundreds of such families, because online schemers attempt to reach their goals by continuously developing new means for deceiving Internet users. We highly recommend removing from the computer so that you prevent unwanted consequences, such as data leaks and malware installation onto your computer. does not significantly differ from other search engines. offers a browser toolbar containing a search box and links to Gmail and a news website. Moreover, below the search box located in the center, there are several links to Facebook and email websites so that the user can quickly access frequently used websites. The downside of is that it could insert some websites of a questionable reputation into the search engine result pages. This is done to drive more traffic to specific websites the purposes of which are usually to deceive the visitor into accessing another malicious domain or initiating the download of malware. The very fact that some unsolicited changes are made on your computer is an example of privacy violation, and you should act accordingly. You should remove the browser hijacker and take measures to prevent such incidents in the future.

Not only do browser hijackers attempt to deceive users, they can also monitor users’ online behavior. Typically, browser hijackers record browsing activities and browser settings. Even though search engine are said not to collect personally identifiable information, some personal details might be recorded and used afterwards by ill-purposed search providers. Usually, search engines, as well as browser hijackers, record search queries, URLs visited, time spent on those websites, browsers used, and some other online browsing-related details. Data on browsing behavior can be used for several purposes, mainly advertising, so, if you do not want to receive questionable advertisements while having on your Google Chrome or another browser, remove from your browsing tools without delay.

Since the browser hijacker does not make any significantly complex changes, it is possible to remove it from the browsers manually. Below you will find our instructions that should guide you through the removal process. If you find the instructions to complex for you, do not hesitate to implement a tool that can remove and fight off a wide variety of malware threats. Bear in mind that you make changes on your computer at your own risk. In case of any removal-related questions, feel free to comment below so that we could assist you in the removal of

How to remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  2. Go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main|Start Page.
  3. Edit the registry value Start page to replace replace with the prefered startup page.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+R and type in %AppData%. Click OK.
  2. Follow the path %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\* where * stands for random symbols.
  3. Find the file prefs.js and edit the string user_pref by replacing the unwanted URL with a prefered one.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+R and type in %LocalAppData% and click OK.
  2. Follow the path %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Remove (or edit) the folders Preferences, Secure Preferences and Web Data.
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