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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine has an appearance of a legitimate search provider, but, in reality, this page is a real browser hijacker because it changes the settings of users’ browsers without their permission. If this browser hijacker ever manages to slither onto your computer successfully, you will find Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox affected (if you have them installed on your PC). Specifically speaking, your default homepage on all these browsers will be changed to We cannot confirm that it is safe to use this search tool for performing web searches because there is a possibility that it will present you with untrustworthy search results. Additionally, its Privacy Policy document informs that it might collect information about users. You are the one who can decide what to do with it, but keep in mind that experienced security specialists working at are against keeping and using this search provider. According to them, users should not use search tools that change their browsers’ settings without their consent because this suggests that they are not decent tools. is not very serious malware. It will not start secretly downloading new malware on your computer, and it will definitely not steal your logins and passwords, but it does not mean that it is safe to use it, specialists say. We understand why some users consider this search tool trustworthy – it has a search box opening Yahoo! search results and it contains a bar at the top making it easier for users to access such websites as,, and If you have found quite a useful search tool too, it does not mean that you can use it as your default search provider. According to our specialists, this Polarity Technologies Ltd. product has more disadvantages than advantages. As you already know, it changes browsers’ settings without permission. Second, it might display the modified search results. As a consequence, there will always be a risk to land on an untrustworthy page. Last but not least, it becomes clear after reading the Privacy Policy document that this search provider might also start collecting information about users. It seems that it might collect both non-personally identifiable (e.g. the type of browser used, geographic location, URLS visited, the operating system type, etc.) and personal details. Fortunately, those personal details will be recorded only if a user enters them in the search box of In other words, if they use these personal details as search queries. We have found this quite disturbing because a decent search tool should not record any personal information. You are the one who can make decisions here, but think twice before letting stay.

The search tool analyzed by our researchers shares similarities with such search tools as,, and Because of this, it is very likely that it is distributed the same as they are. That is, specialists have no doubt that is promoted by pop-up advertisements. These ads are usually shown by other untrustworthy applications, for example, adware. If you see ads opening automatically on your screen every day, you must locate the untrustworthy program responsible for showing tons of commercials on your screen and then delete it fully. Polarity Technologies Ltd. has already developed a bunch of browser hijackers looking like trustworthy search providers, so it is not enough to remove from browsers only. The installation of a reputable security tool is highly recommended as well – it will protect your all browsers from unauthorized changes. You must still be cautious after installing a security tool, so do not start acting carelessly. has an uninstaller in Control Panel, but it removes this search tool from Internet Explorer only. Unfortunately, this means it will be slightly harder to erase it from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. The suspicious search tool can only be removed from these two browsers through the add-ons manager. Specifically speaking, the extension representing this search provider has to be disabled. If you know nothing about the removal of undesirable extensions, check our removal guide – you will find it below this article. If it still does not become clearer what you need to do, you should go to delete the browser hijacker automatically from your system.


Internet Explorer

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Launch Run (press Win+R) and type Control Panel in the empty box.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Open Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the undesirable software.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and open Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the program you wish to erase from your computer.
  4. Click Remove.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox and press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Find the extension associated with on the list.
  3. Delete it.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Launch its menu (press Alt+F).
  3. Select More tools and click Extensions.
  4. Find and select the extension you want to remove from your PC.
  5. Click the trash button and then click Remove in the dialog box.
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