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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine may show up in your browsers after a browser hijacker changes your browser setting. This search engine may not be too active yet on the net but it may still put your virtual security at risk. Since it can display questionable search results that could contain unreliable third-party ads and sponsored content, we think that it could be risky to keep this search engine in your browsers. It is possible that this search engine page appears and affects in all popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. This could mean total exposure to its questionable content if you decide to search the web. We also need to mention that this threat may be installed by malware infections that can enter your computer in packs. This could easily mean that your system is facing multiple security threats right now. If you would like to restore the safety of your PC, we recommend that you remove right now. Since this search engine seems quite persistent, it can also mean that it changes the Target line of your browser shortcuts, which therefore need to be checked before you can do anything about this search website. Please read our full article to learn more.

This search engine can be installed directly when you click on the wrong content on the wrong website. You may land on a suspicious website that promotes several third-party ads, such as banners, coupons, and pop-ups. If you click on an unsafe ad, you could directly install this search engine in your browsers even without your knowledge. It is also possible that you are offered a software download in a pop-up window while you are browsing. This ad may claim that you need to update your software or install a new driver to be able to see content, and so on. One click and you could either install this search engine in your browsers or drop a bundle of malware threats onto your system. Clearly, it is much worse if you let a whole package of potentially unwanted programs and malware infections onto your PC. And, this can easily happen if you are not cautious enough. Downloading such a bundle is more simple than you would think. You can download one, for instance, when you are viewing a shady file-sharing site, such as a torrent and freeware page. But you can also drop a software package after clicking on any unreliable third-party advertisement really. This can happen on a suspicious website that hosts several third-party contents. Such pages usually include online gaming, betting, dating, and file-sharing pages. Do not forget about the possibility that when your computer is infected with adware, you can be exposed to such ads any time you are surfing the web. Thus, we suggest that after you delete, you also run a free online malware scanner to identify all other possible threats as well.

This search engine page offers probably the longest search field ever since it practically covers the whole width of your screen. Strangely, there are three thumbnail links below this field, Home Portal, Google Custom Search, and Bing, which forward you to a respective page on This clearly means that this search engine has an opportunity to modify the search results even if you choose to use the Google search engine. In other words, no matter how you use this search engine, you will end up with a search results page that may contain questionable third-party ads and sponsored links as well. This is what the Privacy Policy says about this: "We may offer sponsored content or prompts on behalf of clearly identified third parties[...] We may also share your Personally Identifiable Information with third-party providers for the purpose of providing the Services to you." Since this search engine can collect information about you, it is merely a question of time that more and more relevant ads start to appear. If any of these come from unreliable third parties, you could infect your computer with more threats or end up scammed by criminals if you were to click on them. This is why we suggest that you remove immediately.

Before you would reset your infected browsers to make sure that this search engine is removed without leftovers, it is essential that you check the Target lines of your browser shortcuts if they contain reference to this search engine because those need to be deleted first. Otherwise, all attempts to get rid of this search engine would fail. Please follow our instructions below whenever you are ready to act. Since there could be other threats on your system, we advise you to move on with your endeavor to clean it entirely. The truth is, unless you are an expert user, there is little chance that you could identify and erase all infections on board without leaving a mess behind. This is why we believe that it is best to install a professional anti-malware program like SpyHunter to take care of all your system security-related issues automatically so that you can have real peace of mind while your PC is switched on.

How to restore your Target lines

  1. Right-click on your browser shortcut on your desktop.
  2. Navigate to Properties.
  3. Choose the General tab.
  4. Untick the Read-only checkbox if ticked.
  5. Now, select the Shortcut tab.
  6. Remove all extra characters in your Target line after quote and press OK.
  7. Right-click on the shortcut on your Taskbar to display the menu.
  8. Right-click on the browser name option at the bottom.
  9. Repeat steps 2 to 5 to restore the Target line.

How to remove from your browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox at the top.
  3. Press Refresh Firefox in the pop-up window.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and navigate to Internet Options.
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings.
  4. Press Reset and press Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and open Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click the Advanced link.
  3. Scroll down and click the Reset link.
  4. In the pop-up window, press Reset.
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