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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a search engine which visually does not differ from popular search engines. However, security experts have carried out a research to find out that falls to the category of browser hijackers, which means that it can affect your browsers without your permission. is very similar to,, and some other search engines created by the same team and distributed in a similar way. If your Internet Explorer or a different browser is hijacked by, we recommend that you take action to remove it from the computer without hesitation. Browser hijackers are made for a reason, and they should not be tolerated even though their present seems to be harmless. By keeping your browsers hijacked and not taking any measures to head off future malware attacks, you put yourself at risk.

Browser hijackers such as are spread by websites promoting software, the installers of which very often may contain some additional harmful programs. Such websites should be bypassed to minimize the risk of exposing the computer to potential danger. If you need a certain programs, you should first do small research on it so that you can be sure that it will not cause system malfunctions or privacy-related issues. At times, it might be difficult to judge whether the source of the software is reliable or not because the danger might appear only after launching the installer downloaded from the website. In such cases, powerful anti-malware programs come into handy. If a malicious program is about to be installed, a reputable security tool would alert you about the risk so that you can decide whether to install the program or not.

However, avoiding websites of questionable reputation is not sufficient. It is also important to delete questionable emails. If you open a questionable email, do not click on the links you find and do not open the files attached, which are very often used to spread ransomware and other dangerous threats. Needless to say, Internet-savvy computer users should always keep the system protected against malware, because computer threats get onto computers unnoticed very easily and can operate without your knowing about it. might seem to be a reliable search engine until it starts providing third-party advertisements and modified search results. Third-party ads are common disturbers when browsers are affected by browser hijackers. Bear in mind that, as well as the vast majority of search engines, do not accept responsibility for third parties and their content, which means that you interact with all types of advertisements at your own risk. Additionally, among relevant search results, you might find malicious links inserted by the search engine. This is done to drive more traffic to certain websites and earn greater revenues. If you do not want to risk accessing a website spreading malware, remove from the browsers and take measures to prevent browser hijacking in the future.

Similarly to other search providers, collects information about your browsing behavior, and the data collected might be shared with other parties for marketing purposes. For example, search engines, including, record search terms, URLs accessed, time spent on the websites visited, browsers' technical details, and some other seemingly useless information. However, this information might be very valuable to someone behind

The odds are that you are likely to be exposed to some targeted advertisements based on your latest search queries. All of this can be prevented by removing once you spot it on your browser. The sooner you take action to remove the browser hijacker and prevent unexpected changes on your PC, the better it is for your own privacy.

When it comes to removal, our advice is that you rely on a reputable security program that can remove for you so that you do not have to do that manually. In order to have removed, we recommend implementing the tool available below. If for some reason you prefer eliminating the browser hijacker manually, our removal guide below should help you change the home pages of your browsers. Bear in mind that after removing any infection manually, your operating system remains vulnerable to a variety of threats until you install anti-malware software.

How to remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the Tools button which has the symbol of a gear and select Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, replace the unwanted URL with a preferred one under the Home Page section.
  3. Click Apply and then select OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the button with three dots in the top right and click Settings.
  2. Under Appearance, select the option Show Home button.
  3. Set a new startup page.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the menu button with three horizontal lines.
  2. Select Options and then select the General panel on the left.
  3. Next to the heading When Firefox starts, select one of the options and set a new startup page.
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