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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a strange search engine that is compatible with various web browsers but only on the Mac operating system. Although it looks like a normal search engine, our research team has found that it acts as a browser hijacker, which means that it can change browser’s settings in an unwanted manner. Have you found that your homepage or default search provider has been modified without your permission? If you have, it is likely that you have let the hijacker in without realizing it. Were other infections downloaded along with the hijacker? Was it downloaded by other threats without your permission? These are few of the options you need to consider, and, first, you should scan your operating system to check if malware exists. If it does, we recommend deleting it as soon as possible, and, possibly, the hijacker will disappear as well. If that is not how things work out, we can show you how to remove from your web browsers on Mac OS.

The interface of is that of a normal search provider. In the center of the page, you are introduced to a search field. At the top, you are shown search tools, including Web, Images, Videos, News, and Shopping. The first three tools all redirect to Yahoo Search pages, including,, and The News tool redirects to a completely different service,, and Shopping represents While you might be familiar with Yahoo and Google services, we do not recommend trusting them if they are linked to the hijacker because it is likely to include sponsored links into the results that look normal. Also, if you use the services provided to you by the hijacker, you will have information about you recorded. According to the Privacy Policy available at, this information is not personally identifiable, but it can be shared with third parties that, unsurprisingly, are not disclosed. This is what makes the hijacker very unpredictable and untrustworthy, and why we recommend deleting it.

The developer of is, and if you go to, you can find information suggesting that this company specializes in “Mac software distribution,” which suggests that the hijacker is not the only piece of software created by it. This is why our research team also classifies the hijacker as a downloader too. If you have been introduced to a bunch of programs offered by the same company, you might have had the chance to refuse or accept the unknown offers. In this case, you might have accepted homepage and search provider modifications willingly. If that is the case, does that mean that the hijacker is harmless? Whether you install it yourself or it slithers in without your notice, it collects and shares information, and it redirects to third-party search pages where sponsored content can be injected. Overall, although the hijacker is not incredibly malicious, it is not very reliable either, and so we advise deleting it from your browsers immediately. Of course, if more serious threats are found by the legitimate malware scanner you employ, you need to focus on them first.

Changing the homepage and search provider on your web browser is not a difficult task, but it might not be enough to successfully delete This is why our research team recommends removing the hijacker by resetting the browser. If you cannot get rid of the threat using this method, employing legitimate anti-malware software might be the best option. We recommend this especially if other threats exist, and if you also need protection against malware in the future. Anti-malware software is great at automatically erasing existing threats, but it is exceptional when it comes to keeping the operating system free from malware. Hopefully, the information and the tips we have provided you with will help you eliminate all undesirable pieces of software, but if you need more information, or you want our assistance, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below. Removal


  1. Launch Safari and then open the Safari menu.
  2. Click Reset Safari.
  3. Select the appropriate boxes and then click Reset.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Google Chrome and then tap Alt+F keys.
  2. Select Settings and then scroll to the bottom.
  3. Click Advanced and then scroll to the bottom.
  4. Click Reset and then confirm your choice.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and then tap Alt+H keys.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click the Refresh Firefox button and then confirm your choice.
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