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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

Internet browsers are one of cyber criminals' targets, and the search engine is used to collect information about your browsing behavior. If you are here because of, the URL of which flashes for a moment in the URL address bar, the odds are that your browsing tools are affected by a piece of malware. More specifically, that could be a browser add-on, which you should remove from the browser as soon as you can. In addition, such dodgy browser add-ons are usually installed to several browsers, so, if you have more than one browsers, it is highly possible that all of them are victimized by

Some malware researchers categorize as a browser hijacker because of its ability to direct the user's search through another search engine. However, if the home pages of your browsers and default search engines are not changed to, redirects are not necessarily considered as browser hijacking, though some people have reported such issues. In the case of redirects , the search engine uses the search of Google; but that does not mean that you should leave everything as it is.

The key function of is to collect information about users' preferences, search strings in particular. Search strings are text typed in the search box by the user. Search strings encompass numbers and other symbols, and usually exclude so-called stop words, which refer to words such as "the," and other insignificant words. By analyzing user preferences, interested parties car determine tendencies and create strategies for various purposes, mainly, advertising. Our advice is to think about such redirects critically. In the beginning, you may not notice any different, but later on your browsing sessions might change because of third-party content delivered to your screen. We urge you to take action to remove from your browsers so that you can use your preferred search engine without interference of third parties.

The search engine can be accessed separately as any other search engine offering you access to an infinite number of search results. As well as other search providers, it enables you to search by images, videos, and other search types. search redirection takes places because of malware or adware running on the computer. Unsolicited programs are usually installed surreptitiously, without the user's permission. A piece of malware or adware can easily get on to your computer alongside software setup files available on freeware sharing websites. At times, reading the information provided by the software installer is not sufficient simply because no information is usually provided about ill-purposed software. You, as the owner, or just a user, of the machine, should bear in mind that an unprotected device that is connected to the network can be ruthlessly compromised by locking your data away, dealing your valuable data, or simply recording your passwords and other sensitive information that could be used to commit identity theft. All of this could and should be prevented by securing the operating system against different types of malware. It is, no doubt, important to take some preventative measures such as disregarding phishing emails and their attachments, but is also crucial to use reputable anti-malware so that not a single malicious file gets its way to your device.

When it comes to removal, we want to point out that you carry out manual removal at your own responsibility. You make all the manual changes at your own risk. Below you will find an instructional guide which should help you eliminate undesirable browser add-ons. In case of any difficulty that arises when trying to get rid of, feel free to ask your question below in the comment box. After removing, consider installing a system scanner that can check all the folders of the system for harmful files. Your PC needs protection against browser hijackers, ransomware, Trojan horses, and other malware threats.

How to remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Open a drop-down menu by clicking the Menu button in the upper-right corner of the browser.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons.
  3. select All add-on under Show and click the add-on you want to remove.
  4. Delete the add-on.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. In the upper-right corner, click three horizontal lines to open a drop-down menu.
  2. Click Add-ons.
  3. On the left side, search Extensions and Plugins for unwanted add-ons.
  4. Remove unsolicited add-ons if any detected.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the Menu icon in the top right.
  2. Select More Tools.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Remove unwanted content.


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