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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

Finding that the settings of your web browser have been changed usually means browser hijacking. If you are dealing with, we urge you to remove this search engine so that it does not cause you more trouble. The search engine falls to the category of browser hijackers because of its distribution method, and, if you have it on any of your browsers, be it Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome, it is time to consider changing your browsing and software installation habits. But before that, remove from the affected browser. is part of a family of browser hijackers that include,,, and some other identical or extremely similar search engines. These search providers become the startup pages of web browsers when installing freeware downloaded from unreliable websites. Most PC users click the Next button impulsively without even skimming through the text to get the idea of what changes will be made on the computer. As a result, soon they are taken by surprise when they find that they cannot browse the Internet as usual.

The information about changes that will be made within the system may be hidden deep in the text, which is very often ignored by computer users, making them think that their browsers or computers have been tampered with illegally. In order to reduce the chance of getting the settings modified surreptitiously, pay more attention to the software installation process, the source of the program, and the reviews of the application selected. There are multiple websites, such as and, that should be avoided because of their dishonest practices.

Having replaced your home page, the search engine enables you to access Facebook, YouTube, and a few other popular websites with a single click. Additionally, offers you access to weather forecasts and latest news. More specifically, enables you to browse, which is a aggregator containing links to news websites, some of which might have poor reputation. Hence, using such a website is not the best choice especially when it is supported by advertising servers. shows some blickbait headlines that are expected to match your interest. To attract your attention, some of the headlines may include local geographical names, including the name of your country or city you are based in. Upon clicking on such a link, you could be taken to a questionable website inviting you to sign up for some unknown service or participation in a questionable program. For example, you may find an ad offering accommodation in your city, but the website to which you are taken may have nothing in common with the country you live in. Such advertisements are displayed to generate more traffic, and we strongly recommend that you resist the temptation to click on those paid advertisements.

You should not delay the removal of even though its search results are presented as provided by Yahoo. could retrieve modified search results with some intentionally added links to clickbait websites. In addition to the search results, generates some paid advertisements some of which may not match your search term. Such paid links are displayed in the hope that you will inadvertently click on that website. Not knowing the difference between paid links and so-called organic search results you may accidentally land on a deceptive website. If you find this search engine annoying or unsatisfying, take action to remove it from the PC.

The search engine may also collect some non-personally identifiable information, including search terms, browser type, links clicked, advertisements viewed, etc. This data might be shared with third parties, which may send new targeted advertisements back to your browser if you continue using

To remove from the browsers, you can either use our removal guide or implement an anti-malware program, which will remove the browser hijacker for you. By removing the unwanted search engine manually, you only eliminate it from the startup page of your browsers. The operating system remains unprotected. If you choose to keep the system as it is, new threats may be infiltrated to monitor your online behavior, steal data, turn your device into a bot, or a currency mining device. If you want to use a computer that is malware-free, do not hesitate to implement a professional security tool that fights off ransomware, browser hijackers, adware, and many other threats.

How to remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Right-click the Start button (Win 8/Win 10) or click the Start button (older versions).
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Uninstall a program named Track Packages.

Google Chrome

  1. Access the directory %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default to find the files Preferences, Secure Preferences and Web Data files.
  2. Open each file and replace with the URL of a new webpage.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Access the directory %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[random letters and digits].
  2. Open the file prefs.js and find the line that start with user_pref.
  3. Replace the URL address of the hijacker with a new URL.


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