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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

Your web browser must have been hijacked if you see open to you each time you launch your web browser. According to researchers at, this browser hijacker should primarily target Google Chrome users, but, of course, it might change all other browsers’ settings as well. Have you already found your homepage altered without your knowledge? If this is a reason you are reading this article, you should get rid of it as soon as possible. We have to admit that the page set does look like a trustworthy search tool at first glance, but we are 100% sure that it cannot be fully trusted, so remove it from your web browser without mercy. If you perform web searches using the search provider that has hijacked your browser, it is only a question of time when serious problems will arise because the chances are high that you will be presented with untrustworthy search results. Browser hijackers are considered harmful infections, but you should be able to delete from those affected browsers yourself, especially if you let our removal guide help you – find it below this article.

At the time of research, did not work properly. There is a possibility that it is still in development. Because of this, it is not easy to talk about how it works on affected computers. Of course, researchers know one thing for sure – it sets itself on users’ browsers without their knowledge. As mentioned at the beginning of this report, the majority of users find it set as their new homepage. Some of them do not hurry to remove it because it does look a trustworthy search provider at first sight. We can assure you that it is far from Google or another reputable search engine, so you will not lose anything if you get rid of it. According to our specialists, the chances are high that you will be presented with the so-called modified search results if you use it. These search results consist of various sponsored links opening third-party websites. The link might look completely harmless, but there are no guarantees that it will take you to a harmless website. Some sponsored links might even redirect you to pages promoting harmful software. If you do not want to find additional malware on your system, you should not use an untrustworthy search tool to search the web. There are so many reputable search tools you could set after the removal available, so delete it ruthlessly.

It should also be noted that might collect information about you automatically if you keep it set. It was impossible to access its Privacy Policy at the time of research, so we cannot list all the details it might record, but you should know that untrustworthy search providers often record search queries, websites opened, links clicked, IP address, and a bunch of technical details about the OS, computer, and installed software. Yes, these details cannot identify you personally, but you should still not let the browser hijacker record them because they might be disclosed to third parties and, in the worst-case scenario, used for malicious purposes.

Browser hijackers are often spread bundled, so if you can remember downloading and installing new software before discovering set as your homepage, the chances are high that you have installed the browser hijacker next to it. We have to admit that it is not so easy to prevent browser hijackers from entering the system. Because of this, we highly recommend all computer users who surf the Internet every day and download software from the web to have a security application enabled on their computers 24/7. It is the easiest way to ensure the system’s maximum protection without putting much effort into this.

You will no longer see open to you if you go to set a new URL as your homepage or simply reset your web browser to default settings. It is not a problem if you do not know how to do that because below-provided instructions will help you. Alternatively, the browser hijacker can be fully removed using a powerful antimalware scanner. Of course, you will need to acquire it first.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and tap Alt+T.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Put a tick in the box next to Delete personal settings.
  6. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Tap Alt+H.
  3. Select Troubleshooting information from the menu.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm the reset of Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome.
  2. Click the menu button (three vertical dots in the top-right corner).
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Advanced at the bottom.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Confirm the reset.
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