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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a search provider that you might find set as your new default search provider on all your web browsers. Theoretically, users might set it as their new search tool themselves; however, we suspect that there are more people who find this page set after installing a browser extension promoting it. is not dangerous, but if you do not know anything about its appearance on your browsers, it would be best that you remove it right away. As long as you keep it set, you will be forced to perform web searches using it – it will load automatically when you open the affected web browser. As mentioned, the appearance of is usually directly associated with the installation of a suspicious browser extension. Since there is nothing hard about deleting extensions, you should not find it difficult to get rid of at all. Continue reading to find more.

Technically, there is nothing dangerous about As research carried out by malware analysts working at has shown, this search provider uses Google search engine, which means that users will be provided with reliable search results. According to specialists, users should not see any modified search results too. There are hundreds of untrustworthy search providers that display various sponsored links redirecting to dubious websites, but should not be one of them. Of course, we do not try to say here that you should keep it set on your web browser. If it has altered your browser’s settings without your knowledge, i.e. you are sure you have not set it as your default search tool consciously, you should remove it right away without further consideration. It is nowhere near harmful malicious software, so its removal will not be problematic.

Suspicious search providers that appear on users’ web browsers out of the blue tend to record information about users automatically. Our specialists have checked Privacy Policy of to find out whether it acts the same. It has turned out that it also records information about users. It promises not to record any personal details (“iBrowserSearch does not collect any personal information about you”), but it will record your IP address that will provide the author of this search tool with “anonymous and broad demographic information.” It promises not to disclose any information about users to third parties, but we cannot guarantee that you can trust it 100%. is not a popular search tool, so, in our opinion, users do not set it on their browsers consciously. It is more likely that they find their browsers’ settings altered without their knowledge after they open a web browser they use to surf the Web. is not a browser hijacker, according to researchers. They say that it should be set as a default search tool when users install the browser extension promoting it. This piece of software might travel in software bundles together with other applications, so it is not surprising that some people admit that they do not know how and when has been set on their browsers. There are hundreds of other search providers that might be set on your web browsers, so you should always be careful with software you download from the Internet if you do not want to find your browsers’ settings changed without your permission. We cannot guarantee that you will prevent all untrustworthy applications from entering your PC by simply being more cautious. In our opinion, all users must have a security application installed on their computers as well so that they could browse the web fearlessly.

You could set any other search provider you like after you remove, so you should get rid of it today if you are sure that it will not be used to perform web searches. As mentioned previously, there is a huge possibility that you have installed some kind of browser extension that has changed your browsers’ settings automatically, so you should check all installed extensions and delete those you know nothing about. Alternatively, you can reset all affected web browsers to default settings or scan your system with an antimalware scanner. Of course, the latter is the easiest way to delete any untrustworthy application.

How to delete

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Access its menu by pressing Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Open the Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Mark the checkbox next to Delete personal settings.
  7. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+H simultaneously.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information.
  3. Locate Refresh Firefox on the opened page and click this button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation box.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Select Settings and then click Advanced (find it at the very bottom of the page).
  4. Click Reset under Reset.
  5. Confirm the browser reset.
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