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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

If your homepage changed to recently, then congratulations, you have a browser hijacker. It is not an immediate computer security threat, but you clearly shouldn’t tolerate it. We will show you how to get rid of, but please remember that such intruders seldom travel alone. What’s more, they can always come back if you are not careful enough. Therefore, in this description, we will tell you more about browser hijackers and how they spread around so that you are able to protect your system from similar threats in the future. Do not ignore this program just because it doesn’t kill your system instantly.

Some users do not pay much attention to their search engines, and to them, might look like a very nice helper. The browser hijacker comes with a colorful interface, and aside from the main search box, it also has shortcuts to popular websites: Yahoo!, YouTube, AliExpress, Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Pinterest, and Instagram. In other words, it has a user-friendly interface that should make people trust it.

However, one has to realize that such shortcuts are redundant because users can use their own browsers for that. You can add an entire bunch of shortcuts to your browser’s shortcut bar, and you wouldn’t need a third-party page for that. Not to mention that if you were to use the shortcuts provided by, there is a good chance that the browser hijacker would track just how often you interact with the said shortcuts. So there are certain privacy concerns.

In fact, privacy concern could be the middle name for any browser hijacker out there. is no exception. It happens to use the same IP address (, NL) as several other browser hijackers that we have already covered before, for instance,,,, and so on. If really belongs to a bigger browser hijacker family, it means that it is not complicated to remove it. It shouldn’t be too sophisticated to resist manual removal. Not to mention that it shouldn’t cause too much trouble either.

Nevertheless, it is never a good idea to ignore such intruders. For one, the presence of a browser hijacker may indicate that you have several other undesirable programs installed on your computer. That is so because browser hijackers often come bundled with freeware. Users download freeware applications from file-sharing websites quite often, and they go through the installation process without any second thoughts.

However, it is often possible to avoid adding and other unwanted applications to your computer if you only were to read the steps in the setup wizard. That is why computer security experts say it is rather tricky to call browser hijackers and other freeware applications malicious infections. After all, users AGREE to install them even though they are not perfectly aware of that. Here we encounter a lack of cyber education when users do not understand the dangers behind freeware installation. It clearly shows that security experts still have a lot to cover until every single user is aware of potential risks.

Now, with added to your browser, you can be certain that the hijacker will monitor your online activity. Perhaps the signs will not be visible at once, but the moment this program has collected enough data on you, it will start generating custom commercial content for you to see. Sometimes that content will be delivered in the shape of regular ads. Sometimes it will reach you through modified search results. Although uses the Yahoo! Search page to deliver these results (and some of them can be quite reliable!), we mustn’t forget that the main objective of this browser hijacker is money, and it has no qualms of conscience about exposing you to potentially harmful content.

Hence, the sooner you remove from your computer, the better. You can simply reset your browser’s settings to default, and the hijacker will be gone. As far as other unwanted apps are concerned, you might want to scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner. When you get a full list of all the undesirable apps, you can remove them either through Control Panel or terminate them automatically with a licensed antispyware tool. It is up to you, which option you find more attractive.

How to Remove

Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Internet options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Press Close.

Reset Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting information.
  2. At the top right of the new tab, click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Press Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.

Reset Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  3. Scroll down and click Reset settings to their original defaults.
  4. Press Reset settings on the confirmation pop-up.
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