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

Was the homepage or the default search provider on your web browser modified without your permission? Was set as the new homepage or provider? If that is what has happened, you have a browser hijacker on your hands. Even if your browser’s settings were modified with your notice and permission, you need to evaluate the search tool carefully to decide whether or not trusting it is a good idea. According to our team of malware experts, the best thing you can do is remove, and if you are not sure why that is necessary, this is the article you should continue reading. If you need no further explanation, and you want to delete the undesirable search tool as soon as possible, scroll down to find a complete guide. Just remember that other threats and malicious infections could exist on your operating system, and so you should use a malware scanner afterward to check whether or not there is anything else that requires your attention.

Whether you face or, you are introduced to the page with the same interface. The background displays an image of your choice, and you can make the adjustments using the “Background” button in the top-right corner. Right next to it, you can find a “Private Search” button that is meant to turn on/off anonymous searching. This feature might be used as the main attraction, but you should not take the bait. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, for example, are two legitimate and trustworthy browsers that allow you to browse the web anonymously, and you certainly do not need to install additional extensions or set up specific search engines for that purpose. In fact, if you have done this, remove these extensions and search tools immediately. Speaking of third-party programs, it is most likely that was downloaded along with something else, and that something else might require removal. Needless to say, if you discover threats, you want to delete them as soon as possible. A legitimate malware scanner can help you uncover them.

According to the Privacy Policy represented at, no personal information about users is recorded and shared with third parties, which is good news. However, that is not an indication that the search engine is completely reliable. In fact, when you enter search keywords into the search field on the home page, you are redirected without any warning. If you search Web, Images or Videos, you are redirected to, and News searches redirect to The results can be modified, and so trusting them is risky. The search tool, as a whole, is a subdomain of eAnswers, which appears to have been linked to many PUPs in the past. Clearly, something’s not right here. Therefore, even if you find the search engine to be useful or even enjoyable to use, we strongly recommend that you delete it. At the end of the day, there are plenty of much more reliable and beneficial search tools, and it is not like you need to choose a lesser evil. Remove the hijacker and set up a search provider you can trust.

While you can set any kind of page as your browser’s homepage, the default search provider needs to represent a trustworthy search tool. is not it. Instead of this, set up a provider you can trust to deliver original, legitimate, unmodified results that could include sponsored content unrelated to your actual searches. Of course, you want the homepage to represent a useful and reliable site as well. First, you need to delete, and you can do that using the instructions displayed below. These instructions show how to remove extensions, uninstall applications, reset web browsers, and clear browsing data. Hopefully, that is enough to get rid of the hijacker. Of course, if malware is found, you might want to think about installing anti-malware software. It will automatically detect and remove all malicious components, including those that belong to a hijacker. Removal

Uninstall undesirable applications

  1. Open the Control Panel menu.
  2. Navigate to the Uninstall a program/Add or Remove Programs menu.
  3. Uninstall/Remove programs you wish to get rid of.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+T keys.
  2. In the Tools menu click Options and then click the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset, mark Delete personal settings, and click Reset again.
  4. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open Delete Browsing History menu.
  5. Choose the boxes and click Delete.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+T keys.
  2. Click Add-ons, move to Extensions, and Remove all unwanted add-ons.
  3. Tap Alt+H and click Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Click the Refresh Firefox button and then click Refresh Firefox again.
  5. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open Clear Recent History menu.
  6. Choose the boxes and the time range and then click Clear Now.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+F keys.
  2. Click More tools, choose Extensions, and Remove unwanted add-ons.
  3. Tap Alt+F again and click Settings.
  4. Scroll down, click Advanced, and then scroll down again.
  5. Click Restore settings… and click Reset settings.
  6. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open Clear browsing data menu.
  7. Choose the boxes and the time range and then click Clear data.
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