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

Were you greeted by when you launched your web browser? If you were, was this surprising, or did you expect it? If you installed some strange application that the hijacker came bundled with, you might have known all along that it would be set as your homepage and/or New Tab page. However, if the hijacker took over your browser without any warning, you might be surprised by the change. In either case, we recommend removing from the browser because this search tool is neither beneficial nor reliable. If you have used it to surf the web already, you must know exactly why it is not considered to be beneficial. We discuss this further in the report. We also discuss how to delete the hijacker from the most popular web browsers. If you have discovered that a different kind of web browser was corrupted, do not forget to leave a comment below so that our research team could update the removal guide.

According to our malware experts, is most popular in Brazil, but that does not mean that it is the only country this hijacker spreads in. That all depends on what kinds of programs the hijacker comes bundled with and what kinds of sources promote it. Needless to say, if the people behind this threat employ a Brazilian file-sharing website to distribute it, those living in the region are more likely to be exposed to it. All in all, it is hard to say at this point what kinds of programs the hijacker could be bundled with. Of course, whether it comes attached to potentially unwanted programs, suspicious extensions, or seriously malicious threats, a legitimate malware scanner will help you identify them in no time. What should you do about the additional threats if the scanner finds them? Obviously, you want to remove them too, but you should research team first to see which ones require attention first. While we recommend deleting, this browser hijacker is not incredibly malicious, and you should be able to postpone its removal for a few moments without facing big issues.

Without a doubt, you should not postpone the removal of indefinitely. This browser hijacker might look harmless, but when you use it, tracking cookies are employed to record information about you and your behavior online. This is done with the help of tracking cookies, and, as the Privacy Policy reveals, they can help “get to know more about you,” as well as help associated advertisers. No additional information about these advertisers is offered, and so it is hard to say whether or not the creators of are associated with harmless or malicious parties. Nonetheless, you need to ask yourself this: Why does a search tool need to work with advertisers? Well, the truth is that the hijacker was not really set up to assist you. It looks like it was set up to introduce you to sponsored content. When you type in any keyword, you are automatically redirected to and, according to our research team, the results could be modified. Even when you click “Images,” you are redirected to If you are going to use Yahoo Search, you might as well set that as your homepage after you remove the hijacker.

The guides below show how to reset the browser, clear browsing data, as well as remove unwanted extensions and applications (in the “Internet Explorer” guide). We hope that that will be enough to delete from Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Of course, you want to inspect your operating system to check if you have succeeded. You also want to check if there are other threats or suspicious programs that require removal. A malware scanner can do the job. Of course, it will not delete the threats if they exist. For that, you need a full anti-malware tool, and you should not hesitate to invest in one. Right now, it will clear your operating system from malware and browsers from threats, but, in the long run, it will protect you against hijackers and other pests that could try to invade. Without a doubt, if you care about your virtual security, securing your operating system is an important step. Removal

Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+T, and choose Internet options.
  2. Go to the Advanced menu and click Reset.
  3. Check Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete, mark boxes, and click Delete.
  5. Open the Control Panel menu and move to Uninstall a program.
  6. Uninstall undesirable applications.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+F, and choose Settings.
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom and click Restore settings to their originals defaults.
  3. Click Reset settings and then tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete keys.
  4. Choose a time range, mark boxes, and click Clear data.
  5. Tap Alt+F once more, click More tools, and choose Extensions.
  6. Remove undesirable extensions.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+H, and choose Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the Refresh Firefox button and then confirm the action.
  3. Tap keys Ctrl+Shift+Delete to open the browsing history menu.
  4. Choose a time range, mark boxes, and click Clear Now.
  5. Tap Ctrl+Shift+A to access the Manage Your Extensions menu.
  6. Remove undesirable extensions.
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