What is provides links to web pages where users can convert Microsoft Word documents into PDF files, so it might seem like a handy tool. However, users should know that besides useful links the application could show them annoying advertisements too. This content may come from unknown sources, and consequently, some of the ads could lead to malicious websites or promote suspicious content. Moreover, it seems the search tool might modify your browser settings; as a result, it was categorized as a browser hijacker. Since the application does not look reliable, we advise you to bookmark its provided links if you need them and remove search engine before it causes you any trouble. To eliminate, you can either follow the instructions provided below the article or use a reliable security tool.test

Where does come from?

If you do not understand how settled on your browser, it is possible you may have failed to notice it on another application’s setup wizard and agreed to install it unknowingly. To avoid such mistakes the next time you should not only carefully review all terms on the configuration wizard, but also look for more trustworthy sources to download installers. Often users rely on torrent or other unreliable file-sharing web pages without realizing that by doing so they might receive more threats than useful programs. It would be smarter to download software from its publisher’s website or other legitimate sources. On the other hand, if being cautious does not help and threats still manage to enter the system it might be the time to start using a legitimate antimalware tool.

How does work?

The application may hijack user’s browser by modifying data of particular files. For example, if you prefer Mozilla Firefox, the search tool could locate a file called prefs.js placed in the %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID} directory and alter specific code lines to replace the default search provider, homepage, or new tab page with Thus, the threat should rather modify already existing data instead of creating new files or folders.

Nonetheless, it does not mean the browser hijacker cannot download updates. As its creators state in the End User License Agreement (EULA) the search engine “may automatically download and install updates from Polarity from time to time” and such upgrades “may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules, configuration changes, or completely new versions.” Since the search engine is not reliable itself who can guarantee that its downloaded new versions would be any different?

Another thing you should know about the browser hijacker is that it could show you suspicious advertisements among the search results. According to our specialists at, could inject the results with third-party pop-ups, sponsored links, etc. If you encounter such content, we would advise you to stay away from it as some of the advertisements could redirect you to web pages distributing threats similar to this application or even malicious content.

How to remove

Based on the browser you can eliminate the hijacker manually by either fixing or erasing the application’s modified data. If you follow the instructions we placed below they will guide you through this process step by step. Still, this task might be rather complicated for less experienced users, so it might be easier to erase the threat with a legitimate antimalware tool. In such case, you would have to acquire a reliable tool first. Later you could perform a system scan and remove together with other detections automatically.


Internet Explorer

  1. Press Windows Key+R.
  2. Insert Regedit and click Enter.
  3. Search for the same path: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Right-click a value name called Start Page.
  5. Press Modify, replace with a reliable web page and click OK.
  6. Navigate to the given location: HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}
  7. Right-click value names called FaviconURL, FaviconURLFallback, TopResultURL, and URL separately.
  8. Press Modify, replace given value data and select OK.
  9. Exit the Registry Editor.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Explorer.
  2. Look for the unique path: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}
  3. Right-click a file called Prefs.js.
  4. Launch it with Notepad and find this code line: user_pref(“browser.startup.homepage”, “”).
  5. Replace with a reliable website.
  6. Save the document and close it.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Windows Key+E.
  2. Find this unique path: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  3. Locate data named as Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  4. Right-click listed files one by one and choose Delete.
  5. Close the Explorer.
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