What is may show up as your home page in your browsers after you install a questionable software package and this could put your system security at risk. Our malware specialists at have classified this malware threat as a browser hijacker due to its capability to change your browser settings. It does not really matter whether this modification takes place with or without your knowledge; it is still a threat. You may not believe that such a search engine page could cause any serious security issues for you, but we beg to differ. Although, we cannot claim that this is a very dangerous malicious threat like a ransomware, but this browser hijacker can still expose you to potentially unreliable third-party web content. Engaging with such ads and links could result in your indirectly infecting your machine with more malware programs or worse. We are here to tell you how you can remove from your browsers so that you can start restoring your system security.test

Where does come from?

Our specialists have found that this malware infection belongs to an infamous family of browser hijackers that include and These hijackers are very similar to each other; sometimes they are even identical clones. The most likely way for you to infect your system with such a browser hijacker is to click on corrupt third-party content, such as a banner or pop-up ad, a modified search result link, a fake system notification, and a fake button. We believe that if you know how and why you could be introduced to such contents, you could actually protect your system from certain malware threats.

First of all, it is possible that you let malware infections on board previously, such as adware programs and browser hijackers. Unfortunately, you are never safe surfing the web if such infections are hiding on your system. Adware apps, for example, can spy on you and also hijack normal third-party ads. If such malware threats are on board, you should never click on any third-party content to stay on the safe side. The same is true for those third-party ads that you may encounter when you land on questionable websites, such as torrent and shareware pages. These sites are typically full of “traps,” i.e., ads that may not even appear to be real commercials at all.

If you click on such corrupt ads or links, you may download a whole bundle of malware infections. Such notorious third-party installers may pack a number of hijackers, fake alerts, bad toolbars, Trojans, and potentially unwanted applications as well. Imagine installing several of these infections without even realizing it. These installers can be tricky and hide the real content from unsuspecting computer users. Therefore, it always pays to be cautious whenever you are about to install a bundle; go for the custom or advanced option if possible because this may be the only way for you to see what the package holds. In any case, it is important that you delete from your computer and scan your system to find all other questionable programs as well. If you decide to use a free online malware scanner, make sure it is a reliable and reputable one before you cause more system security issues.

How does work?

When you find a new search engine page as your home page after launching your browser, you should right away check our website whether it has been listed as a malicious threat before you set out to remove it. This infection has a very typical and characteristic look. At the top of the page, you find a fake toolbar with a “Track My Package” button and a couple of other quick links, such as YouTube and Facebook. You should not use these since it is possible that you will be presented with questionable third-party ads on these pages even though these pages may be reputable, not to mention the local weather widget this hijacker also presents you with, which is filled with a number of unreliable ads.

But the worst part is the search engine itself as this redirects you to a possibly manipulated Yahoo search results page that could contain promoted ads and links. This is the only way this browser hijacker can actually generate income for its authors. So do not think for a second that it will not try to exploit every opportunity to drive web traffic to affiliated websites. However, these third parties may not all be reliable. This means that cyber criminals may as well use this search engine to promote their malicious websites in an attempt to scam you. We recommend that you remove ASAP if you do not want to find out yourself what might happen if you leave this threat source in your browsers.

How can I delete

It is not really complicated to put an end to this threat. We have prepared instructions for you, which you can find below this article. If somehow this were not enough, you can always reset all your browsers to make sure that all browser-related infections are weeded out properly. Keep in mind that eliminating this threat alone may not secure your computer fully. It is also important that you keep all your programs as well as your drivers (Adobe Flash and Java) updated from official sources. The best way to protect your system from malicious attacks is however to install a trustworthy malware removal application, such as SpyHunter. This software automatically takes care of all known threats.

Remove from your browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Open the “%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}” directory.
  3. Open the prefs.js file in Notepad.
  4. Locate the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "") string and change the malicious URL with a home page URL, such as “”

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Open the “%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default” directory.
  3. Bin the following files: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit. Press OK.
  2. Overwrite the value data of “” in the following registry keys:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (64-bit)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
  3. Overwrite the value data in the following value names in “HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}”:
    FaviconURL (value data: “”)
    FaviconURLFallback (value data: “”)
    TopResultURL (value data: “”)
    URL (value data: “”)
  4. Close the registry editor.
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