What is looks like a search engine with a fall theme. How do you like those leaves above the search box? It is not clear whether such interface makes the search engine look more reliable, but even if it does, it should not fool you: is a browser hijacker. In other words, it is a potentially harmful intruder that affects your system’s security. If this situation falls out of hand, you might also get infected with malware, and then it would be really hard to restore your system to its previous state. Thus, you need to prevent that from happening by removing today.test

Where does come from?

To be quite honest, it is hard to locate the exact website that is responsible for the hijacker’s distribution. In fact, it is far more likely that this program was delivered in a software package. The software package is a bundle of applications that are distributed by the same installer. For instance, you download a program from a file-sharing website, but when you launch the installation wizard, you find that there are other features and programs attached to it. That is, of course, if you do bother to go through each and every step in the installation wizard. If you do not do that, the chances are that you do not even notice all the unnecessary programs you install. And of course, might as well be one of them.

However, even though we have not found out the main distribution source, we know that this hijacker is just one of the many. Similar infections have appeared before, and all of them exhibit the same symptoms. Thus, we can easily tell that this program is just another clone of,,, and so on. Although it is rather intimidating to encounter such a vast group of browser hijackers, the good thing is that when you deal with a family of threats, the removal methods can usually be applied to all the members of the group. Thus, it is a lot easier to terminate them.

What does do?

Being infected with a browser hijacker is not as stressful as, say, being infected with a ransomware application. Nevertheless, in the worst-case scenario, a browser hijacker might inadvertently lead you to a dangerous website that could be part of ransomware distribution network (especially if a program in question utilizes exploit kits for distribution).

As far as the hijacker’s behavior is concerned, it will be very explicit by displaying its presence the moment it gets installed on your computer. will modify your default homepage and search engine on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It means that whenever you search the web, all of your searches will be redirected via On top of that, this will not be an original search service because the program will redirect your queries further through a customized Yahoo! Search engine.

Although Yahoo! Search is not part of this scam; browser hijackers often exploit reliable search engines to make themselves look trustworthy. You have to understand that the search results provided by a hijacker might be sponsored. They might contain links to unfamiliar websites that could infect you with malware or steal your data for illegal financial operations. It goes without saying that you have to avoid that, and the best way to do that is to delete at once.

How do I remove

This hijacker does not have an entry in the list of installed programs. Thus, you cannot uninstall it via Control Panel. However, there are always many other ways that you can delete a program, and if you scroll to the bottom of this page, you will find the manual removal instructions that will help you get rid of this infection.

If the instructions look too challenging, you can scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. This way, you will remove the hijacker, and you will also have a chance to take care of other unwanted applications. Since usually gets distributed in software packages, you are bound to have several threats on-board.

Finally, do not hesitate to invest in a computer security tool of your choice. Computer infections are being developed in great numbers as we speak, and it is always a good idea to be prepared. You can never know when another hijacker might come your way.

Manual Removal

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Click OK and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  3. On the right, right-click the Start Page.
  4. Choose Modify and remove
  5. Enter a new start page address you want and click OK.
  6. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}.
  7. Change these values:
    FaviconURL REG_SZ
    FaviconURLFallback REG_SZ
    TopResultURL REG_SZ
  8. Scan your PC with a licensed antispyware tool.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+R and enter %AppData%. Press OK.
  2. Navigate to to Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Unique user ID].
  3. Open the prefs.js file.
  4. Remove the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", ""); line.
  5. Save changes and close the file.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+R and type %LocalAppData%.
  2. Click OK and go to Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Delete the Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.
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