What is has the same old logo as,,, and many other browser hijackers that we have discussed in other reports. The interface of this search tool is identical to the interfaces of these infamous hijackers because they were developed on the same platform. As you might have noticed yourself, there is a tag at the top right corner of the home page of the suspicious search tool that reads “by SaferBrowser.” All other hijackers have the same tag, and they all share the same Terms of Use and Privacy Policy statements. Though it looks like all of these hijackers were created by the same company, there is a possibility that different parties control different threats. Whatever the case is, we can tell you right away that this software is unreliable and deserves deleting. malware researchers have recently analyzed this browser hijacker, and several different reasons for removing have been found. Continue reading to learn all about it.test

How does work?

Have you installed as the homepage or default search provider onto Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox yourself? If you have, why did you do it? Were you convinced that this search tool could offer you great services? If you have installed this search provider willingly, it is most likely that you have been provided with misleading information suggesting that the hijacker can serve you in a beneficial manner. Did corrupt your web browsers without your permission? If it has, there is no doubt that this hijacker is malicious. The only questions you should ask in this situation are which other threats have invaded your operating system and how to delete from your web browsers. Our research team has discovered that malicious installers could be employed for the infiltration of this hijacker, which suggests that other malicious infections could be installed along with it. Do not just assume that malware does not exist just because you cannot see it. Instead, run a malware scanner to inspect your operating system and inform which threats require removal.

Not all users rush to delete even when if corrupts their browsers illegally. This is because this hijacker presents easy-access links to gaming sites, such as,,, and Considering that most users have their bars of bookmarked links full, some might find the additional bar useful. Well, that is pretty much the only good thing about the hijacker. Other than that, it is useless at helping you surf the web because it redirects to Yahoo Search, and it is a terrible idea to trust the search results shown via sites that users are redirected to by hijackers. Sure, Yahoo Search is a legitimate search engine, but who can guarantee that the hijacker is not exploiting this search engine to showcase advertisements or malicious links? Due to this risk, we advise removing the hijacker and replacing it with a reliable and trustworthy search tool ASAP. Of course, before you get rid of this infection, please scan your operating system to make sure that much more aggressive threats are not active. If you detect more dangerous threats, attend to them first.

How to remove

Are you intimidated by the manual removal guide below? Although the steps might seem complicated and scary at first glance, we can assure you that you can successfully delete without much trouble. All you need to do is take one step at a time and do exactly as instructed. If you are stuck, post a comment below, and we will clear things up for you as soon as possible. Of course, you will have to repeat the whole thing – researching, analyzing, and removing – with all active threats. If you realize that you cannot erase all threats yourself, do not hesitate to employ an automated malware remover. The free malware scanner that you can acquire by clicking the Download button can be upgraded to function as an anti-malware tool. If you invest in your virtual security now, you will not need to worry about existing malware now or about the infections that could attack in the future.

Removal Guide

Internet Explorer:

  1. Tap Win+R keys to launch RUN.
  2. Enter regedit.exe to launch Registry Editor.
  3. Go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Double-click the value named Start Page.
  5. Erase the hijacker’s URL, enter the preferred URL, and click OK.
  6. Now, navigate to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}.
  7. Double-click the value named FaviconURL.
  8. Erase the hijacker’s URL, enter the preferred URL, and click OK.
  9. Repeat step 8 with FaviconURLFallback, TopResultURL, and URL values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Tap Win+E keys to launch Explorer.
  2. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ (or %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\ for Windows XP users) into the bar at the top.
  3. Open the Default folder or your unique Profile folder.
  4. Right-click the file named Preferences and open it using a text reader, such as Notepad.
  5. Erase the hijacker’s URL, enter the preferred URL, and save the file.
  6. Repeat step 5 with Secure Preferences and Web Data files.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Tap Win+E keys to launch Explorer.
  2. Enter %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ into the bar at the top.
  3. Open your own Firefox profile (look for the folder with random characters).
  4. Right-click the file named prefs.js file and choose to open it using a text reader, such as Notepad.
  5. Erase the hijacker’s URL, enter the preferred URL, and save the file.
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