What is

You have been given the impression that is a reliable search engine, an alternative to boring mainstream search engines. However, we recommend removing it because it is just another browser hijacker. This hijacker is somewhat unique since it comes bundled with software from a particular developer. The installation setup might ask you whether you want to become your browser’s homepage. However, getting rid of it might prove tricky. Therefore, we have compiled a guide that will greatly simplify its removal. This short description features relevant information about, so we invite you to read it.testtesttest

Where does come from?

Browser hijackers usually do not feature names of their developers. However, is a bit different. Our malware researchers at have found that this browser hijacker was created by a software developer called Development Media 73. And, to our knowledge, this hijacker is bundled only with this company’s software. Development Media 73 is a France-based company that primarily develops its products in the French language. For example, its previously released browser hijackers, such as and are in French. But stands out from the pack because it was tailored for India-based users.

How does work?

As mentioned, when you install software developed by Development Media 73, the installation wizard should offer you to change your browser’s homepage to If you agree, it will become the default homepage, but the search provider will not be modified. This browser hijacker connects to the same server as do all of Development Media 73’s applications and browser hijackers. As a search engine, works rather well which is not surprising because it uses Google’s custom search. However, this hijacker is apt to fetch additional information from its servers. To be more specific, it should include advertisements. Of course, ads are annoying, but this hijacker’s ads should not be trusted as they are likely to come from shady third parties. So using is a potential security risk.

Furthermore, this browser hijacker will collect some information about you. It will use browser cookies and other means of data collection to acquire information, such as your browsing history, search history, location, IP address, and so on. This information is used to customize the third-party ads. So nothing good will come from using this search engine. We believe that its only purpose is generating advertising revenue. Therefore, we recommend that you delete

How do I remove

This browser hijacker can be a bit tricky to root out because it not only changes the homepage address but also modifies certain browser files. To be more precise, it will modify Firefox’s prefs.js file and Chrome’s Preferences, Secure Preferences and Web Data files. For Internet Explorer, it changes the Start page registry value. This registry value must be fixed, and the files can also be fixed or deleted because the browsers will create new unmodified ones. We have opted for the easier method and suggest removing the files.

Enable Hidden file view

How to make Windows Vista and 7 show hidden files

  1. Click Start and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Appearance and Personalization.
  3. The, click Folder Options.
  4. Go to the View tab.
  5. Select Show hidden folders and click OK.

How to make Windows 8 show hidden files

  1. Press Windows Key+E.
  2. Select the View menu and mark the box next to Hidden items.

How to make Windows 10 show hidden files

  1. Press Windows Key+E.
  2. Select the View menu and click Show/hide.
  3. Mark the box next to Hidden items.

Remove from your browser

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E to open Windows Explorer.
  2. Go to C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{randomletters}.default via the address bar.
  3. Find a file called prefs.js right-click on it and Delete it.
  4. Then, go to C:\Users\{ your username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{randomletters}.default\searchplugins.
  5. Find a file called allo-search.xml, right-click on it and Delete it.
  6. Launch Firefox and press Alt+H.
  7. Click Troubleshooting Information and click Refresh Firefox.
  8. Select Refresh Firefox again in the dialog box.
  9. Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E to open Windows Explorer.
  2. Go to C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default using the address bar.
  3. Locate files called Preferences, Secure Preferences and Web Data.
  4. Select and Delete them.
  5. Launch Chrome and press Alt+F, and then open Settings.
  6. Choose Show advanced settings and click Reset settings, and then click Reset again.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and enter regedit in the box.
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\main.
  3. Locate the Start page file on the right side and double-click it.
  4. Type a new homepage address in the Value data box.
  5. Then, launch Internet Explorer and press Alt+T.
  6. Select Internet Options and click the Advanced tab.
  7. Click Reset and check the checkbox and click Reset again.
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