What is

It is possible that you notice, an unreliable search engine, in your browsers upon launching them. This can happen when your computer has been attacked by a browser hijacker that may have crawled on board in a free software package. Many users do not consider it as a problem to see a new search page in their browsers; it is possible that some of them do not even notice such changes. This is why we need to emphasize that this browser hijacker may pose a threat to your virtual world by presenting to you unreliable content. The problem is that it is likely that this infection is only one of the several threats that may be exposing your system to cyber criminals. According to our malware researchers at, you should remove and make sure that no risky application remains on your system. This is the only way to restore your virtual security. If you want to keep it, too, please read our full article for more information.test

Where does come from?

Based on our research we can say that there is no official promotional website that would make this tool available for download. In fact, our research indicates that this malware infection is a newcomer in the ELEX family of browser hijackers that includes and among many others. Therefore, you cannot expect less of this infection than spreading via freeware bundles. However, these bundles are quite a bad surprise since they may contain a number of other malware infections as well. Letting a few adware programs, Trojans, browser hijackers as well as potentially unwanted programs onto your PC can seriously weaken your virtual security. If you are wondering how you can infect your system with such bundles, let us tell you now because it is neither a mystery nor a rocket science.

Most users infect their systems by clicking on corrupt third-party ads that can come from adware infections on their computers or from shady websites, such as pornographic, dating, freeware, and torrent sites. It is always risky to click on such ads because you may download a malicious bundle or get redirected to other malicious websites. This is why we suggest that you do careful research before downloading any files or programs as well as use reputable websites for this purpose. If you have visited such sites lately or you remember clicking on random ads, you should delete right now and check your system for other potential threats.

How does work?

This browser hijacker can modify certain browser settings to promote itself, the unreliable search page. We must warn you not to trust any results you happen to see through this search engine. This hijacker uses Google search results to provide you the wanted results for your queries. However, these results can be modified to contain potentially risky third-party links and advertisements. Since criminals can exploit this browser hijacker and display their own corrupt links, there is a chance that you end up on malicious websites if you click on any content coming from This can cause more malicious pages to open on new tabs or redirections, but you may also drop a malicious package onto your machine that contains this hijacker among other threats. The worst possible that can happen to you is getting scammed by cyber criminals who can steal your banking information and your personally identifiable information as well and use these to steal money from you or to commit other online crimes. Therefore, we advise you to remove as soon as possible.

How to delete

There are two things for you to do if you want to get rid of this threat once and for all. First, you should locate its uninstaller in Control Panel, if there is any. But even if you use this uninstaller, we have found that it may leave leftovers in your browsers. This is why we think that you should also reset your browsers so that all undesirable changes will be undone. Please follow our guide below if you need assistance with the manual removal of We hope that you can see now how you can protect your system from similar malware attacks if you avoid certain websites and clicking on third-party ads. What also helps in this endeavor is to always keep all your drivers (Java, Flash) and programs, including your browsers and operating system up-to-date.

How to remove from Windows

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Press Win+Q and enter uninstall a program.
  2. Choose the application and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Choose the application and press Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and open Control Panel.
  2. Access Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Choose the application and press Remove.

How to reset your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and open Internet Options.
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and choose Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click Reset settings.
  4. Click Reset in the pop-up.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and open Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox.
  3. In the pop-up window, press Refresh Firefox again.
  4. Click Finish.
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