What is

Have you found greeting you when you launch your favorite browser? If that surprises you, it is possible that your browser was hijacked. If you are not surprised, you must have agreed to modify your homepage. Were you pushed to install the search tool along with some other program? Have you downloaded other programs bundled with it? If the hijacker is active, it is most likely that other unreliable pieces of software can be found on your operating system as well. research team warns that every single threat must be taken seriously. Although some are less dangerous than others, they are dangerous, and that is what you need to keep in mind. We can help you delete along with all other undesirable threats, and all you need to do right now is read this report. We discuss the activity of the hijacker, as well as the removal process of all active threats.test

How does work?

At the time of research, was compatible with Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome web browsers. Have you found this threat hijacking a different browser? If you have, you should post a comment below, so that we could provide you with an effective removal guide. All in all, the infection works on all browsers in the same way. First, it employs tracking cookies to record every move you make. It could record personal information “unknowingly” – according to the claims within the Privacy Policy – but it is most likely to record data that could be used for advertising. Did you know that the suspicious can be employed as an advertising tool? Although it is represented as a search tool, it does not work like one. In fact, according to our research, the main reason to remove this threat is to stop it from exposing you to potentially unreliable links. Unfortunately, many users dealing with this hijacker might not even recognize the risk of encountering unreliable links.

Just like,, and other hijackers that belong to the ELEX group, is a redirector. Its only feature is a search tool that, unfortunately, does not work. Instead of scanning the web and finding the information you need, it redirects to Is this bad? Although unauthorized redirecting is always bad, the worst part is that the hijacker interferes in an aggressive manner. Yahoo Search, as you might know, is a legitimate and reliable search tool. Unfortunately, could exploit it to showcase sponsored links that are most likely helping the developer of the threat earn money. Since the hijacker spies on you, the sponsored links could represent the information you are interested in. They could also reflect the information you are trying to look up. In any case, the sponsored links could route to malicious websites, and this is the risk that you MUST think about. Have you decided that it is way too risky to trust this hijacker? That is the right decision. Fortunately, the removal of the hijacker is not too lengthy or complicated.

How to delete

According to our research, only hijacks the homepage, and you should be able to rectify the situation by overwriting the undesirable URL. The guide below shows how to do that, and if you stumble upon any of the steps, you can start a discussion in the comments section. Of course, if you are dealing with multiple threats, the manual removal option might not be so ideal. If the scanner has detected different threats, you have to deal with them individually. If you do not have time or experience for that, you can always install anti-malware software. It is specifically developed to automatically eliminate existing infections and protect the operating system against them in the future. Obviously, you have to be very careful about which software you employ because you do not want to invest in useless or even malicious tools. Although anti-malware software can guard you, you have to be cautious as well. Do not use unfamiliar installers and file-sharing sources, do not open spam emails, and be cautious when interacting with random links found online.

Removal Guide

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Tap keys Alt+T to open the Tools menu.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Move to the General menu.
  5. Change the URL.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T keys to open the Tools menu.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Click the General tab.
  5. Overwrite the URL and click OK.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F to open the menu on the right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Move to On Startup.
  5. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
  6. Click Set pages.
  7. Overwrite the URL and click OK.
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