What is malware researchers warn that is not a search tool that you should use for web surfing. Although at first sight, it looks like your regular search provider, the reality is that it is just another browser hijacker whose creator might have ulterior motives. Sure, right when you let this hijacker in, you might think that it was created to assist you with web browsing, but what you do not know is that this search tool is also capable of spying on you with the help of silent data-tracking tools, such as web cookies. So, do you still think that this hijacker is trustworthy? Do you still want to keep it installed as your homepage? If you do, you need to read this report. If you are ready to delete from your browsers, follow the removal tips and guide at the bottom.test

How does work?

According to the analysis and tests we have conducted in our internal lab, comes from the Elex family, which also includes,, and other suspicious hijackers that we advise removing. All of these hijackers are distributed in a very suspicious way. Although it is unlikely that they will take over your browsers without your permission – and if that is the case, you have the perfect reason to delete them – they might be introduced to you via suspicious bundles. A software bundle can carry legitimate, beneficial programs, but it can also carry malicious threats as well. So, which kind of software did you acquire along with Remember that malicious advertising-supported programs, disruptive PUPs, and clandestine Trojans could slither in without your notice if you interact with malicious installers. While we are sure that some users will be able to find and identify all threats, our recommendation is to install a malware scanner. If malicious threats that require elimination exist, you will be warned about it right away.

Although the suspicious has the potential to showcase advertisements and modify the search results shown to you to include sponsored links, at this time, it simply redirects to Google Search. When you type keywords into the search box, a new tab page is opened with search results. In our case, these results were not modified. Does that mean that using is safe? Not exactly. First of all, why would you want to use a search tool that is incapable of providing you with beneficial services? If you want to use Google Search as your main search provider or your homepage, why don’t you set it instead of the hijacker? Second, this familiar search provider is probably used to put you at ease. If you decide that it is safe to browse the web via the hijacker, the data-tracking tools will successfully record information about your activity. Is that dangerous? While it is unlikely that personally-identifiable information will be recorded, you do not want any kind of data to be collected and analyzed by the suspicious creator of the hijacker and the unknown affiliated parties.

How to delete

Do not waste your time with This is a browser hijacker that requires removal because it cannot provide you with useful services and because it might leak information about your virtual behavior to unknown parties. Modifying the homepage URL should help you get rid of this hijacker from any browser, but we advise using automated anti-malware software instead. The first reason for that is that you might be dealing with the removal of other infections. The second reason is that your operating system might require better protected against the infiltration of malware and unreliable programs. We can discuss your options further in the comments section below. Just make sure that you formulate your questions in a clear manner so that we could help you efficiently.

Removal instructions

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. Click the General tab and navigate to Home Page.
  4. Change the undesirable URL and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options to open a menu in the new tab.
  3. In the menu on the left click General and find the Home Page area.
  4. Overwrite the undesirable URL.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+F to open the menu on the right.
  2. Select Settings to open a menu.
  3. Go to On Startup and select Open a specific page or set of pages.
  4. Click Set pages and overwrite the undesirable URL. Click OK.
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