What is

A browser hijacker called might seem harmless, but, in the hands of the wrong people, it could be a dangerous weapon. Although it looks like a regular search tool, it is not transparent, and most people do not even realize the risks they might be taking by trusting it. Even ignoring this hijacker is not a good option because it can silently perform intrusive activity even when you are not using it. Needless to say, researchers recommend removing from your browsers without further delay, and this report explains all the reasons why this is necessary. If you are ready to delete this hijacker from your browsers, you can scroll down to find a full guide. If you think that you need more information before you can proceed – which is a smart move – you should continue reading. If you have any questions after reading this report, or you want to leave feedback, use the comments section below.test

How does work? is not the only browser hijacker on the web. In fact, there are thousands of malicious and even more dangerous hijackers than this one; however, you cannot underestimate it. This hijacker is extremely unpredictable, as there is very little information about it. At the moment, this search tool is down, which means that you cannot check the legal information, assuming that it is provided and that it is authentic and reliable. This hijacker might have been taken down due to the security reports; however, that does not mean that it will not be restored in the near future. All in all, whether you are using it as a seemingly normal search tool or you see a blank/error page instead of a search tool, we suggest deleting it from your browsers. The first reason you should delete from your browsers is the intrusive activity that this hijacker can initiate using data-tracking technologies. Even if you ignore the hijacker by using a different search tool to browse the web, the cookies might silently spy on you, and you do not want that because you do not know who could access this information or how they could use it.

The second reason you should eliminate this hijacker from your browsers is the redirecting to third-party websites. According to our research, can redirect you to sites promoting suspicious software, and it reroutes all your search queries. It seems that in most cases this strange hijacker redirects to Google Search (Google Custom Search), but the results shown to you could be modified. The hijacker specifically redirects to popular search engines to ensure that you trust them, as only if you trust them will you click on the sponsored links that are mixed in by the developer of this hijacker and its partners. Do you know which parties might be using to promote their content? If you do not, how can you trust them? Ads might even show up on the homepage of the hijacker, and this is a dead giveaway that this supposedly reliable search tool is not as innocent as it might appear to be at first.

How to remove

It is crucial that you delete from your browsers because you want the intrusive data-trackers to stop spying on you, and you want to browse the web risk-free. Unfortunately, this is impossible with this browser hijacker on your operating system, and this is why we urge you to get rid of it as soon as you can. The guide below shows how to change the homepage and default search settings on all browsers, as well as how to clean browsing history, including cache and cookies. Although this threat could attack all kinds of browsers, we provide removal guides for the most popular ones. If a different kind of browser was infected, you can write us via the comments section below, and we will help you erase the threat right away. If you choose to eliminate this hijacker manually, also do not forget to erase the registry keys created by it. If you skip this step, the hijacker will keep showing up even if you change search settings.

Removal Guide

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser, tap Alt+T, and choose Options.
  2. In the General menu change the URL in the Home Page box.
  3. In the Search menu Remove the undesirable search provider.
  4. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+Del keys.
  5. Select the time range and open the Details menu.
  6. Choose the data you want to clear and click Clear Now.
  7. Restart the browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser, tap Alt+F, and choose Settings.
  2. Under On Startup select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Overwrite the URL of the start page.
  4. Under Search click Manage search engines and select/add the desired provider.
  5. Eliminate the undesirable provider by clicking the X on its URL. Click Done.
  6. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+Del keys.
  7. Select the desired time range and choose the data you want to clear.
  8. Click Clear browsing data and then restart the browser.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Launch the browser and click the More (top-right corner).
  2. Click Settings and navigate to Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Choose what to clear, mark all boxes, and click Clear.
  4. In the Settings menu navigate to Open with.
  5. Remove the URL of the unwanted start page and enter the desired one.
  6. Scroll down the menu and click View advanced settings.
  7. Navigate to Search in the address bar with and click Change.
  8. Remove the URL of the unwanted provider and enter the desired one.
  9. Restart the browser.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser, tap Alt+T, and choose Manage Add-ons.
  2. In the Search Providers menu Remove the undesirable provider.
  3. Set/add the desired provider and click Close.
  4. Tap Alt+T again and choose Internet options.
  5. Click the General tab and find the Home Page.
  6. Overwrite the URL and click OK.
  7. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+Del keys.
  8. Select the data you want to clear and click Delete.
  9. Restart the browser.

Registry Editor:

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R to launch RUN.
  2. Type regedit.exe and click OK.
  3. In the Registry Editor Deletethese keys:
    • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Google\Chrome\HomepageLocation
    • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Google\Chrome\RestoreOnStartupURLs\1

N.B. Once you are done erasing the hijacker, immediately scan your PC using a trusted malware scanner to see if other potentially dangerous threats require your attention as well.

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