What is is a browser hijacker that will enter your system together with other unwanted applications. Although this is not an extremely dangerous infection, you should not ignore the hijacker because it can eventually lead to other undesirable security issues.

In this article, we will tell you more about and what you should do to remove it. It is important to note that this browser hijacker is probably just one of the many unwanted applications currently installed on your computer. Hence, you will do yourself a favor if you scan your PC with a reliable antispyware tool to locate all the potential threats.test

Where does come from?

The truth is that this browser hijacker comes from a huge family of similar intruders. So it makes it easier for us to talk about it, and we know immediately how to remove it from your computer. On the other hand, if you have never had a browser hijacker on your computer, the experience might be new to you. is very similar to,,, and a list goes on and on. All these browser hijackers employ similar distribution methods, so it is very likely that you installed this program on your PC accidentally.

For the most part, comes bundled with freeware in third-party installers. We understand that downloading programs for free from third-party sources looks a lot more appealing than downloading them from official websites and perhaps paying for a subscription. However, third-party file-sharing sites seldom can guarantee the safety of the third-party installers that carry these freeware apps around.

What’s more, the installers might bundle several applications together, and this is exactly how enters your computer. You might think that you are installing one application, but the reality is that you will end up installing several of them.

What does do?

Just like most of the programs in the group, will change your homepage and the default search engine without your permission. The browser hijacker is compatible with Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox, so you can be sure that you will see this hijacker either way if it manages to enter your system.

Also, the domain for this program might look like a decent search engine, but computer security experts strongly discourage users from performing web searches via this address. For one, it uses a custom version of the Yahoo! Search, so it cannot provide you with original search service. Second, most of the search results redirected via can be modified. The results will be modified according to your likes and preferences, and other information the hijacker will have collected about you via tracking cookies. That is right: the moment this program settles down on your system, it starts monitoring your online activities.

Technically, this kind of activity is not illegal because quite a few services and websites use cookies to customize your online experience. However, when it comes to this browser hijacker, there is no guarantee that the collected information will be used for reliable and safe purposes. The data could be leaked to unreliable third parties. What’s more, some of the hijacker’s services could be exploited by cyber criminals, and eventually, you could get infected with malware.

How do I remove

There are many reasons why you should terminate this browser hijacker. First, it enters your computer uninvited. Second, it modifies your browser’s settings without your permission. Third, it promotes potentially harmful third-party content. We could continue listing these reasons, but perhaps it is already clear to you that you have to get rid of the program.

Below this description, you will find the manual removal instructions. We would like to point out that the instructions only deals with If there are more undesirable applications on-board, you will have to delete them all separately.

Scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner to get a list of the programs you need to remove. If you can, uninstall the unwanted programs via Control Panel. If some of the programs resist being removed, terminate them with an automated antispyware tool. That would be the fastest and the most efficient way to get rid of the potential threats and protect your computer from harm.

Manual Removal

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  2. Go HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  3. Right-click the Start Page value on the right.
  4. Select Modify and edit your startup page address. Press OK.
  5. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}.
  6. Modify the following values on the right:


  1. Press Win+R and enter %AppData% into the Open box.
  2. Press OK and navigate to Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Unique user ID].
  3. Find and open the prefs.js file.
  4. Delete this string: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "");
  5. Exit the file.


  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type %LocalAppData% into the Open box. Click OK.
  3. Navigate to Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  4. Delete theses files: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
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