What is is a browser hijacker that can affect Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It seems it can set a new homepage on either of these two browsers and add an extension to the Mozilla Firefox. Moreover, it might also track you while you surf the Internet and gather your anonymous information. The software’s Privacy Policy states that the application might share or use this data to serve you third-party advertising. We should warn you that such content could have links to third-party web pages, and some of them might be harmful to your system. If you do not want to risk your computer’s safety, the application’s removal should be your top priority task. To make it easier for you, we added manual removal instructions below the text that were prepared by our specialists at

How does work?

The first sign that you have this browser hijacker is the fact that your homepage was changed to Besides modified homepage settings, Mozilla Firefox users might notice an extension too. As long as the application is in your system, it could gather your anonymous data, e.g. search keywords, list of visited web pages, clicked ads, time spent on particular sites, and so on. The browser hijacker’s Privacy Policy says that “such information is needed by third-party advertising networks and advertisers who help deliver relevant ads when you are on a web page.” To put it more simply, might show you third-party ads in modified search results or on other websites.

Clicking these ads might be a terrible idea because they could come from unknown sources. Probably, the software’s creators do not review third-party websites or guarantee that they are safe for you to use. It is possible that some of the sites could be sources of Trojans, viruses, and other malware. Also, you might enter an unreliable third-party site that could collect your sensitive data like telephone number, email address, information related to your banking account, etc. These are the risks that you should consider carefully as you decide what to do about

Where does come from?

If you downloaded any freeware from suspicious websites, you might have received the browser hijacker together. Our researchers suspect that the application could be spread through bundled software. In other words, one program’s setup wizard might have suggestions of other applications. That is why you should always review all the steps in the installation wizard. If you see any additional software being suggested for you to install; make sure that it is safe for your system.

How to remove

You can get rid of manually with the instructions placed below, but it might take some time, or it could appear to be too complicated for you. Mozilla Firefox users should modify the pref.js file, which controls homepage, search engine, new tab page and other browser settings. If the browser hijacker added an extension, users should remove it via Add-ons manager. As for Internet Explorer users, they should change particular value data in the Windows Registry if they want to eliminate the application. If this seems too troublesome for you, download a legitimate antimalware tool and leave this job to it. Plus, if you have any other threats on your system, an antimalware tool could take care of them too. As a result, you would have a clean and protected computer.

Delete from browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Windows Key+R.
  2. Type regedit and click OK.
  3. Locate the following paths separately:
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN
  4. Find a Value Name Start Page in each of the directories listed above.
  5. Right-Click Start Page and select Modify.
  6. Replace Value Data, e.g., with or any other reliable site.
  7. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Navigate to:
    C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla ID, e.g. 35iwse65.default}.
  2. Locate file Prefs.js and open it with Notepad.
  3. Find and delete this line: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "")
  4. Instead of it copy and paste the following line: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", ""), you can type any other site in place of
  5. Press Ctrl+S and close the Notepad document.
  6. If the browser hijacker added an extension to Mozilla Firefox press CTRL+SHIFT+A.
  7. Choose Extensions, select the unwanted application, and click Remove.
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