What is is obviously a browser hijacker because this program modifies your browser settings behind your back. Actually, you may have been warned of the oncoming modifications, but the chances are you paid no heed to it; otherwise, you would not be reading this description, right? Luckily, it is not complicated to remove from your computer. All you have to do is follow the instructions you will find below the article. After manual removal, you should also consider investing in a licensed antispyware tool because you can never know when a similar intruder might enter your system. In other words, you have to be ready for the worst.test

Where does come from?

When we deal with adware programs, sometimes we can tell users about the websites they should avoid. Unfortunately, there is no one page that would be responsible for the direct distribution. On the contrary, there might be several websites that host and deliver the browser hijacker to target computers.

According to our research, usually spreads through third-party installers. In other words, the application that modifies your browser settings comes bundled with a list of other freeware programs. And who downloads those freeware programs. The users do.

Just think about it: Did you download any new application right before your browser settings changed? Did you download it from its official website or did you use a file-sharing site? File-sharing sites often host third-party installers that carry more than just one application, and so if you go through the installation process automatically, there is a good chance that you install several undesirable programs at once.

So, in a way, on your browser might be one of the first signs that you have more than just one potential threat on-board. And you have to deal with this immediately, without tolerating these intruders.

What does do? works pretty much just like,,, and many other browser hijackers from the same family. They are compatible with Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Upon the installation, the program will change your homepage, and your search engine will be set to This kind of unsolicited modification is really annoying, but quite a few users continue utilizing the fake search engine because it looks reliable.

Yet, if you were to run a web search via, you would see that all of your results get redirected to the Yahoo! Search engine. Oh, so does this mean the program has anything to do with Yahoo? Actually, no. The browser hijacker is not related to the Yahoo! Search engine at all. The point is that the hijacker cannot offer original search service so it makes use of the popular engine. Yet, just because Yahoo! Search is reliable by itself, you should not trust the search results redirected via Our research shows that the hijacker displays modified search results ON PURPOSE.

Of course, this does not mean that the hijacker will display links that lead to malware-related websites because it wants to infect you with ransomware or anything like that. The browser hijacker is more likely to display commercial links that might help it make some money. This type of tactic is often employed by browser hijacker, adware applications, and other similar programs. It is not malicious, but it presents a lot of security loopholes that can be exploited by cyber criminals.

So, in the worst-case scenario, could redirect you to a dangerous website that is related to malware distribution. And if you are not careful enough, you could end up getting infected with ransomware, a Trojan, or any other dangerous threat.

How do I remove

You can delete by removing all the hijacker-related entries from the registry and from the Application Data files. If you are not used to working with the Registry Editor, perhaps it would be better to rely on a security application that would scan your PC and remove all the potential threats automatically.

What’s more, with an antispyware program of your choice, you would be able to protect your system from various intruders. But do not forget that your web browsing habits are just as important. If you continue visiting unreliable websites, a security program may not help much.

Manual Removal

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit into the Open box. Press Enter.
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  3. On the right, right-click the Start Page value.
  4. Select Modify and change your startup page address. Click OK.
  5. Navigate to 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 type %AppData%. Click OK.
  2. Go 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. Save changes and exit the file.


  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type %LocalAppData% into the Open box and press OK.
  3. Open Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  4. Find and delete the Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.
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