What is is a browser hijacker and also a new version of other similar threats, such as,,, and other programs alike. According to our researchers at, the threat might not only replace user’s default homepage but also display unreliable search results and gather information related to the user. Since you are reading this article, you probably suspected it yourself that the application might be dangerous. In that case, we urge you to keep reading the text and learn all important details about the browser hijacker. Plus, since our specialists recommend removal, we prepared manual deletion instructions, which you can use if you scroll below the article.test

Where does come from?

Usually, such programs are distributed through malicious pop-ups or bundled setup files. In this case, our researchers believe it should travel with bundled installers. In other words, you may have launched an installer that suggested adding to browsers. If you were not careful during the installation process, you might have missed the opportunity to reject the suggestion. Therefore, to stay away from browser hijackers and other doubtful software you should always read the given terms on setup wizard and download installers only from reliable web pages.

How does work?

The program may affect the major browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer. It might do so by modifying particular data on user’s computer, and as a consequence, it might be hard to get rid of the application unless you know which files were modified. Luckily, we managed to identify such data, and it is listed in the removal instructions available below the text.

After the application hijacks the default browser, it should no longer load your preferred homepage and open instead. The site could seem similar to Google search engine, and that is because it uses “Google Custom Search.” The results might also seem more or less normal to you as they should match used keywords. However, the browser hijacker could inject them with banners, third-party links, pop-ups, and other advertisements. If you interact with such content, you may risk the computer’s security because the ads could lead you to web pages with Trojans, viruses, and other malicious software. Furthermore, users should notice that the search engine does not provide Privacy Policy or End User License Agreement documents. Thus, you cannot know what kind of information the software might collect, share with other parties or use without your knowledge.

How to remove

If you cannot erase the browser hijacker on your own, you should either follow the instructions available below this text or use a legitimate antimalware tool. The instructions show how to manually fix data modified by, so it could be too difficult for users who do not have much experience in such matters. Nevertheless, if you find the process to complicated, you can eliminate the threat quite quickly with an antimalware tool. Firstly install it on the computer and launch it. Then perform a full system scan and click the deletion button once the antimalware software finishes the scanning process. Additionally, if you need more help or want to ask some questions about the application, you can leave us a message here or contact us through social media.

Erase from browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Windows Key+R to access the RUN.
  2. Type regedit and click OK to open the Windows Registry.
  3. Find the provided directory: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Look for a value name titled as Start Page on the right side.
  5. Right-Click the Start Page and press Modify.
  6. Delete value data (, type another URL address, and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E and search for the given path: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}
  2. Find a file that is called Prefs.js and open it with Notepad.
  3. Locate the following line and erase it: user_pref(“browser.startup.homepage”, “”).
  4. Press Ctrl+S and close the file.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E and navigate to the provided location: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  2. Locate and remove the listed files: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
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