What is

Browser hijackers are one of the most prevalent threats these days. They are developed every day, and it is not going to change soon. is a new product of bad people/disreputable companies. Although it has an interface of a legitimate search tool and, at first glance, seems to be quite useful, the truth is that it is nothing more than a browser hijacker. It has been classified as a browser hijacker because it hijacks users’ browsers after the successful infiltration. In most cases, it sets a new website, i.e. as a homepage only, but if you have noticed a new website in the place of your default search tool too, this is another sign indicating that the browser has successfully sneaked onto your system. Remove it from browsers as soon as possible despite the fact that it reminds of a legitimate search provider. Letting it stay set on browsers and using it to search for the information on the web might result in a bunch of problems, so doing nothing would be a sin. Continue reading this article and see for yourself that the search tool which has appeared on browsers after the entrance of a browser hijacker has more drawbacks than benefits.test

What does do? is a website similar to,, and, so it is not surprising at all that it works the way they do. Researchers at are sure that has not been developed to improve the users’ web searching experience in any way even though it does look like a trustworthy tool: there is a search box on its start page returning search results and, at the bottom, quick-access buttons which make it easier to open eBay, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and other popular pages are placed. These are useful features of this search tool, but, unfortunately, they are not enough to call it a reputable search provider. Research recently carried out by specialists has shown that the main problem of is its search results. They are full of sponsored links, so users who use this tool for searching the web will definitely click on them sooner or later. This is where dangers lie. A single click on an advertisement shown by might result in the redirection to an untrustworthy page full of potentially dangerous software. They might slither onto computers unnoticed and cause trouble.

Sponsored links among search results are not the only drawback of It has become clear after reading its Privacy Policy document that it is going to record two types of information too: non-personally identifiable and individually-identifiable. The first type of information, non-personally identifiable one, is collected automatically and includes the following details: type of browser, language preference, the operating system your device uses, clicks, IP address, etc. In the case of the so-called individually-identifiable information, it consists of personal details voluntarily submitted by users, e.g. name and email address. It is said in the same document that this gathered data will be used to improve and customize services primarily. Users are told that this information will not be shared with third parties or partners, but we would not be so sure that it is going to keep this information only to itself.

Where does come from?

Bundling is the method used very often to distribute browser hijackers, so specialists are 99% sure that has shown up on your browsers because a malicious software bundle has been installed. To prevent a new threat from entering your PC and altering browsers’ settings, you should always opt for advanced installation settings when installing new software from the web – this will allow you to see that undesirable software tries to enter your computer unnoticed. Second, security experts recommend installing an automatic application for ensuring the system’s safety.

How to delete

There are two possible removal methods: you can delete manually or use an automatic tool to have it erased automatically. If you decide to take care of the undesirable search tool yourself, the first thing you should do is to check our manual removal guide placed below this article. Then, go to take action. On the other hand, those who decide to delete automatically do not need to do anything themselves except for acquiring a security application and launching its scanner. manual removal instructions

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type regedit.exe in the empty line and click OK.
  3. Go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Locate the Start Page value.
  5. Right-click on it and select Modify.
  6. In the Value data field, enter a new URL in the place of
  7. Save the changes.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E simultaneously to open the Windows Explorer.
  2. Type %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles in the URL bar of your Windows Explorer to open this directory.
  3. Find a folder containing the prefs.js file.
  4. Open this file with Notepad and delete the following string: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", " "); .
  5. Save the changes.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Open %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Locate these three files and delete them all one by one:

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