Removal Guide

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You can find in your browsers as your new home page after your computer got hit by a browser hijacker that changed your browser settings either with or without your permission. Our researchers have labeled this malware infection as a browser hijacker. As a matter of fact, this threat is not really a new one considering that it comes from a family that has given birth to lots of identical hijackers in the past year, including and to mention just the latest ones. This search engine page introduces you to a fake toolbar that provides you access to local weather and news-related pages, and, of course, a search box. Our researchers tested this browser hijacker in our internal lab and concluded that this infection may expose you to questionable third-party content; therefore, it can pose a threat to your virtual security. If you want to protect your computer from further infections and yourself from being scammed by cyber crooks, we recommend that you do not think twice before you remove from your Removal screenshot
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You may not know but it is really easy to get infected with such a browser hijacker; it may only take a click or two. Obviously, these clicks take place over the wrong third-party content. In other words, you can install this hijacker easily if you happen to click on corrupt third-party ads, such as banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, text-links, videos, and transitions. Such unsafe ads could be presented to you by, for example, adware programs hiding on your system. This obviously means that your virtual world is vulnerable since such infections managed to infiltrate it formerly. You should be aware that when your computer is infected with malware, you can never be safe from cyber criminals and their vicious tricks and scams. This is why it is highly advisable to run a system malware scan after you delete from your browsers.

Yet another way for you to encounter such harmful third-party ads is when you land on suspicious websites that host a lot of ads. You may have seen torrent, freeware, gaming, or even online gambling sites to mention the most general ones that are filled with annoying and dangerous third-party content. It is also possible that you end up on such pages unknowingly or accidentally after clicking on a corrupt ad or link. In any case, you should stay away from such websites because it is very easy to infect your system with a whole bundle of malicious software installers if you click on the wrong content. This is how most users infect their machine with several browser hijackers, adware programs, fake alerts, and more. And, this is another good reason why you should scan your system properly with a reliable malware scanner after you remove

This malware infection is obviously not the most dangerous threat you can be hit with. Yet, it can still cause a lot of headaches and ruin your web surfing experience, too. It offers you the usual fake toolbar at the top of the page, which is so characteristic of this family. On this toolbar you can find a search tool and a number of buttons that lead to third-party sites or widgets associated with local weather and news. We recommend that you use the built-in bookmark function of your browsers if you want to have easy-access links within reach and without any security issues. These third-party sites may host third-party ads that could be manipulated by this browser hijacker. This means that clicking on them might be risky; as it always is when it comes to third-party ads anyway.

Another source of risk is the search engine that redirects all your keywords to a possibly manipulated Yahoo search results page. This way you could be presented with results that contain ads and links promoted by questionable third parties who can also be cyber criminals. If you engage with such content, you may find yourself on malicious websites, such as fake online shops, and reveal your banking details. This could easily result in your losing money from your account. But, if you share your personal details as well, crooks may use these to commit online crimes. As you can see, there are actual risks involved here. Therefore, we advise you to delete from your browsers as soon as possible.

In order for you to be able to eliminate this browser hijacker, you need to restore your home page settings in your affected browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer). We have prepared step-by-step instructions for you below to follow if you are ready to take matters into your own hands. It is important that you remember that your PC will not be safe again unless you put an end to all possible threats. If you do not want to address this issue manually, we suggest that you download and install an authentic malware remover, such as SpyHunter that will automatically take all the burden of virtual security off your shoulders. Removal from browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Open the "%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\" directory and go to your profile folder.
  3. Open the prefs.js file with Notepad or any other text editor.
  4. Locate "user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "")" string and change the unwanted URL.
  5. Save and close the file.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+Q and enter regedit. Hit the Enter key.
  2. Locate "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page" and change the unwanted URL (right-click on the registry key and choose Modify).
  3. Press OK.
  4. Locate "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}" registry key and overwrite all value data for these value names: FaviconURL, FaviconURLFallback, TopResultURL, and URL

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Open "%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default" folder.
  3. Delete Preferences, Web Data, and Secure Preferences files.
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin.

In non-techie terms: is an annoying and potentially harmful search engine page that has been categorized as a browser hijacker by our researchers for a reason. This infection can change your home page settings in your major browsers and expose you to unreliable content through third-party websites it promotes as well as its modified search results. We do not recommend that you engage with any content this browser hijacker has to offer. In fact, we suggest that you remove right now before you let more infections onto your computer or find yourself scammed by criminals and lose money. Tackling malware infections manually could be a challenge for you; therefore, we advise you to install a reliable anti-malware application to automatically safeguard your PC from all known malware threats.