Removal Guide

Do you know what is? is a browser hijacker that comes bundled with adware applications. It is set to secretly change your browser’s homepage and prevent you from changing it back. Its purpose is to generate web traffic and make money for its owners, because the website features commercial advertisements. If you live in Europe or the US, it is unlikely that you will get this hijacker, but if you are located in the Middle East and you are a frequent visitor of Arabic freeware distributing websites you can easily download it. So we invite you to read this article as it contains essential information about and will help you to get rid of it.

Our malware researchers have found that to be bundled with an adware application called Vonteera, which is also tailored for Internet surfers located in the Middle East. This adware program displays various advertisements on websites that include Even though these two infections are always bundled together, uninstalling Vonteera will leave the hijacked homepage as it is. This adware application is will display commercial advertisements of questionable reliability, so it should be dealt with as soon as possible.

As far as goes, it has been created by an unknown entity. It is bundled with Vonteera, but that is subject to change over time. We have also received information that it might come with a Trojan infection, but it is quite rare. Most of the infections have occurred in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, so currently is “trending” there. However, it is not restricted to these particular countries. It is likely that this hijacker is distributed on freeware sharing websites that are popular in the aforementioned Removal screenshot
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If your computer becomes infected with then it will automatically and without your knowledge or consent change your browser’s homepage. It must be mentioned that it will affect the three most popular browsers, namely Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. However, you will only get redirected to from another URL. As mentioned, this hijacker will prevent you from changing the homepage, because its main purpose is to generate web traffic to, which generated revenue from commercial advertisements that are in ample supply. In any case, is not even an original search engine, because it redirects all searches to This is typical of browser hijackers, so if it were just a simple search engine — not a browser hijacker, it would still be useless. Therefore, you should remove it. hijacks the homepage just like all other browser hijackers. It modifies the browser’s Target line, which automatically resents your homepage if you try to change it via browser settings. We have included a guide, which will help you fix the Target line. Note that you should remove all associated adware applications and other infections that might come bundled with it. In this day and age, cyber security is very important, so we encourage you to keep your computer, and by extension yourself, safe from online threats, such as

Uninstall programs from the OS

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate the unwanted application
  4. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate the program.
  4. Click the Remove button.

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Open the Charm bar.
  2. Click Settings and go to the Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program.
  4. Locate undesirable program.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.

Delete the changes made to the brower’s Target line

  1. Right-click on your browser’s shortcut.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Open the Shortcut tab.
  4. Fix the Target line
  5. Click OK.

Remove the browser extensions

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Click Manage Add-ons.
  3. Click Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Remove the unwanted extension.
  5. Click Close.
  6. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  7. Change the homepage address.
  8. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Click Extensions and Remove the extension.
  3. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  4. Change the homepage address.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Click More tools.
  3. Click Extensions and Remove the add-on.
  4. Press Alt+F again.
  5. Find the On Startup list and select Set pages.
  6. Change the homepage address.
  7. Click OK.

In non-techie terms: is a browser hijacker that changes the browser’s homepage and prevents you from changing it back to your preferred homepage. This hijacker modifies the browser’s Target line to achieve this. Furthermore, it also comes bundled with adware programs and might even come with Trojans that you should only remove with an antimalware scanner, such as SpyHunter.