Removal Guide

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If you find as your new home page when you open your browsers, it is a clear sign that you let a browser hijacker crawl onto your system. Such a malware infection may enter your computer with or without your knowledge. The third-party installers it happens to spread in may be quite misleading and set this search page as your home page by default unless you are alert enough to deselect this option while you can during the installation process. Unfortunately, if you find this browser hijacker in your browsers, it may indicate that other malware infections also managed to infiltrate your PC. If you do not want to face the ugly consequences of multiple system vulnerabilities, we recommend that you remove right now and handle all other potentially harmful applications in a similar manner.

You may not be aware but it is not that complicated to infect your computer with a browser hijacker like this. As a matter of fact, all it takes is a click on an unsafe third-party advertisement. You have surely noticed that, for example, there are certain websites that host way more third-party ads than usual. These sites are usually related to torrents, shareware programs, gaming, and porn. If you are not familiar with the page you land on, it is quite likely that you will click on something that could harm your computer and drop a malicious package or a single infection even behind your back. But you may also be led to believe that you are downloading a program that you have searched the web for; however, instead, you download a whole bundle of malware threats.

You can also be exposed to such harmful third-party ads if an adware program previously infected your system. This infection is capable of spying on you and can flood your screen with relevant-looking banner and pop-up ads, such as best deals and low price offers. These ads keep showing up while you are browsing the net, which can be rather distractive. But the worst thing is that if you click on any of these ads, there is a chance that you download a bundle of malicious software installers. We recommend that you always use reputable websites for downloading programs and updates so that you can avoid such malicious Removal screenshot
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It is also advisable to be alert while installing bundles because you may be able to opt out of certain components if you realize this option in time. Installing a full package could mean that you let several browser hijackers, adware programs, keyloggers, fake alerts, and potentially unwanted programs on board in one go. This could even show in your computer’s performance. This is why we emphasize that you should scan your system properly with a reputable malware scanner, which you can find online for free, because even if you delete from your browsers, other malware infections could still be threatening your operating system and your virtual security.

It is quite obvious when you have been infected with this family of browser hijackers due to the so characteristic fake toolbar at the top as well as the huge “Search” logo above the main search field. This particular search engine page offers you as extra features a few quick links leading to third-party websites associated with classified ads and news. We do not recommend that you use any of these, particularly the local weather link that redirects to a widget page full of questionable third-party ads. Yet, the most unreliable part is the search engine itself.

All your keywords are redirected to Yahoo; however, do not be misled by finding yourself on a reputable search engine page, because this hijacker may alter the results and inject its third-party ads and sponsored links in order to promote affiliates and thus make income for its creators. This would not be a big issue if cyber crooks could not exploit this opportunity to promote their own fake and malicious websites that can bring harm to your computer and even to your bank accounts if you share your details on a fake site. Therefore, we advise you to remove ASAP.

If you want to eliminate this browser hijacker manually, we suggest that you use our instructions below this article that show you step by step what you need to do. You can also use your browser settings to modify your home page settings if you prefer to do that. It is also possible that you do not want to do it yourself at all and would prefer an automated solution. Maybe it is time for you to consider the installation of a trustworthy anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter because this software can automatically protect your PC from any malicious attack.

Remove from browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Win+Q and type in regedit. Press the Enter key.
  2. Modify value data “” in the following registry keys:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (64-bit!)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
  3. Open “HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}” registry key and overwrite the value data in the following value names:
    FaviconURL (“”)
    FaviconURLFallback (“”)
    TopResultURL (“”)
    URL (“”)
  4. Exit the editor.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Open the “%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}” folder.
  3. Open the prefs.js file in a text editor (Notepad).
  4. Replace the URL in the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "") string with a home page URL you want to see.
  5. Restart your browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Open the “%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default” folder.
  3. Bin these files: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin.

In non-techie terms: is a new browser hijacker from a large family of questionable search engines. This hijacker may pose a threat to your system security by presenting you with potentially unreliable third-party content through promoted websites on its pseudo-toolbar and modified search results as well. If you would like to avoid being exposed to malicious websites and online scams, let alone more malware infections, we suggest that you remove from your browsers as soon as you can. If manual removal is not really your cup of tea, we advise you to employ a professional anti-malware program.