Removal Guide

Do you know what is? is similar to,, and many other browser hijackers that are dedicated to replacing your web browser’s homepage address in an effort to serve you commercial ads in the form of search results. Since it is a browser hijacker, it is distributed in a highly dishonest and deceptive manner. It can get onto your web browser without your knowledge or authorization. Its creators count on you to keep it as the homepage and allow them to cash in on the ads you may click. We recommend that you remove this hijacker from your browser as soon as the opportunity arises.

Before we go any further, we think it is important to talk about how this hijacker is distributed to avoid getting it in the first place. Like many hijackers of its caliber, is distributed via malicious software bundles. You can encounter software bundles that feature this hijacker on various freeware hosting sites. The problem with those installers is that they were purposefully configured not to show you their additional content. Moreover, most of them do not have a hidden menu that usually is where deceptive software bundles eventually allow users to deselect undesirable software. Therefore, in this particular case, this malicious search engine can enter your computer without your knowledge or approval. We recommend that you avoid getting your software from shady freeware sites to avoid getting browser hijackers such as this one.

Our malware analysts have found that the installers distributing this hijacker were configured to inject in into your browser if you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Research has shown that the installers were configured to replace the homepage only, but in some cases, they might also replace the new tab page and/or the search provider. functions like an ordinary search engine but it redirects all entered search queries to a modified Yahoo search engine because it does not have its own search algorithm. Nevertheless, it can modify the search results to include promoted links. These links can come from unvetted and highly unreliable sources, so they can pose a threat to your computer’s security. In the worst case scenario, this hijacker can be the cause of your computer becoming infected with ransomware, spyware, and other types of highly malicious Removal screenshot
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Another important aspect about this hijacker is the fact that it can collect some information about you and use it for commercial purposes. According to this hijacker’s official privacy policy, can collect information that includes your browser type, operating system type, geographical location, IP address, ISP, browsing history, entered search queries, and diagnostic information. The people behind this hijacker use this information to “to operate and improve upon the Services.” In other words, it will use it to tailor and personalize the advertisements you see in the search results. Also, the collected information can be shared with third parties. Therefore, you should not want to have this hijacker gather information about you because it is used for malicious purposes.

In conclusion, is a highly malicious search engine that was classified as a browser hijacker due to the way it is distributed. It can enter your computer secretly and replace your browser’s homepage. Once on it, this hijacker will collect information about you and serve you shady promoted links in its search results. Therefore, we advocate for its removal. You can use the guide below if you want to get rid of it right now.

Replace the homepage address manually

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R keys.
  2. Enter regedit in the dialog box and click OK.
  3. In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Locate Start Page on the right side of the window and right-click it.
  5. Select Modify and replace with another URL.
  6. Exit the Registry Editor.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E keys.
  2. Enter C:\Users\{User name}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default in the address line and hit Enter.
  3. Find and delete Preferences, Secure Preferences and Web Data files.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E keys.
  2. Type C:\Users\{User name}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID} in the address box and hit Enter.
  3. Open prefs.js with Notepad.
  4. Replace in user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "");
  5. Save and Close.

In non-techie terms: is a malicious search engine that replaces your browser’s default homepage to present you with questionable and dangerous links in its search results. It also customizes them by collecting and processing information about you and your browsing preference. You should consider removing it from your PC because it is a potential security threat.