Removal Guide

Do you know what is? is a search engine that is usually a part of a browser hijacker infection. As this search engine is spread by such an infection, we are sure that it will replace your homepage and search engine on all the browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox one day. Luckily, is not very active at the time of writing. Of course, the situation might change completely in the future. If you ever open your browser and notice that has replaced your homepage and search engine, we suggest that you hurry to delete it despite the fact that it looks like a trustworthy search engine at first sight. It seems that it will not be very easy to get rid of because it is not an ordinary piece of software that can be erased via Control Panel. We know that many users will find it really hard to eliminate this search engine, so we have shared the manual removal instructions with Removal screenshot
Scroll down for full removal instructions is a search engine that acts in a similar manner as,, and All these search engines are even hosted on the same web server ( IP), so it is not surprising at all that they all tend to replace homepages and search engines without permission. Specialists do not recommend using the search engine of or another hijacker that belongs to the ELEX family because you might be provided with untrustworthy search results. These search results will contain links and ads that lead to untrustworthy third-party web pages. is not responsible for the content of these websites and declares that in its License Agreement:

Search2000s does not have any control over those non- Search2000s websites and WebPages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use.

It seems that this search engine will not only provide users with third-party ads and links, but might also collect information about them day after day. As we have found in the Privacy Policy, this search engine will not collect any personal information; however, we are sure that it is interested in demographic information, your interests on the web, IP address, and other non-personal details. Even though it will not touch important information, you should still get rid of if you do not want to reveal information about you.

This search engine will not only apply changes to all the browsers, but will also modify files and apply changes to one Value in the system registry. You will notice these changes if you access the Registry Editor and then move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main to find the Start Page Value. In addition, you will notice that prefs.js, which is located in C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID} and contains information about users’ preferences, is modified too if you open it, and, finally, you will see the changes applied to Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files if you locate them in C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.

Many users cannot understand how browser hijacker has managed to enter their systems, but the answer is really simple – it has probably slithered onto the computer together with another application because this threat is distributed in malicious software installers. In addition, it has been observed that its entrance might be the result of the presence of such potentially unwanted programs as (PUP) as FVP Image Viewer and Picexa. If you do not want to experience undesirable changes ever again, you have to take care of your system’s safety in advance, i.e. install a security tool. We also highly recommend that you always keep your system 100% clean because, as you can see, undesirable software might download and install other untrustworthy programs without permission. Last but not least, you should not trust torrent websites and file-sharing pages because you might download malware from them too.

To make disappear, scan your system with an automatic malware remover like SpyHunter. If you prefer to get rid of this browser hijacker yourself, reset your browsers one by one. We are sure that there are users who have never tried doing that, so we have provided the manual removal instructions for them. They can be found below the article.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options and open the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Mark the Delete personal settings box.
  6. Click Reset.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  5. Click Reset settings.
  6. Click the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H.
  3. Click Troubleshooting information.
  4. Locate the Refresh Firefox button in the upper part of the window.
  5. Click on it.
  6. Click on the button again in the dialog box.

In non-techie terms:

If you have managed to remove from your browsers and do not see it anymore, it does not mean that your system is completely clean. Therefore, we highly recommend that you scan your system with an automatic malware remover. It will check your system and show results within seconds.