Removal Guide

Do you know what is? is a fake search engine that you are redirected automatically to when your computer is infected with malware. Although it looks like a genuine search engine, it does not provide unbiased search results. If you perform a web search using, some of your search results will be sponsored, thus allowing commercial links appear higher in the search results than they actually should. Unfortunately, some of those links can lead to third party websites that have nothing in common with your initial search. The bottom line is that you must remove from your computer, because it poses security risks.

Usually you get via bundled software downloads. Be attentive when you install or download torrent clients or various files. Freeware often becomes a mean of malware distribution, because it can be easily exploited by a third party due to its vulnerabilities. Once is installed, whenever you open your Internet browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer), you will be redirected to This page will be set as your default home page, and it will try to increase its traffic for commercial reasons.

When tracks your browsing habits, it collects various browsing data and later on it, if you perform a search via, the search engine displays search results that are customized according to your preferences, and you basically get tailored results that do not reflect the objective result list you would get if you used another search engine. Not to mention that the sponsored links might lead to corrupted websites that host malware, and you might end up infected with serious computer threats.

First of all, use the instructions below to try and remove from your computer manually:

Remove from your computer

Windows 8

  1. Right-click metro Start screen.
  2. Click All Apps button at the bottom right corner.
  3. Select Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Click Searchiu and remove it.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start Menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Click Searchiu and remove it.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start Menu
  2. Go to Control Panel –> Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click Searchiu and remove it.

Remove virus from your browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and select Manage add-ons.
  2. Delete from Toolbars and Extensions section. Exit the menu.
  3. Press Alt+X again and select Internet Options.
  4. Remove from Home page section under General tab.
  5. Enter another home page address and click OK. Exit the menu.
  6. Press Alt+X and select Manage add-ons.
  7. Remove from the list.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A to open Add-ons tab.
  2. Remove from the Extensions list. Close the tab.
  3. Click Firefox button and select Options.
  4. Remove from Home page section (Searchiu).
  5. Enter another home page address and save changes. Exit the menu.
  6. Click the search bar at the top right corner and press F4.
  7. Select Manage search engines...
  8. Delete from the list and save changes.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools --> Extensions.
  2. Remove from the extensions list.
  3. Click Settings (below Extensions) and click Set pages under "On startup".
  4. Remove from the list.
  5. Enter a new domain name and click OK.
  6. Click Manage search engines... under Search (in Settings).
  7. Remove from the list.
  8. Enter a new default search engine address and save changes.

In case you keep on being redirected, download a free scanner (download button below) and perform a full system check-up to see what kind of malicious files are left on your computer. Acquire a powerful antimalware tool to remove from your system for good.

In non-techie terms: is an fake search engine that forcefully redirects you to affiliated websites. It could lead to a serious malware infection and personal data leak, so it is highly recommended that you remove from your computer with a reliable antimalware tool.

Aliases: Searchiu search.