Removal Guide

Do you know what is? is a lot like,,, and other similar software. Users who installed the application should know that the search engine and its mentioned clones are classified as browser hijackers. Apparently, they can alter particular browser preferences to hijack it. Afterward, while using, it could show you modified Yahoo results. Since they might contain unreliable third-party advertisements, our researchers advise getting rid of it as quick as you can. If you cannot eliminate it on your own, there is a removal guide below the article. Simply follow the provided instructions and you will browse with your favorite search engine in no time. In order not to let in such threats ever again, users should also read the rest of the article and get to know how such programs can be avoided.

Currently, the software is compatible with the Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome browsers. While researching the application, we also found out that might be distributed through other questionable programs. To be more precise, such programs should be supported with advertising, e.g. adware, as they might display ads that promote the browser hijacker. Thus, if the search engine appeared all of sudden, you should check the whole system for other possible threats. For example, to complete this task you could use a legitimate antimalware tool. It could do a full system scan and detect the software, which might cause you trouble. Browser hijackers, adware, and other similar threats are often spread through suspicious file-sharing web pages or malicious pop-ups ads, so to avoid such suspicious software it is necessary to stay away from questionable web pages and Removal screenshot
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When hijacks the user’s browser, it modifies some data to change his default homepage. Consequently, instead of the previous site, user’s browser begins to load the search engine every time it is launched. As we tested the application ourselves in our internal lab, we noticed that it could use Yahoo search engine to collect the results, but what the user receives might be a modified version of them. The results may include third-party ads in various forms, e.g. banners, links, pop-up, and so on. Interacting with the ads may be dangerous as some of them might advertise malicious content. In other words, they could redirect you to web pages that contain Trojans, viruses and other malware.

What’s more, users should also understand that some of the third-party web pages may try to collect their private data. How his could affect you? It depends on how the website’s creators would use your personal data. For example, if they share it with their third-party partners, you might receive more advertising content in the form of emails, SMS messages, and so on. Therefore, before you submit your email address, telephone number, or any other personal information it is important to know how it could be used or with whom it could be shared.

Luckily, is not the only search engine available to users, so you can easily replace it with a more trustworthy one. However, for starters, our specialists recommend eliminating the threat. There are two main ways to deal with it, so users should choose the method that is most suitable for them. The first way to erase the browser hijacker is to delete it manually according to the removal guide placed below this text. The other way is to install a trustworthy security tool and let it do the job for you. Nevertheless, even if you can remove the application manually, it might still be better to do so with a security tool. That is because there might be other possible threats on the system and the tool would help you deal with all of them at once.

Erase from browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R, type regedit, then click OK and find the given location: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  2. Locate a value name that is called Start Page.
  3. Right-Click the value name, select Modify, then erase and add a website you would like to make as your homepage.
  4. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E and navigate to: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}
  2. Find a file called Prefs.js and open it as a Notepad document.
  3. Locate and delete the following line: user_pref(“browser.startup.homepage”, “”).
  4. Press Ctrl+S.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Explorer and go to the following path: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  2. Find these files: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  3. Right-click them separately to delete.

In non-techie terms: is a suspicious search engine that you should not hesitate to exchange with another. Of course, we would advise you to choose a reliable search tool, e.g. released by well-known publishers or with good ratings and reviews. The main problem with the application is that it could show you advertising from its third-party partner’s web pages and some of the websites might be malicious. As you realize, interacting with such ads could expose the computer to threats. Thus, it might be better to remove the hijacker before something bad happens because of its presence. Check the instructions below to learn how to deal with it manually or use a reliable antimalware tool.