What is

If your browser’s homepage, new tab page, and/or search provider have been replaced by, then we want to inform you that your computer has been infected with a browser hijacker. This search engine is dedicated to replacing search-related settings in order to present you with ad-supported search results that generate revenue for its developers. Furthermore, it can also collect information about you to show targeted ads that are supposed to be more appealing and relevant. Therefore, only serves the interests of its creators and not its users and, therefore, you ought to remove it. This article goes in-depth about this hijacker, so if you have been affected by it, see the information presented below.test

Where does come from?

There is no information on where this search engine comes from. In fact, it does not have an EULA or Privacy Policy or any other legal document for that matter that could provide inside information on what it is all about. The company that created it is unknown which only serves to show how untrustworthy this search engine is. was classified as a browser hijacker because of its illegal distribution method. Researchers say that it is bundled with malicious browser extensions that are featured on their dedicated distribution websites or bundled with other software and put up for download on freeware hosting websites. Nevertheless, a bundled installer can inject it into your browser directly, so it may not always come bundled with a browser extension. Therefore, we think that this hijacker should be compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. To avoid this search engine hijacking your browser always select advanced or custom installation settings and uncheck its respective checkbox, if possible. In some cases, however, bundled installers might not allow you to opt-out from installing this hijacker at all.

How does work?

Like most browser hijackers, is not a real search engine because it does not have its own search algorithms. Therefore, its creators overcome this problem by redirecting all entered search queries to which presents you with search results. The problem is that is also considered a browser hijacker, so one hijacker redirects to another. Researchers say that presents users with ad-supported search results, which would be okay as legitimate search engines do that as well, but ads in the results can come from unknown sources and, thus, are unreliable. Browser hijackers have a habit of promoting malware, so using to search the web is a potential security threat.

While it does not have a Privacy Policy that is usually revealing about a search engine’s information collection tactics, we believe that should have been configured to, at the very least, collect some non-personally identifiable usage and technical information about you for geotargeting purposes. The collected information can include your browsing history, entered search queries, links clicked, approximate geographical location, IP address, Internet Service Provider (ISP) domain name, browser type and version, operating system type, and so on. This information can be obtained using web beacons, browser cookies, and other information collection technologies. Collecting this information is legal, and many legitimate search engines do that to provide their users with quality search results. However, since is all about advertising and making money off it, then you should look the other way.

How do I remove

In closing, is a malicious search engine that does not even have its own search algorithms. Its primary objective is to replace your homepage, new tab page, and/or search provider to present you with ad-supported search results with promoted links coming from questionable sources. Therefore, we are of the opinion that it would be wise to delete it from your browser entirely. For this purpose, we have included a manual removal guide below for the three most popular web browsers. The guide is universal and includes removal with and without an accompanying browser extension.

Uninstall a application (Internet Explorer only)

Windows 10 and 8.1/8

  1. Right-click the Start menu/Start screen.
  2. Click Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Find  the malicious program and double-click it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate the browser hijacker-related program and right-click it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the browser hijacker-related program.
  4. Click the Remove button.

Remove the browser extension and change the homepage address

Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Select More tools.
  4. Click Extensions.
  5. Locate the extension.
  6. Click Remove.
  7. Press Alt+F.
  8. Select Settings in the dropdown menu.
  9. Click Set pages.
  10. Erase
  11. Enter a new homepage address.
  12. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Locate the extension.
  5. Click Remove.
  6. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  7. Select General.
  8. Erase
  9. Enter a new URL in the Home page address box.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options in the dropdown menu.
  4. Erase
  5. Enter a new homepage address in the address line.
  6. Click OK. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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