What is

The clandestine is not a reliable search engine. It is a deceitful browser hijacker that could take over your Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer browsers. This unreliable hijacker takes on an interface of a reliable search tool and redirects to Google Search pages, which is why not all computer users rush to remove On top of that, some users install this search tool themselves; in which case, it is not surprising that they delete this infection only after it threatens their virtual security. We advise that you do not wait and delete this suspicious search provider before it jeopardizes your virtual security. Our malware researchers have analyzed this threat to help you remove it from your operating system.test 100% FREE spyware scan and
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How does work? comes from the same family of browser hijackers as Qone8, Sweet-Page, and V9. All of these infections have different names and interfaces, but they share the same functions. For one, all of these threats manage to modify the browser shortcut Target. If you do not fix this, you will not be able to delete from your browsers manually. Our researchers have found that this malicious browser hijacker not only changes the home page and default search provider settings, but also installs browser extensions that can modify the New Tab. Depending on the browser you use, you might have to remove QuickStart, FastStart, and SupTab browser extensions. Unfortunately, many users find other unreliable browser extensions and infections. hijacker – which is identical to the malicious hijacker – travels bundled with malware. Even though right now to us it is most important to remove, you MUST delete all computer infections.

Some users, even if they find that the hijacker has corrupted their browsers illegally, do not rush to delete This suspicious search tool presents Google search results, which makes users think that this hijacker is quite harmless. This is not the case, and if you do not remove, your search results might be modified, and unreliable sponsored links be presented. On top of that, this hijacker uses web cookies that could collect sensitive information. Whichever way you look at this infection, it is important that you remove it as soon as possible.

How to delete

Waste no time and remove from your operating system. According to our expert researchers, this is not difficult to do if you follow the right steps carefully. It was found that users do not need to fix shortcut Targets manually, as this is fixed by uninstalling the unreliable search tool via Control Panel as shown below. However, if you are curious, we have added the instructions that will help you do that. Once you are done with the removal of, we strongly suggest installing an automated malware remover to scan your PC and remove the remaining infections.


Remove from Windows XP

  1. Click Start on the Taskbar and open the Control Panel menu.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs and enter the Change or Remove Programs menu.
  3. Select and Remove the undesirable program.

Remove from Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Click the Windows logo on the Taskbar and select Control Panel.
  2. Move to Uninstall a program and right-click the program you wish to delete from your PC.
  3. Click the Uninstall button.

Remove from Windows 8/Windows 8.1.

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R (RUN), type Control Panel, and click OK.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program, identify the program you wish to delete, and right-click it.
  3. Select Uninstall.

Fix the Shortcut Target

  1. Right-click the shortcut of the browser infected with
  2. Select Properties, click the Shortcut tab, and navigate to Target.
  3. Remove the URL after chrome.exe”/iexplore.exe”/firefox.exe” and click OK.

Remove from Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap keys Alt+F, and select Settings.
  2. Under On Startup select Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  3. Identify the URL of the undesirable search tool, edit/delete it, and click OK.
  4. Go to Appearance, select Show Home button, click Change, and follow step 3.
  5. Navigate to Search, click Manage search engines…, and set a new default search provider.
  6. Click X on the URL of the search provider you wish to delete and click Done.
  7. Tap Alt+F again, move to More tools (or Tools), and choose Extensions.
  8. Identify the undesirable extension, click the recycle bin icon next to it, and select Remove.

Remove from Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap keys Alt+T, and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. In the menu on the left select Toolbars and Extensions and Disable the undesirable add-ons.
  3. In the menu on the left click Search Providers and set a new default search provider.
  4. Remove the undesirable search provider and click Close.
  5. Simultaneously tap keys Alt+T again and select Internet Options.
  6. Click the General tab, navigate to the Home Page section, edit/delete the URL, and click OK.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser, navigate to the Firefox search box, and click the Search icon.
  2. Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable search provider. Click OK.
  3. Simultaneously tap keys Alt+T to open the Tools menu and click Options.
  4. Click the General tab, overwrite/delete the undesirable Home Page URL, and click OK.
  5. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A (Add-ons Manager) and move to Extensions.
  6. Identify the undesirable browser extension and click the Remove button next to it. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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