What is is considered to be a browser hijacker that might alter homepage and default search engine preferences. As a result, the affected browser may start loading this site every time it is launched or when the user begins a new search. The thing users should know about it is that together with the displayed search results there could be doubtful advertisements from various third parties. Our researchers say they cannot be one hundred percent sure, but they believe some part of such material could be possibly malicious, which is why they advise against the browser hijacker’s usage. We will talk more about it further in the article so if you are interested in learning more about; we invite you to read the rest of this text. Additionally, users will find instructions showing how to erase it manually just slightly below the article.testtest

Where does come from? could be distributed with various unreliable browser extensions, toolbars, etc. Also, our researchers at say the browser hijacker might be distributed with bundled setup files offered on doubtful file-sharing web pages that encourage downloading pirated software, unknown freeware, torrents, etc. Therefore, one of the ways to avoid similar threats in the future would pay more attention to the reliability of the software you choose and the sources you download it from. Needless to say, it would be safest to stop visiting torrent and other suspicious file-sharing web pages. Instead, we advise picking legitimate websites only. Of course, in such case, you should make sure the site can be trusted as well as the chosen program or tool.

How does work?

Just like it was explained earlier, might alter user’s browser preferences, such as his homepage or default search engine. At first, the newly loaded site may look somewhat useful since it displays a toolbar with an additional search box and quite a few links to various web pages one might find handy. Nevertheless, we would recommend replacing the application with or any other reliable search engine. That is because, while using the browser hijacker it could collect information related to your interests or browsing habits. Moreover, based on such data it is possible the threat could display targeted advertisements together with search results. We cannot be entirely sure, but since neither the software’s Privacy Policy nor End User License Agreement explains where precisely the ads might come from or what they may promote, we believe some of them could be possibly malicious. For instance, the third-party advertisements could lead you to sites asking to participate in fictitious surveys or containing adware, other browser hijackers, or even malicious applications. Considering the risks, we do not think is worth taking them, and if you think so too, we urge you not to waste any time with it.

How to erase

Currently, the browser hijacker seems to be compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Thus, the instructions located below will explain how to get rid of from the three listed browsers. No doubt, less experienced users might realize removing it manually could be too tricky and if it is the case for you, we would advise not to hesitate to use a legitimate antimalware tool instead.

Get rid of

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Win+R.
  2. Type Regedit and click OK.
  3. Search for this given path: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Find a value name titled Start Page.
  5. Right-click the value name and select Modify.
  6. Replace its value data (, for example, with
  7. Then go to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
  8. Find a couple of keys named:
  9. Right-click these keys and select Delete.
  10. Launch File Explorer (Win+E).
  11. Navigate to %APPDATA%
  12. Find a folder named {28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, right-click it and select Delete.
  13. Close the File Explorer.
  14. Empty Recycle Bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Find the path: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{UniqueMozillaID}
  3. Locate file Prefs.js and open it with Notepad.
  4. Search for the given line: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "").
  5. Replace with a website you like.
  6. Tap Ctrl+S.
  7. Close the file.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch File Explorer (Win+E).
  2. Search for the following path: C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  3. Find data named as Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  4. Right-click these files separately and select Delete.
  5. Close the Explorer.
  6. Empty Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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