What is is a threat you might accidentally allow to settle in by clicking unreliable advertisements or downloading installers from suspicious file-sharing websites. Since it may change user’s default search engine or start page, our researchers at decided to categorize it as a browser hijacker. It is not a malicious application, but still, we would not recommend leaving it unattended because after some time it might start showing you questionable advertisements from various third parties. To get to know it better, we invite you to read the rest of our report. As for users who wish to erase it at once, we would suggest sliding below the article where they can find our provided deletion steps. Also, if you have any questions related to, you can leave them below in the comments section or contact us via social media.test

Where does come from?

As explained earlier, could travel with suspicious advertisements displayed by other threats alike or questionable web pages. Plus, our researchers report the browser hijacker might be bundled with other similar applications, for example, adware, potentially unwanted programs, untrustworthy toolbars, and so on. The user could download such software from unreliable file-sharing websites like,,, etc. Thus, one of the simplest ways to stay away from such possibly dangerous applications is to stop downloading programs from torrent and other P2P file-sharing networks. Not to mention, the user should research the chosen application before deciding if it is a good idea to get it. What’s more, to avoid unwanted tools you should always select advanced installation settings as well and check whether there are additional bundled suggestions you may not want to receive.

How does work?

Browser hijackers like are a bit different from threats that settle in by creating new data on the computer. Instead of doing so the application installs itself by modifying particular data belonging to the hijacked browser. For example, if it is Google Chrome, the software should find files called Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data located in the %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default directory. The mentioned data consist of code lines that determine or contain your browser's preferences, such as start page or default search engine. Therefore, to put itself on your start page or instead of your default search engine, the browser hijacker might place links to in specific code lines inside of the mentioned files.

Afterward, it could be difficult to switch to the previous preferences and so the user may try the newly presented search engine or even continue using it later on. The problem is, after some time when the application gathers information about the user's browsing habits it might begin injecting advertisements from the third party into the search results. Our researchers say such ads could be potentially dangerous as they might contain links to web pages inviting to participate in fake lotteries or surveys, asking to install more unreliable tools, or sites containing malware. For this reason, we would recommend not to risk your computer’s or your privacy’s safety and get rid of this questionable search engine at once.

How to erase

The browser hijacker can be erased both manually, and with automatic features, so each user can pick an option according to his skills and preferences. Those who decide to deal with manually could use the deletion steps placed a bit below for guidance as they will explain how to remove or fix the possibly modified browser’s files. As for those who would like to eliminate the browser hijacker with automatic features, we would recommend installing a legitimate antimalware tool.


Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Win+R.
  2. Type Regedit and click OK.
  3. Search for this particular 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. Click OK.
  8. Leave Registry Editor.
  9. Empty your 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 particular 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. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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