What is is a browser hijacker that usually affects MAC computers. It is has been programmed to apply changes to all popular web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari, so once you get infected with this browser hijacker, you will notice the changes applied to your default browser right away. Specifically speaking, you will find your homepage and default search tool changed without your knowledge. Because of this, you will see open for you automatically when you launch your web browser. This page looks like a legitimate search tool, but it is not one of those legitimate search engines for sure, so we cannot tell you that it is safe to use it to perform web searches no matter that it looks fully reliable. In the worst-case scenario, the use of this search provider might result in the successful entrance of undesirable software. Of course, we do not try to say here that there is nothing you can do to protect your PC – it will be enough to stop using as your default search tool.

What does do?

This MAC hijacker acts exactly like browser hijackers that affect the Windows OS. It usually slithers onto computers unnoticed and then immediately alters browsers’ settings by setting itself as a new homepage and default search tool. It should not cause you any problems if you do not use it, but you could not set another page unless you remove the search tool set first. If you use as your default search tool, it might take you to untrustworthy third-party pages because search tools that act as browser hijackers are never trustworthy and, as our specialists have already observed, they usually present users with untrustworthy third-party links because their authors get money for advertising certain pages. We cannot promise that all these websites whose links you will find on the search results page opened by will be trustworthy, so you should be very careful if you decide to use this search tool as your default search engine every day. What else you should know if you use this search provider is that it automatically collects certain details about users. It promises not to collect “personal identifiable information (PII) including user name, email address, telephone, etc.”; however, it will automatically retrieve the type and version of the operating system and other details that cannot identify you personally. If you do not like how it acts, our piece of advice for you would be to remove the dubious search tool ASAP.

Where does come from?

Since shows up on users’ browsers without permission, specialists call it a browser hijacker. This MAC hijacker is not the first one specialists working at have discovered, so they are 99% sure that this infection slithered onto your computer in a malicious software bundle. Most likely, it has been presented to you as an additional offer. You should be more careful from now on if you download a bunch of new applications from the web because, in some cases, these additional offers, i.e., untrustworthy software can be noticed and dismissed. Of course, browser hijackers and similar infections might be installed on users’ computer silently as well, so it would be very smart to have a security application enabled on the system so that harmful malware could not illegally infiltrate the computer and make undesirable modifications.

How to remove

The removal should not be very complicated because it will disappear from your browsers when you reset them to default settings. As mentioned at the beginning of this article, it can change Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari settings, so you will have to reset them all one by one. If you have never done that before, you should let our manual removal guide (it is located below this article) help you. Alternatively, use the automated antimalware tool compatible with MAC if you are looking for a quicker and easier solution to the problem. removal guide

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Click the menu button (top-right corner).
  3. Click the question mark and select Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. Click the same button again when the dialog box opens.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Click the menu button (top-right corner).
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Click the Reset button.
  6. Click Reset to confirm the browser reset.


  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. Access the Safari menu (click Safari on the toolbar).
  3. Select Clear History… from the drop-down menu.
  4. Choose the desired time frame and click the Clear History button.
  5. Click Preferences… in the Safari menu.
  6. Go to the Advanced tab.
  7. Put a tick next to Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  8. Click the Develop tab on the toolbar and select Empty Caches.
  9. In Preferences…, click Extensions.
  10. Remove all suspicious extensions you find there.
  11. Go to Security.
  12. Unmark Allow Plug-ins.
  13. Restart Safari. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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