What is

The presence of a questionable search tool on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, or, at least, on one of these browsers, indicates that a browser extension called Socopoco is installed and has already applied changes. Some users do not hurry to remove this suspicious search tool when they notice it set on their browsers because it does not look malicious, it works quite well, and it provides the weather forecast for the local area at the bottom. Even though does not look dangerous at all, keeping it set on browsers is not advisable, especially if you wish to see another website set when you open your browser. You will definitely agree with us that using this search tool is a bad decision after reading this article because all the findings researchers have made during their research are listed in this article. If the decision to get rid of this suspicious search engine is made, do not hesitate to use the manual removal guide prepared by specialists working at

What does do? is set on browsers when the Socopoco browser extension is installed on the computer. It is not going to start downloading malicious software automatically on the computer or performing other activities serious malicious applications do; however, researchers still cannot call this search tool fully trustworthy because it, as has been found, redirects searches to, which contains a number of advertisements based on the entered search query. These sponsored search results are listed above ordinary search results which have a title “Web Results.” Most probably, ads appear before trustworthy search results to make sure that users click on them. Some of these websites users are taken to after entering a search query are not fully reliable. For example, they might promote third-party links, useless software, or simply ask users to take surveys to get their personal details. You cannot know in advance where you will land, so it would be smart to simply stop using a dubious search tool to find the necessary information on the web.

To find out more about, specialists have closely inspected the information provided in Privacy Policy. It has been revealed that, first of all, it records data situated in log files. The information stored there includes IP address, pages visited throughout, the time at which the website was visited, etc. On top of that, such non-personally identifiable details as clicks, information about page views, searches users perform, etc are collected. Unfortunately, these are not all details records about users. It is also clearly stated there that it “may collect personal information at various times when you use our website or plugin.” This recorded information should be used to “customize your experience.” Of course, you have a right not to submit any personal information; however, this search tool will continue recording non-personal details associated with your activities on the web and your habits. Furthermore, there is a piece of information about links leading to third-party websites provided there too. Users are told that “is not responsible for the privacy practices of any such third parties,” meaning that it will not be responsible for any harm third-party websites might cause to users even though they find links leading to third-party websites on the search results page displayed by You could feel safe after the removal of this suspicious tool only, so it would be best to eliminate this dubious search tool from browsers as soon as possible.

Where does come from?

If the presence of was a surprise for you, it is very likely that this search tool is set on browsers because a browser hijacker illegally entered the computer and applied changes. As the previous experience of our researchers shows, people who frequently download free software from suspicious third-party websites are more likely to detect a browser hijacker or another computer infection on their systems. Therefore, if you are one of them too, you could have downloaded this browser hijacker bundled with freeware too. To make sure that the story does not repeat itself, go to install a security application. It will protect your computer every day if you keep it enabled.

How to delete

You could set a new search provider after getting rid of, so if you cannot stand this website and you are sure that you have not set it on browsers willingly, it would be smart of you to erase it today. The easiest way to delete this search tool is to scan the system with an automatic malware remover SpyHunter, but, of course, you can go to replace with a new website manually too. It is up to you which method to employ, but, please, make sure that it is fully removed.

How to remove manually

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press Alt+H.
  3. Select Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click on the Refresh Firefox button located at the top.
  5. In the dialog box, click on the Refresh Firefox button one more time.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Select Settings from the menu.
  4. Scroll down.
  5. Click Show advanced settings.
  6. Click Reset settings.
  7. Click Reset.
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