What is

Users should be cautious with since it appears to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Even though it is not a malicious tool, we cannot say it is a reliable one either. To be more accurate, our researchers at think the search engine could show questionable pop-ups, banners, or other similar advertising content from the software’s third-party partners. It is true, other search engines may also show irritating ads, but there is a reason to think the material displayed by this PUP might be potentially dangerous. If you want to know more about this, we encourage you to have a look at our full report. At the end of it, we will add instructions explaining how to remove from the browser too, so if you decide you do not wish to keep it anymore, feel free to use these steps.test

Where does come from?

It would seem the PUP can be downloaded from or a site called Currently, it is compatible with Google Chrome alone, so users who surf with Mozilla Firefox or any other browser should not encounter it. Also, we cannot be one hundred percent sure, but there is a chance could travel with bundled installers too. In such case, some users might download it unknowingly if they do not pay attention while installing programs. As you see, bundled setup files can suggest more software, and in some situations, it can be deselected only if the user picks advanced installation settings. Therefore, as much as you may wish to speed up the process, we recommend against it. By investing a couple of minutes, you might be able to deselect unwanted applications and learn more useful information about the chosen program, which could prevent you from downloading untrustworthy tools too.

How does work?

The moment enters the system, it may replace your default search provider or even other preferences, such as homepage and new tab page. The problem is while surfing with his search engine there is a chance the user could receive unreliable advertising content from unknown third parties. The PUP’s End User License Agreement paper says itself the tool’s developers take no responsibility for third-party content that could be displayed through Of course, it does not mean you would necessarily encounter malicious ads, but some part of them could be potentially dangerous. For example, the pop-ups from unknown sources might lead you to scam websites, pages distributing browser hijackers, adware, other PUPs, or even malware, and so on. Thus, we recommend staying away from such content as much as possible, although it might be a difficult task. Apparently, the application may gather information about user’s interest to serve tailored advertisements or ads that would seem more tempting for the user. Naturally, if you find such content irritating and would rather avoid it, we advise you to replace with a more trustworthy search engine.

How to erase

It seems the application comes with a browser extension called Default Search. Consequently, the first step in getting rid of it is eliminating this add-on. Next, we advise deleting a few specific files the PUP might have modified to change your default browser’s settings. As promised both of these tasks are explained in the instructions located below this paragraph. Still, if you do not think you can handle this task you could employ a legitimate antimalware tool. It would help you not only erase this questionable tool, but also keep the system protected from threats you may yet encounter.

Get rid of

  1. Tap ALT+F to access Settings.
  2. Click More tools and select Extensions.
  3. Locate Default Search.
  4. Click the trash bin button near it.
  5. Pick Remove.
  6. Launch File Explorer (Win+E).
  7. Search for the particular path: C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  8. Find data named as Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  9. Right-click these files separately and select Delete.
  10. Close the File Explorer.
  11. Empty your Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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