What is

Finding as your new homepage in Google Chrome can only mean that a browser hijacker has managed to infiltrate your system without your knowledge. This browser hijacker may look totally innocent to you at first look and may strike you as a legitimate search engine page. However, our malware specialists at say that it may display questionable third-party content on your screen as it can only generate revenue by promoting all kinds of third parties, which may not always be reliable and trusted. It is also quite likely that this malware infection enters your computer along with other threats. All in all, we believe that it is important that you take action and remove from your computer. Leaving this threat on your system could expose you to malicious websites and further infections. Let us tell you more about this browser hijacker and how you could possibly avoid such an infection.test

Where does come from?

The most likely way for you to end up with this browser hijacker in your browsers is to install a questionable free program or browser extension that you download from a suspicious freeware or torrent page. You need to realize that these pages usually promote suspicious software packages that could be stuffed with potentially unwanted applications as well as malware infections, such as browser hijackers, ransomware programs, fake alerts, and adware applications. Installing a full package can seriously make your system vulnerable to cyber attacks and expose you to an increased number of malicious web content. This is why you should stick with official and reliable websites when it comes to downloading free programs and other files, such as audio files and movies. Ending up on a shady freeware or torrent page may be more dangerous than most would think. You can easily drop a malicious bundle by clicking on any of the several download buttons these pages usually offer; however, out of four, mostly one or two buttons belong to the page and the others are simply disguised third-party ads to infect you with even more bundled threats. But you can also drop an infectious software package when you click on unsafe third-party ads on suspicious websites (e.g., betting, gaming, dating, and file-sharing) or when your PC is infected with malware like adware. No wonder why we emphasize the need for a proper and deep system malware scan after you delete from your browsers.

How does work?

Our tests clearly shows that this browser hijacker does not really care about the users and does not want to provide them with the best possible customized web search experience. This is all about promoting third parties by doing search-based advertising. This is what the About page reveals about this real intentions of this search page: "Strix chase has evolved into a leading global provider of search-based advertising to publishers globally." And, this is why you can find questionable third-party ads and sponsored links among the search results when you use this search engine. Nobody can guarantee that any of the affiliates are really trustworthy. Thus, you can easily click on corrupted ads and links that could lead to malicious or fake pages operated by cyber crooks. One single click could end very badly for you if it is over such content. You may let further infections on board but you could also be tricked to share your personal or banking details, which could end even worse for you as you might lose money from your account or your personally identifiable information might be used to commit online fraud. No one would like to experience any of these; this is why we suggest that you remove from your computer.

How can I delete

If you know your ways around the browser menus, you can easily restore or change the homepage settings. But you can also use our manual guide below this article to learn more about the removal of such an infection. Please note that there could be other threats hiding on your PC so it would be wise to go on with your hunt and not stop until your entire system is clean. If you cannot do this alone, we advise you to consider installing a trustworthy anti-malware application like SpyHunter. But you can also make your virtual world a safer place if you become a more cautious web surfer and avoid suspicious websites and clicking on random third-party advertisements.

Remove from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and enter regedit. Click OK.
  2. Overwrite "" value data in the following registry keys:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (64-bit!)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
  3. Overwrite the value data in the following value names in“HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}” registry key:
    FaviconURL (value data: “”)
    FaviconURLFallback (value data: “”)
    TopResultURL (value data: “”)
    URL (value data: “”)
  4. Close the registry editor.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Open the “%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Unique Mozilla user ID]” folder.
  3. Edit the file called prefs.js in Notepad.
  4. Overwrite the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "") string with a home page URL you would prefer.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Open the “%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default” folder.
  3. Delete these files: Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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