What is may look like just another search engine, but the reality is that it is a browser hijacker that you have to remove. This seemingly legitimate search engine is part of a web monetization scheme which involves hijacking your browser’s homepage is an effort to generate web traffic and, thus, advertising revenue. We think that some of its ads and promotional links may come from unreliable sources. Therefore, they can jeopardize your computer’s security. If you want to know more about this browser hijacker, then read this short description. Note that we have included a removal guide for this hijacker, but we cannot guarantee that it will work as this hijacker may have several versions or be modified.test

Where does come from?

The developers of this particular search engine have supposedly tailored it for the German-speaking audience. However, apart from the address name there is nothing German about it. looks identical to previously released browser hijackers, such as,, and, among others. All of these browser hijackers come from the same developer that still continues to roll out new browser hijackers. According to, “Suche Entdeckung is a privately owned company based in ASIA and serving customers globally.” That is all of the information provided about this secretive developer, so we think it tells a lot about this search engine’s reliability.

Our malware researchers at have found that is currently distributed using malicious software bundles that are bound to contain potentially unwanted programs, adware, and bad toolbars. This browser hijacker does not come with its dedicated program or browser extension. is set as the browser homepage during the installation of a malicious software bundle. Therefore, there are no obstructions to its deletion as you will see at the end of this description.

How does work?

For the most part, works just like any other search engine. However, our researchers are very concerned with the fact that this browser hijacker is prone to include promotional links of questionable legitimacy inside its search results. So may include promotions of potentially unwanted programs that have various security issues of their own. Of course it may also promote completely legitimate software and other content as well. However, we want to point out that not all of its promotions can be trusted as this search engine’s main purpose is to generate advertising revenue. Its privacy policy states: “Please be aware that these external sites are developed by people over whom we have no control, and we are not responsible for their privacy practices.” So there you have it. It is obvious that the developers do not want to take responsibility for potentially malicious content. Therefore, we recommend that you delete this browser hijacker.

How do I remove

We hope that the information provided in this article has shed some light on the shady web monetization methods practiced by this hijacker’s developers. This browser hijacker is set to enter your computer via software bundles and replace your current homepage address with its own. However, you can remove by simply changing the homepage address via your browser’s settings. So be sure to consult the removal instructions have provided below.

How to remove

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Simultaneously press Alt+T keys.
  3. Click Internet Options and select the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset, and click Reset again in the dialog box.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Simultaneously press Alt+H keys.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. Click Refresh Firefox again in the dialog box.
  6. Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Simultaneously press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  3. Select Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset settings, and then click Reset again.
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