Browser hijackers - Page 18 category archyve: 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. Read more » is a search engine which visually does not differ from other search engines. It does not have any strange looking toolbars and links to unknown websites. However,  is considered a browser hijacker because it replaces the home page of Internet browsers without user's permission. Browser hijacking is likely to take place if you keep your operating system unprotected against malware, so, if you want to surf the Net safely, consider securing your OS.  should be removed from the browser once spotted, and it is easy to notice it because the search engine is not active at the moment. The odds are that the search engine will be activated in the future, which is a just a matter of time. is owned by Polarity Technologies Ltd, based in Cyprus. We have already reviewed quite a few search engines developed by this company. There are many other search engines owned by Polarity Ltd, which has bombarded computer users with multiple undesirable browser hijackers. Read more » is not your average search engine as it can get onto your computer without your knowledge or permission because it is a browser hijacker. Therefore, you might want to remove it and restore your old homepage address. However, if you use for searching the web, then be warned that it will collect some anonymous information about you and present you with customized promotional links that can redirect you to somewhat unreliable websites. While this is not guaranteed to happen, the likelihood of this happening is strong. Read more » is a search engine that is also dubbed as a browser hijacker. The reason why falls to the category of browser hijackers is that this search replaces users' home pages and default search providers without prior notice. Visually, the search engine does not differ from other search engines, but those who have had some experience with browser hijackers would easily suspect as somewhat questionable. If all you care about at the moment is how to remove, move down to the very end of this report to find our removal guide. Interested readers are invited to continue reading how the browser hijacker works and  what basic preventative measures should be taken in advance of all types of cyber attacks. Read more » is not an application that you cannot trust in any way. During the in-depth analysis of this program, malware experts at have classified it as a browser hijacker. Such category has been assigned due to invasive functionality. Like any other application of this category, the one in question functions aggressively. As it turns out, it can easily change your browser's default settings without any warning whatsoever, which is frustrating to put it lightly. Furthermore, it is critical to note the fact that in some instances this intrusive application might be the primary reason other questionable and even potentially malicious program could enter your operating system without a lot of trouble. To have a better understanding of the inner workings and dangers regarding, make sure to read the rest of this article. Finally, below we provide a detailed removal guide that you should use to get rid of this browser hijacker in just a few simple steps. Read more » is a seemingly legitimate website with a search engine but our malware experts at say that there are certain questionable traits regarding this search page that makes it potentially unreliable. In fact, this featured search page seems to be spread by potentially unwanted programs that are also categorized as browser hijackers depending on the malware researcher. There is a growing family that includes FilmsApp Search, MovieCenter Search, VideoCenter Search, and GameCenter Search, which all promote this legitimate-looking website or rather, its respective subdomains. So even if this featured website does not cause direct threat to your system, indirectly it may expose you to potentially unreliable third-party content through its search engines, which are, of course, identical clones of each other. Since these hijackers can be spread in questionable ways, it is possible that there are several malicious threats on your system right now. This is why we suggest that you remove by eliminating all possible threats, extensions, which could be responsible for its presence in your browsers. Read more » is a browser hijacker that comes with a Chrome browser extension. It means that users who add that extension to their browser eventually encounter the hijacker, too. Therefore, in order to remove from your system, you need to either reset your browser settings to default or remove the extension from it. While you are at it, you should also look for other potential threats that might have entered your system together with this browser hijacker. Due to the specifics of browser hijacker distribution, there is always a very good chance that you have several unwanted programs running on your computer, and you need to take care of that immediately. Read more » might look like a legitimate search engine, and its appearance resembles Google’s new tab page of Google Chrome with its frequently visited sites thumbnails below the search bar. However, our researchers say that this search engine can be unreliable and recommend that you remove it from your browser as soon as the opportunity arises. Its search results can contain promoted links that can be deceiving and redirect you to malicious websites. In this short description, we will discuss how this search engine is distributed, how it works, and how you can get rid of it, so please continue reading to find out more. Read more »


Kickay is a browser extension that was used to spread the search engine The browser extension is known to have been promoted in the Chrome Web Store as a tool that is based on a new technology, which, unfortunately, is not specified. Such generic descriptions of browser apps are very common in software sharing websites to scare users into installing unreliable programs. Our team recommends that you pay extra attention to questionable software that are presented as useful tools without any specific details or reviews.

Malware researchers have recently categorized Kickay as a browser hijacker because of how it is distributed and installed. Both the browser and the search engine Kickay should be removed from the computer. The latest analysis of Kickay has shown that the search engine is inactive, and the very browser extention is no longer avaible in the Chrome Web Store. Nevertheless, you should be aware of such programs so that you do not have to suffer the consequences caused. Read more »

If you see when you launch your browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome), we have bad news for you – your browser has been hijacked. In other words, unauthorized changes have been applied to it. Search tools developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd. are usually set as users’ new homepages without their knowledge, but, in some cases, they might be set as default search tools as well. You should not keep or use it as your default search tool no matter what settings of your browsers it has altered because it is one of those unreliable search providers that might even expose users to potential threats by showing untrustworthy search results and taking them to untrustworthy third-party pages. Although has hijacked your browsers, it is just a browser hijacker, not serious malware, so you should be able to erase it yourself from those affected browsers. If you still cannot understand why a legitimate-looking search engine has to be deleted from browsers, we suggest that you read the rest of this article before you take any action. Read more »