Browser hijackers - Page 4 category archyve: might not look like a threat, but researchers report that it is a browser hijacker. Thus, you should not be surprised if it affects your browser without you even realizing it. Usually, such applications sneak in with bundled installers of unreliable browser add-ons, toolbars, etc. It is not a malicious threat itself, but our researchers say it could display ads promoting possible harmful content. As a result, we would not advise using it if you do not want to put your system at risk accidentally. To learn more about the browser hijacker you could review the rest of this article. Also, we should mention we will be placing deletion instructions at the end of this page, so provided you decide you do not want on your computer, feel free to use our prepared steps to remove the tool manually. Read more » is a form of a browser hijacker because the majority of users say that its appearance on their browsers was unexpected. It is not the first Polarity Technologies Ltd. browser hijacker that specialists at have analyzed, so they can say nothing new. Like other hijackers developed on the same template, e.g. and, it should alter homepages on all browsers that are installed on your system. Most probably, it is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. If you use any of these web browsers to surf the web, the appearance of will definitely not go unnoticed. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that this page is a trustworthy search provider even though its interface suggests the opposite, so we see only one outcome in this situation – its complete removal. The sooner you get rid of it, the sooner you could set another reliable search provider and start performing safe web searches. It is not a problem if you do not know how to remove it now because you will definitely know more after you read this report. Read more »

Whether has taken over the homepage, new tab page, or search provider on your web browser, you should not put up with this hijacker. Sure, it might have been attached to an extension that you found attractive, but the reality is that neither the extension nor the search tool it pushes upon you is worth your trust. As a matter of fact, malware research team strongly advises deleting this software. If you are not sure why that would be necessary, you should definitely read this report to learn all about the hijacker and the extension that is associated with it. In case anything that is mentioned in this report raises questions that are not answered, note that you can start a conversation in the comments section. Our research team has deleted and many of its clones, and we can give you all information you need about this malware. Read more »


If you see Search9 ( when you open your browser, and you are sure you have not applied these changes yourself, there is no doubt that your web browser has been hijacked. That is, its settings have been changed without your knowledge. It does not mean that there is nothing you can do about this. You can remove Search9 from your browser and then set a new page quite easily. This search tool looks legitimate, so users do not hurry to remove it from those affected browsers, but, according to researchers at, they should get rid of it ASAP. It is not malicious, but it cannot be called a reliable search provider too, so it would be best not to use it at all. Even though the appearance of Search9 on your browsers indicates that you have encountered a browser hijacker that has altered your preferred settings illegally, you should remove the undesirable search tool set without any problems. Continue reading to find out what you can do to make it disappear. Read more »

You should be very careful with even though it is presented as a powerful search provider and really looks like one at first glance. Well, it would be a lie if we told you that it is malicious because it is far from ransomware, Trojans, or other types of malicious applications, but we cannot confirm that it is 100% reliable too. First of all, fully trustworthy pages are never set on users’ browsers without their knowledge. Second, as research conducted by specialists at has shown, this search tool might display some modified search results together with ordinary search results after the search query is entered by the user. This is not a small drawback, so we recommend that you replace this search tool with a more trustworthy search provider, for example, Google. You should get rid of it without further consideration if it has been set on your browser without your knowledge. It is nothing near serious malware, so its removal should be quick and easy. Of course, as usual, we highly recommend that you read this report till the end before you take action. Read more »

If your homepage was replaced by all of a sudden, you might think that your browser was hijacked. Most likely, you downloaded a program or an extension that was created to change settings within your browser. According to researchers, potentially unwanted programs, shortly known as “PUPs,” can be used to drop this strange search tool, and that is a cause for concern. The interface of the hijacker we are discussing is identical to that of, which is classified as a harmless search tool. Also, it is quite popular. Well, it was discovered, that the creator of these search tools is the same, which means that the hijacker is just a sub-domain. It was also found that there are others just like it. One example is So, the creator of a legitimate search tool is developing sub-domains and spreading them using questionable programs. Isn’t that strange? Our research team thinks it is, and that is why Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer users are advised to delete Read more »

Make sure to remove if it is ever found up and running on your operating system. We highly advise you to do so because this application happens to be yet another browser hijacker. Programs of this classification are defined by their ability to make undesirable modifications to your browser's default settings, which will affect the way you experience the web. In fact, due to unwanted changes browsing the Internet will become a much more annoying and frustrating experience. On top of that, you must know that this invasive application could prove to be quite dangerous. Our researchers noticed that it could expose your operating system to suspicious or even malicious web content. Read this report in its entirety to have a better understanding of this hijacker's inner workings. Besides such information, we provide a detailed removal guide, which you should use to delete once and for all. Read more »

Maps Driving Directions

Have you downloaded the Maps Driving Directions extension because you through that it would help you plan your trips and driving routes? Although it would be unfair to state that it is completely useless, it certainly is not beneficial. Once installed, the extension hijacks the new tab, homepage, and/or search provider to introduce Chrome/Firefox/Internet Explorer users to This search engine displays easy-access links to (Google Maps), (Bing Maps), and (Gas Prices). Some users might find quick access to these sites highly beneficial. Of course, our research team at does not agree with that. What is advertised as a beneficial search tool is just a glorified search engine, and an unreliable at that. These are some of the reasons to remove Maps Driving Directions from your web browser (for Chrome and Firefox) or the PC (for Internet Explorer). If you wish to delete the threat, you are reading the right article. Read more » is a browser hijacker, which means it might change your browser’s preferences. To our knowledge at the moment of writing it is compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Our researchers at say the application should change user’s start page. Even though it may look like any other search engine, we would advise you to be extra careful with it. It appears to be the threat might show modified search results, which means it could place various pop-ups, banners, and other advertisements among gathered search results. Such content could seem rather annoying, but we should warn you there is a chance some part of the ads may lead to scam web pages or other untrustworthy sites. As a consequence, we advise our readers not to risk their computer’s or their privacy’s security and eliminate the browser hijacker before anything bad happens. To remove it manually you should follow the deletion instructions available below this article. Read more »

You do not want to find an application known as up and running on your operating system. If that is the case already, you should take immediate action to remove it once and for all. Doing so is vital because this piece of software happens to be yet another browser hijacker. If you are not familiar with applications of this classification are notorious for their ability to make undesirable alterations to your browser's default settings. Unfortunately, these alterations usually have a negative effect on the way you experience the Internet. If that was not enough, you should know that this hijacker could also expose your operating system to dangerous web content, which could lead to a system infection. Find out more about its inner workings by reading this report entirely. Below we also include a detailed removal guide, which you should use to delete once and for all. Read more »