Removal Guide

Do you know what is? is a plain website that looks like a legitimate search engine, so users expect it to display improved search results and enable them to find the relevant information quicker. Our team of experienced specialists is, evidently, more observant if compared to users because they have immediately noticed that shares similarities with such untrustworthy websites as,, and, indicating that the focus of our article cannot be called a trustworthy search tool too no matter how it looks. Actually, it is always a bad idea to judge the trustworthiness of a search engine from its appearance because unreliable tools are capable of borrowing interfaces from legitimate search providers. To tell the truth, despite its legitimate-looking appearance has been categorized as a browser hijacker for its ability to show up on browsers without permission. It is, unfortunately, not its only disadvantage. Read this report from beginning to end to decide whether this search tool should be kept set on your browsers. is not a popular search tool, so there is no doubt that users do not set it on all their browsers voluntarily. Instead, it shows up as a homepage after downloading software from,,, or similar websites containing freeware because, as research carried out by specialists has shown, it travels with these free applications in software bundles. No matter where users get it from, they should carefully consider whether they really need this tool, especially when it cannot be called a reliable search engine and it is not going to improve the web searching experience by any means. Rather than improving it, it will considerably diminish it by displaying commercial advertisements. Ads, which have a form of typical search results, should be visible on the search results page only even though is powered by Google. The author of this tool has placed them there to increase the traffic rate of certain third-party websites and thus get some money from advertising. Users, of course, do not get anything. They can only allow plenty of undesirable software to enter their PCs by visiting these third-party websites. Of course, users are not told in advanced about the dangers that might lie ahead and, consequently, they fearlessly surf those websites. This might result in security-related problems one Removal screenshot
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Our team of researchers has opened and read the Privacy Policy for users to find out how this IMALI - N.I. MEDIA LTD product treats the users’ privacy too. It has been immediately found that two types of information are collected when is used as a default search engine. First, it is interested in data contained in log files, for instance, IP address, the type of browser, pages visited through, and similar details that cannot identify users personally. The second type of information it records is the personal one. There is a disturbing sentence immediately making an untrustworthy search provider in the Privacy Policy document: “We may collect personal information at various times when you use our website or plugin.” Of course, only details provided by users, e.g. entered in the search box of will be recorded, but it does not mean that users should let this search tool stay and continue performing this activity on their PCs.

If you scroll down, you will find the full manual removal guide that will help you to erase from all browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. It is not the only method to get rid of the undesirable search tool. Users can also use a reputable malware remover too. Not all the search tools that can be downloaded from the web are trustworthy, so security specialists suggest using SpyHunter for those users who are going to erase a browser hijacker automatically.

Delete manually from browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type regedit in the box and tap Enter.
  3. Open HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main and find the Start Page Value there.
  4. Right-click on it, click Modify, and locate the Value data field.
  5. Empty it and click OK.
  6. Go to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}.
  7. Delete from Value data fields of these Values:
  • FaviconURL
  • FaviconURLFallback
  • TopResultURL
  • URL

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the Windows Explorer (Win+E).
  2. Open %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\* (*-several symbols).
  3. Locate the prefs.js file, right-click on it, click Open with, and select Notepad.
  4. Delete the following line from the prefs.js file: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", ""); .
  5. Save the changes.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Find Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web data in %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default .
  3. Remove these files or open them with Notepad one after the other (right-click on the file, click Open with, and select Notepad) and remove all instances of from inside them.

In non-techie terms:

It does not mean that you have tidied up your computer if you have only deleted from browsers. According to specialists, there is quite a huge possibility that other untrustworthy applications are still there performing activities. They could have entered together with the browser hijacker too, so users who choose the manual method to remove this unwanted search tool should also find the time to perform the full system scan with a licensed scanner.