Removal Guide

Do you know what is? has one function really and that is to generate money for its creators through promoted third-party content. This potentially unreliable search page is promoted by a browser hijacker that can infiltrate your system even without your noticing it. This can easily happen when you click on unsafe third-party ads and end up installing a whole bundle of “goodies” including this hijacker. Unfortunately, in this case, it will not be the only threat you let onto your computer. A couple of malware infections can slow down your computer and Internet connection, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. This browser hijacker and other threats can expose you to unwanted and unsafe web content. This is why our researchers suggest that you remove and all other potentially harmful applications if you want to protect your computer.

Our research shows that this hijacker belongs to the infamous ELEX family that includes such well-known browser hijackers as,, and Just like its peers, this malware infection also uses freeware bundles to spread over the web. Unfortunately, these bundles can be packed with malicious software installers and potentially unwanted applications. That is why it could have a severe affect on your virtual security if you install such a package. What many users do not know is that it takes just about one single click on a corrupt third-party advertisement to actually drop such a bundle onto a computer. This can happen when you end up on unfamiliar questionable websites, such as torrent and shareware pages, or when your system is infected with adware. It is important that you stay away from suspicious websites and third-party ads. Of course, the best way for you now is to delete and scan your system for other possible threats.

It is also important for us to mention that usually it is possible to opt out of browser hijackers and other unwanted applications during the installation of a bundle. These opportunities are provided by checkboxes that are mostly ticked by default to make sure that if the user overlooks them, the changes will be done and all the content gets installed. This is why schemers tend to use misleading techniques so that inexperienced users would not realize what kinds of threats they really let on Removal screenshot
Scroll down for full removal instructions

This browser hijacker may change your home page, new tab page, and default search engine in your most popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. This is quite unfortunate due to the fact that you will be exposed to the potentially unreliable content this search page offers every time you launch your browsers, open a new tab, or run a web search. Since this browser hijacker can gather data about your online activities, it can customize the ads and links it displays to you. Although this infection does not use its own search engine to provide you with results, it can still integrate its affiliates’ ads and links. This hijacker uses Google to show you search results, but you should not rush to the conclusion that the results are all trustworthy. You cannot actually tell the difference between a legitimate third-party ad and sponsored link and a malicious one. Therefore, it is quite risky to engage with any content coming from this search page. If you click on an ad that was embedded by cyber criminals, which can easily happen, you may find yourself on a fake website infecting your computer with further threats or disclosing your personal details to criminals, and so on. If you want to clean your computer of all malware infections, you should start by removing and do this to the rest as well.

It is possible that you will find an uninstaller for this application in the list of installed programs in Control Panel. If so, use it to eliminate the main application. However, this uninstaller seems to do a lousy job and may not clear all the changes in the affected browsers. Therefore, we also recommend that you reset your browsers to undo all the unwanted setting changes. If you have no clue about these processes, please use our instructions below as a reference. Also, make sure that all your programs and drivers are regularly updated because that can keep away cyber criminals, too. Nevertheless, the best method to really protect your PC is to install a trustworthy anti-malware application.

Remove from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Access the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the uninstaller and click Remove.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Click on the Windows button in the bottom-left corner.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Pick Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the uninstaller and click Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+X and pick Programs and Features.
  2. Select the uninstaller and click Uninstall.

Reset your browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window.
  4. Press Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Click Show advanced settings, at the bottom.
  3. Click Reset settings, at the bottom.
  4. Press Reset.

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T and go to Internet Options.
  2. On the Advanced tab, press Reset.
  3. Select the Delete personal settings checkbox and click Reset.
  4. Press Close.

In non-techie terms: is a questionable search page that can emerge in your browsers as your new home page, new tab page, and default search engine when your computer is infiltrated by a browser hijacker. While this search page may appear to be totally innocent and legitimate, you should know that it is capable of manipulating the search results to include promoted third-party ads and links among the normal results. This way you could be introduced to unreliable web content and that would be quite detrimental to your computer’s health. It is also possible that other malware threats can come on board alongside this hijacker. Therefore, our researchers recommend that you delete ASAP along with all other threats you can detect on your system. In order to make sure that your PC is safe for you to use, it is best to employ a professional anti-malware tool.