Removal Guide

Do you know what is? might look like a handy tool for searching the Internet and finding recipes. However, our researchers doubt the application is reliable since it was classified as a browser hijacker. Not to mention, there is a chance it could show you annoying and questionable advertisements from unknown third parties. If this is not content you would like to see when browsing, we advise you not to hesitate and eliminate at once. The application may change some of the user’s browser settings to settle in, so they have to be restored to delete the threat. No need to worry if you have no idea how to do this as we have prepared a removal guide located slightly below the main text. Hopefully, it will make this task easier for our readers.

Further, in the text, we will explain to you how the browser hijacker may modify your browser settings and how these actions might affect your browsing, but before we begin, it is important to know how could be spread. There are a couple of possible scenarios, but the most likely one is that the application travels with bundled installation files. To be more precise, the user can install it unintentionally along with another program.

Our researchers say the software this search engine could be bundled with might be untrustworthy as well, e.g. it could be potentially unwanted programs, adware, other browser hijackers, etc. Thus, setting higher standards for applications you pick might help you avoid such threats the next time. The software should be downloaded from a reliable source. Also, we would advise checking if a reputable company created it and reading its Terms of Use, End User License Agreement, Privacy Policy, or other relevant Removal screenshot
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Speaking of, the search engine comes from a company known as Polarity Technologies Ltd. Since we are aware it has already created numerous of similar browser hijackers, e.g.,,, and other, we do not think this publisher can be considered to be trustworthy. These search engines are more or less identical, so we highly doubt they could be created to provide users with advanced tools. Unfortunately, these search engines could have been designed as tools to promote third-party content and get paid for it. may settle on the browser by placing itself as the user’s start page. It may change homepage settings on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox by altering data belonging to these browsers. These files are listed in removal guide. Seeing this search engine every time the user launches his browser could encourage the user to search the Internet with it. At this point, it is crucial to mention there is a chance the application could add various advertising content among the displayed results, which might be gathered with custom Yahoo search engine.

If the browser hijacker can alter provided results it could inject them with various pop-ups, sponsored links, banners, and so on. The worst part is that this content may originate from multiple different web pages and some of them might be harmful. For example, the ads could take you to sites containing viruses, Trojans, or other malware, spreading other browser hijackers or threats alike, showing fake lottery winnings or surveys, etc. No doubt such content might put at risk your computer’s or your privacy’s safety; therefore, we would strongly advise you to keep away from it or simply get rid of By following the removal guide located below you could erase the hijacker manually, but if it appears to be too difficult for you, it would be advisable to leave this task for a reputable antimalware tool.


Internet Explorer

  1. Click Windows Key+R, insert Regedit, and press OK.
  2. Find this particular location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  3. Search for a value name that is called Start Page.
  4. Right-click Start Page and choose Modify.
  5. Instead of place a link you like and press OK.
  6. Search for this specific location: HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}
  7. Locate listed value names:
  8. Right-click them one by one and tap Modify.
  9. Then replace given value data and press OK.
  10. Close Registry Editor.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Windows Key+E.
  2. Find the given directory: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{unique user ID}
  3. Open a file called prefs.js with Notepad.
  4. Find this code line: user_pref(“browser.startup.homepage”, “”).
  5. Instead of insert another link.
  6. Save the document and close it.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Explorer (Windows key+E).
  2. Go to this directory: C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  3. Look for files named Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  4. Right-click them one by one and press Delete.
  5. Exit the File Explorer.

In non-techie terms: is a threat that could replace your homepage settings and show you unreliable advertisements, so it is no wonder computer security specialists recommend removing it. Another thing users should know about this search engine is that it might be distributed with other potentially dangerous applications. Meaning, its appearance could mean there might be other threats on the system. Thus, if you choose to erase the hijacker manually with the instructions located above, we still advise you to scan the system with a reputable antimalware tool and see if there are no other suspicious software on your computer. Plus, if you need any help or have questions about the application, you can place a comment below or contact us via social media.