Removal Guide

Do you know what is? appears to be a browser hijacker targeted at users browsing the Internet with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Researchers say it might be a rather irritating threat since it could replace some of the user’s browser preferences and display suspicious advertising content coming from unknown sources. As you probably realize it, interacting with the browser hijacker’s presented advertisements could be dangerous and if you do not want to end up on potentially malicious web pages or installing threats similar to, we advise being cautious before clicking the ads or better yet avoid such content by eliminating the application that might show it to you. If this is what you decide; we can help you erase the suspicious search engine with the removal guide presented at the end of this text.

It is doubtful the application was developed to create a more enhanced search engine since first of all does not seem to have any unique features you would not get while using other search tools and second of all we have already tested quite a lot of almost identical browser hijackers released by the same company known as Polarity Technologies Ltd. In other words, this search engine seems to be nothing more than a clone of already existing threats, for example,,,,, and so on. At this point, you may start thinking what could be the point of creating another useless tool. We believe the answer might be advertising revenue.

Apparently, when our researchers tested in our internal lab, they discovered the application can display modified search results that it may gather with a modified Yahoo search engine. Therefore, there is a chance the threat might have the ability to alter gathered results and inject additional content among them. We believe such content could be advertisements from the third party. If this is the case, we would advise you to be careful with such ads, especially if you do not know where they come from, because some of them might originate from harmful web pages. Such a possibility exists because the browser hijacker’s creators claim they do not take any responsibility for third-party content and do not provide any information about it on its Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement Removal screenshot
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The suspicious ads could promote similar threats, lead to scam web pages or in the worst case scenario, they could take the user to websites distributing Trojans, viruses, and other highly dangerous software. We do not say you might necessarily encounter such content while using, but there is a chance you could, and if you do not wish to take it, we advise you to erase the browser hijacker and get yourself a more reliable search engine.

According to our researchers, the threat may replace some of the user’s preferences like default search engine, homepage, or new tab page to encourage the user browse the Internet with Also, they explain the application might do this by altering data belonging to the hijacker, which means you may have to restore such data to delete the threat. This process could appear to be rather complicated, so if you want to try to erase the browser hijacker manually, it might be a good idea to follow the removal guide available below the text.

For users who would like to put less effort while eliminating the suspicious search engine, we would recommend performing a full-system scan with a reputable antimalware tool of their choice.

Get rid of

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Windows Key+R.
  2. Insert Regedit and select OK.
  3. Get to this exact path: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Find a value name titled Start Page.
  5. Right-click it and choose Modify.
  6. Instead of place a web page you prefer and click OK.
  7. Navigate to this path: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
  8. Find a key called {67064262-187A-4836-B1E1-4B5D18CD84CF}, right-click it and select Delete.
  9. Then go to: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  10. Remove a key named as {28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}.
  11. Exit Registry Editor.
  12. Press Windows Key+E.
  13. Find this directory: %APPDATA%
  14. Locate a folder called {28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, right-click it and select Delete.
  15. Close File Explorer.
  16. Empty Recycle bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Windows Key+E.
  2. Go to the presented directory: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla ID}
  3. Look for Prefs.js and open this file as a Notepad document.
  4. Find the provided line: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage","").
  5. Instead of place a link you prefer and press Ctrl+S to save changes.
  6. Close the document.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Windows Key+E.
  2. Find the mentioned path: C:\Users\{Username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  3. Locate files called Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  4. Right-click these files and press Delete.
  5. Exit the Explorer.

In non-techie terms: is not a search engine we would recommend for users who want to keep their system clean and safe. Our researchers say the application is nothing more than another clone of many other similar browser hijackers created by the same untrustworthy company we mentioned in the main text. Even though it may not look suspicious, you could endanger your computer by just browsing the Internet with it since the research shows the threat might be showing modified search results that could be injected with questionable advertising content from the software’s third-party associates. If you decide you do not want to risk encountering such ads, we advise you to delete the hijacker while following the instructions available above or with a legitimate antimalware tool.