Removal Guide

Do you know what is? is a browser hijacker that might one day illegally enter your system. Although this infection does not need to get permission from users to enter their PCs, users soon find out about its appearance on their computers – they notice certain changes applied to their browsers. More specifically, they discover their homepages and New Tab URLs altered on all their browsers, except Microsoft Edge. No matter that seems to be quite a legitimate search provider, this clearly shows that it is not – decent search providers can be set and removed easily whenever a user wants. As a consequence, we cannot allow you to keep set on your browsers. Go to remove it as soon as you discover it set and, in the meantime, do not use it as your default search provider because it is not a legitimate search tool. It might even present users with untrustworthy search results, specialists say. This should be enough for you to eliminate this website from your browsers. If not, read the rest of this article to find more about it.

Users click on the Download button available on expecting to download a piece of software that allows changing background pictures on browsers with the click of a button. Unfortunately, they get the modified browsers’ settings instead. As mentioned in the first paragraph, their browsers get hijacked, and then they discover a new page set without their permission. This page contains a search box powered by Yahoo!, allows users to set the background picture they like, and, finally, uses the location service to show the accurate weather forecast. This page does look harmless, but we still cannot confirm that it is safe to keep it set. Research specialists carried out recently has shown that is not a trustworthy search provider even though it contains a search box and returns search results when the search query is entered – it might present users with the modified search results. These search results are presented to users to drive traffic to certain pages, so they do not contain the information users are looking for on the web. In fact, since the advertising revenue is the supreme goal, links to untrustworthy pages might be presented to users too. One click on a wrong search result and they are redirected to such a page. Dubious third-party pages might contain anything, even malicious software, but they definitely do not contain the information based on the entered search query. Additionally, they might gather information about users or try to convince them to provide some personal details.

Users usually discover set on their browsers after installing the piece of software from or the Chrome Web store ( Also, research has shown that users might discover their browsers’ settings changed after installing a malicious software bundle. In most cases, users get these bundles when they try to download some kind of free application from a file-sharing or another dubious page. If you are not very cautious in the future and do not change your web browsing behavior, you will discover unauthorized changes applied to all your browsers again sooner or later.

If you see your browsers open with each time you launch any of them, there is no doubt that they have been hijacked. Luckily, these changes can be undone quite easily – it should be enough to reset browsers to make the undesirable webpage gone. There is a small possibility that this browser hijacker has arrived on your computer bundled with other suspicious applications, so performing a full system scan with a reputable scanner would be a smart step too.

How to remove

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt.
  3. Open the Tools menu.
  4. Select Internet Options and then open the Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Check the Delete personal settings box.
  7. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+H.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click the Refresh Firefox button located at the top of the page.
  4. Click the Refresh Firefox button one more time in the pop-up confirmation window.

Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Go down and click Advanced.
  5. Under Reset, choose an option Restore settings to their original defaults.
  6. Click Reset.

In non-techie terms:

You have to be careful with websites that change your browsers’ settings without permission because, in most cases, they are not trustworthy and might even expose you to potential threats. The same can be said about – it is not a trustworthy page although it looks like a legitimate search provider. Malware researchers say that it is a question of time when problems related to its presence arise if a user does not do anything after discovering it set on all browsers.