Removal Guide

Do you know what is? can hijack home pages of the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers. Thus, if you see this page loaded each time you launch your browsing application, you are without a doubt dealing with a browser hijacker. Our researchers think the goal of this search engine or its creators is to display modified Yahoo search results where they could show users advertising content, e.g. pop-ups, banners, sponsored links, and so on. The problem is, such ads could promote unreliable content, and since they might be displayed together with search results users may find it difficult to separate them from legitimate advertisements. For this reason, we recommend erasing the threat as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it might be not an easy task as the search engine could modify some data to hijack the browser. Nonetheless, we have prepared a removal guide located below that should help you delete the application manually.

To be able to avoid similar threats in the future it is essential to understand how they enter the system. According to our researchers, browser hijackers like may travel with bundled installation files of other untrustworthy software. Often users get these installers from torrent and other questionable file-sharing web pages, so to avoid getting programs you do not need or applications that could be dangerous unknowingly you should always pay attention during the installation process. Not to mention, it would be smart to look for more reliable sources for downloading setup files. is not a threat that installs itself on the computer by creating new folders or files. Apparently, it may hijack the user’s browser by modifying particular values in specific data belonging to the affected browser. For instance, if the default browser is Internet Explorer, the threat should locate a value name called Start Page and replace its value data with its own link (http:// This value name can be found in the Windows Registry. As for other browsing applications, you can learn what files might be modified by studying the removal guide placed Removal screenshot
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It might be in the application’s creator’s interest for you to use this search engine because they would most likely generate advertising revenue if you click the hijacker’s displayed advertising content. The advertisements could be shown with the search results if you use the main search box on or the second box provided below the browser’s address bar. According to our researchers, this content might be shown through modified Yahoo search engine. Since the ads could come from the third party and the application’s creators take no responsibility for third-party content, it is quite possible some of the advertisements could promote suspicious products or services, e.g. fake surveys, lotteries, similar unreliable applications, malicious software, and so on.

Given the risks you could be facing while surfing the Internet with, we believe it would be safer for the system to get rid of this suspicious search engine. One of the ways to eliminate it is to fix its modified files manually; the process is carefully explained in the removal guide located at the end of the text. The other way to erase this browser hijacker is to acquire a reputable antimalware tool, perform a full system scan, and select the deletion button as soon as the scanning is over.


Internet Explorer

  1. Press Windows Key+R.
  2. Insert Regedit and click OK.
  3. Get to this directory: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Look for a value name known as Start Page.
  5. Right-click it and press Modify to fix its value data.
  6. Instead of insert a link you prefer and press OK.
  7. Close the Registry Editor.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Windows Key+E.
  2. Navigate to the provided directory: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}
  3. Find a file titled as prefs.js and launch it with Notepad.
  4. Look for a specific line: user_pref(“browser.startup.homepage”, “”).
  5. Instead of insert a website you trust and press Ctrl+S.
  6. Close the document.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch the Explorer (Windows Key+E).
  2. Search the system to locate this path: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  3. Find the listed files:
    Secure Preferences
    Web Data
  4. Right-click them one by one and select Delete.
  5. Close the Explorer.

In non-techie terms: might look like a rather practical tool since it has this additional search box, links to popular web pages, and so on. However, any user can have the same links without allowing the browser hijacker to enter the system. All you have to do is bookmark the web pages you like, and you should be able to reach them as quickly as with the search engine’s toolbar. As we mentioned in the main text, it is also quite possible the threat could be showing potentially dangerous advertising content with the search results. Therefore, despite its practical side, we do not think it is worth to risk the computer’s security. If you think the same hesitate no more and erase the threat with the removal guide located above or a reputable antimalware tool.