Removal Guide

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If you noticed an unauthorized change of your web browsers default settings, it might be an indication that a browser hijacker is fully active on your personal computer. One application that is capable of such functionality is known as If you ever find it fully active on your personal computer, make no mistake and conduct its complete removal as soon as possible. This is important because this hijacker will ruin your online experience in a number of ways with its invasive alterations. What is even worse is the fact that in some cases this hijacker might be the primary reason other devious and even dangerous programs might be able to enter your operating system without a lot of trouble. To understand how functions and why its complete removal is critical be sure to read the rest of our detailed report.

During the initial analysis of, our research team has discovered that this browser hijacker is related to other programs of this category such as,, and Therefore it is quite natural that all of them function alike. Right after the hijacker in questions gains full access to your operating system, it will impose the alteration of your default homepage. This change is made by making modifications to files and registry entries of browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. All of the affected files and registry entries are related to default settings of the aforementioned browsers. One of the most annoying things about all of this is the fact that you are not notified in any way that changes are taking place. Even if this particular modification does not seem like a lot, you will gradually come to understand its negative effects. Having this hijacker fully active on your personal computer means that you will be forced to start every single online session on a suspicious third-party site whether you like that or not. You should also be aware of the fact that the seemingly useful search box on the new homepage is quite worthless as it can present you with a large number of sponsored third-party results. It goes without saying that such functionality of this browser hijacker will make surfing the web the way you are used to impossible. To regain default settings of your browser, make sure to execute a thorough removal of as soon as it is found active on your Removal screenshot
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As mentioned earlier could also prove to be the primary reason other suspicious programs could enter your computer without a lot of trouble. One reason why other questionable programs could be already active on your PC is because this hijacker is often spread via bundled installers. Thus, our research team highly advises you to check your entire operating system for dubious software if you already have this hijacker up and running on your computer. It is also critical to highlight the fact that that using the search box on a suspicious homepage could have devastating results, to put it lightly. As it turns out some results provided by the suspicious search engine could lead you to dubious and even potentially harmful web pages. For example, you could end up on fake online stores, which are crafted by cyber crooks to steal your credit card data or other sensitive and important information. There is also a chance that you could land on sites that are created to infect your PC. Usually, such sites run an arbitrary code execution exploit, which is used to trigger a remote installation of a suspicious program once the user enters that website. It should be more than obvious that a complete removal of is a must if you wish to maintain a clean and secure system at all times.

The complete removal of should not be delayed under any circumstances because having it active on your PC could have detrimental outcomes. To restore your browser's default settings, you must delete every single bit of this hijacker. To be sure that the whole procedure has been successful we highly advise you to perform an in-depth analysis of your operating system for leftovers linked to right after you are done with the instructions that we present below. It is important to perform such an analysis as traces of this hijacker could be used for its restoration.

How to remove from your PC

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Go to C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Delete files entitled:
  4. a) Preferences.
    b) Secure Preferences.
    c) Web Data.
  5. Navigate to C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<unique Mozilla profile ID>.
  6. Locate and then delete a file called prefs.js.
  7. Go to C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  8. Right-click your Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin.
  9. Click the Windows button.
  10. Type regedit into a search box and then select it.
  11. Navigate to to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  12. Right-click a registry value entitled Start Page and select Modify.
  13. Replace the unwanted URL with a new one and then click OK.
  14. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}.
  15. Modify the unwanted URL's in the following registry values:
    a) FaviconURL.
    b) FaviconURLFallback.
    c) TopResultURL.
    d) URL.

In non-techie terms:

If you are a user that finds manual removal and analysis of your PC a bit too challenging, do not worry. You can simply follow the alternative removal instructions below. This removal guide has been crafted by malware experts at to help you delete this hijacker in a fully automated manner.