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Severity: is a dubious search engine that is promoted by a browser hijacker. It would not be surprising if it just appeared on your browser and you have no recollection about allowing it to install. It usually happens because users do no install free software correctly, thus allow added items to install together with the freeware. It will not harm your computer directly as its main purpose is to expose you to sponsored pages so that revenue could be made. You might be redirected to all kinds of websites and that is rather worrying as you could be led to dangerous pages. This seemingly harmless computer infection could easily lead you to malware, and your computer may become exposed to serious risks. If you care about your computer’s security, you should delete as soon as possible.


Browser hijackers are attached to free software as additional items that users have the option of installing. They are useless but end up installed simply because the user does not notice it. If the added item goes unnoticed, it will be allowed to install along with the freeware it was attached to. When you install free software, always choose Advanced or Custom settings. You will see a lit of added items and if there is something you do not want, you can deselect it. Always deselect items you are not familiar with. Do not rush through the installation process in Default settings as that is exactly how users end up installing unwanted items. If you do not want to end up having to remove or similar, always choose Advanced settings.

The first big clue that something is not right is the change of your homepage. Every time you open your browser, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you will be taken to because it has been set as your homepage. These changes will be made without your permission and you will quickly realize that you cannot undo them. You will have to uninstall first. You will see a search engine that you might be tempted to use, but we suggest you avoid it. If you do use it, you will be presented with sponsored pages as your results. This is done because hijackers aim to make pay-per-click income by generating traffic. You could even be led to malicious sites where malware is waiting for you. Remove

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STEP 1. removal guide

In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:

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Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:

The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:

Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:

Scan computer for related files

Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:

When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:

(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some adware\malware\browser hijackers it is advised to Reset your browser settings. GridinSoft Anti-Malware allows you to do that with flexible options.

STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser

GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:

Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings

Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:

Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):

STEP 3. Protect your computer from reinfection

Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:

  • Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.

  • Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.

  • Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.

  • Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.

  • Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.

Anti-Malware GridinSoft On-Run Protection Screen

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