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Remove from the Browser
TypeBrowser hijacker, Search engine, PUP
Short DescriptionA search engine that may display third party ads and redirect to suspicious pages.
SymptomsThe search provider is changed to
Distribution MethodIn freeware packages (bundling).
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By may fall into the category of browser hijackers due to its capabilities to change the user’s homepage and search provider to its own. These changes usually happen without the user’s initial permission or knowledge. Once he sees set as his default page, he can be sure that a PUP (potentially unwanted application) has entered his system and is currently running in the background. Most potentially unwanted programs are designed to alter the browser’s settings. One way to know what’s currently running on the PC is opening the Task Manager and revising all the processes.


However, it’s highly doubtful that will be listed there – it is most probably the consequence of a bundled download. Bundling of software is widely applied to freeware products – this is how developers succeed to cover financial losses. Many browser hijackers and add-ons/ extensions for browsers are ad-supported which means that:

  • They display ads.
  • They collect personally identifiable and/ or personally non-identifiable information. Possibly both.

What Type of Information Does Collect?


As visible by the Privacy Policy, the creators of obtain non-PII from its users that may be used for their business purposes. Various data collection tools may also be employed such as:

  • Cookies
  • Persistent cookies
  • Beacons
  • Web logs
  • Device identifier

As a matter of fact, these tracking technologies undoubtedly give away enough personally identifiable information to display relevant advertisements to the user. Such ads are typically used to generate pay-per-click revenue. Clicking on them is considered neither safe nor smart since the user may end up being redirected to a malicious website.

How Can I Uninstall

As we already mentioned, the suspicious search provider took over the browser’s default settings after a PUP or ad-supported program was installed on the computer. It doesn’t matter if the suspicious software was installed knowingly or unknowingly – it should be removed, and the browser’s settings should be restored.

We have provided several steps to help you deal with the issue manually. In the end, checking if your system is malware-free via professional software is always a good advice.

Similar Threats:

Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter

1. Remove/Uninstall
2. Restore the settings in your browser
3. Remove automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

Milena Dimitrova

An inspired writer, focused on user privacy and malicious software. Enjoys 'Mr. Robot' and fears '1984'.

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