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The suspicious search engine can infiltrate your system and change the settings of your browser without requiring any permission. Because of the variety of unwanted activities it performs, is regarded as a virus by most of the computer users. However, the program does not really affect the operating system, so calling it a virus is a little exaggerated. Moreover, it provides links to some of the most popular websites and allows users to set their favorite ones. Still, is better not to be kept on the system because it is a browser hijacker and nothing beneficial is expected of it. is an example for a potentially unwanted program. It not only acts as one but is also distributed the same way. This means that has appeared on your operating system after you have downloaded freeware or shareware, such as video converters, download managers, etc. The installer of the undesirable application is bundled with the installer of the preferred one, and that is how it travels around the web. We should point out, however, that users are warned about additional programs in the license agreement and are most of the times given the chance to decline the setup of useless ones. For this reason, Custom/Advanced installation option should always be selected and no installation steps should be skipped.

Since is categorized as a browser hijacker, it will surely present you with sponsored search results containing links to various third-party websites. This happens because the purpose of such applications is to help generate traffic to particular websites which helps their creators earn money. Also, some of the web pages you might be sent to will urge to download more unwanted applications or even malware. Therefore, you should not interact with any of the ads the search tool will provide you with, and should delete from the computer immediately. removal procedure:

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall any adware program from Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Clean the parasite from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently get rid of the virus leftovers (optional)

STEP 1 : Uninstall from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command removal

Type “Appwiz.cpl homepage removal Locate program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Eliminate from Chrome, Firefox or IE

  • Open Google Chrome
  • In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
  • Remove the Unwanted Extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

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  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable any unknown add on
  • Go to Help
  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

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  • Open Internet Explorer
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unwanted browser helper object.
  • Click on Internet options
  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Close IE

Go to your program files folder and delete the unwanted program directory. You may also clean your Windows Registry from the malicious CLSIDs

Permanently clean leftovers

Nevertheless, manual removal is successful, I recommend to scan with any professional antimalware tool to identify and remove the malware leftovers.

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