Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 1,016
Threat Level: 50 % (Medium)
Infected Computers: 3,941
First Seen: May 25, 2023
Last Seen: September 29, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a browser hijacker categorized as unwanted software that can infiltrate the users' systems behind their backs. This online threat typically enters the target system through deceptive installation processes, email attachments or bundled with other software downloads that come from untrusted sources.

What Does Do?

Once infects a system, it alters the browser settings, specifically the default search engine. It replaces the user's preferred search engine with, forcing all search queries through their platform. The primary objective of is to generate traffic and revenue through sponsored search results and advertisements.

How to Get Rid of

To remove from the system, it is essential to initiate the removal process promptly. Manual removal involves several steps, depending on the affected browser. Generally, the process entails accessing the browser's settings, locating and disabling or removing the unwanted extension or add-on associated with and restoring the default search engine to the user's preference. For manual removal directions, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Browser Hijacker Persistence may have different variations or versions, and its persistence can vary. Sometimes, it may leave behind unsafe files or components that can reinstall or reactivate the hijacker. Therefore, it is advisable to use reputable anti-malware software to thoroughly scan and clean the system, ensuring the complete removal of and other unwanted additional software.

Popular browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge often encounter However, the specific removal process may vary slightly, depending on the browser and OS being utilized. It is recommended to refer to official support documentation or seek assistance from reputable online forums or technical support communities for detailed instructions on removing from a specific browser.

Reset Your Browser to Default

One of the easiest ways to remove is to restore your browser's default settings. However, remember that this also will remove all your customizations, so save your bookmarks and other necessary elements before proceeding.


  1. Open Chrome and press Alt + F on your keyboard.
  2.  On the drop-down menu, select Settings.
  3.  Scroll down and click Advanced.
  4.  Scroll down again and choose the option Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5.  Click Reset Settings to complete the process.


  1. In the top right corner of your browser, click on the three-line icon.
  2.  Click Options on the drop-down list.
  3.  Select General on the left menu pane.
  4.  Scroll down to find the Firefox Default button.
  5.  Click the Firefox Default button.


  1. In the top right corner of your Edge window, click on the three-dot icon. 
  2.  Click Settings on the menu.
  3.  On the left side, click Reset settings.
  4.  Go to the Restore settings to their default values and click Restore settings.
  5.  Click Reset to complete the restoration process.

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