Type: Browser Hijackers is associated with a Web browser hijacker. is linked to a Web browser add-on that may be bundled along with software contained on public software download websites. PC security analysts have observed the presence of bundled with several programs. may affect all Web browsers on the affected computer, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Computer users have reported that may be very difficult to remove, and evade popular threat removal software. Sometimes, it may be necessary to use security software capable of dealing with and removing Web browser hijackers, PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), adware and other low-level threats.

Problems that may be Associated with

Computer users affected with this problem have reported that their Web browser shortcuts have been changed to instead of their intended websites. The affected Web browser's homepages and default search engines also may be changed to automatically. is not a legitimate search engine. Although uses the name 'Bing', this is not Microsoft's iconic search engine, but rather a low-quality website made out to look similar to Google. Content associated with may not be limited to the affected Web browser. PC security researchers have noted that may activate during start-up, indicating that may be installed along with a Windows service that include changes to the Windows Registry.

How and Similar Browser Hijackers Are Used is designed to force affected Web browsers to visit repeatedly. also may insert unwanted search results into searches made on the affected Web browser and gather data about the affected computer user's browsing habits. PC security analysts have noted that may make changes to the affected Web browser settings, making it more vulnerable to threats, PUPs or similar unwanted components. The main purpose of is to profit from advertising. The search engine may deliver fake search results, which may be practically nothing but advertisements for shady online services and websites. should be removed immediately, since may put your data at risk and potentially allow other unwanted content to enter your computer. In short, is a Web browser extension designed to force computer users to visit the website, which contains a low-quality search engine capable of delivering advertisements and unwanted content to computer users.

How may be Delivered to a Computer redirects and pop-ups may be caused by Web browser extensions that may be installed on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and other popular Web browsers. Once installed, may make various changes to the affected Web browser to force it to visit repeatedly. also may change various of the Web browser's default websites (such as bookmarks, homepage and default search engine) to automatically. In most cases, may be installed by bundling with other software. may be included in its installation misleading computer users so that they may install the extension by default or believe that is a useful program or part of the application with which is bundled. Once the extension is installed, it may be quite difficult to remove. A reliable security application capable of dealing with low-level threats will remove Computer users may have to make manual changes to the affected Web browser settings to remove as well. For example, it may be necessary to remove from the Web browser's shortcuts and default websites list. Taking extra care when installing any new software and avoiding any bundled components can prevent future problems.

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Registry Details creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\DOMStorage\

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