Description is marketed as a search engine. However, among its so-called search results there are numerous advertisements and links that are completely irrelevant – these are obviously placed among the results in order to allow the owners of to profit from advertising revenue. While this kind of behavior would usually not amount to much, is promoted with the help of browser hijackers.

Browser hijackers are a kind of malware infection that takes over the victim's computer system and affects how it connects to the Internet. is often linked to browser hijackers that are often quite dangerous to the victim's computer system, such as the Google Redirect Virus and the numerous rootkits associated with this threat. Because of this, the presence of redirects indicates that a severe malware infection is present.

Carrying Out Online Searches on Will Often Be a Risky Proposition

Visiting itself will usually not infect your computer with malware – that is, is not an attack website. However, carrying out online searches on may lead your computer system to websites containing malware in a proportion that is much higher than a normal search engine.

Browser hijackers associated with have been active since 2009, at least. These tend to have various effects on an infected computer system. Some symptoms of malware include finding that your home page is locked to, that your web browser often displays pop-up windows promoting or any of its associated websites, and experiencing random redirects to the website while browsing the web. Often, browser hijackers associated with will cause a redirect to this search engine after carrying out an online search on Google, Yahoo or Bing.

Technical Information

File System Details creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarcouponsmerchants2.xml N/A
2 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstats.dat N/A
3 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarguid.dat N/A
4 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarlog.txt N/A
5 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarversion.xml N/A
6 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarcouponsmerchants.xml N/A
7 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallStatIE.dat N/A
8 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbardtx.ini N/A
9 %Temp%[trojan name]toolbar-manifest.xml N/A
10 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarcouponscategories.xml N/A
11 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallIE.dat N/A
12 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarpreferences.dat N/A
13 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstat.log N/A

Registry Details creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7} "[trojan name] Toolbar"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuardCurVer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7} "[trojan name] Toolbar"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7}InprocServer32 "C:PROGRA~1WINDOW~4ToolBar[trojan name]dtx.dll"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuard.1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}ProgID "[trojan name]IEHelper.UrlHelper.1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar "[trojan name] Toolbar"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}VersionIndependentProgID "[trojan name]IEHelper.UrlHelper"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115} "UrlHelper Class"