Threat Database Browser Hijackers

By Domesticus in Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 50 % (Medium)
Infected Computers: 1,357
First Seen: May 26, 2017
Last Seen: September 17, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The site is presented to users as a search portal that is similar to Google and Bing. However, the portal appears to be tailored to users that tend to search for text and images primarily. The 'About' section of shows that the site is powered by NetSpark Ltd. that is a company dedicated to Web filtering and data delivery. is offered as a family-friendly search service that takes a step further in limiting adult-rated content and questionable materials. Some may perceive as a censored search engine. You might be right to question the productivity of considering the searches we did with the engine to run rather slow. A plus side to is that the filters appear to work sufficiently well.

Unfortunately, users have reported that their Internet browser loads by default without them setting as their primary homepage and search provider. Computer users may have handled a free software package using the 'Express' or 'Typical' option, which may have allowed an ad-supported program to make modifications to your Internet settings. The company behind may support the work of free software creators and take advantage of Internet traffic being directed to The site has an Alexa rank of 31,011 that places the service far behind alternatives like DuckDuckGo and Yahoo. The numerous requests to platforms like,, and may slow down search operations. lacks tools to sort results and users may be redirected to promotional materials for new electronic devices like laptops and TVs. Most users may not be comfortable using as their primary search aggregator. You should use an anti-spyware tool to identify and remove riskware that may perform redirects to

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