Threat Database Browser Hijackers

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Beware! is Not a Legitimate Search Engine

The website is a fake search engine that is associated with several browser hijackers, most prominently the Google Redirect Virus. Although poses as a legitimate search engine, is in reality a fake. None of the's search results are real. Instead, it only displays websites from a list of affiliated rogue domains. Visiting the website presents a significant malware hazard, potentially causing your computer system to become infected with a variety of problems. Most visitors to are usually already infected with a browser hijacker. Because of this, ESG malware analysts recommend avoiding anything that has to do with the website or any websites or applications that are associated with Protect your privacy and your computer system's health from with the use of a reliable anti-malware application.

Symptoms and Problems Caused by Malware Associated with

As was mentioned before, the website is closely associated with browser hijackers like the Google Redirect Virus. This means that there will probably be several symptoms of a larger problem in any computer that has visited Some of these symptoms are listed below:

  • Browser hijackers associated with the website will usually force an Internet browser to visit and similar rogue websites. Some symptoms of a browser hijacker infection include redirects to the website, changed search results on popular search engines, pop-up windows and advertisements, changes to your Internet browser's security settings and the sudden appearance of suspicious links on your desktop.
  • The presence of malware associated with the on your computer system will usually result in decreased computer performance and Internet connectivity. This is because malware associated with uses up system resources while it runs in the background. This causes your computer system to operate slowly and to crash frequently. It may also cause your operating system to become "stuck" frequently, making frequent reboots necessary.
  • is associated with websites that sell rogue security programs; websites promoting illegal online pharmacies and websites featuring corrupted advertisements designed to install malware onto your computer system. If your computer system is suddenly displaying error messages, security alerts and pop-up notifications claiming that there is virus infection, these may actually be signs of a rogue security program on your computer system. You should also be on the lookout for pop-up advertisements and suspicious, unauthorized online activity on your computer system.

Registry Details may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\CustomizeSearch=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\SearchAssistant=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\CustomizeSearch=[site address]


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