Threat Database Browser Hijackers

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The domain hosts a fake search engine website.'s name is not particularly creative and its interface and design are not particularly attractive. However, does not need to put in much effort since the criminals behind rely on malware infections to force visitors into arriving at the web page. may be closely associated with browser hijackers, malware infections designed to take over the victim's computer system and then force its Internet browser into visiting and other malicious web pages. Because of this dangerous association, is a dangerous website and that any visit to this location should be addressed as a potential malware threat. It is recommended that victims of malware associated with use a reliable anti-malware program to scan their computer system for any trace of malware acquired from this dangerous website. If you are experiencing forced visits to the fake search engine, this is a sure sign of a severe malware infection.

How the Scam Works

The fake search engine scam has quickly become one of the most common online scams. This malicious scheme rose in popularity in 2011, particularly after a crackdown on fake security programs and websites promoting them. Typically, a criminal uses to profit from advertisements. To boost's traffic numbers, criminals use browser hijackers in order to force their victims to visit repeatedly. Since each visit translates into an advertisement impression and a potential link on a malicious advertisement, criminals can gain quite a substantial amount of money very quickly. However, this is a highly illegal practice that is harshly punished by the law enforcement. Now, a browser hijacker has the potential to send a victim to any particular website; so, why a fake search engine of all things? The fact is that browser hijackers associated with websites like are designed to take over their victim's legitimate online search results. This means that, after carrying out an online search on a website such as Google or Bing, the browser hijacker alters the search results so that they link to instead of to the website relevant to the victim's search. Inexperienced computer users may not realize that this kind of redirection is not normal, trying their search again on the fake search engine that pops up in their browser. However, the search results will be nothing but spam and malicious advertisements, designed to provoke further malware infections on the victim's computer.

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