By Domesticus in Browser Hijackers is a fake search engine associated with several browser hijackers. Most browser hijacker infections come in the form of a toolbar for Internet Explorer. If your Internet browser is being constantly redirected to the website, this is a sign that your computer system has been infected by a browser hijacker. Other symptoms include changes to your Internet browser settings and the appearance of numerous pop-up windows. To stop any redirects to the website, ESG team of malware analysts advises searching for and removing the browser hijacker causing them. and Media Freeware for Windows

Most infections have appeared in the European Union, particularly in France. However, computer users from all over the world have been infected by this dangerous browser hijacker. According to ESG PC security researchers, most browser hijacker infections are due to a free toolbar included with cheap knock offs of legitimate media players. Typically, these are found on illegal movie streaming websites and websites containing pornographic videos. To avoid any bundled toolbars and malware, ESG security researchers recommend only downloading your computer's media software directly from the manufacturer.

Symptoms of Malware Associated with the Website is very similar to websites like and These fake search engines are associated with malware like the Google Redirect Virus and harmful browser toolbars. Some symptoms of malware associated with and similar websites include the following:

  • Changes to your browser's homepage.
  • Search engine results that lead you to, regardless of what was searched.
  • Randomly being redirected to the website while viewing or visiting other websites.
  • Changes to your Internet browser's settings, particularly those that relate to your home page, Internet security, and favorite websites.

While most Internet browsers can become infected with malware associated with, Internet Explorer is much more susceptible due to toolbars in the form of Browser Helper Objects – meanwhile, browser hijacker infections are almost unheard of amongst users of the Google Chrome browser. A browser hijacker associated with the website will usually make changes to the Windows Registry and to the way your computer system connects to the Internet. They usually also block a victim's ability to remove them effectively. This is why a toolbar or browser hijacker associated with cannot usually be deleted through normal means, but may require the help of an up-to-date anti-malware application.

File System Details may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].default\user.js

Registry Details may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel "HomePage"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page"


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