The site is the home page for a customized search powered by Yandex that has the name 'The First.' The page on does not provide ownership information and 'The First' search service appears to be aimed at Web surfers based in Russia. The site is not classified as a reliable search provider and 'The First' service is designed to provide sponsored search results generated with the Yandex.Direct platform. is associated with cases of browser hijacking where users are redirected to automatically. The browser hijacker may run as an add-on, extension and a Browser Helper Object that is listed as 'The First' in your Add-ons/Extensions Manager.

The browser hijacker behaves like adware and may read your Internet history, downloads log, and software configuration to display targeted commercial offers at h[tt]p:// The portal may generate safe ads thanks to the integration of Yandex.Direct, but the search results on may not be clean. It is not clear if the 'The First' search service is powered by a custom build of Yandex or pulls data from the Internet using a stand-alone search algorithm. The lack of a SSL encryption on h[tt]p:// does not contribute to a strong point that Web surfers can feel secure while using the 'The First' service. Additionally, the portal appears to exchange data with the site, which is associated with browser hijacking and riskware as well. PC users that are suggested to download software from may want to avoid doing so. The browser hijacker may reroute users to phishing pages and invite users to install suspicious ad-supported programs. You may want to scan your system with a trustworthy security suite that can protect your privacy and data from unsolicited access.

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  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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