Type: Adware

The Web address belongs to a fake search engine. Fake engines are not built to handle any search requests from users. As such, the chances for a fake engine to start generating organic traffic and receive attention from users are close to zero. Of course, that fact has not stopped the operators of such fake engines. They simply resort to using underhanded methods, such as intrusive browser hijacker applications that will bring the users to their page forcefully. is not an exception - the page is being promoted via a browser hijacker named Properties, as well as other similar PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). The installer for the application is named 'CS_installer.exe' and could be distributed via deceptive download pages, hoax websites, or bundling schemes that usually occur when downloading software products from dubious sources.

If the browser hijacker has managed to be established on the system successfully, it will try to take control over the installed Web browsers. The homepage, new tab page, and default search engine settings may all be modified to open the address. Conducting searches via a fake engine could be risky. will take the entered search query and redirect it to a shady website ( before finally retrieving results from the legitimate Bing search engine. Users also may find themselves redirected to unfamiliar websites.

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