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Category: Browser Hijackers might really look like a perfectly normal search engine at first glance because it allows users to search for images, videos, news, and other information, so it is not surprising at all that so many people think that it is nothing wrong to keep on their Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Even though is not that harmful as Trojans, ransomware, and other similar threats, it would be a clever choice to delete and set another homepage and search engine because you encounter them every day. Instructions will be provided below the article, but we recommend that you read it all from beginning to end first.

Researchers at have tested and are now sure that this search engine should be categorized as a browser hijacker because it usually sets itself without permission. It has been observed that this infection is the most prevalent in India, Algeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, but, of course, nobody is protected. Knowing how browser hijacker spreads, we believe that might become very prevalent in other countries very quickly too. You will find out immediately if you ever encounter this browser hijacker because you will notice a different homepage and search engine set – it will have a address in the URL bar. itself is hosted on the IP address. In fact, it is not the only threat that uses this address. Specialists say that such threats as Ghokswa Browser and use it too, so it is very likely that all these threats are developed by the same company. is undoubtedly associated with two aforementioned threats. In addition, it acts in a very similar manner to other browser hijackers, e.g.,,, and, which means that might also put your system at risk like the aforementioned hijackers. If you do not want to risk infecting your system with malware, delete immediately and make sure that you never set it again.

Many users wonder why we consider to be an unreliable search provider. In fact, the answer is really simple – this browser hijacker might provide you with sponsored search results, i.e. third-party ads and links will be incorporated among legitimate search results. After clicking on any of them, you might be redirected to unknown web pages. The developer of does not care about safety of people, so it will not make sure that you see only good third-party ads and links, which means that the possibility to end up on a web page full of malicious software is rather high. Specialists have also found out after reading the Privacy Policy that is going to collect personal information about you, e.g. name and email address. It primarily does that with a help of cookies. Users who do not want to provide any information have to go for the removal right now.

It is not likely at all that you have set yourself. Actually, we are 100% sure that this is not how the majority of users encounter Researchers have managed to find out that browser hijacker is usually dropped by potentially unwanted applications (PUP). It seems that this threat is mainly associated with Ghokswa Browser, Picexa, and Chroomium Browser. Any of these programs might have a particular service working in the background. It is very likely that this service will silently download to the %TEMP% directory and launch it. Of course, users might download this threat themselves in a bundle with other untrustworthy applications too. In most cases, people who tend to download programs from third-party web pages and torrents initiate the installation of these software bundles.

It will not be very easy to remove from the system because it is impossible to erase it via Control Panel like other programs, so we have prepared and placed the instructions below for you. Follow instructions step by step and do not forget to check whether your system does not contain other threats after you finish the manual removal. If you do not think that you can get rid of yourself, scan your system with an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. It will eliminate infections, and it will also protect your system from future threats that might be much more harmful.


Internet Explorer

  1. Launch RUN (tap the Windows key + R).
  2. Enter regedit in the box and click OK.
  3. Move to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main and locate the Search Page value.
  4. Right-click on it, replace Value Data with and click OK.
  5. Locate Default_Search_URL Value in the same registry key and replace its data ( ) with Click OK.
  6. Find the Start Page Value in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN and edit its data by adding Click OK.
  7. Locate the Start Page Value in HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN and replace its data with Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Follow the path C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique mozilla user ID}.
  2. Find the pref.js file.
  3. Open it with Notepad.
  4. Find and delete the line user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "").

Google Chrome

  1. Go to C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  2. Locate Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.
  3. Delete them all.
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