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removal by Linas Kiguolis - -   Also known as Native Search | Type: Adware is a misleading search engine, which is used to collect advertising revenue. No matter that there are many PC users who claim that this site should be called 'virus' or 'browser hijacker', in reality it's just an untrustworthy search engine, which mostly returns altered search results and shows commercial pop-up notifications. Once user clicks on such ad,'s owners will receive some money. The same can be told about visiting related websites. However, you should beware that sometimes such sites may be accidentally used for promoting insecure websites that spread malware. That's why we recommend avoiding and relying on more popular websites that are designed for searching, such as Google, Yahoo or Bing.


According to many PC users, shows up on computers out of nowhere. No, its distribution is not related to on trojans or other malware. In reality, it sneaks inside computers in a bundle with freeware and shareware. In order to avoid this program, you should start paying more attention to such programs' installation process. You have to find the check mark, which agrees to download and uncheck it. If you don't know where came from, you were also tricked into installing it. In this case, you should remove this search engine from your computer.


We must note that is not a virus or malware. It's just an annoying search engine, which may appear on your computer after downloading freeware. However, you should rely on more reputable search engines if you want to be sure that you won't be redirected to some malicious website. For that, follow this guide:

  • Uninstall Native Search via Add/Remove Programs:
  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for and similar entries and select 'Uninstall/Change'.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.
  • Remove add-on from IE, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers:

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall and other entries that may be unknown for you.
  2. Click ''Tools' -> 'Manage addons' -> ‘Search Providers’ and choose the search engine you used before.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’; find and other unknown entries and click ‘Uninstall’.
  2. Go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Options’ and reset the startup homepage to, or similar search page.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu button, select 'Tools' -> 'Extensions', find and other unknown extensions and remove them by clicking Recycle bin.
  2. No click 'Settings' -> 'Manage search engines' and change your default search engine.
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