Browser Hijackers

A browser hijacker (sometimes called hijackware) is a type of malware program that alters your computer’s browser settings so that you are redirected to Web sites that you had no intention of visiting. Some browser hijacking can be easily reversed while other instances may be difficult to reverse. Most browser hijackers alter the default home pages and search engines to those of their customers who pay for that service because of the traffic it generates.

More virulent versions often:
  • Add bookmarks for pornographic web sites to your own bookmark collection
  • Generate pornographic pop-up windows faster than you can close them.
  • Redirect you to pornographic sites when you inadvertently mistype a URL or type in a URL without the www. preface.
Like adware and spyware, a browser hijacker may be installed as part of a freeware installation. In this instance the browser hijacker is more than likely mentioned in the user agreement though obviously not identified as a browser hijacker. A browser hijacker may also be installed without your permission, as the result of an infected e-mail, a file share or a drive-by download.

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There are 2,464 articles listed on browser hijackers.

Name Threat Level Detection Count Date
‘855-718-3514’ Pop-Ups February 4, 2016 EST
‘’ Pop-Ups July 28, 2015 EST
‘’Pop-Ups July 31, 2015 EST
‘’ Pop-Ups December 4, 2015 EST
‘’ Pop-Ups August 11, 2015 EST
‘’ Pop-Ups July 28, 2015 EST March 27, 2015 EST March 31, 2015 EST
BigGameCountdown Toolbar 22/10 75 July 6, 2015 EST June 4, 2015 EST March 4, 2015 EST April 14, 2015 EST February 16, 2015 EST March 25, 2015 EST March 6, 2015 EST
MovixMuze 22/10 57 August 31, 2015 EST May 5, 2015 EST
Search Module Plus 55/10 8,181 March 6, 2015 EST March 5, 2015 EST March 6, 2015 EST February 24, 2015 EST
Updatenow.[RANDOM NUMBERS].info May 13, 2015 EST February 20, 2015 EST
[RANDOM WORDS] July 1, 2015 EST
‘0800-014-8916’ Pop-Ups March 16, 2016 EST

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