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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Most Trending Browser Hijackers in the Last 7 Days


Threat Name Threat Level Alias Detection Count Date
55/10 a variant of Win32/Conduit.SearchProtect.H
Adware.Downware.3008
Conduit (fs)
N/A 01/18/2012 11:02:08 EST
55/10 N/A N/A 02/15/2013 17:29:41 EST
55/10 a variant of Win32/InstallBrain
a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Perion.G
APPL/InstallBrain.Gen5
N/A 02/28/2012 06:41:16 EST
55/10 N/A N/A 02/26/2013 18:55:40 EST
55/10 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Linkury.A
Adware.Linkury (fs)
Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.Linkury.AMN (A)
16,611 02/27/2013 15:28:36 EST
55/10 Trojan.Win32.Generic!SB.0
W32/Downloader.X.gen!Eldorado
432,549 05/20/2010 09:26:35 EST
55/10 PUP.Optional.Delta.A 397,270 01/21/2013 14:12:16 EST
55/10 MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)
Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
Zango
70,191 09/10/2013 11:48:01 EST
55/10 N/A 364,860 06/03/2013 15:28:34 EST


There are 1396 articles listed on browser hijackers.

Name Threat Level Detection Count Date
‘System plugin at address 0×00874324 got critical error’ 04/28/2011 07:14:28 EST
‘Update your browser’ Alert 08/30/2012 09:50:01 EST
1-buy-internet-security-2010.com 01/27/2010 07:44:13 EST
123srv.com 04/20/2014 12:45:33 EST
14updatejava.com 02/12/2014 18:30:11 EST
16Start.com 04/30/2014 15:15:06 EST
1place.org 02/19/2014 19:20:55 EST
1startpage.com 07/14/2014 15:20:29 EST
2014customersurvey.com 05/29/2014 19:01:43 EST
205acbc0.any.gs 06/02/2014 16:24:32 EST
22Apple 55/10 73 02/19/2013 12:20:24 EST
22find.com 55/10 155,435 09/10/2014 18:17:20 EST
2dayoftheweek.com 08/30/2011 10:18:17 EST
4-you.net 11/12/2013 14:17:51 EST
4cleanspyware.com 09/21/2009 11:22:43 EST
5.guard-smart.net 10/01/2010 11:01:09 EST
50searchengines.com 09/19/2011 09:54:24 EST
555.in.th 08/29/2014 14:59:49 EST
6cleanspyware.com 09/22/2009 09:49:32 EST
6malwarescan.com 09/22/2009 09:51:21 EST
7.rotator.widgetmedia.com 09/19/2013 18:37:32 EST
7go.com 09/19/2013 18:31:45 EST
7search.com 22/10 8 09/03/2014 12:08:27 EST
7win-wellcome.com 03/15/2010 06:40:58 EST
95p.com 12/29/2011 12:39:53 EST


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