By ZulaZuza in Browser Hijackers has been associated with browser hijackers that alter your Web browser's settings and the way your computer connects to the Internet. The main symptom associated with consists of browser redirects. Computer users have reported that their Web browser will take them to unexpectedly, interrupting their normal browsing to take them to this website repeatedly. Browser hijackers associated with may cause the appearance of advertisements which will appear on the victim's Task Bar, Web browser toolbar and in pop-up windows from the affected Web browser.

The most common way in which computers are infected with browser redirects associated with is through freeware programs that are bundled along with these. It is not uncommon for popular freeware programs to be fragmented by a third party so that the installer will also install a browser hijacker associated with or a similar threat. When the victim installs the freeware program, it can be easy to overlook the option to opt out of installing the potentially unwanted program, which usually takes the form of a Web browser extension, add-on or toolbar. Once installed, these potentially unwanted programs make unwanted changes to the infected computer's settings and to the victim's Web browser.

It is important to remember that potentially unwanted programs associated with will not affect one particular Web browser. However, these seem to be restricted to computers with versions of the Windows operating system. To stop redirects, ESG security researchers strongly advise computer users to uninstall all Web browser extensions that may have been installed recently. Then, it is important to revert your Web browser's settings to normal to undo potentially problematic changes made by malware associated with Finally, it will usually be a good idea to run a full scan of the infected computer using a reliable anti-malware program to ensure that has not exposed your computer to more dangerous malware.


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