Threat Database Browser Hijackers

If users' Web browsers are often experiencing redirects to an unfamiliar Web address, it may be a sign that a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) with browser hijacker capabilities has managed to infiltrate their devices. In this case, it is an unwanted application that is causing these redirects, going through '' Typically, the goal of browser hijackers is to promote a sponsored address. They do so by generating artificial traffic toward the page, via forced redirects.

As a result of these intrusive actions, could have been set as the browser's new homepage, new tab page, and default search engine. This means that every time users launch their browser, decide to open a new tab, or simply initiate a search via the browser's URL tab, they would trigger a redirect to the promoted page.

Users should be careful because most browser hijackers promote fake search engines. Engines of this type cannot produce results by themselves. They will instead hijack users' search queries and further redirect them. As a result, users may see legitimate results taken from reputable engines, but they also may be presented with low-quality results filled with advertisements that were taken from dubious search engines.


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