Threat Database Browser Hijackers

By JubileeX in Browser Hijackers Image is a website that has been associated with unwanted browser redirects; that is, many computer users have reported that their web browser takes them to against their will. While redirects can serve legitimate purposes (such as taking computer users to a newer version of an outdated website after an address change), they can also be used by criminals to generate revenue. This is done with the help of a browser hijackers, a potentially unwanted program designed to force a web browser to visit a website constantly (in this case, that website is redirects will often occur in association with a web browser toolbar known as MyPlayCity.

Many computer users may have installed the toolbar, often while trying to install a freeware application. It is common for these kinds of toolbars to be included in the installation of freeware programs, making it necessary for the computer user to opt out of installing them. Not paying attention during installation may result in unwanted programs being installed along with their desired freeware application. Once installed,'s toolbar makes unwanted changes to the infected computer's settings. Some of these changes include the following:

  • Changing the infected web browser's homepage to
  • Adding to the infected web browser's bookmarks, preferred websites and default search engines.
  • Causing the appearance of in pop-up windows.
  • Forcing the infected web browser to visit repeatedly without the computer user's authorization.
  • Lowering the infected computer's security settings and performance, potentially making it vulnerable to more dangerous malware infections

Most of the time, redirects can be stopped by removing the toolbar associated with However, doing so is often not straightforward. Rather than using an uninstaller, it may be necessary to remove this toolbar from the Control Panel or with the help of an anti-malware program. Even then, it may still be necessary to return your web browser's settings to normal manually in order to remove all traces of content from your computer.


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