By Domesticus in Browser Hijackers is an unreliable website that with the help of related security infections may display intrusive pop-up advertisements and messages on a variety of websites if a PC is infected with adware or a potentially unwanted application. The goal of pop-up advertisements and messages may be to market different questionable or commercial websites, increase their traffic and benefit from clicks on ads. Adware and browser hijackers that may show pop-up messages and advertisements may make the default browser modifications in the Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. PC infections connected with may highlight words in websites that computer users visit; this may look like there was a link inserted. However, when the PC user moves a mouse over the highlighted words, pop-up messages and ads may appear. Since each website may have several words highlighted, the PC user may see these pop-up ads and messages all the time, even if he touches them inadvertently. If the PC user clicks on these advertisements and messages, they may lead the PC user to one of the suspicious websites that they may market.

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