Is Your Browser Taking You to the Website?

If your Internet browser is forcing you to visit against your will, this is a sure indication that your machine has become infected with a browser hijacker. Visits to the website may also occur via the results of a fake search engine which itself is associated with a browser hijacker. In any case, most traffic to the website is caused by browser hijackers and similar malware. Because of this, ESG security researchers strongly recommend scanning your computer system with a reliable anti-malware program. Leaving a browser hijacker infection untreated will usually result in additional infections, so it is important to remove any browser hijackers associated with immediately.

The Website and Browser Hijackers

As was mentioned before, there is a strong relationship between the website and browser hijackers. There are several kinds of browser hijackers associated with Redirects to the website or to the search engines that feed, can be caused by malicious toolbars for Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, which take the form of corrupted browser helper objects or browser add-ons respectively. Redirects to the website may also be caused by more severe malware infections, such as Trojan or rootkit infections. The most common source of redirects to the website is the Google Redirect Virus, a Trojan that has also been linked to the TDSS Rootkit, an extremely dangerous malware infection. It is difficult to pinpoint a direct causal relationship between a single malware threat and redirects to the website, as the relationships between malware are seldom linear and are often complex. In fact, browser hijackers will seldom appear along on a computer system. They will usually be associated with other malware infections designed to hide them, help them or perform completely unrelated malicious tasks on the infected computer system.

Protecting Yourself from Malware Associated with the Website

According to ESG security researchers, there are several things you can do to protect your computer from malware associated with Without a doubt, it is essential to use an anti-malware scanner and firewall, and to keep these two security components fully updated. It is also extremely important to be cautious when browsing the Internet, avoiding high-risk websites and keeping an eye out for social engineering attacks, scams, and fraud of various kinds.

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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?

Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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