Browser Hijackers

A browser hijacker (sometimes called hijackware) is a type of malware program that alters your computer’s browser settings so that you are redirected to Web sites that you had no intention of visiting. Some browser hijacking can be easily reversed while other instances may be difficult to reverse. Most browser hijackers alter the default home pages and search engines to those of their customers who pay for that service because of the traffic it generates.

More virulent versions often:

  • Add bookmarks for pornographic web sites to your own bookmark collection
  • Generate pornographic pop-up windows faster than you can close them.
  • Redirect you to pornographic sites when you inadvertently mistype a URL or type in a URL without the www. preface.

Like adware and spyware, a browser hijacker may be installed as part of a freeware installation. In this instance the browser hijacker is more than likely mentioned in the user agreement though obviously not identified as a browser hijacker. A browser hijacker may also be installed without your permission, as the result of an infected e-mail, a file share or a drive-by download.

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'855-718-3514' Pop-Ups February 4, 2016
'' Pop-Ups July 28, 2015
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'' Pop-Ups December 4, 2015
'' Pop-Ups August 11, 2015
'' Pop-Ups July 28, 2015
[RANDOM WORDS] June 30, 2015 March 27, 2015 March 31, 2015
BigGameCountdown Toolbar 2/10 959 July 6, 2015 May 18, 2015 March 4, 2015 April 14, 2015 February 16, 2015 March 25, 2015 March 6, 2015
MovixMuze 2/10 0 August 26, 2015 May 5, 2015
Search Module Plus 5/10 10,720 March 6, 2015 March 5, 2015 March 6, 2015 February 24, 2015
Updatenow.[RANDOM NUMBERS].info May 13, 2015 February 20, 2015
'0800-014-8916' Pop-Ups March 15, 2016
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