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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There are currently 3,792 articles listed on browser hijackers.

Name Threat Level Detection Count Date
YourSoftSite.com January 27, 2014
Yourtopnews.com September 30, 2020
Yourtuber.info May 6, 2019
YourTV.link 55/10 216 July 16, 2015
Yourvoices.info March 5, 2015
Yourwebing.com April 28, 2016
Yousearch.io 55/10 0 April 21, 2017
Youwillfind.info April 29, 2013
Ytf.Mendacityporkchop.com March 21, 2016
Ytiesbortionrh.club July 8, 2020
Ytoffline.net April 2, 2020
Yujianguo.net March 7, 2016
YunPanSer 88/10 1 July 31, 2017
Yursd.xyz May 12, 2020
Ywi.jsst.net December 6, 2013
Yyu-news1.club March 24, 2020
Z-results.com June 4, 2018
Z.moatads.com February 11, 2016
Z6airr.com August 10, 2020
Za.zeroredirect2.com May 19, 2014
Zahkit.pro January 27, 2020
Zamontazz.info March 12, 2015
Zapproposed.club July 6, 2020
Zbavanent.info March 13, 2015
ZenSearch.com January 29, 2014

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