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 3,769 articles listed on browser hijackers.

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'Worldwidewebb.in' Pop-Ups June 6, 2016
'Your Computer Is Being Tracked' Pop-Ups June 9, 2016
'Your Version of Yahoo Provided Search is Out of Date' Pop-Ups July 6, 2016
‘Browser Change Detected’ Pop-Up February 23, 2015
‘Datacomputersupport.com’ Pop-Ups January 12, 2016
‘Urgent Chrome Update’ Pop-Ups July 20, 2016
‘Windows 7 Support – Case ID’ Pop-Ups April 24, 2017
‘Windows Firewall Security Damaged’ Pop-Ups January 11, 2016
[RANDOM WORDS].onlinelivevideo.net July 6, 2015
0123movies.com December 27, 2018
0c9d8370d.se February 20, 2015
0ugzz.promorewards.lockkite.kim March 24, 2015
0wnpr0m0.com February 11, 2020
1-buy-internet-security-2010.com January 27, 2010
1.loadblanks.ru January 4, 2016
1000-dollar.cash March 2, 2020
123.sogou.com 55/10 26,493 November 28, 2019
123rede.com 55/10 3,349 May 1, 2015
123srv.com April 14, 2014
12kotov.ru 55/10 10,468 November 28, 2019
12startpage.com November 27, 2017
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