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 3,357 articles listed on browser hijackers.

Name Threat Level Detection Count Date
16Start.com February 4, 2014
1microsoft-windows.com 1/10 21 December 17, 2019
1place.org February 19, 2014
1search.io September 17, 2018
1startpage.com 5/10 32 July 14, 2014
2014customersurvey.com May 29, 2014
205acbc0.any.gs May 19, 2014
22Apple 5/10 0 February 19, 2013
22apple.com 5/10 1,619 November 28, 2019
22find.com 5/10 3,027 February 26, 2013
247tech.help March 12, 2015
24check.theonlinelive.org February 25, 2015
24online.geo-soft4u.online March 24, 2016
24online.safesystemupgrade.org March 9, 2015
24pcupgrade.howupdateswork.org February 25, 2015
2dayoftheweek.com August 30, 2011
2infoblog.net May 1, 2017
2netvl.ru 5/10 7 November 28, 2019
2rsxqtuf3t.com October 30, 2014
321oyun.com 2/10 494 January 17, 2016
365j.com 5/10 29 November 21, 2015
4-you.net 5/10 455 November 12, 2013
40045001.info January 28, 2016
40045003.info January 25, 2016
46.161.41.220 May 4, 2015

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