Malwares - Browser Hijacker

Browser Hijackers are various programs that interfere with browser programs. This kind of malware either forces browser to show one particular webpage, inserts advertisements in other web pages, messes up search results or shows various popups in the browser. In the end, user might not be able to use browser at all.
Browser Hijackers are used for 2 malicious purposes. The first one is making money from your browser usage. This is done by redirecting your searches like google redirect virus does or showing popups with advertisements. Each click on resulting webpage will (potentially) make some money to malware makers. The second malicious purpose is prevent one from visiting some websites like makers of malware removal software, security websites and other legitimate sites that would provide help. In the second case, Browser Hijackers are a sign of serious malware problem and the PC should be carefully cleaned from the infection.
Browser Hijackers can be categorized by the way they are implemented, technology used for infection and their symptoms. The redirection symptoms are shared by wide family of malware, thus it is hard to write a guide that covers all the possible redirection viruses. For general assistance with Browser Hijackers we recommend this guide how to remove search redirects. It covers both malware-based hijackers like TDSS, malicious browser addons and malicious browser or PC settings that lead to browser redirections.
If you have more specific problem, we recommend browsing our Browser Hijacker database for symptoms and looking for specific cure or asking a question bellow related hijacker guide.

Atajitos.com virus

15 September , 2014 08:16

Atajitos.com virus (also known as Atajositios.com virus) is a browser hijacker that is promoted through free utilities that can be downloaded from the Internet. Usually computer users notice this potentially unwanted program when they are already browsing the Internet. Basically they see Atajitos.com as their new homepage and default search provider and it is not […]

Spellso virus

15 September , 2014 06:18
spellso-virus

Spellso virus (also known as istsearch.com virus) is a browser hijacker that can secretly take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Once inside it changes your homepage and default search provider to istsearch.com which looks like any other search engine, however, it has some malicious goals. Spellso virus is trying to redirect […]

Searchbrowsing.com virus

11 September , 2014 08:39
searchbrowsing-com-virus

Searchbrowsing.com virus is a browser hijacker that can take over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome without users’ knowledge. It’s a program that changes your homepage and default search provider in order to promote various commercial websites and make money from affiliate links. It is categorized as a potentially unwanted program as it uses […]

Fissa.com virus

7 September , 2014 04:33
fissa-com-virus

  Fissa.com virus is a browser hijacker that can change the settings of your browsers without your permission and cause a lot of issues regarding your browsing experience. The program affects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Usually browser hijackers are used to advertised various unknown websites, which are likely to be corrupted. It […]

I-beta.com virus

5 September , 2014 06:21
i-beta-com-virus

  I-beta.com virus is a harmful browser hijacker that was designed by cyber criminals to compromise computers’ security. The program claims to be powered by Google or Bing, however, you will never get the same results as using these popular search providers. I-beta.com virus includes tons of sponsored websites to your search results and tries […]

Findamo.com virus

2 September , 2014 06:16
findamo.com-virus

  Have your homepage been hijacked by Findamo.com? Beware that this website only pretends to act like a search engine but it actually can cause a lot of problems for the computer users. It changes your browser’s Internet settings and tries to redirect you to a bunch of sponsored websites just to boost their traffic. […]

Findpages.net virus

28 August , 2014 06:33
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Findpages.net virus is a notorious browser hijacker that targets computers running Windows. It attacks Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. Once inside, the program changes some settings of you browsers and adds several components that interfere into your browsing sessions later. Usually you will find Findpages.net set as your homepage and default search […]

Portalsepeti.com virus

6 August , 2014 05:51
portalsepeti-com-virus

  Portalsepeti.com virus is a browser hijacker that takes over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It replaces your home page and default search provider , as well as displays numerous ads when you browse on the Internet. Most of the users find this application very annoying as it changes your search results and […]

CustomSearchPlus.com virus

1 August , 2014 03:05
customsearchplus-com-virus

CustomSearchPlus.com virus is a browser hijacker that is distributed via free downloads. It can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. Once installed, it changes your homepage and sets your default search provider to CustomSearchPlus.com. These modifications are made without asking for a user’s authorization and they complicate your work on the Internet. […]

Yaimo.com virus

31 July , 2014 06:41
yaimo-com-virus

Yaimo.com virus is one more browser hijacker that uses an unfair way to be installed into computers and causes a lot of inconveniences for the computer users. It is owned by the company Mpagosx s.l. and registered in Barselona, Spain. Unfortunately it is not a legitimate application and it only imitates providing reliable search services. […]

Taplika.com virus

31 July , 2014 04:58
taplika-com-virus

  Taplika.com virus is a browser hijacker that can be installed to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome without without any knowledge of a computer user. Once inside, it replaces your default search provider and homepage and takes control over your browsing. The program displays tons of advertisements when you browse the Internet and […]

iStartsurf.com virus

31 July , 2014 02:54
istartsurf-com-virus

iStartsurf.com virus is a browser hijacker that is used to promote various websites and increase their traffic. It looks like most of other search providers and offers multiple search services (web, images, video, news, etc.). However, the program is installed to computers without asking for users’ permission and this is one of the reasons why […]

Astromenda Search

29 July , 2014 09:13
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  Astromenda Search is an annoying browser hijacker that can affect any of yours Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It’s a program that hijacks your web browser homepage and default search engine, installs a Windows Service and runs on Windows startup. For these reasons it has poor reputation among security experts. If you […]

Websearch.wonderfulsearches.info virus

29 July , 2014 03:00
websearch-wonderfulsearches-com-virus

Websearch.wonderfulsearches.info virus is a browser hijacker that can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. The application interrupts users’ work when they try to browse the Internet. Websearch.wonderfulsearches.info looks like most of other search engines but instead of providing regular search results, it adds various sponsored websites and displays ads. It can also make […]

Get-search.com virus

23 July , 2014 03:03
get-search-com-virus

  Get-search.com virus is a browser hijacker that affects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It looks like a regular search engine that provides multiple search services (web search, image search, video search, etc.). However, the program uses unfair methods to bet set as your search provider and it corrupts your search results by […]