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.

Www-homepage.com virus

30 January , 2015 05:37
www-homepage-com-virus

Www-homepage.com virus is a browser hijacker that infiltrates into computers using unfair techniques. It automatically replaces your homepage and default search provider. The purpose of this program is to display commercial ads and promote various websites. By replacing your search provider, it also takes control of your browsing and modifies your search results by adding […]

Terra.im virus

29 January , 2015 09:45
terra-im-virus

Terra.im virus is a browser hijacker that replaces your homepage and default search provider on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. Usually it comes bundled to unreliable software and it doesn’t require users’ permission to be added. It’s not a reliable search engine and you should stay away from it. Terra.im promotes dozens […]

SearchItApp.com virus

29 January , 2015 04:50
searchitapp-com-virus

SearchItApp.com virus is a browser hijacker that is distributed via free downloads and that causes a lot of problems for computer users. First of all, it changes your homepage and default search provider on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and some other less known browsers. Although the websites says that its search […]

Search.eshield.com virus

28 January , 2015 07:22
search-eshield-com-virus

Search.eshield.com virus is a browser hijacker that attacks Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and possibly other less known browsers. It replaces your homepage and default search provider despite your previous choices. Usually this is done while you are installing some free programs to your system, without clearly disclosing these changes. It is not […]

Websearch.ezsearches.info virus

27 January , 2015 06:59

Websearch.ezsearches.info virus is a browser hijacker that takes over your browsers in order to advertise various sponsored websites and make profit from it. It’s a program that changes your homepage and default search provider to Websearch.ezsearches.info not only without your permission, but also without your knowledge. Once inside, it makes your browsing experience unbearable and […]

Dnsbasic.com virus

27 January , 2015 04:40
dnsbasic-com-virus

Dnsbasic.com virus is a browser hijacker that takes over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. In some cases it attacks other, less-known browsers too. If you have notice that your homepage was changed with Dnsbasic.com, you have been attacked too. This means that from now on you will not be able to browse […]

Search.safer.com virus

26 January , 2015 07:14
search-safer-com-virus

Search.safer.com virus is a browser hijacker that can modify settings of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari without users’ consent and cause a lot of inconveniences, as well as pose risk for the system to be infected. If you have noticed Search.safer.com set as your homepage and/or default search provider, your system has […]

Websearch.searchplazanow.info virus

26 January , 2015 05:09
websearch-searchplazanow-info-virus

Websearch.searchplazanow.info virus is a browser hijacker that enters computers without users’ permission and interferes with their browsing experience. It’s an annoying program that changes your homepage and default search engine, displays tons of ads and redirects to unwanted websites when you least expect that. Websearch.searchplazanow.info virus corrupts Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari […]

Websearch.searchtheglobe.info virus

20 January , 2015 07:04
websearch-searchglobe-info-virus

Websearch.searchtheglobe.info virus is a browser hijacker that can infiltrate into computers when users download various freeware from the Internet. The program occurs on browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. Once inside the browser the program makes two main modifications in the settings of a browser. It changes your homepage and default […]

MetaSearch virus

13 January , 2015 07:10
metasearch-virus

MetaSearch is an annoying program that is categorized as a browser hijacker. It enters computers without users’ consent and makes changes in the settings of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and some other browsers. The program can take over multiple browsers at the same time. You will easily notice this hijacker as, first of […]

Tasearch.com virus

12 January , 2015 09:34
tasearch-com-virus

Tasearch.com virus is a browser hijacker that can appear on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari and disturb your regular browsing. The program changes your homepage and becomes your default search provider without asking your permission and without allowing you to reverse these changes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t provide reliable search results and it […]

Searchboxlistings.com virus

12 January , 2015 04:24
searchboxlistings-com-virus

Searchboxlistings.com virus is a browser hijacker that can take over your browser when you least expect that and completely change the way you browse. The program comes bundled to other freeware and it can corrupt all common browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. If you have encountered that your homepage and […]

TheSmartSearch.net virus

10 January , 2015 00:10
thesmartsearch-com-virus

TheSmartSearch.net virus is a browser hijacker that is distributed together with various freeware and that can affect a lot of popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. If your homepage has been changed to TheSmartSearch.net too, you should take care of your computer and get rid of this hijacker immediately. If […]

Websearch.thesearchpage.info virus

9 January , 2015 06:34
websearch-thesearchpage-info-virus

Websearch.thesearchpage.info virus is yet another browser hijacker that shares the same interface as previously released Websearch.Searchoholic.info virus, Websearch.searchmania.info virus, Websearch.search-plaza.info virus and others. These are identical hijackers that take over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. It is recommended to remove Websearch.thesearchpage.info virus once you notice it on your browser. Otherwise, you might […]

Securedsearch.lavasoft.com hijacker

8 January , 2015 05:37
securedsearch-lavasoft-com-hiajcker

Are you constantly being redirected to Securedsearch.lavasoft.com when browsing the Internet? It’s a browser hijacker that can be installed together with Adaware – a malware removal program made by Lavasoft and it is not easy to get rid of it. It usually remains in the system even after uninstalling the program. Although it’s neither a […]