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.

Seektoexplore.com

20 March , 2015 07:19

Seektoexplore.com is a nasty browser hijacker that will keep redirecting you to the site at seektoexplore.com. It’s not really difficult to tell if your computer is infected with Seektoexplore.com, because if the answer is positive, you will be randomly redirected to this website when browsing the Internet, so you will definitely notice this. In case you have […]

Uber-Search.com virus

18 March , 2015 07:20
uber-search-com-virus

Uber-Search.com virus is a browser hijacker that secretly takes over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. It can changes your homepage, search provider and tries to redirect you to commercial websites just to promote certain pages and improve their traffic. As long as Uber-Search.com virus is inside, you will be receiving numerous […]

Websearch.coolsearches.info virus

18 March , 2015 05:00
websearch-coolsearches-com-virus

Websearch.coolsearches.info virus is a browser hijacker that can affect your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. It’s a potentially dangerous program that can redirect to malicious websites and introduce tons of infections. If you became a victim of this hijacker, you will first notice Websearch.coolsearches.info set as your homepage and default search provider. […]

Luckysearch.com virus

16 March , 2015 05:06

Luckysearch.com virus is a browser hijacker that affects random computers when their users download some freeware. It usually infiltrates without user’s consent and disturbs your work on the Internet. Luckysearch.com virus takes over Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and other less popular browsers. Once inside it replaces your homepage and default search provider. […]

Dregol.com virus

12 March , 2015 07:01

Dregol.com virus is a browser hijacker that attacks Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. The program replaces your default search engine and start page without your authorization. Dregol.com indeed looks like a regular search engine, however, it doesn’t work properly. If you try making a search, you will see that the website […]

Palikan.com virus

11 March , 2015 10:36

Palikan.com virus is a browser hijacker that can be installed to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. The program modifies you browser settings, replaces your homepage and default search provider. It can affect one or more of your browsers at the same time. You can easily see which ones were infected because once […]

123rede.com virus

10 March , 2015 05:28
123rede-com-virus

123rede.com virus is a browser hijacker that mainly attacks computers located in Brazil. It reminds of two very well known hijackers – jogostempo.com and gamegogle.com. If you have noticed it on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, you should remove 123rede.com virus from there as soon as possible. This articles covers the mains […]

BingProtect virus

9 March , 2015 09:12
bingprotect-virus

BingProtect virus is a browser hijacker that can take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome without your consent. It comes bundled to other software and doesn’t require users’ authorization, which means it is usually added without your consent. Once inside, the program changes your homepage and default search provider, forcing you to […]

OurSurfing.com virus

5 March , 2015 07:22
oursurfing-com-virus

OurSurfing.com virus is a browser hijacker that can be installed to your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. The program doesn’t ask users’ permission and it replaces your homepage and default search provider. Although it looks like most of the other search providers, OurSurfing.com tries to advertise sponsored websites, so you cannot really […]

Searchbetter.com virus

4 March , 2015 09:49
bettersearch-com-virus

SearchBetter.com is a website owned and operated by APN, LLC. Although it looks like a regular search provider, a lot of computer users complain about this website. The problem about it is that it changes your homepage without your permission and forces users to use it as a default search provider. Unfortunately the program is […]

Luckysearches.com virus

3 March , 2015 09:36
luckysearches-com-virus

Luckysearches.com virus is a browser hijacker that can take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. If you have noticed it set as your homepage, you should remove this program from your system as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it is not as easy to do it as to say. Even if […]

Websearch.searchannel.info virus

26 February , 2015 05:20
websearch-searchannel-info-virus

Websearch.searchannel.info virus is another browser hijacker that can take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. It’s an annoying program that doesn’t allow you to browse without tons of ads and redirection s to sponsored websites. The application is distributed along other freeware and usually it is added without users consent. If […]

Websearch.swellsearch.info virus

25 February , 2015 09:51
websearch-swellsearch-info-virus

Websearch.swellsearch.info virus is a browser hijacker that can infiltrate into your computer without your consent. Usually it replaces your homepage and search provider while you are downloading some free software from the Internet. The main objective of Websearch.swellsearch.info virus is to increase traffic of the websites owned by third parties. It includes these pages among […]

Websearch.searchitup.info virus

25 February , 2015 07:04
websearch-searchitup-info-virus

Websearch.searchitup.info virus is a browser hijacker that you should stay away from. It spreads using deceptive methods and it looks like a regular search engine, the truth is the program attempts to mislead computer users and make them visit sponsored websites. As a result, you can visit malicious pages and even get your computer infected. […]

Websearch.coolwebsearch.info virus

25 February , 2015 04:58
websearch-coolwebsearch-info-virus

Websearch.coolwebsearch.info virus is a browser hijacker that pretends it can work as a search provider. In fact the program was developed in order to advertise sponsored websites and increase their traffic. It operates exactly the same way as Websearch.amaizingsearches.info virus, Websearch.webisawsome.info virus, Websearch.Searchsun.info virus and many other browser hijackers. The application is installed using one […]