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.

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Cookies Control virus


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0 (by ARTEX MANAGEMENT S.A) is a problematic platform for searching, meant to be utilized by Russian-speaking surfers of the Internet. Instead of carefully omitting potentially hazardous domains from the…


VideoDrome Search virus


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4loot toolbar June 10, 2012 23:54 virus October 25, 2016 04:03 September 30, 2010 14:46 virus August 20, 2015 08:46 virus July 22, 2016 07:12 virus June 22, 2017 04:08 March 28, 2017 06:47 virus September 18, 2013 06:23 virus December 30, 2014 04:13 virus April 24, 2017 01:59 virus August 6, 2016 08:09 virus November 11, 2013 08:57 virus November 6, 2015 05:04 v... September 26, 2016 05:03
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AirZip hijacker February 3, 2014 09:41 v... June 25, 2016 06:34