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.

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

  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 experience later. Usually you will find Findpages.net set as your homepage and default […]

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 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 […]

Search.offersbar.com virus

21 July , 2014 06:47
search-offersbar-com-virus

Search.offersbar.com virus is a browser hijacker that can take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and modify their settings without users’ permission. It ‘s a program that tends to change your search results and redirect you to commercial or in some cases even malicious websites. You may first think that Search.offersbar.com is […]

Search-goal.com virus

21 July , 2014 02:03
search-goal-com-virus

Search-goal.com virus is a browser hijacker that tries to increase traffic and advertise some websites. This third party software was developed by Babylon Ltd. and it causes numerous unwanted changes in your browser settings, constant redirections and other inconveniences that follow because of that. The program usually comes bundled to free software that you can […]

Groovorio.com virus

18 July , 2014 02:14
groovorio-com-virus

  Groovorio.com virus is a browser hijacker that was designed by cyber criminals and that can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once inside, the program changes your homepage and default search provider to Groovorio.com. Since it is added without asking users’ permission the application classified as potentially unwanted application. Normally Groovorio.com virus […]

SearchShock.com virus

16 July , 2014 08:01
searchshock-com-virus

  SearchShock.com virus is a browser hijacker that can infect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once inside, it replaces your homepage and default search provider without asking your permission and also modifies some other settings. Clearly such changes should not be tolerated, so you should remove SearchShock.com virus as soon as you detect […]

iStart123.com virus

15 July , 2014 06:43
istart123-com-virus

  iStart123.com virus is another browser hijacker distributed through freeware from the Internet. Once installed, it replaces your homepage and sets your search provider to search.yahoo.com. At first glance, the website doesn’t look harmful. It even contains some quick links to popular websites, like Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, etc. However, it is considered to be malicious […]