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.

Searches.uninstallmaster.com virus

10 December , 2014 06:02
searches-uninstallmaster-com-virus

Searches.uninstallmaster.com virus is a browser hijacker that can take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome of Safari. If you found this unknown search page on your browser, there are some things you should know about before you start using it. Searches.uninstallmaster.com virus was created by cyber criminals in order to promote sponsored pages […]

Websearch.searchmania.info virus

3 December , 2014 09:56
searchmania-info-virus

Websearch.searchmania.info virus is a browser hijacker that takes over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. Once inside, the program immediately replaces your homepage and default search provider with Websearch.searchmania.info. Although it looks like a legitimate search engine, the website actually displays dozens of commercial ads and tries to redirect users to unknown pages. […]

Mystart.uninstallmaster.com virus

28 November , 2014 05:35
mystart-uninstallmaster-com-virus

Mystart.uninstallmaster.com virus is a browser hijacker that interferes into your browsing and may steal your personal information. It’s an application that changes your homepage and default search provider without your permission and makes you visit numerous sponsored websites. If you have noticed Mystart.uninstallmaster.com as your star page and its ads interrupt your Internet browsing, your […]

Search.strtpoint.com virus

17 November , 2014 09:38
search-strtpoint-com-virus

Search.strtpoint.com virus is a browser hijacker that can take over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome without users’ knowledge and replace your homepage and default search provider. The main goal of this application is to promote various commercial websites and make money from clicks on sponsored websites. It is strongly recommended to remove Search.strtpoint.com […]

Websearch.search-plaza.info virus

13 November , 2014 04:30
websearch-search-plaza-info-virus

Websearch.search-plaza.info virus is a browser hijacker that was noticed to infect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once inside it changes your homepage and default search provider to Websearch.search-plaza.info. Not all users find this page suspicious, so they start using it as a regular search provider and soon they notice that it doesn’t provide […]

MySearchPage.net virus

7 November , 2014 06:17
mysearchpage-net-virus

MySearchPage.net virus is a browser hijacker that can secretly infiltrate into Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and take over your browsing. Usually it is distributed together with various other programs, such as PDF creators, music and video players and other freeware. If you have recently downloaded anything from the Internet and you have […]

Bit-search.com virus

28 October , 2014 08:40
bit-search-com-virus

Bit-search.com virus is a suspicious search provider that can be secretly installed to your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. The application looks like a regular search provider, however, it tries to advertise sponsored websites and it doesn’t provide reliable search results. In addition, the program uses unfair methods to infiltrate into computers and […]

Vebasearch.com virus

24 October , 2014 08:23
vebasearch-com-virus

Vebasearch.com virus is a browser hijacker that changes your homepage and search engine without your approval and tries to advertise various sponsored websites. The program works on three most popular browsers – Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Vebasearch.com virus usually infiltrates alongside other freeware that users download by themselves. Stay away from this […]

Websearch.searc-hall.info virus

23 October , 2014 06:24
websearch-searc-hall-info-virus

Websearch.searc-hall.info virus is a browser hijacker that takes over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and some less popular browsers. The program shows up out of nowhere and forces computer users to use its search engine by making it their homepage and default search provider. It is strongly linked to various advertisers and seeks to […]

Worldwebfind.net virus

22 October , 2014 07:28
worldwebfind-net-virus

Worldwebfind.net virus is a suspicious program that claims to be a search site, but in fact only wants to advertise sponsored websites. It looks like most of other search engines and also offers some quick links to your favorite sites, including Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, Youtube, Amazon, Twitter and Aol. The program usually hijacks Internet Explorer, […]

Searchult.com virus

21 October , 2014 08:08
searchult-com-virus

Have you noticed Searchult.com set as your homepage? Beware that it’s a browser hijacker that can interfere with your privacy and security. You shouldn’t use it a search provider as it will not provide you reliable search results. In fact, you will be forced to visit sponsored websites which can be compromised and pose risk […]

Siteken.com virus

21 October , 2014 06:14
siteken-com-virus

Was your homepage changed to Siteken.com? Beware that it’s a browser hijacker that can compromise Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you have noticed it on any of your browsers, it means your computer got infected too. Although, at first, you may think it’s a legitimate search engine, you should not rely on […]

iToolbox Toolbar

21 October , 2014 03:41
itoolbox_toolbar

iToolbox Toolbar is a browser hijacker that is promoted together with various free downloads, for example, music players, video recorders, PDF creators, download managers, etc. Once inside, it changes your homepage and search provider on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome to search.internettoolbox.com. Although the website looks like any other search engine, it doesn’t […]

Dounty.com virus

20 October , 2014 07:48
dounty-com-virus

Dounty.com virus is a browser hijacker that mainly targets computers located in Brazil, Portugal and other Portuguese speaking countries. It attacks computers that run Windows and takes over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. Some less popular browsers can be affected too. Dounty.com virus replaces your homepage and redirects your search to br.search.yahoo.com. […]

FastFreeSearch.com virus

19 October , 2014 06:18
fastfreesearch-com-virus

FastFreeSearch.com virus is a browser hijacker that is promoted with a help of free downloads. Once inside, it changes your homepage to FastFreeSearch.com and sets Yahoo as you default search provider. These changes are made without asking for your permission and the most annoying part is that it’s not that easy to revert them. If […]