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.

Safesearch.raaz.io virus

10 February , 2016 09:05

Safesearch.raaz.io virus is a browser hijacker that can secretly infiltrate into your computer and take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. It’s an annoying program that replaces your homepage and default search provider and tries to make you visit sponsored websites. It disturbs your normal work on the Internet and it […]

Search.yourmapscenter.com

10 February , 2016 08:05
Search.yourmapscenter.com

Search.yourmapscenter.com appears on your home page and you struggle to change it? That means your computer is infected with browser hijacker called Search.yourmapscenter.com and you should eliminate it. Even though it looks like legitimate search engine, this is not true. This virus tricks users into thinking that it can replace google or yahoo search engine so they would […]

Pico-search.com

9 February , 2016 13:46
pico-search.com browser hijacker

Pico-search.com might look like legitimate search engine at first look, but it is not true and you should not trust it. Pico-search.com is listed as browser hijacker, so if you have noticed it on your computer, you should immediately take action. It’s not very difficult to indicate whether your computer is infected with Pico-search.com or not because it changes home […]

Search.mainorne.com virus

9 February , 2016 08:29
search-mainorne-com-virus

Search.mainorne.com virus is a browser hijacker that can infiltrate to your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. At first glance, it looks like a legitimate search provider, like Google, Yahoo, Bing or something similar. However, the program uses deceptive methods to infiltrate and its features are highly questionable. To remove Search.mainorne.com virus, follow […]

Search.dailybugget.com virus

9 February , 2016 04:46
search-dailybudget-com-virus

Search.dailybugget.com virus is a browser hijacker that makes some annoying changes in your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or even Safari without your permission. The program was designed by cyber criminals to promote sponsored websites and make profit from that. It is installed together with various free programs that users can download from the […]

Yoursites123.com virus

8 February , 2016 10:08
yoursites123-com-virus

Yoursites123.com virus is a browser hijacker that is distributed to computers together with other applications that you can download from the Internet for free. The application doesn’t ask for users’ permission to be added and once inside, it changes your homepage to Yoursites123.com and does the same to your default search engine. It is not […]

Search.searchlf.com virus

8 February , 2016 09:13
search-searchlf-com-virus

Search.searchlf.com virus is a browser hijacker that is installed to computers together with various free programs that users are downloading from the Internet, like music or video players, PDF creators and other popular applications that everyone can easily get free of charge. Search.searchlf.com affects most of the browsers, including popular ones (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, […]

Search.searchlttrn.com

8 February , 2016 06:44

Search.searchlttrn.com is not useful tool as it might look like at first sight. Recent researches by cyber security experts revealed that it should be listed as browser hijacker, so you should not keep Search.searchlttrn.com instlaled on your computer if you don’t want to face some severe cyber security damage in the future. It’s not very […]

Search.searchmab.com virus

8 February , 2016 05:55
search-searchmab-com-virus

Search.searchmab.com virus (Map Beast by SaferBrowser) is a browser hijacker that can be installed to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari. The program modifies you browser settings and replaces your homepage and default search provider with Search.searchmab.com. It can affect just one of your browsers or all of them, so that you […]

Search.dashingpool.com virus

6 February , 2016 09:41
search-dashingpool-com-virus

Search.dashingpool.com virus is a browser hijacker that can be easily installed to computers together with other programs that you can download from the Internet. Once inside, the program modifies certain settings of affected browsers and changes your homepage and default search provider to Search.dashingpool.com. It can take over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari […]

Search.searchlma.com virus

5 February , 2016 09:31
search-searchlma-com-virus

Search.searchlma.com virus is another browser hijacker that can take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox. Google Chrome or even Safari. The program was designed by cyber criminals in order to advertise various sponsored websites and make profit from clicks on them. It is installed together with freeware that users can download from the Internet. To […]

Myhomepage-7.info virus

5 February , 2016 06:34
myhomepage-7-com-virus

Myhomepage-7.info virus is a browser hijacker that affects a lot of browsers these days and it seems to be pretty challenging to be removed. If you have noticed it as your homepage on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari or any other browser, you must elimniate it as soon as possibile. To remove […]

Sear4m.xyz virus

4 February , 2016 08:40
sear4m-xyz-virus

Sear4m.xyz virus is a browser hijacker that can take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari, replace your homepage and totally control your browsing. The program was developed to advertise various sponsored websites. It blocks any other search providers and forces users to use its own. Then it includes tons of sponsored […]

Search.searchmoose.com

3 February , 2016 08:51
Search.searchmoose_virus_browserhijacker_remove

Search.searchmoose.com is recognised as malicious application that you should not use neither keep installed on your computer. It is listed as browser hijacker. Even though it is not very dangerous itself, it might lead you to some more severe cyber security problems, therefore we recommend to eliminate Search.searchmoose.com from your system right now. If you have recently discovered […]

Search.searchmwio.com virus

3 February , 2016 08:22
search-searchmwio-com-virus

Search.searchmwio.com virus is a nasty browser hijacker that infects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. Once inside, it replaces your chosen homepage and search provider. Search.searchmwio.com virus is promoted together with free programs from the Internet. The aim of this application is to promote certain sponsored websites and make a bigger traffic […]