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.

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 is commercial and sometimes malicious websites. You may first think that Search.offersbar.com is just a […]

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 […]

Websearch.flyandsearch.info virus

15 July , 2014 02:45
websearch-flyandsearch-info-virus

Websearch.flyandsearch.info virus is a browser hijacker that can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It infiltrates into computers with a help of freeware programs from the Internet. Once inside Websearch.flyandsearch.info virus changes your homepage and default search provider. This search engine provides search results based on promoting sponsored websites. It also includes a […]

1startpage.com virus

11 July , 2014 08:37
1startpage-com-virus

  1startpage.com virus is a browser hijacker that attacks Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It replaces your homepage and default search provider no matter what were your preferences before. The program is added without asking your permission and for this reason it is classified as potentially unwanted application. 1startpage.com virus is usually installed […]

Websearch.calcitapp.info virus

7 July , 2014 04:44
websearch-calcitapp-info

Websearch.calcitapp.info virus is a browser hijacker that can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Usually the program is promoted together with free downloads and it is added to browsers without asking users’ permission. Once inside, the application changes your homepage and default search provider to Websearch.calcitapp.info. At first glance, the page looks like […]

Websearch.fastsearchings.info virus

30 June , 2014 03:56
websearch-fastsearchings-info-virus

Websearch.fastsearchings.info virus is a browser hijacker that infects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. It’s a program that makes changes in computers without users’ permissions or knowledge. Once inside, it replaces your homepage and default search provider and takes over every search you make. If you make a search using Websearch.fastsearchings.info page, you […]

SearchAssist.me virus

20 June , 2014 08:08
searchassit-me-virus

  SearchAssist.me virus is a browser hijacker that replaces your homepage and default search provider without your permission and tries to advertise various websites. The hijacker can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. These are the most popular browsers, so it affects a lot of users all over the world. Although SearchAssist.me virus […]

MyStart.com virus

12 June , 2014 08:59
mystart-com-virus

MyStart.com virus is a browser hijacker that was developed by Visicom Media. It can be downloaded as a bundle, together with various freeware, such as music players, PDF creators, video recorders, etc. Another way of infiltration is through fake update messages that appear when you browse the Internet and suggest you to get the latest […]

Earching.info virus

11 June , 2014 04:31
earching-com-virus

Earching.info virus is another browser hijacker that can compromise your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If your homepage was recently replaced with Earching.com, your browser has also been affected. Despite that it looks like any regular search provider, it is not a reliable website. It was actually developed only to promote commercial pages […]

Eticosearch.com virus

11 June , 2014 02:26
eticosearch-com-virus

  Eticosearch.com virus is a browser hijacker that is promoted with free downloads, such as video or music players, PDF creators, download managers and so on. Once inside it can take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It changes your homepage to Eticosearch.com on these browsers and interferes into your browsing experience […]

Surfvox.com virus

6 June , 2014 06:56
surfvox-com-virus

Surfvox.com virus is a severely annoying browser hijacker that was designed to take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It replaces your homepage and search provider without the option to change it back and interrupts your browsing activity every time you open your browser. If you look at Surfvox.com closer, it indeed […]