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.

Search.bytefence.com virus

22 July , 2015 06:25
search-bytefence-com-virus

Search.bytefence.com virus is a browser hijacker that affects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. It replaces your homepage and default search provider without even asking your permission. The program was designed to boost traffic of commercial websites, increase their page rank in search results and make affiliate revenue. However, users should keep in […]

Maximum-search.com virus

17 July , 2015 05:38
maximum-search-com-virus

Maximum-search.com virus is a browser hijacker that can secretly infiltrate into your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. Once inside, the program sets your start page and default search provider to Maximum-search.com. If it happened on your computer, you must remove this hijacker before it brought more issues for you. In this […]

Search.mymapsxp.com virus

15 July , 2015 05:50
search-mymapsxp-com-virus

Search.mymapsxp.com virus is a browser hijacker that was developed to promote third party websites. It can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari browsers. Once inside, the program changes your homepage and default search provider to Search.mymapsxp.com. Since it is added without asking for users’ permission, the application is classified as a […]

Your-home-page.net virus

14 July , 2015 08:52
your-home-page-net-virus

Your-home-page.net virus is a browser hijacker that can be added to your browser after you download some free program from the Internet. It uses smart techniques to infiltrate so that users wouldn’t even notice it until the program settles down in the browser. Once inside, Your-home-page.net replaces your homepage and default search provider. The goal […]

Websearch.hotfindings.info virus

10 July , 2015 08:36
websearch-hotfindings-info-virus

Websearch.hotfindings.info virus is a browser hijacker that may be installed to your browsers without any notification, not to talk about asking your permission. Usually it is distributed along other freeware, like music or video players, PDF creators and so on. Once inside, the program replaces your homepage and default search provider no matter which ones […]

Istartpageing.com virus

3 July , 2015 06:59
istartpageing-com-virus

Istartpageing.com virus is a browser hijacker that can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari. It causes the same issues despite which browser it affects. First of all, it replaces your homepage and default search provider to Istartpageing.com. Then it displays completely modified search results where it will mainly show sponsored websites […]

Super-Page.com virus

2 July , 2015 08:53
super-page-com-virus

Super-Page.com virus is a browser hijacker that can take over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or even Safari browsers without users’ knowledge and create a lot of problems for them. Although at first sight, Super-Page.com looks like a regular search provider, it actually doesn’t provide reliable services. To remove Super-Page.com virus, run a full […]

Search.inkeepr.com virus

30 June , 2015 07:25
search-inkeepr-com-virus

Search.inkeepr.com virus is a browser hijacker that secretly infiltrates into Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari, so even Mac users can be affected. The program usually comes together with free downloads and users often don’t notice it until it settles down in your system. Search.inkeepr.com virus replaces your homepage and default search […]

QQovd.com virus

29 June , 2015 08:58
qqovd-com-virus

Qqovd.com virus is a browser hijacker that that can take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari browser. Once inside, the program changes your homepage to Qqovd.com and doesn’t allow you to browse using any other search engines. The website looks pretty much like any other search engine. However, it doesn’t […]

SerfSearch.com virus

23 June , 2015 08:32
serfsearch-com-virus

SerfSearch.com virus is a browser hijacker that can be installed to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or even Safari browsers. Usually it replaces your homepage and default search provider when you install some free applications to your computer. It is not always easy to notice its infiltration, especially if you don’t pay much attention […]

Search.myemailxp.com virus

19 June , 2015 08:00
search-myemailxp-com-virus

Search.myemailxp.com virus is a browser hijacker that is promoted through free downloads. At first glance, it seems to be a regular search provider, but in fact it was developed to advertise various sponsored websites. The program can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari browsers. It is not difficult to notice this […]

Websearch.hotsearches.info virus

18 June , 2015 07:55
websearch-hotsearches-info-virus

Websearch.hotsearches.info virus is a browser hijacker that is promoted with free downloads, such as media players, PDF creators, download managers and other programs, and that can affect almost every single browser, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari. It changes your homepage to Websearch.hotsearches.info and then takes over your browsing experience. It […]

Personal-browser.com virus

17 June , 2015 08:20
personal-browser-com-virus

Have you noticed Personal-browser.com on your browser? Beware that’s not a reliable search engine and you should never use it. It comes bundled to various freeware without clearly disclosing about it and replaces your homepage and default search provider without asking your authorization. Then it interferes with your browsing and tries to advertise sponsored websites. […]

SearchSafe.com virus

16 June , 2015 07:04
searchsafe-com-virus

SearchSafe.com virus is a browser hijacker that replaces your homepage and default search provider without your consent and dominates when you surf on the Internet. The program affects most of the browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari. Usually it comes when users download various free utilities from the Internet. If […]

Mysearch123.com virus

16 June , 2015 05:06
mysearch123-com-virus

Mysearch123.com virus is a browser hijacker that can take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. The program spreads along other freeware an it doesn’t require users authorization to be installed. Once inside it dominates your browsers and try to redirect you to sponsored websites. Bear in mind that it can send […]