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.

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 users’ authorization and they complicate your work on the Internet. The […]

Yaimo.com virus

31 July , 2014 06:41
yaimo-com-virus

  Yaimo.com virus is one more browser hijacker that uses 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 legitimate application and it only imitates providing reliable search services. In […]

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
astromenda-search

Astromenda Search is a browser hijacker that can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you have noticed that your regular search page was replaced with Astromenda.com, it means your browser was hijacked. Unfortunately, it is not a search page that you should trust. It causes a lot of issues, like redirecting you to […]

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 […]

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 […]