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.

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 attacks computers located in Brazil, Portugal and other Portuguese speaking countries. It attacks computers that run Windows and take 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 your permission and the most annoying part is that it’s not that easy to revert them. If your […]

Vosteran.com virus

14 October , 2014 08:43
vosteran-com-virus

Vosteran.com virus is a browser hijacker that replaces homepage and search provider on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It is not reliable search engine as it only tries to advertise sponsored websites, so it includes them in your search results and tries to get you click on them. If you have noticed Vosteran.com […]

Snapdo.inspsearch.com virus

14 October , 2014 03:35
snapdo-inspsearch-com-virus

Snapdo.inspsearch.com virus is a browser hijacker that was developed by cyber criminals in order to advertise various commercial websites. The program is installed together with free programs that users download intentionally. Unfortunately, they don’t clearly disclose about it, so most of the users get surprised to see Snapdo.inspsearch.com set as their homepage and default search […]

Babal.net virus

13 October , 2014 08:19
babal-net-virus

Babal.net is a questionable website that may look like an interactive search provider, but in fact it can bring a lot of problems for computer users. It is mainly introduced to computer users who live in Turkey, Egypt and other Middle East countries. Have a look at its interface below. Usually the website is set […]

Bitable.com virus

13 October , 2014 06:57
bitable-com-virus

Bitable.com virus is a browser hijacker that is installed to computers together with other freeware. It’s an application supported by third parties that seek to promote certain commercial pages, improve their traffic and page ranking in search results. The program corrupts Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers, that is to say, it can […]

SearchAtomic.com virus

13 October , 2014 03:21
searchatomic-com-virus

SearchAtomic.com virus is a browser hijacker that can take over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. It looks like a regular search provider and even provides several search options, like search of images, videos, news, etc. However, the main goal of the program is to advertise commercial websites and build traffic for them. […]

Startpage.com virus

8 October , 2014 08:31
startpage-com-virus

Startpage.com virus is a browser hijacker that was designed by the same computer hackers who designed Ixquick.com virus. Both of these programs can take over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome without users’ permission and they share almost identical interface. It comes bundled to dozens of freeware that you can download from the Internet. […]

Websearch.allsearches.info virus

6 October , 2014 08:39
websearch-allsearches-info-virus

Websearch.allsearches.info virus is a browser hijacker that uses unfair methods to infiltrate into random computers without users’ consent. The program works identically to websearch.searchanfly.into virus, websearch.fixsearch.info virus, websearch.wonderfulsearches.info virus and many other browser hijackers which we have already described before. It affects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. Once inside, Websearch.allsearches.info virus replaces […]