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.

Jogostempo.com virus

15 April , 2015 06:30
jogostempo.com-virus

Jogostempo.com virus is a browser hijacker that affects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. The program infiltrates together with various free applications that can be downloaded from the Internet. It makes changes on the infected system immediately after infiltration. First of all, it replaces your homepage and main search provider with Jogostempo.com. […]

Websearch.goodforsearch.info virus

9 April , 2015 05:25
websearch-goodforsearch-info-virus

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

I-search.us.com virus

2 April , 2015 07:56
i-search-us-com-virus

I-search.us.com virus is a browser hijacker that can affect your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and possibly other less-known 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 your searches. It is recommended to remove […]

Homepage-web.com virus

1 April , 2015 08:23
homepage-web-com-virus

Homepage-web.com virus is a browser hijacker that is advertised along freeware, including well-known media players, PDF creators, download managers and so on. The program itself is not considered to be very dangerous, but changes your browsers’ settings without asking permission and it can make you visit potentially dangerous websites. It is quite an annoying program […]

Shellsearch.net virus

1 April , 2015 04:37
shellsearch-net-virus

Shellsearch.net virus is a malicious browser hijacker that can be installed to your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. It is used to promote various unknown websites that according to users’ experience can be malicious. It is recommended to remove Shellsearch.net virus as soon as you detect it on any of your browsers. […]

Birdysearch.com virus

31 March , 2015 08:26
birdysearch-com-virus

Birdysearch.com virus is a browser hijacker that enters computers without a user’s permission and takes control over your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. Once inside, it changes your homepage to Birdysearch.com, so you will recognize it quite easily. Although it looks like a regular search provider, it has some additional goals, so […]

Seektoexplore.com

20 March , 2015 07:19

Seektoexplore.com is a nasty browser hijacker that will keep redirecting you to the site at seektoexplore.com. It’s not really difficult to tell if your computer is infected with Seektoexplore.com, because if the answer is positive, you will be randomly redirected to this website when browsing the Internet, so you will definitely notice this. In case […]

Uber-Search.com virus

18 March , 2015 07:20
uber-search-com-virus

Uber-Search.com virus is a browser hijacker that secretly takes over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. It can changes your homepage, search provider and tries to redirect you to commercial websites just to promote certain pages and improve their traffic. As long as Uber-Search.com virus is inside, you will be receiving numerous […]

Websearch.coolsearches.info virus

18 March , 2015 05:00
websearch-coolsearches-com-virus

Websearch.coolsearches.info virus is a browser hijacker that can affect your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. It’s a potentially dangerous program that can redirect to malicious websites and introduce tons of infections. If you became a victim of this hijacker, you will first notice Websearch.coolsearches.info set as your homepage and default search provider. […]

Search-quick.com virus

17 March , 2015 04:55
search-quick-com-virus

Search-quick.com virus is a browser hijacker that is distributed to random computer systems together with freeware applications. It infiltrates to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari, and once there, changes the main settings of these browsers. The program replaces your homepage and default search engine to Search-quick.com and brings some more inconveniences. This […]

TuneFanatic.com virus

16 March , 2015 07:52
tunefanatic-com-virus

TuneFanatic.com virus is a browser hijacker that can be detected on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. The program is installed to computers without asking users’ permission, together with free programs from the Internet, for example, media players, PDF creators, download managers and so on. It is a popular way to distribute […]

Luckysearch.com virus

16 March , 2015 05:06

Luckysearch.com virus is a browser hijacker that affects random computers when their users download some freeware. It usually infiltrates without a user’s consent and disturbs her work on the Internet. Luckysearch.com virus takes over Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and other less popular browsers. Once inside it replaces your homepage and default search […]

Webswitch.tk virus

12 March , 2015 09:22
webswitch-tk-virus

Webswitch.tk virus is another browser hijacker that changes your homepage and search provider without your permission and takes control of your browsing. The program was created to advertise various commercial websites and make money from clicks on promoted websites. Webswitch.tk virus doesn’t damage your system directly. However, it can redirect you to a bunch of […]

Dregol.com virus

12 March , 2015 07:01

Dregol.com virus is a browser hijacker that attacks Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers. The program replaces your default search engine and start page without your authorization. Dregol.com indeed looks like a regular search engine, however, it doesn’t work properly. If you try making a search, you will see that the website […]

Palikan.com virus

11 March , 2015 10:36

Palikan.com virus is a browser hijacker that can be installed to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. The program modifies you browser settings, replaces your homepage and default search provider. It can affect one or more of your browsers at the same time. You can easily see which ones were infected because once […]