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.

How to remove Allmyweb.com Virus

22 April , 2014 08:07
allmyweb-com-virus

Allmyweb.com virus is usually promoted via free downloads from the internet. This browser hijacker adds AllMyWeb Toolbar to users’ web browsers and sets homepage to search.yahoo.com as well as a default search engine to allmyweb.com. It is not exactly a virus, but definitely a PUP (potentially unwanted program). This status is referred to it mostly […]

How to remove OnlineMapFinder Toolbar

18 April , 2014 04:29

OnlineMapFinder Toolbar is a browser plugin that can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome without users’ authorization. It was developed by Mindspark Inc. and usually it is added while you are downloading some free applications from the Internet. It can also be downloaded at onlinemapfinder.com. Either way you get it, you […]

How to remove Quick Start

18 April , 2014 03:46

Quick Start is not a virus but it can be awfully annoying to Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla firefox web browsers users. This hijack software will likely change users web browser homepage. Besides that it will present various ads in your search results in form of links. Quick Start uses blackhat SEO methods to […]

How to remove Looksafesearch.com virus

17 April , 2014 09:02

Looksafesearch.com virus is a browser hijacker that changes your browser settings without your permission and interferes into your browsing experience. The program is usually added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome when computer users are downloading some free applications from the Internet. Browser hijackers often come bundled to freeware and shareware, like music […]

How to remove MyAllSearch.com virus

10 April , 2014 09:08
myallsearch-com-virus

MyAllSearch.com virus is a browser hijacker that secretly infiltrates into Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and replaces your default search provider. From that time, whenever you make a search on your browser, you will see all commercial results, including various ads. The only way to stop it is to remove MyAllSearch.com virus from […]

How to remove Key-find.com virus

9 April , 2014 03:15
key-find-com-virus

Key-find.com virus is a browser hijacker that attacks Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. It’s a malicious program that interferes into your browsing experience and makes you visit numerous unwanted websites. Once inside, the program replaces your homepage and default search provider with key-find.com. Although visually the website doesn’t differ from regular search […]

How to remove Search.fr-recherche.com virus

8 April , 2014 07:12
search-fr-recherche-com-virus

Search.fr-recherche.com virus is a browser hijacker that can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. The program usually modifies the settings of these browsers when users are installing some free applications from the Internet. It comes bundled to free players, download managers, PDF creators and so on. Once inside, the program changes your homepage […]

How to remove Websearch.searchissimple.info virus

7 April , 2014 02:12
websearch-searchissimple-info-virus

Websearch.searchissimple.info virus is a browser hijacker that is installed to random computer while users are downloading freeware applications from the Internet. The hijacker can corrupt your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once inside it replaces your homepage and sets your search provider to search.smartaddressbar.com. Although the website looks like any other search provider, […]

How to remove HomeTab hijacker

5 April , 2014 00:46
HomeTab-virus

HomeTab is a hijacker that changes your home and new tab pages in all of your browsers. This page is changed into metro-like layout of popular sites with search box. The offers there are controlled by HomeTab makers, Simply Tech Ltd. The installer changes your search provider to Conduit search as well, which is well […]

How to remove Jaamla.com virus

4 April , 2014 08:34
jaamla-com-virus

Jaamla.com virus is a browser hijacker that can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. Although it looks like a genuine search engine and it provides several services, including search of images, video and so on, unfortunately, it is related to the activities by third parties, so it shouldn’t be taken as a […]

How to remove Speedial.com virus

2 April , 2014 04:14
speedial-com-virus

Speedial.com virus is a browser hijacker that can secretly replace your homepage and default search provider on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Usually this happens while you are installing some freeware or shareware to your computer. If you don’t follow the installation steps, you can skip optional offers to change your homepage or […]

How to remove FreeRide Games Toolbar

28 March , 2014 06:26

FreeRide Games Toolbar is a browser hijacker that can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Once inside the program changes your homepage to search.conduit.com and sets your default search engine to Free Ride Game Bar Customized Web Search. These changes are made without asking your permission and most of the users find it […]

How to remove Isearch.zoo.com virus

27 March , 2014 08:40
isearch-zoo-com-virus

Isearch.zoo.com virus is a browser hijacker that can be noticed on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. It’s a program powered by Infospace LLC. Once inside, it replaces your homepage and default search provider and takes over your search results. Isearch.zoo.com virus is categorized as a potentially unwanted program and most of the time, […]

How to remove Websearch.amaizingsearches.info virus

26 March , 2014 09:21
websearch-amaizingsearches-info-virus

Websearch.amaizingsearches.info virus is a browser hijacker that is categorized as a potentially unwanted program because of its negative effects on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you have noticed that your homepage and default search provider are replaced with this website, you should never ignore it and get rid of it immediately. Although […]

How to remove Wow.utop.it virus

24 March , 2014 05:16
wow-utop-it-virus

Wow.utop.it virus is a browser hijacker that can appear on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome out of sudden. Most of the times, it is installed to computers by the users themselves, without knowing that. Wow.utop.it virus is distributed with other programs without clearly disclosing about it or its attachment can be embedded […]