How to remove hijacked browser redirect

Internet browser is not only a way to get all the necessary files and data from the Internet, but also an opportunity for various malicious programs to infect the user's computer. The infection does not go unnoticed, it has symptoms. Symptoms such as changing the home page or search engine, new search options and frequent spam means that your computer is hijacked.

What is hijacker

Hijackers are the programs that change the browser settings on your PC without permission. Often it is done for the user to pay attention to second-rate sites. You may notice that when you search something on the internet, you often come across shops, selling cheap and substandard goods, or sites with pornographic content, regardless of what you are looking for. This means that hijackers are already running, and you need to take urgent steps to remove them.

Hijackers get into the system by carelessness or gullibility of the user who forgot to uncheck the installation of additional software. Under normal circumstances, this does not happen very often, but if the search parameters are changed, the sites with malicious content will show up at every turn. The damage from the hijacker is directly proportional to the time it is functioning on your computer.

Most often Hijackers have other malicious functions except for changing browser settings. It may be keyloggers that collect information about the user's passwords and private information, or viruses that destroy data on the computer. When the hijacker is revealed, you better check all the system, but not only a browser.

The most famous browser hijackers are: Youndoo, Trotux, Safebrowsing.


There are many ways to get rid of viruses and malware, but the most effective and most safe of them is to buy a decent anti-virus. This will help you clean the system, and will not allow new viruses to break into it.


Restore browser settings

You set your home page back, but after you restart the computer it replaced again? Don’t worry: you just need an antivirus, with the most complete database of virus signatures. New viruses appear every minute, and the virus that infected your computer can not be detected by antivirus of an average quality.

Learn how to change your home page in different browsers

Disable unknown add-ons

Hijackers interact directly with a browser, because it is very easy to hide among the special add-ons for browsers. Many users download hijackers disguised as toolbars or other features to the browser. In this case, there is no suspicion when the program asks for permission to interact with the browser. Even without carrying the malware, these programs significantly slows down the browser, without bringing tangible benefits. Chances to pick up the virus from a program are extremely high, so it is better to refrain from downloading dubious enhancements to the browser that perfectly copes with his work without them.







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