What is browser Hijacker?
Browser Hijacker, as the name suggests is a hijacker computer program that replaces the existing internet browser home page, search page or error page by its own. It is a form of malware, virus or spyware which is really very dangerous and its prime objective is to increase the number of hits to a particular site forcefully.
Browser Hijacker Detection
Well the PC is hit with browser hijacker, it is very easy to detect but its opposite that is its removal is equally difficult. When your search results, home page and others are redirecting you continuously to a particular site then you can easily detect its presence.
Browser Hijacker Symptoms
If your browser is redirecting you to a particular website every now and then that you don’t want to visit, then your Internet browser is possibly hit with browser hijacker. Unwanted and useless pop-ups, ads that deliberately redirects you to malicious websites are the indications of browser hijacker’s attack.
Browser Hijacker Distribution
Browser hijackers are generally distributed by downloading shareware or freeware applications from malicious and unauthorized websites. If you have clicked any pop-ups or ads link which displays click ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ then that link might have downloaded browser hijacker in your PC.
Browser Hijacker Prevention and Remedies
Most of the browser hijackers will not allow you to alter the Internet settings and options to change back its homepage. In case you have change the settings somehow, then the old settings will return upon reboot, so performing that activity is useless. You better try these below mentioned things –
- Remain up to date with Windows security updates as they help you to improve your computer’s security and you will be safe.
- Install a good anti-spyware software on your PC which will act as a shield between your PC and Browser Hijacker and protect it from any Browser Hijacker inventions.
- Scan for Browser Hijacker’s and other threats on your PC on a regular basis at least once a week.
- Update your anti-spyware software definitions on a regular basis at least once a day. This will help you to detect new Browser Hijacker’s on your PC.