Browser Hijack

Posted by aruga4life | 3:13 PM


What is browser hijack?
Browser Hijack or Hijackware is a new term in the domain of computer threats and very little known. It is an attempt in which a malware modifies the preference and the settings of your browser to benefit their cause. It changes your homepage and includes new bookmarks. These implanted bookmarks often contain disturbing materials.

How do you detect a browser hijack?
Like most of the malware, the existence of a browser hijack can be felt by the lagging PC performance. You will also find the settings of your browser are altered and you not able to log in to any security web pages, like the website of different anti-virus softwares. you will frequently find yourself in a web page you have never visited before or never intended to visit.

How does it gain access to your computer?
Like the other malwares, it finds a way to confuse you and make you install the hijackware. Browser hijack is usually resulted from the installation of free software. Although the existence of browser hijack malware is written in the software agreement, it is cloaked by technical jargon which an average person can not understand fully.

The aim of browser hijacking
One thing is obvious that purpose of browser hijacking is to take you to different websites which you will not usually visit. Different companies pay some small search engines to redirect search queries to their website so that their traffic ranking may increase. So the small search engine company in turn somehow find a way to hijack your browser and annoy you.