Home page hijacking

A browser hijacker changes your web browser's home page to a different one without your permission, usually a branded search page with a ton of unwanted ads.

Search hijacking

Your browser can be redirected while you do a Google, Yahoo or Bing search and in this case the malicious programs will hijack your search results and redirect you to similar websites.

DNS hijacking

DNS hijacking is the practice of subverting the resolution of Domain Name System (DNS) queries. Malware uses it to trick computers into accessing a different site than the one the user expects.


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Some browser hijacking malware is easily removed by uninstalling the freeware they came with, or by looking them up in the list of installed programs in your Control Panel, and using the remove in order to uninstall them. Manually restoring your browsers settings to the ones previous to the attack may also do the trick. However, other hijacking codes are not so easy to get rid of, as they go deeper into your operating system, altering settings such as start-up entries and the registry and causing the unwanted program to keep reloading every time you start up the computer.

While there is no single cure, use our guides to help quickly remove and restore your hijacked web browser. We are here to help make your computer more secure.

Trending hijackers

Remove searchassist.verizon.com


Verizon FIOS intercepting requests for bad URLs?   is classified as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware. It is designed to inject itself into common web browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. Once installed, it changes your homepage, search provider, and new tabs without asking for your permission, or through minimal permission you most likely did not see when installing software. This fact in itself lets you know how unreliable this search engine is as no legitimate provider would do this. Don’t be fooled by the appearance of this browser hijacker,…

Remove yoocare.com


is installed by a browser hijacker and is classified as potentially unwanted modification. It promotes business partners and is related to advertising shown in your browser. is often deceptively installed with freeware installed by a download client that contains an installer for a free program that you need along with hijacker that replaces your default search engine or homepage with . If you fail to block offered as optional modification, then it will hijack your web browsers. While this search is not malicious, it is not safe to use and related websites packed with adware. Your searches are redirected to…

Remove tangosearch.com


is installed by a browser hijacker and is classified as potentially unwanted modification. It promotes business partners and is related to advertising shown in your browser. is often deceptively installed with freeware installed by a download client that contains an installer for a free program that you need along with hijacker that replaces your default search engine or homepage with . If you fail to block offered as optional modification, then it will hijack your web browsers. While this search is not malicious, it is not safe to use and related websites packed with adware. Your searches are redirected to…

Remove searchinfinitas.com


is a browser hijacker that affects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera. It replaces your homepage and default search provider without even asking your permission. The program was designed to boost traffic of commercial websites, increase their page rank in search results and make affiliate revenue through search ad clicking. However, you should keep in mind that the hijacker can also redirect to malvertising or exploit infected websites where you can become infected by a virus or malware. Usually replaces your homepage and search provider while you are downloading various freeware using a download manager or bundler. If…

Remove searchguru.info


is installed by a browser hijacker and is classified as potentially unwanted modification. It promotes business partners and is related to advertising shown in your browser. is often deceptively installed with freeware installed by a download client that contains an installer for a free program that you need along with hijacker that replaces your default search engine or homepage with . If you fail to block offered as optional modification, then it will hijack your web browsers. While this search is not malicious, it is not safe to use and related websites packed with adware. Your searches are redirected to…

Remove searchonme.com


is a browser hijacker that affects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera. It replaces your homepage and default search provider without even asking your permission. The program was designed to boost traffic of commercial websites, increase their page rank in search results and make affiliate revenue through search ad clicking. However, you should keep in mind that the hijacker can also redirect to malvertising or exploit infected websites where you can become infected by a virus or malware. Usually replaces your homepage and search provider while you are downloading various freeware using a download manager or bundler. If…

Remove searchmyway.com


is a browser hijacker, which is promoted via other free downloads. Once installed it will change your browser’s homepage to and default search engine. This in itself is not considered malicious as there are many legitimate programs that change these settings as well, even some antivirus programs. What is considered malicious is that it will also append the commands http:// to random shortcuts on your desktop and your Windows Start Menu. homepage got on your computer after you have installed a freeware software (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation this browser hijacker. It is…

Remove searchannel.info


websearch.searchannel.info is a browser hijacker that may take over your browsers after you install a potentially unwanted program. The hijacker has been in particularly associated with , however, it may have entered your system with a different PUP. It can affect any web browser as it is compatible with all of them. The main purpose is to generate web traffic by rerouting you to its associated sites. You should not keep it in your browsers as it is not a useful search product. We recommend that you delete as soon as you can. It replaces your home page and default search…

Remove big-fun-games.com


is an adware hijacker that changes browser’s Home page and your default search engine in IE, Mozilla and Chrome. When the browser hijacker is installed on your computer without your knowledge, it is not easy to remove. Unfortunately, there is no Uninstall Programs entry that uninstalls from your computer. In this case, you need to use the specialized tools found in this removal guide to cleanup your computer. It is a browser hijacker that is usually installed without the user’s knowledge through a drive-by download. Normally browser hijackers are installed as a bundle – i.e. they are cunningly packaged with…

Remove a-searchpage.info


If your computer has been hijacked by that won’t let you change your home page, there’s a strong chance you’ve been infected with the Search Protect malware, which used to be known as Conduit. Here’s how to remove it. instead of installing like it should, as a Google Chrome Extension, you’ll probably see that your extensions list doesn’t mention Trovi or Conduit at all. Instead, they are hijacking the browser process using Windows API techniques that no legitimate application should be using. A browser hijacker is a potentially unwanted program, usually a web browser add-on or plugin, that modifies web…