Any program that changes some settings in your browser. Browser hijackers commonly redirect your "search" page to pass all searches to a certain pay-per-search site, change the default home page to the desired company page and often transmit URLs (websites) viewed toward the desired company server.
a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in that modifies web browser
a malicious web site or a software program that is loaded on your computer without your knowledge
an undesirable program that can change your browser's home page, search page and other settings
a program that changes the settings of a Web browser (often Internet Explorer, but others as well)
a small program or registry setting that is responsible for changed IE start and search pages
A program that changes your internet homepage or search pages without your consent.
A program that changes your internet browser homepage or search pages. Often the program prevents you from changing these settings, or changes them back if you modify them.
Browser Hijackers are programs that attempt to alter homepage, searchpage and/or other browser settings. Some also install additional files that change these settings back on every restart (if you should try to revert to your old settings). Browser Hijackers may be installed by ActiveX controls on webpages.
Browser hijackers have the ability to change your Internet Explorer settings, redirect your Web searches through their own search engines, redirect mistyped or incomplete URLs, and change your default home page. They may redirect your searches to "pay-per-search" Web sites which are very often pornographic Web sites. If a hijacker changes your Internet Explorer browser settings, you may be unable to change back to your preferred settings. You may also be unable to browse the Internet entirely.
a type of malware program that alters your computer's browser settings so that you are redirected to Web sites that you had no intention of visiting. Often...
(sometimes called hijackware) A type of malware program that alters a computer's browser settings so that the user is redirected to Web sites they had no intention of visiting.
A browser hijacker is a form of system modification spyware designed to change your internet settings and/or options on your PC.
Browser Hijackers are malicious BHOs (Browser Helper Objects) which contain spyware components. These specifically target web browsers and take over some of their basic functions. A typical hijacked browser will have its homepage set to a specific location and the malicious program will prevent the user from changing it. It may also create an additional toolbar in the browser and redirect searches made by the user to one of many advertising websites. Since this aggressive behavior is not supported by the browser, it may limit its functionality. Like other types of spyware, a browser hijacker may also be responsible for excessive load on network traffic and for general stability issues.
A common Spyware program that automatically changes your web browser's home page
A Browser hijacker is a form of malware or spyware that replaces the existing internet browser home page, error page, or search page with its own. These are generally used to force hits to a particular website.