If you are one of the millions of people who have suffered a browser hijacking, you likely know it, and you clearly remember what you were doing when it happened.
Here is a quick guide you can use to identify the different kinds of browser hijackings and how you can rid yourself of them once and for all.
What is a browser hijack?
A browser hijack is exactly as it sounds: an attempt from a third party to take control of your web browser and use it for their own nefarious purposes.
Perhaps the most common type of browser hijack is done by a program that installs itself on your computer without you knowing.
The program will add several favorites to your list without your knowledge, and it will change the start page of your browser and even some registry keys. When you attempt to reset your browser, you will be unable to do so.
With these types of hijacks, you are also falling victim to keyloggers that record passwords for sensitive sites like online banking and email.
How can you tell if you have a browser hijacking program on your machine? Let’s look.