Remove Browser Hijacker

Remove Browser Hijacker


Follow a step-by-step guide to remove completely browser hijacker from affected Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Safari browsers and Windows system. browser hijacker lands on your system without your prior consent. It modifies essential browser settings like those of your homepage, new tab page and default search engine. That’s why you see its main page during your browsing sessions. The hijacker primarily aims to display many annoying advertisements in the affected browser as each your click generates revenue to its owners. The suspicious software is also able to acquire sensitive data you provide in the affected browser.

Threat Summary
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionThe suspicious domain can be set as homepage and new tab on each affected browser. A rogue search engine is set as default one.
SymptomsThe homepage and new tab browser page of affected browsers can display the main page of hijacker. Many redirects and advertisements can occur during browsing sessions.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss – Spread Techniques redirect may land on the system after an unintended installation. For the purpose, the installers of various supposedly useful and mostly free apps may contain the code of the hijacker. Thus, during the installation of desired third-party software, you may unnoticeably install on your system as well. Such unwanted components are not always disclosed properly so you may be unaware of their existence. Unfortunately, most of them get installed on the PC by default. So be advised to select the Advanced or Custom setup options where you can see whether the installer incorporates extra software or not and deselect all undesired apps.

Another technique used for the distribution of is the so-called drive-by-download. It allows malicious intenders to inject the code of the hijacker into different web pages you may visit during browsing sessions. Each time a user visits one of the corrupted pages, it downloads the infection directly on the PC. The links to such pages may be part of malvertising campaigns, send via instant messaging services or post on social media channels.

The annoying website can hijack your Chrome, Firefox, IExplorer, Edge or Safari web browsers. – More Details is a suspicious domain that hijacks commonly used browsers so it can force you to use its services. At first, the infected users especially the movie lovers may find the website attractive as three of the most popular websites that present the latest news about movies, TV shows and Hollywood celebrities are accessible at its top left corner. FixTab browser hijacker main page

In fact, aims to push its hoax search engine that has the only function to track your search queries (you can read more about data collection in the next paragraph). Thus, when you enter a search query and click enter the hijacker opens a new browser tab where you see the search results generated by Yahoo.

Furthermore, redirects through another browser hijacker that we at SensorTechForum reported in March last year. As this action happens in less than a second you may miss it and eventually see the Yahoo search results. We pictured the moment when appears in the address bar: redirects through hijacker

Eventually, by using the services of browser hijacker you agree with the collection of crucial data related to you and your online preferences. Moreover, the second hijacker that is triggered by is also capable of obtaining at least your search queries. as many other hijackers primarily aims to generate advertising revenue to its owners. For the purpose, the unwanted software is designed to generate various kinds of online offers that can slow down the performance of your browser. Pop-ups, pop-unders, sliders, videos, sponsored content and other types of ads may appear during each browsing session. – Privacy Policy

In this paragraph, we will present a summary of the most important details stated in the Privacy Policy provided on hijacker. You need to be informed what information the hijacker collects from you as a user of its services, so you can decide whether you want to continue using it or remove it from the system.

As found in the policy as long as is your search engine of choice you agree with the collection of the following details:

  • Your E-mail addresses
  • Your IP address
  • Your Internet service provider (ISP)
  • Cookie Information
  • Your browser type and version
  • Webpages you visit
  • Access times
  • Your names
  • Your physical address
  • Your telephone number(s)
  • Your login name and password(s)
  • Other information you provide

The company that is stated as an owner of the hijacker is Aztec Media. It appears that the second hijacker associated with the infection is possessed by the same owners Aztec Media. In case you do not want this company to keep records of your personal information, you should consider the immediate removal of all their dubious services.

Remove Browser Hijacker

Below are listed all the steps that will help you to remove hijacker completely from an affected Chrome, Mozilla, Explorer, or Safari browser. The guide reveals how to remove the nasty program from the Windows system as well. You have two removal options manual and an automatic. However, be mindful of some leftovers that may remain on the system after the manual removal. It does not guarantee the security of your PC. So you need to check out whether your PC is safe or at risk. With a scan of an advanced anti-malware tool, you will be able to locate all harmful files and remove them completely from the PC.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for four years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections.

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