Description Screenshot is a Google-powered search engine site that was recently-detected by PC security companies as a potential threat to your computer. Attacks associated with have, so far, been limited to unwanted browser redirects and settings changes, similar to browser hijacker attacks that have been seen on other poorly-promoted search sites. Although is unlikely to be an extreme danger to your PC, browser hijackers that promote may block safe websites, worsen your browser’s security or include other PC threats of a serious nature. malware analysts suggest using anti-malware software as necessary to remove browser hijackers that promote or similar sites.

The Browsers That Need to Worry About Having for a Homepage

Browser hijackers that promote are, at the time of this article’s writing, limited to attacking Firefox and Chrome brands of web browsers. Other brands, such as Internet Explorer, should be safe from redirects and related hijacks, although not from all types of similar PC threats. In some cases, malware researchers have seen browser hijackers for disabled by manually deactivating extension-related browser features, although this does not remove the PC threat. browser hijackers are usually distributed by questionable browser add-ons, some of which have even been found listed in official browser app stores.

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If you’re certain that such an add-on is infected by a browser hijacker, you should report the add-on to make sure that it’s taken down as soon as you’ve disinfected your PC. Browser hijackers for may also be installed by other PC threats such as Trojan downloaders or rootkits.

Seeing All the Signs of a Threat

Symptoms of a browser hijacker related to are easily-detected even by non-PC security experts, since they take the form of various traffic-boosting attacks for the website. Such functions have been known to include:
  • Redirects to from other websites on a periodic, rather than persistent basis (not every single time you attempt to load a given site).
  • Having your default new tab page set to
  • Having your default homepage set to

Interaction with isn’t necessarily very harmful to your OC, but malware analysts never recommend keeping browser hijackers on your hard drive, since they are a common source of web-browsing security issues and will take control of your browser settings out of your hands.

At this time, browser hijacks have only affected Windows PCs, although attacks by PC threats have been observable since April of this year and are still likely to be in the wild. As noted earlier in this article, avoiding suspicious browser add-ons should be your foremost protection against the standard installation mechanisms that browser hijackers use to their advantage. Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

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Posted: August 1, 2012 | By
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