Description Screenshot 1One of September’s new entries into the vast armies of questionable search engine sites, has been found to provide suspicious search results even if is not obviously malicious in nature. Our malware analysts have also raised their heads at indications of being promoted by PC threats that include browser-hijacking attacks. These attacks tend to lock your homepage to, although other forms of hijacks and redirects also may be used to force you to load Due to the likelihood of multiple PC threats being on any system that suffers from redirects, symptoms of these attacks always should be remedied by anti-malware products that can remove the associated browser hijacker harmlessly.

How Malware Turn Your Browser’s Universe into a One is promoted by threats that use various methods to control your browser and force it to launch – no matter what your settings may be. The most common browser hijacks involving set as a homepage. However, malware experts caution that other attacks, such as redirects to from unrelated sites or embedded links to, also may be utilized.

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Although recent hijacks have tended to strike Firefox and Internet Explorer, these attacks aren’t specific to a given type of browser.

Infection vectors for browser hijackers associated with have been found to use compromised updates for various browsers. These updates are proffered by unofficial sources, such as pop-ups on malicious sites, and include the browser hijacker along with the actual browser update (if, in fact, there is an update at all). malware researchers suggest downloading browser updates from the safest sources if you need to install any patches or new versions of web-browsing applications to block the primary means of browser attacks.

Curing the Sear of a Hijack malware research team hasn’t found discreet evidence of being involved with browser-based attacks, and browsing the web via is unlikely to result in immediate harm to your PC. However, as is always true for websites that are promoted by malware, you should use strong security features to protect your browser and the rest of your computer while using any search functions from a site that hasn’t been verified to provide reputable search results. infections can be removed with anti-malware programs of your choice, which will allow you to delete the related browser hijacker without removing any browser-related software (such as updates). Changes to your settings or browser may or may not resolve the redirects to that are symptoms of an infection, but malware experts always encourage the removal of the cause of such attacks for your computer’s health. Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

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Posted: October 10, 2012 | By
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