Hijacker is a type of malware
that alters your computer's browser settings so
that you are redirected to different (sometimes
XXX, advertisment) web-sites.
Browser hijackers and the pornographic material
they often leave in their wake can also be responsible
for a variety of non-technical problems. Employees
have lost jobs because of content and links found
on their computers at work; people have been charged
with possession of illegal material; and personal
relationships have been severed or strained.
Prevention from keyloggers
To avoid contamination, we
advise users to read user agreements carefully,
and to be cautious about freeware downloads and
e-mail messages from unknown sources.Also we advise
Update windows with latest patches
Ensure that Antivirus and Antispyware
programs are used regularly
Secure Internet Explorer settings
Practice safe browsing (with firewalls,
Symptoms of hijacker
Slow PC performance
Having even as few as one or two types of Browser
Hijackers can clog your bandwidth causing sluggish
computer performance. Because types of Browser
Hijackers secretly operate in the background,
you won't be able to easily detect them. Noticeable
problems like computer taking long periods to
turn on or a slow Internet connection - are signs
that your computer may have Browser Hijackers.
New desktop shortcuts or homepage.
Hijackers may add new desktop shortcuts or even
change your settings to redirect your default
homepage to point to another site. If you want
your computer to be spyware-free, you must remove
all traces of Browser Hijackers.
Bombarded with annoying popups.
Hijackers may bombard your computer with popup
ads. Browser Hijackers may prevent regular Internet
activity and even track your surfing habits as
well as your personal information. Remove Browser
Hijackers immediately because the more traces
of Browser Hijackers you have the more popups
you'll see on your computer.
Everyone heard the adage "The
best offense is a good defense" and that's most
often true. You can find a wide range of programs
here on Fix-Computer-Problem.com
that can detect and eliminate hijackers, adware, trojans
and other dangerous programs.