What is browser hijacker?

A browser hijacker is a form of PUP (potentially unwanted program) that amends crucial browser settings without the user’s consent or permission.

Browser hijackers represent problems for the majority of browsers today. It’s important to be aware that often browsers get hijacked as a result of bundling with free programs downloaded via various freeware download resources.

Browser hijackers implement the following unauthorized amendments:

  • Changing default home (startup) page;
  • Amending default search engine parameters;
  • Modifying the new tab value.

The peculiarity of many browser hijackers is their ability to control important system parameters without letting users manually change the settings back to the initial values. This section will provide you with detailed instructions on how to properly restore your browsers back to the user-defined parameters.