What is browser?

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 browsers often get hijacked due to 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 detailed instructions on restoring your browsers back to the user-defined parameters properly.