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These changes typically involve the modification of the homepage URL, a replacement of the default search engine tool, installation of some shortcut buttons, toolbars and new tab domains in the browser and more. All of this usually takes place without the users’ approval. Once the hijacker has completed these changes, it starts to generate different ads, pop-ups and banners and starts to page-redirect the users to predetermined sites to artificially increase their popularity. By displaying certain ads and promoting these sites, the developers of earn money. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that such sites and their related ads are legitimate and harmless. Therefore, letting yourself being automatically redirected to different random pages may hide certain security risks. If you want to avoid a possible encounter with viruses and malware such as Ransomware, Spyware, and Trojans, it is a good idea to remove the browser hijacker and uninstall its imposed changes in order to regain control over your web browsing.

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You can remove such software in two ways – manually or automatically. The Auto removal is the easiest way to deal with an application like and for that you can use a professional removal tool such as the one in the removal guide below. If you think you are experienced enough to find all the related browser hijacker components inside your system manually, you are welcome to use the manual removal steps.

Keep in mind, though, it may take you some time and effort to manually locate and remove all hijacker-related components.

The effects of browser hijackers on the computer system and performance

Once a hijacker such as enters the system, it typically conducts the following activities and causes the following undesirable effects:

  • Redirects to unfamiliar sites. Browser hijackers are most often used to redirect people to predetermined sites, thereby promoting the sites in question. This is done by showing modified search results and sometimes even blocking trusted sites. Be careful because there is no guarantee that any such site is harmless and these redirects can seriously reduce the security of the computer by accidentally exposing you to malicious content and carriers of nasty infections, including Trojans and Ransomware.
  • Collects non-personal information. Most browser hijackers can try to monitor what you do on the Internet – learn about the sites you go to, the ads you click on, the types of videos you watch and so on, in order to then spam you with relevant advertising content. However, fraudsters can use similar software to obtain login information, contact information and other confidential details.
  • Prevents you from removing it from the system. Typically, browser hijackers do not have an uninstall option. They may even rely on helper components which may cause their reappearance after the hijacker has been seemingly removed.
  • Causes issues related to the stability and the performance of the system. Most browser hijackers slow the browser and the computer performance because some of them are poorly programmed. When you have such software on your PC, you may notice stability issues, errors, unresponsiveness, screen-freezing and sudden crashes.

Type Browser Hijacker
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You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning. You can find the removal guide here.

For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone


About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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