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Browser Hijackers

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Related to homepage hijackers are browser hijackers, which kick in when you type a bad URL (usually as the result of a misspelling) or visit a targeted website (see Thiefware). Browser hijackers will then redirect your page to a search engine or sometimes simply just a page of ads.

Hijackers may also route all of your website requests through an unknown third-party for tracking. Aside from being an invasion of privacy, this can dramatically slow down your browser.

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Last Updated on August 9, 2004 12:49 PM ?|?TrackBack

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