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Recovering from browser hijacking
Posted by Gunnar Þór Jónsson on 30/04/2013 10:11
Question
 

How do I recover from browser hijacking?

 
 Answer
 

A symptom of browser hijacking occurs when you launch your browser and it is being redirected to other sites.

Browser hijacks attach themselves to your computer via tracking cookies and browser helper objects (BHOs). To assist you with clearing these cookies and objects in

For removing add-ons/extensions/plug-ins such as BHOs, here's how you find the right place in

If the browser hijack persists after you have deleted your cache, it is suggested that you run a scan in safe mode to remove any further remnants of the browser hijack.

For instructions on how to run a scan in Safe Mode click here.


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