Browser Hijacking

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What is Browser Hijacking?

Browser hijacking is a type of cyber attack in which a malicious software program or script is installed on a user's computer, and is used to modify the user's internet browser settings without their consent. This can include changing the default homepage, redirecting search results to malicious websites, or altering the user's browser settings in other ways.

Browser hijacking is often used by attackers to direct users to websites that contain malware, phishing attacks, or other types of online scams. It can also be used to track a user's online activities, display unwanted advertisements, or collect personal information.

Browser hijacking can be difficult to detect and remove, as the malicious software or script may be installed without the user's knowledge or consent. It is important for users to protect themselves from browser hijacking by keeping their operating systems and software up to date, using antivirus and anti-malware software, and avoiding suspicious or unknown websites.

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