Browser hijacking

What are browser hijackings?

These are unwanted changes to the default homepage and search engine in an Internet browser without a user’s permission.

What they are used for

They are used to redirect web browsers to sites that users didn’t intend to visit, generating money for their authors via this forced web traffic.

How to block browser hijackings

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