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Browser Hijackers

 

This type of online threat, called browser hijackers, are becoming more and more common these days. Browser hijackers are malicious programs that change the web surfers browser settings forcibly by malicious websites and softwares that modifies your default start and search pages. But some of this type of threat, such as the Cool Web Search (CWS) browser hijacker, it also produces pop-up ads for pornography, dozens of favourites or internet shortcuts of some extremely hard-core pornography websites to your Internet Explorer's Favourites folder without asking you. The purpose of this is to force you to visit a website of the hijacker's choice so that they can raise their website's traffic for higher advertising income and can also redirect you to porn websites when you mistype URLs. URL is the abbreviation of Uniform Resource Locator and is the address of a web page.