Talk:Browser hijacking

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Some Hijackers are legit search engines[edit]

Like Babylon, Ask, AVG, and maybe even others. Should we mention them as "safe"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:10, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Earthlink Is Not A Hijacker[edit]

The title explains it all. - PGSONIC 12:51, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

well technically it was hijacking in that it was redirecting the user's browser in a way it had not been asked to do. I think you want to say that it is not *malware*...

Elinruby (talk) 08:01, 29 March 2011 (UTC)elinruby

flashing images[edit]

The flashing image (blinking like crazy) is a sign of receiving malicious advertising content. Turn off computer to cure the flashing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:31, 6 July 2012 (UTC)


What is about appbario? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:31, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

The page has information about Appbario. If you do enter information about it though, make sure not to write it like a "How to" guide. KirbyMario12345 (talk) 20:23, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Almost Windows-only[edit]

Wouldn't it be worth mentioning that other platforms are almost immune to browser hijacking, and that removing hijackers is much easier thanks to the absence of registry? — Preceding unsigned comment added by AslanYavrusu (talkcontribs) 11:02, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

GNU/Linux DO have Registry-like setting mechanism, e.g. dconf (talk) 22:53, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


I had set the site as one of the references for Dregol. It was all right when I accessed it, and it had been verified. However, Google Chrome is now reporting it as potentially dangerous. Thus, I have removed the source. (talk) 21:46, 25 September 2015 (UTC)


Trovi also uses a program called Search Protect. It changes the SE to Trovi Search. Is it the same as Conduit, or is it a different program? I think information about Trovi should be incorporated into this article. KirbyMario12345 (talk) 20:20, 14 June 2016 (UTC)