Definition[edit | edit source]

A hijacker is system modification software deployed without adequate notice, consent, or control to the user. Hijackers often unexpectedly alter browser settings, redirect Web searches and/or network requests to unintended sites, or replace Web content. Hijackers may also frustrate user's attempts to undo these changes, by restoring hijacked settings upon each system start.

Source[edit | edit source]

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.