Browser hijacking: How to help avoid it and undo damage

Thursday, 17 November 2005, 10:26 AM EST

"Browser hijacking" is a common type of online attack in which hackers take control of your computer's Internet browser and change how and what it displays when you're surfing the Web. However, a few precautionary steps can help you avoid this problem. There are also several ways you can free your browser and restore its settings if it has already been hijacked. In fact, if you keep your computer updated with the latest security software and updates, and practice safe Internet browsing, you're already doing a lot to keep the hijackers away.

At Microsoft.

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