a.k.a. browser hijacker
A "hijacker" is a type of spyware designed by certain online publishers that allow them to snoop on your browsing activity, invade your privacy, and flood you with those annoying pop-up ads.
A few of the symptoms are:
* Changing your "search" page to THEIR "pay-per-click" search page
* Changing your default homepage to another page (often porn sites)
* Transmitting Web sites you have viewed to their company servers
The solution is to download a program to help rid your computer of these online pests. For more info about hijackers, spyware, adware and the like, click on the "more info" button below!
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon