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Washington DC Browser Hijacking – What Is Browser Hijacking? Washington DC

Have you ever typed a website in your Internet Browser and found that you got rerouted to another one?  This is simply something called Browser Hijacking.  A browser hijacker is a sort of malicious software that basically takes over your internet browser and changes its settings.  It’s usually pretty obvious when your browser has been hijacked; you might notice things like your homepage being changed to automatically visit a porn site or that you are inundated with pop-up ads, or you may notice shortcuts or favorites added to your browser that you didn’t add.  The intent of this hijacking is to simply build a profile of your web habits and essentially steal personal info and data.

The easiest way to avoid browser hijacking is to make sure that your antivirus software is up-to-date and scanning on a regular basis, make sure that you have a firewall program running and last but not least, making sure that you are regularly downloading critical updates for your Microsoft Window’s programs.

If you think your Web Browser has been hijacked and you’re not sure what to do, don’t panic.  Geek ABC can help.  Don’t hesitate to give us a call if for any reason you feel that your personal information or data is at risk due to Viruses, Malware, Spyware or Hijacking.  We can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment.  We provide mobile, onsite computer and laptop service and repair for businesses and residents throughout the Washington DC metro area.  Our geeks are well versed in the world of internet viruses, malware and spyware, we see them every day.

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