Adware/ShortcutHijacker Family of Badware

The Adware/ShortcutHijacke is a family of adware programs that change your browser's home pages and search engine to site under the developers control. Unlike other browser hijackers, this adware goes a step further and actually modifies the shortcuts for your web browser so that their sites are opened even after you uninstall this program.  Even worse, this hijacker will also modify shortcuts for other non-Internet related programs so that when you open them, a browser will open and show the hijacked page.

In order to clean the infected shortcuts, has developed a tool called Shortcut Cleaner that is able to scan your shortcuts and clean those that are hijacked. When running Shortcut Cleaner it will search for and clean any shortcuts that have been modified to open sites that include:


Latest programs belonging to the Adware/ShortcutHijacker family:

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