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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Hyves Browser

Hyves Browser is a Browser Hijacker that tends to steal passwords, credit card information; basically all private and personal data on your computer system will be placed at risk when in contact with Hyves Browser. As a browser hijacker, Hyves Browser is a computer parasite designed to alter your web browser's settings. Hyves Browser may also redirect all the user’s searches to unsolicited websites. The main malicious purpose is to increase the traffic of the websites to which you are being redirected. It means that the profit of the website owner automatically rises and is directly proportionate to the increase in web traffic to the site. For example, if you mistype the web address, Hyves Browser may redirect it an unsolicited website. Additionally, Hyves Browser may change the default Home page to its predefined website. As with many new releases of browser hijackers, Hyves Browser may add pornographic content bookmarks on the user’s browsers window and generate excessive pop-up advertisements. Hyves Browser tends to be installed without the knowledge or consent of the computer system user. Hyves Browser infiltrates a system through drive-by downloads or with infected e-mails. Important to bear in mind is the probability that Hyves Browser may also come bundled with various shareware software products. It is best to remove Hyves Browser as soon as it has been detected.

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  1. Nolan Dec 23, 2010

    omfg is hyves browser a virus wow!

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