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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection


BrowserModifier.Httper has many alias names, few of which are W32/Httper.A and BrowserModifier:Win32/Httper. This malignant infection is a browser hijacker that has been active since late 2008, and during that time has taken over thousands of Internet Explorers and redirected even more web pages. Despite the fact that this dangerous program may slither into a system through spam email attachments, social engineering scams or encrypted software, it has been noticed that the hijacker is usually downloaded to a system already infected by certain malicious applications. This is not good news, because once you manage to delete BrowserModifier.Httper it is possible you will still need to fight other malware running inside the system.

BrowserModifier.Httper only runs if Internet Explorer is open; however, this is a time long enough for schemers to achieve some benefit. The sinister browser hijacker will release numerous pop-ups and take over the control of web’s error pages, managed through the remote server This way any existing error page will get redirected to schemers’ websites, and you will be offered to install software or buy online goods that could either make you lose your money or could make you expose identifying data. The browser hijacker is commonly referred to as adware exactly because it presents numerous pop-ups to push you into acquiring something that is affiliated to cyber crime.

The one dynamic link library file that you need to be aware of is httper.dll, located in the Program Files folder of the Local Disc. This file is both the browser’s hijacker and a BHO, which could collect your surfing data, take note of what you search for or which websites you spend most of your time on. Even thought this seems harmless, cyber crooks might use the data for their irritating and dangerous adware attacks. Imagine if schemers produced an ad for a piece of security software that is capable of malware removal, can offer superior protection and can be installed with lifetime support feature. If this is what you were recently looking for and the ad seems attractive enough, you could fall for the scam and waste your money on something that does not even exist. Therefore, if you do not want to be controlled by schemers – remove httper.dll, also known as backup-20040314-135233-765.dll, and take care of your computer’s security.

To disable BrowserModifier.Httper activity within your Internet Explorer go to the Windows Control Panel, follow to the Internet Options (Internet Properties), click the Advanced tab, scroll down to the Browsing and make sure to uncheck the “Enable third-party browser extensions” and restart IE browser. Remember that having BrowserModifier.Httper removed might not be enough as more covert applications could be running simultaneously. To ensure that your system is clean and ready for safe using, we recommend implementing legitimate security tools with automatic malware removal functions. Most importantly, do not risk your digital security and take system’s protection into your own hands before schemers take it down again.

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How to manually remove BrowserModifier.Httper

Files associated with BrowserModifier.Httper infection:


BrowserModifier.Httper DLL's to remove:



  1. Jackab Oct 29, 2012

    Thank you very much!!! I had the same problem as Cooper had. I followed your instructions and all worked great. Thanks a lot!

    Provide me information to know how i will be able to know that my system get infected once again by same virus???

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