Hijack

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
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In general, hijack refers to taking control over something and causing it to do something else. A common hijack is page jacking, which is a malware infection that redirects your web browser, homepage, or search engine to a malicious site or somewhere you don't want to be. When a computer becomes infected, installing an antimalware program, such as Malwarebytes, can remove and fix the infection.

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