Symptom

Q

What is the symptom of one IE (Internet Explorer) browser search hijacker?

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A
Here is a sample search session that shows you the symtom of an IE search hijacker:

Start IE with www.google.com. Enter "IE security" and click search. You will get a normal search result page as shown here: Google Search Result.

If you look at the first entry in the search result, it is linked to a Microsoft IE security page. However, if you click it, the IE search hijacker will hijacker this link and take you an advertiser page as shown below: IE Search Hijacker Example.

If you go back to the search result page and click the first entry again, the IE search hijacker will take you to different advertiser page as shown bellow: IE Search Hijacker Example.

If you go back to the search result page and click the first entry for the third time, the IE search hijacker will let you go to the original link showing you the Microsoft page.

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