Jon is a senior Linux systems administrator currently working in the Internet security field. Most of his time is spent reviewing security related issues and developing ways to mitigate damage or prevent them from happening in the first place. He has articles published in Linux Journal and Linux Magazines and was previously the Tech Channel editor for b5 Media.
Browser hijacking is a type of malware that takes over your browser to make it do things you do not intend. Its effects can run the gamut from mostly harmless ad display up to crippling ransomware infections. This article contains techniques to avoid being infected in the first place, as well as tips to detect and remove hijacks if you do get infected.