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Short bio

Trojan.Hijacker is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for Trojans that install browser hijackers.


Users may notice their browser has been hijacked and after removal the hijack returns.

Type and source of infection

Trojan.Hijacker are often the reason that browser hijacks keep coming back. They are what makes such infections persistent. The majority of these Trojans are installed by bundlers.


block Trojan.Hijacker

Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.Hijacker

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.Hijacker without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Business remediation

How to remove Trojan.Hijacker with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

endpoint menu

Nebula endpoint tasks menu

Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.

Nebula detections

On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

Nebula Quarantaine