Serious Discussion How to remove Browser Hijacker

Cosmic1764

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Apr 22, 2024
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I suspect infection from a browser hijacker.

I’ve ran Anti-Malware Scans, had people look at my system- all clean. I’ve reinstalled windows - but my accounts are still having suspicious sign ons.

I’m going to make a new google account for home usage so no malicious settings sync with it - I’ve just recently reinstalled google chrome and reset settings.

Im mainly concerned about my school google account. If I wipe chrome data associated with it am I good? I cant reset settings on all the devices.
 

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Apr 21, 2016
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Yes, wiping Chrome data associated with your school Google account should help, but it's also crucial to change your password and enable 2-step verification for added security. Don't forget to check for unwanted extensions in Chrome and remove them. If the issue persists, you may need to consult with your school's IT department for further assistance.
 

n8chavez

Level 18
Well-known
Feb 26, 2021
859
Does HiJackThis+ still work for you. It was fantastic at doing just that. If there is some kind of hijacker his will find it.
 
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Trident

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Feb 7, 2023
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I suspect infection from a browser hijacker.

I’ve ran Anti-Malware Scans, had people look at my system- all clean. I’ve reinstalled windows - but my accounts are still having suspicious sign ons.

I’m going to make a new google account for home usage so no malicious settings sync with it - I’ve just recently reinstalled google chrome and reset settings.

Im mainly concerned about my school google account. If I wipe chrome data associated with it am I good? I cant reset settings on all the devices.
Your data has already leaked and these attempts to sign in to your attacks probably originate from other bot-infected systems around the globe.

There is not much you can do apart from ensuring your passwords are safe and 2FA is used.
You can also create a new email.
 

Cosmic1764

New Member
Thread author
Apr 22, 2024
3
Your data has already leaked and these attempts to sign in to your attacks probably originate from other bot-infected systems around the globe.

There is not much you can do apart from ensuring your passwords are safe and 2FA is used.
You can also create a new email.
Thank you!

Would a browser hijacker from chrome transfer to say my iOS devices that use safari? Are there any settings a malicious actor could exploit to transfer anything over?
 

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