Malware search redirects

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Hi, can anyone tell me how long this type of malware has been about. I can see that search redirect malware seems to be very prolific right now, but how many years has this been going on. Thanks

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Wee the search hijacking has come in place since about 10 years now; it initially started with the simple HOSTS injection where the attackers simply wrote “1.2.3.4 mymalware.com” in the HOSTS file; the evolution has then gone to BHO (Browser Helper Objects) and other hijacking techniques.

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  • BrentSheets
    Maybe my imagination - but it does seem like more incidents of Redirect Virus of late. I've had more "non-computer" friends ask for help lately. I don't know why there would be more now though - perhaps just a coincidence?
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  • Kevin Beaver
    I actually haven't seen an uptick in their occurrence. I do seem to recall such malware really coming onto the scene 3-4 years ago.
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