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Question

How to block browser hijack attempts with Lavasoft® Ad-Aware

Reason
Ad-Watch can be enabled to run as a background process. Ad-Watch detects malware/parasites that try to install or modify the settings of computer system. Ad-Watch blocks suspicious files and protects the computer system from being hijacked.
The solution to the problem

Follow the instructions to block browser hijack attempts with Ad-Aware:

  1. 1

    Open Ad-Aware SE Professional.

  2. 2

    From ‘Ad-Aware SE Professional’ window, click ‘Ad-Watch’ button.

  3. 3

    Click ‘Tools’.

  4. 4

    From the ‘Blocking Options’ group, select ‘Block possible browser hijack attempts’.

  5. 5

    To run Ad-Watch in the background, click ‘Active’.

  6. 6

    Close the ‘Lavasoft Ad-Watch SE’ window to save the settings.

Footnotes:

From ‘Ad-Aware SE Professional’ window, click ‘Ad-Watch’ button. From ‘Ad-Watch Event Log’ screen, click ‘Tools’. From ‘Blocking Options’ group, select ‘Block possible browser hijack attempts’. To run Ad-Watch in the background, click ‘Active’. Close the window to save the settings.

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