The Hijacker is a computer infection from the family that modifies the shortcuts for web browsers installed on the computer so that they automatically open the web page. It does this by changing the browser’s shortcut so that instead of launching the browser’s executable, it launches a batch file instead. This batch file will then launch the browser’s executable, but with an argument to automatically open the pagem, which then redirects to an advertisement as shown below.

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Source: Bleeping Computer