Editors' reviewThis small utility safeguards your browser's home page from unauthorized changes, but it only works with Internet Explorer and its protection is easily overridden. Anti-Hijacker's dreary interface displays your current home-page settings and lets you easily change sites and enable and disable installed plug-ins. It proved effective in testing and effectively thwarted attempts made by sites to alter our home page. The downside is that the program itself isn't protected at all and can be terminated with a simple right-click on the program's system-tray icon, making your home page vulnerable again. It won't protect against spyware or adware and your Favorites list isn't guarded either. Though it performs its main function, most users will find it falls short on features as well as in its brief 10-day trial.
Anti-Hijacker sits silently in the background, using no computer resources, until a malicious spyware hijacker or web page attempts to change your Web browser home page. Anti-Hijacker stops your home page from being changed and assures it always remains as you originally set it. Anti-Hijacker protects your homepage, search bar, and default Internet Explorer settings from Adware, Spyware, Trojans, Hijackers, and Web sites that attempt to change your homepage.