Navigating on the Internet implies various risks, since all types of threats lurk at every corner. Browsing hijacking attempts are intended to modify the browser settings for various purposes, usually related to bringing revenue to the attacker.
BugOff is an application designed to help you disable the vulnerable components in Internet Explorer that might turn into a welcoming doorway for malicious persons.
The first thing you need to know is that BugOff has not received updates in the last years, so it is only targeted at Windows computers that run an older version of the operating system and Internet Explorer. In the meantime, Microsoft addressed these issues and released patches to eliminate such vulnerabilities, ensuring improved security against such attempts.
BugOff displays the available list of exploits within its main GUI, allowing you to view the ones that are enabled on your machine. You are advised to disable all the items that are marked as 'enabled', while taking into consideration the side effects of each action.
The MHTML protocol can generate vulnerabilities in Outlook Express, but disabling it might result in the impossibility to view the content of e-mail messages. The MS-ITS protocol is compatible with Internet Explorer 4.0 or later and deactivating it might make the 'Help' system of Windows not work properly.
BugOff also promises to protect your PC against endeavors to install components without the user's permission or insert malicious files into the system, while specifying that you are protected against such hijacking actions in case you are using other browser than Internet Explorer.
BugOff intends to protect your computer against browser hijacking, but it has not been updated for a while, which makes us seriously doubt its reliability, especially since Microsoft has improved the security features of Internet Explorer all these years. And even if you are stuck with an old computer that uses previous versions of Internet Explorer, it is recommended that you install a permanent, reliable protection solution to help you prevent unauthorized access to your data.