Remove Redirect

Remove Redirect


This article presents a guide that helps with the removal process of redirect from affected browser and system. redirect is a bogus website that aims to convince you to allow the display of notifications and sponsored content. Its appearance in the browser could occur either after a visit of another fraudulent website or after an unintended installation of a potentially unwanted program.

Threat Summary
TypeRedirect, PUP
Short DescriptionA questionable website that wants to show notifications and sponsored content in your browser.
SymptomsBrowsing sessions are interrupted by redirects to the main page of Potentially harmful javascript files are downloaded on the background. An increased number of online ads may cause browser slowdowns.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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The distribution of this bogus website – is achieved with the help of several commonly used methods. The first one is as a part of the code of a potentially undesired program which in turn could be spread along with various free third-party applications. As of these free third-party apps, they could be rela eased on forums, social media channels, online websites, and other platforms for software download.

In this case, the distribution happens as follows – you download a free app that seems attractive and useful and then start installing it. But during this process, you skip reading the information presented in its installer. Then you see the “Finish” button and click it to close the installer. At this point, you think that everything is alright but suddenly the annoying redirect starts to appear in your browser. Then you start asking yourself what is causing all these constant redirects? Well, the answer is the unwanted program that you installed unnoticeably along with the desired one. Happily, next time you could easily prevent such side effect sim,ply by choosing the Advanced/Custom configuration options. The information there could help you to reveal the presence of any additional potentially unwanted apps that attempt to obtain your agreement for installation. Once you know the details you could make a wiser decision how to proceed further.

The appearance of redirect in the browser could be also a result of the visit of fraudulent website. All frequently used web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Safari could be affected by redirect. – More About Its Impact

The suspicious is a website that aims to trick you into allowing it the display of notifications in your browser. In addition associated troublesome files dropped by the redirect on the system could start to generate sponsored content during browsing sessions. This in turn, could lead to significant browser slowdowns or sometimes crashes.

Here is what you will see when the redirect loads in the browser:


What could remain invisible for you is the automatic download of potentially harmful objects and files on the background. During our research of this nasty redirect we identified that its code is designed to drop several files directly on the computer. Further analyses reveal that all these suspicious activities intend to trigger the automatic installation of adware program on the device. Since this process happens on the background you could easily miss it and eventually suspect that something’s wrong when start noticing some of the adverse effects.

Adware is a kind of software that automatically generates online advertisements to affected users in order to generate revenue for its developers. The advertisements may come in a variety of forms, including a static box display, a banner display, full screen, an in-text link, search result, a video, pop-up ad, pop-under ad and some other forms.

Furthermore, some other troublesome files dropped on the system may enable malicious intenders to establish remote connection to your device and eventually access the data stored on it. Data theft may also happen through the affected web browser. And unfortunately, some or all of the following personally and non-personally identifiable details may be obtained by unknown individuals:

  • Visited URLs and websites
  • Browser’s home page
  • Search queries
  • Type and version of used browser
  • Operating system type
  • Internet protocol (IP) address
  • Geographic location
  • The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)

In case that you want to prevent misuses of your personal data, you need to secure your PC by removing this nasty redirect and all its associated files as soon as possible.

How to Remove Redirect

The removal process of redirect and all its associated files from your PC is revealed in the guide that follows. It presents both manual and automatic approaches that combined will help you to remove all troublesome files from browser and system in full.

In case that you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for four years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections.

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