Redirect Removal
THREAT REMOVAL Redirect Removal

The article will help you to remove completely. Follow the browser hijacker removal instructions at the end. is the main URL address of a search engine for a browser hijacker redirect of the same name. There is even a software program that can get installed on your PC. You could get redirected to pages with loads of advertisements or sponsored content that go through the redirect. Additionally, you could be redirected to Google from your searches in an attempt for you to get tricked by the redirect. The DownloaderPro browser hijacker will alter the main page, new tab, and search engine for every browser you have installed on your computer.

Threat Summary
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionEvery browser application which is on your computer will get affected. The hijacker can redirect you and show you lots of advertisements.
SymptomsBrowser settings that get changed are the start page, search engine and the new tab page.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss – Distribution could be distributed with various methods, the most effective of which is via third-party installation setups. Such installers usually come from bundled applications and freeware that is packed with additional features, set to be installed with some other software. The unpacking of anything additive could occur without any prior notification. You could have installed a media player or some other free program and got your browser settings altered from this hijacker. To prevent unwanted programs from affecting your computer is possible if you find Custom or Advanced settings. There you should have an option to deselect any additional features and software from being added.

Here you can see one of the main download pages for DownloaderPro: could be distributed with other methods, like add-ons or extensions added to your browser. Other delivery methods may include advertisements, such as banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and redirect links. Sponsored adverts, including targeted content on suspicious websites could also deliver the hijacker. These websites could also be partnered up or affiliated with the services and website. Browsers which could get affected are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari. – Information

The Web address is the primary one for the browser hijacker that is named DownloaderPro. That address serves as one of the main download pages of the related software as well. If that software is installed or somehow has affected your computer, you will witness redirects when you are using its services, if you click on links provided by it, and from advertisements and pages hosted by it. The main search page can be seen from the snapshot right down here:

The browser hijacker can redirect you if you are using its services and interact with whatever links, adverts and other forms of content pushed from its pages.

Be aware that every search that you do on its pages will be sending information to servers related to this hijacker redirect. The page displayed in the above screenshot replaces the homepage, new tab and default search engine for every browser that you have installed.

The DownloaderPro software program that you could manually download and install or get through a bundled package is advertised as a tool to search, find, watch and convert videos from YouTube. And even though those features listed above could work in the future, the program affects your browser experience by showing adverts and altered search results.

There is also a page that offers a way to manually add the DownloaderPro search engine as portrayed in the screenshot below:

The snapshot that is shown underneath this paragraph depicts what is the result when you try to make a search query in the search bar. It redirects you to a search page which is either related to the hijacker or a famous search engine like in this case (the Google page for Israel). Every query in the search will be filtered and sent to servers connected to this hijacker, before you are redirected to Google or any other popular search engine. Thus, everything that you give out as information will be data that is gathered by the browser hijacker in question. Here is an example of a page search results:

In case another search engine loads rather than the one of the hijacker, the website could push even more advertisements and redirects that can place browser cookies on your computer machine, and they can track your online habits. More advanced tracking technologies could also be in play. Be careful of what information you provide on such search pages, especially on ones, associated with Refrain from clicking on dubious advertisements or links that are displayed by this service and do not use its related software. – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of the site is located on the right side of the footer of the main domain page. Despite the Policy being quite short in length, it provides enough information about the data collection done by this browser hijacker. Below, you can see exactly what information can be collected from you when you are using any of the DownloaderPro services.

In the screenshot below, you can preview the Privacy Policy:

The following information can be obtained from you, according to the Policy:

  • Webpages you visit
  • Browser preferences, habits and site usage
  • Unspecified Demographic information
  • Browser type
  • Your IP addresses
  • ISP (Internet Service Provider)
  • Cookies information
  • Information you voluntarily provide

Browser cookies and data about them are also included in the information gathering process by the website and services of and will further the making of a data profile for your internet activity. service collects your IP addresses and could identify you in other ways as well.

To conclude, you should be wary of what information you provide to search engines and websites, and also, in the case you do not like personal information to be acquired from you by this browser hijacker, you should remove it.

Remove Completely

To remove manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker redirect and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer safe in the future.


Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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