|Short Description||Aims to redirect you to various web pages that are malicious, phishing or scamming.|
|Symptoms||May display redirects to various pages which are interruptions, often contain sound and may infect your PC with other malware.|
|Distribution Method||Via malicious URLs or compromised websites.|
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JS/Redirector Trojan – Infection Methods
The other scenario of potential infection is if you have a previous infection with a Trojan horse on your computer, which may come from:
- Malicious spam attachments sent via e-mail.
- Messages on the e-mail of the victim, containing malicious web links.
- Files, pretending to be legitimate software setups.
- Fake software license activators.
- Fake key generators.
JS/Redirector Trojan – Malicious Activity
Once an infection with JS/Redirector takes place on your computer, it’s primary goal is to attack your web browser. The JS/Redirector Trojan aims to redirect you to web pages with random domain names and suffixes, reported by Francis Allan Tan Sang to be the following:
These are only a small percentage of the web pages to which you may receive browser redirects without your consent. The web browser redirects may also lead you to various other URL’s and some of them may even cause an endless loop of constant redirects. This is often done in order to generate hoax traffic to particular websites. Most cyber-criminals do it in order to boost a rank of a website and then put it up for sale online, claiming it is a successful one or simply to make money by generating visits to a particular URL via pay-per-click schemes.
The worst case scenarios is if JS/Redirector is used in schemes as an intermediary infection file that can infect your computer with other malware, such as:
- Cryptocurrency miner malware.
- Other Trojan Horse infections.
- File-encryption Ransomware.
- Lockscreen Ransomware.
- HDD-encryption ransomware.
- Botnet infections.
- Worm infection.
Furthermore, since it’s a Trojan Horse, JS/Redirector may begin to perform other activities on your computer system, such as:
- Collect the keystrokes you type.
- Obtain your browser history.
- Obtain your online search history.
- Steal information directly from your browser, like passwords, etc.
- Steal financial information.
In addition to this, the malware may also update itself in order to further obfuscate itself and avoid detection on your computer. Whatever the case may be, security experts recommend that you must immediately check your computer for malware after removing JS/Redirector from your PC and change all your passwords as well as enable two-factor-authentication where possible.
How to Remove JS/Redirector Trojan from Your Computer
In order to fully erase this malware from your computer, we strongly advise you to focus on following the steps from the removal manual below. It is divided in manual removal instructions and automatic removal ones. If you have experience in malware removal, you can go ahead and check out the manual removal, but security experts often outline that your best bet is to automatically scan for malicious objects on your computer, associated with JS/Redirector Trojan and secure it completely, using an advanced anti-malware software. This will not only secure your computer and browsers, but will also help you to stay protected against future infections as well.