|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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove JS/Redirector from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of JS/Redirector from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove JS/Redirector from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase JS/Redirector from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall JS/Redirector from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove JS/Redirector from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate JS/Redirector from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove JS/Redirector from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove JS/Redirector
Step 2: Uninstall JS/Redirector and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by JS/Redirector on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by JS/Redirector there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of JS/Redirector from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall JS/Redirector and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove JS/Redirector via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove JS/Redirector from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase JS/Redirector from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall JS/Redirector from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove JS/Redirector from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the JS/Redirector will be removed.
Eliminate JS/Redirector from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.