Pu.biz is the domain of a strange website that affects the new tabs on commonly used web browsers. Browser redirect issues occur after unnoticed installs of potentially unwanted programs as well as after visits to other bogus sites. The possibility of a PUP running on your PC should not be neglected. Such a program lowers online security by altering main browser preferences. It can apply changes even without your knowledge and permission. The sooner you check the security of your system and ensure that no suspicious or potentially harmful files are running on it the better.
Pu.biz Redirect Summary
|Type||Browser Redirect, PUP|
|Short Description||Pretends to be an useful and reliable site. Tries to promote bogus push notifications instead. A related program may apply modifications to basic browsing settings.|
|Symptoms||The browser is forced to load this suspicious redirect on a new tab. The bogus site asks you to allow it to generate push notifications on the browser. The affected browser may run slowly due to an increased number of online ads that pop-up on it.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages, Corrupted Sites|
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What is the Purpose of Pu.biz Redirect?
What is Pu.biz? It is a questionable site that hijacks the new tabs on popular browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc.) to promote its push notifications. Since the site and its notifiactions are reported to be part of shady advertising networks, we recommend that you refrain from allowing them.
This browser redirect is not initially malicious or dangerous but its appearance on your browser should serve you as a warning sign that your online security may be lowered by the presence of a potentially unwanted program.
Typically, PUPs land on computer devices as part of other apps’ installers. When started on a PC, such a program obtains access to installed browsers and alters some of the main settings. This, in turn, enables it to present you with annoying ads. The issue occurs with the goal to help the PUP to monetize its presence on the device.
Yet another issue that may occur after the installation of a PUP on the computer is unsolicited data collection. By activating different tracking technologies, the app may collect the following:
- Search queries
- Browsing history
- Clicks on links
- Type of used browser
- Operating system type
- Internet protocol (IP) address
- Geographic location
- The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)
Once knowing your online interests, the Pu.biz redirect’s owners may configure their PUP to generate targeted advertisements. Ads can appear both on the desktop and affected browsers. Beware of all these ads. For the sake of your online security refrain from clicking them. Oftentimes, ads pushed by PUPs open phishing sites, scam pages, and malicious pages that may attempt to trick you into installing malware on your system.
Remove Pu.biz Redirect from Affected Browser and Secure PC
In order to remove Pu.biz redirect along with all files established to support its activities, you should complete several removal steps in a precise order. The guide below presents you with a manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of files installed by undesired programs and strengthen PC security, we recommend that you combine the steps. Some of the files associated with the hijacker may not be removed manually except you are an experienced computer user. So the manual removal might be quite a complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps, navigate to the automatic part of the guide.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Pu.biz Redirect from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Pu.biz Redirect on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Pu.biz Redirect in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Pu.biz Redirect from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Pu.biz Redirect from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Pu.biz Redirect from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Pu.biz Redirect from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Pu.biz Redirect Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Pu.biz Redirect from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Pu.biz Redirect
Step 2: Uninstall Pu.biz Redirect 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 Pu.biz Redirect 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 Pu.biz Redirect there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Pu.biz Redirect from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Pu.biz Redirect 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 Pu.biz Redirect 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 Pu.biz Redirect files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Pu.biz Redirect, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Pu.biz Redirect 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 Pu.biz Redirect 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 Pu.biz Redirect 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 Pu.biz Redirect 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 Pu.biz Redirect will be removed.
Eliminate Pu.biz Redirect 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Pu.biz Redirect from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".