Remove Redirect

Remove Redirect


This article informs users about redirect and provides help for the removal process of all suspicious and potentially undesired files from the affected system. is a website that affects popular web browsers in order to push deceptive offers and browser notifications. The redirect could present you misleading information so that you are more prone to follow some kind of instructions. Once loaded in your browser, could drop and activate tracking technologies in order to spy on your online activities so it can then deliver ads based on your interests.

Threat Summary
TypeRedirect, PUP
Short DescriptionA website with questionable reputation that loads in your browser without your permission.
Symptoms Regular browsing is interrupted by unexpected redirects to this domain address. Browser slowdowns occur due to increased number of online ads.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Even though the main page of currently says that the site will be active soon as it could be seen in the picture below, there are many subdomains of the same website that may display various types of deceptive offers and misleading content.


Usually, redirects occur when the device is infected by a potentially unwanted program like adware. Such a program primarily aims to generate revenue by affecting users’ devices and flooding their browsers with lots of online ads. Once installed on the computer, the adware may access and alter essential browser settings without your knowledge. By doing so it becomes able to generate ads and cause redirects to whenever the affected browser is running.

The spread of potentially undesired programs like adware, browser hijackers, browser extensions and spyware is known to be realized with the help of several common techniques like software bundling, freeware installers and drive-by download attacks. In order to prevent the invasion of undesired programs, it is recommendable that you select the Advanced/Custom configuration steps when installing new apps. There you could find details about added extras and eventually prevent their unattended installation.

Popular web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Safari could be affected by redirect.

As a result of having undesired files installed on your system, your web browsers may be flooded with numerous annoying ads of various kinds – pop-ups, pop-unders, new tab pages, banners, in-text links, images, etc. Their appearance in the browser could make it sluggish and sometimes even unresponsive.

Unfortunately, some of the ads associated with the redirect and the PUP that pushes it could be set to land users on web pages which are part of malicious attack campaigns. The bad news is that once loaded in the browser such a page could download and activate malicious code directly on the device. So be advised to avoid visiting any of the ads you see in and out of the browser until you remove all suspicious files from the system and ensure it is properly protected.

How to Remove Redirect

In order to remove redirect along with all associated files that enable its appearance in the browser, you should complete several removal steps. In the guide below you will find all removal steps in their precise order. You could choose between manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of this particular undesired program and strengthen computer security, we recommend that you combine the steps. Have in mind that professional anti-malware tools are likely to have their own definitions for redirect infection. So they could detect it with a different name.

In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us at our 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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