Redirect Removal
THREAT REMOVAL Redirect Removal Redirect Removal sensorstechforum redirect is a hoax search engine that may hijack commonly used and trustworthy browsers. Due to its suspicious activities, it can be classified as a typical browser hijacker that aims to collect information from all users who are using its services. Once affects the system it can change various browser settings and set its domain as homepage and new tab destination.

This article is created to help all users affected by redirect to remove it efficiently from their PCs.

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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Spread Techniques of Browser Redirect

Most of the times browsers redirects like occur after the installation of a compromised application. Such applications are usually offered for free on various torrent networks. A method known as bundling is sometimes used by app creators who include additional software in the installation setup of their app. The complete information about all elements included in the setups is usually hidden in the Advanced or Custom install options. Hence most of the users affect their systems with browser hijackers during the installation process of a desired software. This side effect can be prevented just by selecting the Advanced install options where all unnecessary programs can be unmarked.

Visits to suspicious websites may also infect the system with unwanted programs that the hijack browser and redirect users to via the so-called drive-by attacks.

More аbout Browser Redirect browser hijacker is believed to compromise popular browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera, etc.

Since redirect may act like a typical browser hijacker it may access browser settings and change some of them without any notification or ask for permission. As a result, it may replace the default search engine with its domain and appears on each browser load. It may hijack the homepage and the new tab as well. All affected browsers by are likely to have the following home and new tab page: browser hijacker homepage sensorstechforum

Currently, all clickable options on except the search engine do not work and just open it homepage again. For now, its search engine is working and it generates results after a search query is entered. However, among the generated results may have websites with poor security maintenance that can infect the system with additional unwanted programs or even malware.

Yet another aftereffect of redirect may be an installed browser add-on that supports the collection of specific information from the browser. The same add-on may also be used to deliver targeted advertisements in an attempt to tempt users to click on them. Each click can generate money revenue to the authors of In general, this is the primary purpose of browser hijacker creators.

Privacy Policy of

Unfortunately, does not provide access to the information in its Privacy Policy but only a clickable option on the bottom of its homepage that leads again to the same page. By restricting access to the Privacy Policy, creators whoever they are, hide essential information about what kind of data they collect from their users and how they maintain it.

Based on our research experience we know that most of times browser hijackers like gather the following non-personally identifiable information from the affected browser:

  • IP address
  • Browser type and version
  • Internet service provider (ISP)
  • Cookie information
  • All search queries
  • All visited web pages

The bad news is that its authors may disclose all the collected information with third party services of unknown origin. Thus the users of their services may become targets of numerous suspicious online advertisements that can slow the overall browser performance and endanger the PC of malware attacks.

Remove Redirect Effectively redirect, and all files associated with it have to be removed as soon as possible because its services endanger the overall security of the affected computer. Its removal will also prevent it from collecting sensitive information about you and your online behavior.

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 three years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections.

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