Remove HistorySee Redirect
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Remove HistorySee Redirect

HistorySee redirect imageWhat is HistorySee page? Which program causes HistorySee redirects? How to remove the unwanted program, causing HistorySee redirects from your computer?

The HistorySee redirect is a new web threat which we have received security reports about it. It is being spread using a multitude of delivery mechanisms and once it is installed on a given computer it will execute a lot of malicious actions. It can hijack data, modify system settings and deploy other threats.

Threat Summary

NameHistorySee redirect
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Short DescriptionHistorySee is a web page, caused by a browser hijacker. It is unwanted, because it may lead you to dangerous sites.
SymptomsYour web browser may start to behave in a strange way. You may receive redirects and other types of ads and your PC’s performance may sharply decline.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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HistorySee Redirect Overview

The HistorySee Redirect is a hacker-created malware plugin made for most of the popular web browsers. The main infection strategy is the creation of hacker-controlled sites that advertise it as an useful addition. These pages are hosted on domain names that sound similar to well-known plugins. They will also be designed accordingly in order to coerce the victims into installing it. They can be uploaded to various online repositories with fake developer credentials and user reviews.

A popular alternative is the embedding of the virus installation scripts into payload carriers. They can be either documents or software installers. Both the websites and files can be advertised on file-sharing networks like BitTorrent where pirate files are often shared among users. To coerce the intended victims into installing the HistorySee Redirect the hackers can also coordinate phishing and social engineering campaigns. They can be done both over email messages and various portals.

When the HistorySee Redirect is installed on a given computer the built-in infection sequence will be started. This will include the reconfiguration of the installed web browsers to always display the hacker-controlled page as soon as the program is started. Some of the modifications include the default home page, search engine and new tabs page. The shown contents and design will appear to the visitors safe. As soon as the site is opened tracking cookies will be installed which will monitor the users and their behavior which will be reported to the hackers.

A common consequence of an installed HistorySee Redirect threat is the deployment of additional malware. This can be a cryptocurrency miner infection — small scripts which will download performance-intensive tasks. They will have a heavy impact on the main hardware parts: CPU, memory, hard disk space, network speed and the graphics card. When one of them is reported as completed the hackers will receive a cryptocurrency reward. Other viruses that can be uploaded include Trojan clients — they will establish a secure connection to the hacker-controlled server. This allows the criminals to take over control of the servers, steal valuable data and spy on the users. The malware redirect may also integrate other features including an information gathering module. It can be used to hijack information in two main categories — personal user data and machine information. It can be used to create an identifier for each compromised machine and also to lead to crimes such as financial abuse.

At any time other modules can be downloaded and run according to local machine conditions or the specific hacking instructions.

How to REMOVE HistorySee

The removal of HistorySee may be a very tricky process, because of the fact that the unwanted program introducing this scam page may have files spread all of your hard drive. This is the main reason why we strongly advise you to follow the removal steps below. They are made so that if the problem persists after step 1 and 2, you can use a powerful anti-malware software(recommended). Be advised that security professionals often advise victims to remove this adware via an advanced anti-malware program. This will help save you significant time and will make sure that all of the persistent files and objects of HistorySee are fully gone from your PC.

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Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.

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