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.
|Short Description||HistorySee is a web page, caused by a browser hijacker. It is unwanted, because it may lead you to dangerous sites.|
|Symptoms||Your 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 Method||Bundled 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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove HistorySee redirect from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of HistorySee redirect from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove HistorySee redirect from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase HistorySee redirect from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall HistorySee redirect from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove HistorySee redirect from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate HistorySee redirect from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove HistorySee redirect from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove HistorySee redirect
Step 2: Uninstall HistorySee 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 HistorySee 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 HistorySee redirect there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of HistorySee redirect from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall HistorySee 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 HistorySee 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 HistorySee redirect files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as HistorySee 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 HistorySee 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 HistorySee 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 HistorySee 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 HistorySee 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 HistorySee redirect will be removed.
Eliminate HistorySee 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.