Remove Redirect From Your Computer

Remove Redirect From Your Computer redirect imageWhat is page? Which program causes redirects? How to remove the unwanted program, causing redirects from your computer?

The 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 Redirect
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Short 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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The redirect is a reported malicious infection which takes the form of a legitimate looking search engine. In fact there are multiple dangerous copies of it which are designed to infiltrate target computers. They are most commonly installed via malicious web plugins uploaded to both the official repositories and third-party sites. To manipulate the victims into thinking that they are installing a safe plugin the developers will post descriptions that promise new feature additions and performance enhancements along with counterfeit user reviews and screenshots.

Another way through which the redirect code can be the inclusion of the malware in different payload carriers. They can be under the form of setup bundles — popular software which is often downloaded by end users. An alternative approach is to create infected documents — the virus infection will be run when the macros are run. Such documents can be of all popular types: presentations, databases, spreadsheets and text documents. The dangerous files can also be uploaded to file-sharing networks like BitTorrent — both pirate and legitimate files can be found there. There is also the possibility of linking them in various online communities such as forums, chat rooms, social networks and etc.

When the redirect has infected a computer it will change the settings of the installed web browsers: the default home page, search engine and new tabs page. This will ensure that the hacker-controlled page will be displayed and opened every time the browser is opened. As soon as the page is visited tracking cookies will be deployed. They will monitor the user actions and report them to the hackers. Some hijackers may also include an extended data gathering component which is designed to extract both sensitive user information and machine details. A separate engine can be used to generate an unique ID for each computer.

Another danger associated with the redirect is the deployment of other threats. There are several popular categories which are widely used among hijackers. It can be a cryptocurrency miner — these are dangerous scripts which can be run directly by the browsers when the relevant page is opened. This will trigger a main engine which will download multiple resource-intensive tasks. They will have a negative impact on the system’s performance and the most important parts: CPU, Memory, Hard Disk Space, GPU and Network speed. For every completed task the hackers will receive cryptocurrency as a reward directly in their digital wallets. Browser hijackers can also be used as interim devices to spread file encrypting viruses called ransomware — they work by processing user data with a strong cipher and then blackmailing the victims for a ransom payment. Another popular payload is the sending of Trojans — these are remote control viruses which will run a local client on the victim machines and connect them to a hacker-controlled server. This enables the criminals to take over control of the systems, steal their data and also spy on the users.


The removal of 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 are fully gone from your PC.


Martin Beltov

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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