Redirect Removal
THREAT REMOVAL Redirect Removal


This article provides removal for browser hijacker. By following the step-by-step instructions presented at the end, you will remove the infection completely from affected browsers and system.

The suspicious domain may appear in your browser after an unintended install of a potentially unwanted program. The website is considered to be a browser hijacker due to its capabilities to modify essential browser settings without your prior consent. Thus, changes the settings of your preferred homepage and new tab page. Afterward, the main page of shows up each time you open the affected browser. In case that you insist on your online security and care for the sensitive data you provide during browsing sessions be advised to remove from the affected system as soon as possible.

Threat Summary
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionThe suspicious domain hijacks the homepage and new tab page in each affected browser. Its rogue search engine is set as a default one.
SymptomsAffected browsers display the main page of redirect as homepage and new tab page. Many redirects occur during browsing sessions. The browser becomes sluggish due to an increased number of online advertisements.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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The distribution of may be realized with the help of shady techniques. Regularly the installers of third-party programs deliver the unwanted program on the system. Do you remember the last useful app that you downloaded and installed for free? Well, it may be the reason why your browser is hijacked by As users often install free programs that seem attractive and useful, many companies that push nasty browser hijackers like choose to distribute their products via the installers of various free apps. In addition, the installers that incorporate potentially unwanted programs keep the spicy details hidden so they can trick you into installing them. Happily, the Advanced/Custom configuration options of some freeware could reveal the details and give you a chance to cancel the installation of all undesired extras. And we recommend you to select them each time you install desired software. redirect may be pushed by dubious browser extensions as well. Such extension can be designed to modify browser settings so they can set the suspicious domain as homepage, new tab page and default search engine. is believed to harass Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari browser users. – More Details

In case of infection the domain may be set as a browser homepage and new tab page while its search engine as a default one. Once these modifications are done the redirect shows up each time you open the affected browser. Currently, the redirect’s main page looks like this: redirect main page

As you may notice, the so-called “search engine” provided by is a hoax one as it is nothing more than a search field. In fact, redirects to Yahoo search each time you enter a query. The redirect only pretends to be a search engine but instead aims to obtain certain details about you and your online behavior. As long as it is your default search engine it can record all your search queries as well as visited websites on its servers.

Your data is usually used for the advertising campaigns launched by owners. So you may see an increased number of banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, videos, new tab pages, images and other types of ads all over your browser. The purpose of is to trick you into clicking the displayed ads as its owners get paid for each ad click. However, all these intrusive ads can slow down the performance of your browser and can even crash at times. What’s more some ads may land on compromised web pages that install severe malware infections on the PC. – Privacy Policy

The reason why we dedicated a whole paragraph on the Privacy Policy of is the important details that you need to know as a user of its services. As these details are stated in the policy we read it carefully. And here is what we found there. First, it gets clear that the owner of the nasty hijacker is the company Polarity Technologies Ltd. Then the policy reveals that the website is able to collect both personally and non-personally identifiable information. And last but not least the policy states that the data records may be disclosed or sold to third-parties and used for advertising purposes by the company owner.

So as long as is your search engine of choice you agree with the collection of the following details:

  • Visited URLs and websites
  • Browser’s home page
  • Search queries
  • Search queries on the visited web pages
  • Type of used browser
  • Operating system type
  • Internet protocol (IP) address
  • Geographic location
  • The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)
  • Diagnostic information which describes how their Services are operating on the system

To prevent some serious privacy-related issues that could occur by using services, you need to remove it completely from the system.

Remove Redirect

The detailed guide below shows how to remove redirect from all affected browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Interner Explorer, Safari) and the Windows system. In some cases, the manual removal may not be enough to eliminate completely the redirect as some leftovers may remain on the system. For maximum efficiency, be advised to complete both the manual and the automatic removal steps.

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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