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A suspicious domain has been detected to cause multiple browser redirects to potentially harmful web links. Many researchers believe the domain may be associated with having a potentially unwanted program situated on your computer. Such may be adware masked as a useful program or an ad-supported browser extension known as browser hijacker. All users who witness pop-ups by Knxzz(.)exclusiverewards(.)hyes(.)info are strongly advised to back up their files and scan their computer for malware. It is also recommended to reset your web browser to factory settings in case you have come across those symptoms

NameHyes(.)info Browser Redirect
TypeSuspicious domain
Short DescriptionThe domain may do various dangerous or unhealthy to the PC activities.
SymptomsThe user may witness fake Java Update downloads as well as redirects to other potentially harmful domains.
Distribution MethodVia PUPs, installed by bundling (Browser Hijackers) or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect
User Experience Join our forum to discuss Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect.

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Knxzz(.)exclusiverewards(.)hyes(.)info – How Did I Get It

One way such hosts are distributed by is via Referral Spam. In case you are a website publisher and receive spam messages associated with the Hyes(.)info domain, you should check this article for more information:

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Another method of distribution such domains may employ is to use Potentially Unwanted Programs redistributed online via bundling. Bundling is used by third-party software providers, so if you downloaded a free program from a site that supports it, chances are you may have adware or a browser hijacker on your computer, displaying advertisements. One of those ads may be pop-ups by hyes(.)info that may redirect to Knxzz(.)exclusiverewards(.)hyes(.)info or other domains.

Knxzz(.)exclusiverewards(.)hyes(.)info In Detail

The host itself links to the domain hyes(.)info which was identified to originate from NYC, United States with an IP address – 199.59.243.120. When checked, the domain has been blacklisted in several RBL (Real-Time Blackhole List) websites.

hyes.info-domain-information-sensorstechSource:Cqcounter.com

When the Knxzz(.)exclusiverewards(.)hyes(.)info domain was opened it caused the following redirects to appear one after the other:

Redirect Link 1: http://zb1(.)zeroredirect1(.)com/zcvisitor/c6f2bc10-b53c-11e5-bb54-123a01c616d3
Redirect Link 2: http://zb1.zeroredirect2.com/zcredirect?visitid=c6f2bc10-b53c-11e5-bb54-123a01c616d3&type=js&browserWidth=1536&browserHeight=754&iframeDetected=false
Redirect Link 3: http://www.ab4hr(.)com/redirect/index?type=script&to=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5hYjRoci5jb20%3D&data=aHR0cDovL2Fkc2VydmluZy51bmliZXQuY29tL3JlZGlyZWN0LmFzcHg%2FcGlkPTIyNDEzNDQmYmlkPTE5MjIx&action=action_final

After which the website showed the following message, suggesting that it is a domain used to utilize redirects to other third-party websites. This Is a strategy usually done to drive hoax traffic to websites via redirects. It is a lucrative and well-paid service if employed massively.

Take the original domain, for instance. When opened, it displays the following message:

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It then redirects to the following website at the moment of writing this:

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Get Rid Of Knxzz(.)exclusiverewards(.)hyes(.)info Completely

In case you have come across this suspicious domain, it is strongly advisable to check your computer for potentially unwanted software and malware as well. One way to do this is by using the step-by-step manual outlined below. It is also recommended to use an advanced anti-malware program that will automatically find any cyber-threats if present. A complete reset or reinstall of your web browser is also advisable.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect.

    Step 2: Remove Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect and click “Remove

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    After Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Remove Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect.
    Step 1: Click here to go to SpyHunter’s download instruction page.
    Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
    Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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    Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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    Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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    Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

    2. Remove Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

    2. Remove Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    1. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan for and remove Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect. 2. Scan your PC with MalwareBytes to remove all Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect associated files automatically.
    Step 1: Download Malwarebytes by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on ‘Next’ on the following 4 steps that will appear afterwards and after that click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button and check the ‘Launch MalwareBytes AntiMalware’ check box.
    Step 1: Launch MalwareBytes if you havent launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to update and then click on the blue ‘Scan Now’ button. If it doesnt start updating automatically, click on the blue ‘Update Now’ highlighted text.
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    Step 3: At this point, after clicking the ‘Scan Now’ button, the system should start scanning your PC. It may take a while but be patient – it is worth it.
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    Step 4: After the scan has been complete and all of the threats have been identified, click on the ‘Remove Selected’ button to detelete them permanently.
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    Step 5: Once the scan has completed, MalwareBytes will prompt you to restart your computer. It is recommended to save all your data you are working on before restarting.

    3. Remove Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect with STOPZilla AntiMalware

    4. Remove Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect with STOPZilla AntiMalware

    1. Install STOPZilla Anti Malware to scan for and remove Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect. 2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect associated files completely.
    Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.
    Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you havent launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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    Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect in the future

    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

    Security engineers recommend that you back up your files immediately, preferably on an external memory carrier in order to be able to restore them. In order to protect yourself from Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect (For Windows Users) please follow these simple steps:

    1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

    1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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    2-Type Backup And Restore
    3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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    4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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    5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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    6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect.
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    1-Press Windows button + R
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    2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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    3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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    4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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    5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect.

    1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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    2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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    3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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    5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
    6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect is on.
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    Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
    1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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    2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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    3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect should be restored.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect threat: Manual removal of Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.
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