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
|Name||Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect|
|Short Description||The domain may do various dangerous or unhealthy to the PC activities.|
|Symptoms||The user may witness fake Java Update downloads as well as redirects to other potentially harmful domains.|
|Distribution Method||Via PUPs, installed by bundling (Browser Hijackers) or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.|
|Detection Tool||Download 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.|
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:
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 – 188.8.131.52. When checked, the domain has been blacklisted in several RBL (Real-Time Blackhole List) websites.
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:
It then redirects to the following website at the moment of writing this:
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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect.
Step 2: Remove Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect and click “Remove”
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.
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’.
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.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Hyes(.)info Browser Redirect
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.