Browser Redirect “Virus” – How to Remove It
THREAT REMOVAL Browser Redirect “Virus” – How to Remove It

This article has been created in order to help explain what exactly is the browser hijacker and how to remove this unwanted software from your computer plus how to stop it from displaying browser redirections.

A new browser hijacker that has been detected by security researchers. The nefarious software’s main purpose is to convince victims that it is a legitimate program which aims to help with the online activities on their browsers. However, the software’s end goal is to cause different browser redirects that lead via the domain and in addition to those, change the default search engine page and new tab page on the computers It’s installed on. If you are one of the affected by this browser hijacking program, we advise that you read this article to learn how to remove it from your computer and stop browser redirects, related to

Threat Summary
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Short DescriptionAims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.
SymptomsYour web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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The primary method which may be used to spread the browser hijacker on users’ computers is believed to be via bundled installers. This method is predominantly used by most unwanted programs to slither onto the computers of users without being flagged as an unwanted program, since when you install something legitimate, it is not detected by most security programs. Such freeware installers are often programs that you download very often, for instance media players, torrent downloaders and several other free programs. By default, the installers of those programs do not have other programs embedded in them but usually, most third-party websites often bundle their programs in a way that it is difficult to spot this during the installation process. This is because the prompt that asks you to agree to add the browser hijacker, claims that it is a “free extra” and is well hidden within one of the many installation steps in the “Custom” install options. Hijacker – Analysis

Once installed on your computer, this program aims to heavily modify your web browser. To do that, the may attack the Windows Registry sub-keys of the web browsers installed on the victims’ computers in order to add registry entries in them, configured in a way that the hijacker changes your home page and new tab page to possibly or other related domains. This makes the web page to be opened automatically, driving traffic to the domain.

And in addition to this, when we checked the domain itself, we have detected numerous security issues with it, such as the lack of encryption and security on the web page:

In additon to this, there were multiple tracking technologies used by that are of different types:

Such tracking technologies are often various kinds used to obtain different information from your computer. The most often used trackers by such browser hijackers are:

  • Cookies.
  • LSOs or Flash Cookies.
  • Pixels.
  • Geo-Locators.
  • Tags.

These types of tech are used to obtain different information from your online activity, every time you open your web browser. This information may be of the following types;

  • The online searches you perform.
  • Data on your browsing history.
  • The places you click on.
  • Your keyboard typings.
  • Information about your bookmarked sites.

This data may be used for different, often nefarious purposes by the creators of, whose main goal is to display advertised content on your computer, among which can be the following types of ads:

  • Browser redirections.
  • Pop-ups.
  • Online banners.
  • Highlighted text advertisements.

In general, the advetisemetns, displayed by may lead to thrid-party websites with the goal to boost hoax traffic to those domains, but the browser hijacker may also pose several risks to users this way. These risks may vary from leading you to third-party sites that may be malicious and infect your computer with more viruses or websites of a scamming nature that may scam you out of your information or money. These are more than enough reasons for security experts to regard as an indirect threat to the security of computers and recommend it’s removal as soon as possible.

How to Remove PUP

In order to get rid of this unwanted program, reccomendations are to follow the removal instructions that are underneath this article. They are divided in manual or automatic removal steps. If manual removal does not seem to help or you lack the expertise, the most effective removal method according to security researchers is to automatically remove the – related software with the aid of an andvanced anti-malware program. Such tool will scan your computer for all intrusive software and remove it plus ensure that your system remains safe and secure against future intrusions as well.

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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