How to Remove Redirect

How to Remove Redirect

This article presents a guide that helps with the removal process of redirect from affected browser and system. is an annoying redirect that could suddenly start to appear during browsing sessions. It could be pushed by a potentially unwanted program installed on the computer. As long as it has access to your system it could be using various tracking technologies to spy on your browsing habits and keeps a record of certain data. You could also start noticing significant slowdowns due to an increased number of online ads.

Threat Summary
TypeBrowser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP
Short DescriptionA questionable website that wants to show notifications and sponsored content in your browser.
Symptoms Browsing sessions are interrupted by redirects to the main page of An increased number of online ads may cause browser>
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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There are several possible techniques that may lead to the sudden appearance of redirect in your web browser. As a primary distribution technique could be used the help of any potentially unwanted program. Program of this kind might land on your computer along with any desired and supposedly useful app. The technique is known as bundling and is the preferred one used by owners of PUPs.

Where the installation code of a PUP could be hidden is in the Advanced/Custom step of the of freeware installer. As most online users install newly downloaded apps without paying the needed attention distributors of undesired apps to take the advantage to trick them into installing these apps along with a desired program. As you may already guess the prevention is hidden where the curse is – in the Advanced/Custom configuration options. By accessing them you could reveal if any undesired objects are set to install by default and eventually unmark them.

Frequently used web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari could be affected by redirect. – More About Its Impact redirect is quite the same as several other reported by our team among which are, and Once it loads in your web browser you could see the following page:

One of the main elements observed is a pop-up that appears right below the address bar. It urges you to allow the deceptive website the display of some kind of notifications in the browser. Unfortunately, even if you skip this and close the pop-up you may still be a target of lots of annoying ads.

This could be achieved with the help of some files dropped on your system. Once executed the code of these files could access browser settings and then alter some values. As a result, various pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, and in-text links start to interrupt your browsing sessions in an attempt to trick you into visiting deceptive web pages and follow the instructions there.

Beware that you should avoid entering sensitive data on such pages as they could only aim to steal it and then misuse it. In case that they present you some kind of tool, it is again good to avoid installing it on your system as it may contain malicious code or be the next adware program that aims to flood your browsers with annoying ads.

Along with all above-mentioned impacts redirect could be also using different tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons, javascript files and other to spy on your online behavior and inspect your interests. Details like browsing history, search queries, type and version of used web browser, operating system type, clicked ads, IP address, ISP, and geographic location might be all collected and sent to connected servers.

Purposes for data collection could be either the optimization of advertising campaigns or revenue gained for sharing the data with third-parties of unknown origin. And in case that you don’t agree with all practices associated with this redirect you should remove all its associated files from your browser and PC as soon as possible.

How to Remove Redirect

In order to remove redirect and all associated files from your PC make sure to complete all the steps listed in the removal that follows. It presents both manual and automatic removal instructions that combined could help you to detect and remove this undesired program in full.

In case that you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.

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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