What Is Malicious Redirect?

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What Is Malicious Redirect?

What Is Malicious Redirect

Malicious Redirect Definition

Short definition: Malicious Redirect is the kind of redirect that leads to malware infection.

Extended Definition:

Malicious redirects are the last forms of redirects you want to encounter on your web browser. The main problem with these is they are often used in combination with scripts, like JavaScript or Macros of different sorts, which cause a silent infection of your comptuer with malware. The main issues with these scripts are that they can appear literally everywhere and in all forms of advertisements that may be shown on web browsers, such as:

  • Pop-ups.
  • Browser redirect ads.
  • Banners.
  • Video ads.
  • Highlighted text ads.

Most advanced anti-malware programs with web protection are designed to ensure a decent web protection against malicious redirects by even including browser extensions to your web browser to stop these redirects from happening in the first place.

For more definitions, check our Cyber Dictionary.

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