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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission redirect redirect is a computer infection classified as browser hijacker. This threat meddles with your Internet browsing process by redirecting you to website. Although the website itself is not malicious, if it is used by a third party, it can become a mediator for a serious computer infection. Things like redirect are commonly used to generate revenue via pay-per-click system, or when certain websites want to increase their overall traffic.

It does not matter which browser is set as your main one, all of them can get infected with redirect. Once your browser's settings are modified by the infection, all of your searches will be rerouted via You might not even notice it at first, because the redirection is instantaneous. redirect leads you to its own website for a split of a second, and then the next moment you will be redirected back to your original search result. However, if you try to access redirect's website directly, you will be displayed such message as "Server cannot be found" or "The link is broken".

Quite often such browser hijackers like redirect are installed by Trojan infections. Also, the users can install these programs themselves unwittingly. It happens when redirect comes bundled with freeware and the users go through the installation processes without taking a closer look at what exactly they are installing. Hence, we very careful when you download freeware or shareware, because you can never know what kind of programs it might come with.

Next, if you experience constant redirections because of redirect, download SpyHunter and perform and full system scan. You definitely need to remove redirect, but there is a possibility, that apart from this browser hijacker your system is also infected with other malware, so it is highly recommended to erase redirect, check your system for other infections, get rid of them too (if any), and then safeguard your computer against future threats.

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