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Danger level 9
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer Redirect Redirect, or simply, is a website which one day may become your home page and default search engine. If it has already happened, then you think that you have not changed the settings of your browsers. In fact, you do not have to access your settings as Redirect, also called browser hijacker, can affect your browsers after having installed freeware which is the hijacker is attached to.

If use Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome, whenever you open the browser, you will find While using this search engine, you will definitely get annoying pop-up messages or ads, which you should disregard as they are generated to lure you into buying a particular product or getting a worthless service. The messages may be written in different languages, so do not get surprised when after clicking on an English message you are redirected to a website of a distinct language. Do not click on the advertisements so as not to be redirected to infectious website as a new computer infection means that you will have more trouble removing it.

Even though is said to hide the information about your browsing sessions from Google, the advertisements and redirection caused by the search engine does not help you improve your browsing experience. To prevent redirects and stop annoying pop-ups from being displayed, remove Redirect.

In Control Panel (Uninstall a program) you should look for and uninstall an unwanted application which could be causing redirection. Keep in mind that you can also choose the easiest way and scan the PC with a legitimate spyware removal tool so that you do no have to perform the removal manually. Below you will find instructions that will help you remove Redirect:

Step 1: Uninstall Redirect

1. Open the Start menu.
2. Click on Control Panel.
3. Select Uninstall a program under the heading Programs (for Windows XP select Add or Remove Programs).
4. Click on the unwanted application and remove it.

In case affects Windows 8:

1. Move the mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen until you will see a minimized version of your desktop or metro UI.
2. Right-click it.
3. Select Control Panel.
4. Click on Uninstall a program under Programs. If the view is given in small or large icons, click on Programs and Features.
5. Double-click on the item you want to remove.

Step 2: Remove Redirect from your browsers

For Internet Explorer:

1. Open the browser and go to Tools - > Manage Add-ons.
2. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
3. Disable the unwanted add-on. It may occur that you will have to disable eM Client.
4. Open the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
5. Open the General tab and change your home page.
6. To save changes, click OK.

For Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open the browser.
2. Click on Tools - > Add-ons.
3. Select Extensions.
4. Find the unwanted add-on and press the Remove button.
5. Again go to Tools.
6. Select Options.
7. Open the General Panel and change the home page.
8. Click OK.

For Google Chrome:

1. Open the browser and click on the three-bar icon.
2. Go to Tools - > Extensions.
3. Remove the malicious extensions.
4. To change the search engine, again click on the three-bar icon - > Settings.
5. Find the Search section.
6. Click on Manage search engines.
7. Remove, select a new search engine and make it your default search engine.

Do not forget to scan the computer with SpyHunter, whose free scanner is available below. We recommend that you use this tool as it can delete various spyware programs, and, most of all, safeguard your PC against future infections.

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