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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection

If your operating Windows system has been infected with a dangerous and highly misleading redirect virus, you need to browse the web with utmost care. The clandestine infection can jeopardize the running of your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome browsers, and can put your own security at risk. The clandestine infection is also known as, and both of these pages act in the same manner. Some equate the infection to the malicious Google Redirect Virus, which you need to remove if detected, and if you continue reading you will find out how to delete as well.

The only thing you notice when visiting the website is this information: is an advertising network technology tracking domain. Advertisers distribute their ads across a broad network of search partners and content sites. Before traffic is delivered to advertisers, is used as a network referral ID to identify and qualify traffic sent by traffic partners.

Even though after reading this you may think that the website is harmless and even beneficial, this is the first sign warning you about removal. Nevertheless, it is most likely that you will notice the name of this domain only when being redirected to other websites, most likely related to promotional content. Of course, trusting these sites is dangerous because the main objective for the redirect virus is to generate web traffic and accumulate profit. The developers of the domain have no interest in your virtual security, which is why you may face adware and get involved in various financial schemes. Do you want this? Then remove virus as soon as possible.

As research shows, the suspicious redirect virus may travel with the help of such malicious infections as Sirefef rootkits or DNS changing malware. Therefore, if you notice unauthorized rerouting to various suspicious sites, you should scan your PC and delete all of the existing computer infections. We recommend installing automatic spyware detection and removal software to delete redirect virus from the computer. Unfortunately, the malicious infection performs web rerouting through unauthorized Windows Host File modifications, which you will need to reconfigure manually. Below are the instructions which will help you perform this task. If you have further questions – post a comment in the field below.

How to change Windows Host File?

  1. Follow the path of C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc and locate the hosts file.
  2. Double-click and choose Notepad to open it.
  3. Ignore the copyright message but remove any text after localhost or ::1.
  4. Once the unnecessary text is deleted, save the changes and exit.
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