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Danger level 7
Type: Adware redirect redirect is a threat that may redirect users to various unreliable web pages without asking any permission. Consequently, it could disturb your browsing or even put your system at risk if it leads the user to malicious web pages. Naturally, if you wish to escape such scenario, we would advise you to get rid of this threat as soon possible. redirect was classified as an adware server. It means the redirection is most likely caused by some adware program installed on the computer. Therefore, to end the undesirable redirection, the user should check the system to find and erase the suspicious application related to the adware server. If you think you can manage to delete it manually, you could use the instructions available below this text.

According to our specialists, the purpose of redirect is to promote particular web pages to increase their traffic and advertise various products or services. The creators of the program that distributes this threat, probably receive advertising revenue for user’s clicks, purchases, or just visits. The problem is the web pages the user could be redirected to might be potentially harmful, for example, they may suggest he installs potentially unwanted programs, adware applications, browser hijackers or malicious software, such as Trojans, viruses, ransomware, and so on. Other websites you can end up visiting could be possibly dangerous to your privacy since they might ask you to reveal your sensitive or personal data in exchange of freebies, a chance to win a lottery or claim a prize, etc. Clearly, there could be a lot of different scenarios as the threat may redirect users to lots of different web pages.

The question is how redirect ended up on your computer? It does not need to be installed, but it could modify some data belonging to the affected browser. In fact, our researchers believe the adware server might be dropped on the system by some untrustworthy program that the user may install himself without even realizing it. This could happen if you accept applications while clicking suspicious advertisements or download their installers from unreliable file-sharing websites. Needless to say, it would be most advisable to gather more information about a program you are going to install first. Also, it is important to pick a reliable source to get the application’s installer; otherwise we would advise users to be extra careful until the installation is complete. The configuration wizard might say it could additionally place other tools on your computer. If there is a possibility to deselect them, it might be best to do so, and if there is not, you may have to exit the setup wizard and cancel the installation.

Now that you know how to avoid threats like redirect or to be more precise adware or other unreliable programs that could drop it onto your computer, it is time to learn how to end the bothersome redirection. Unfortunately, it might appear to be quite complicated because it is impossible for us to say which particular application on the user’s computer could be related to the adware server. Thus, if you choose to follow the instructions available below and eliminate the threat manually, you will have to determine the untrustworthy program associated with redirect yourself. Then the instructions will show users how to reset the affected browser to ensure there will be no undesirable redirection again.

Another way to make the adware server stop redirecting you automatically is to acquire a reliable antimalware tool and use its scanning features to identify the application that dropped this threat on the system in the first place. The antimalware tool should let the user erase it automatically too as all he would have to do is click the deletion button. Lastly, should you need more help while removing redirect or have more questions about it, we would try to respond as fast as possible if you leave a comment below the article or a message via social media.

Remove application that could be behind redirect

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Access the Start menu.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Choose from Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the application raising your suspicion.
  5. Press Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type Control Panel and press Enter.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Mark the unwanted tool.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Restore your browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Navigate to Internet Options.
  3. Click Advanced and choose Reset.
  4. Mark Delete personal settings.
  5. Press Reset.
  6. Pick Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the Help icon.
  2. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  3. Select Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.
  5. Pick Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Open Settings.
  3. Slide down to click Advanced.
  4. Scroll down again and select Reset.
  5. Choose the Reset button.
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