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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine Redirect Redirect is considered to be a browser hijacker. However, researchers still do not know which browsers the threat could affect. This is why the deletion instructions you can see a bit below this article will show you how to remove this suspicious application from major browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Before you slide at the end of the article to check these steps, we advise you to keep reading our text and find out more critical details about Redirect. For instance, we will talk about how the browser hijacker may settle in on the mentioned browsers, how exactly it could affect them or the user’s browsing experience, and so on. Moreover, if after reading the text you still have any questions, you can try to contact us by leaving a message below too.

There are several ways Redirect could appear on your system. For example, the threat might come together with other questionable applications alike or to be more precise through bundled software installers. Usually, it happens to users who do not bother to read the terms and conditions stated on the configuration wizard. Not to mention, installers bundled with browser hijacker or other threats come from untrustworthy file-sharing web pages, so to avoid doubtful programs you should both try to download them from more reliable web pages and pay close attention to what is written on the setup wizard. To feel more sure about the computer’s safety the user could also acquire a reliable antimalware tool as it might detect potential threats faster than the user himself.

If you received Redirect you probably already know the application might hijack user’s browser by replacing his default search provider, start page, or even the new tab page. This quality might seem to be rather annoying because restoring the mentioned settings could be quite complicated. Nonetheless, what is even worse is that by hijacking the browser the threat may affect your browsing habits since instead of surfing the Internet with a reliable search engine you might have to surf with Redirect. Unfortunately, our researchers say this tool may redirect the user through various doubtful web pages,, modified version, etc. During these redirections, the application could inject multiple third-party advertisements shown among the results or on top of the browser’s window.

As you might imagine, there are no guarantees the injected third-party content cannot be dangerous to the computer or your privacy. Therefore, we highly recommend keeping away from any ads you suspect to be potentially malicious. Otherwise, you could accidentally end up on sites distributing different browser hijackers, adware, or even malware, e.g., Trojans, viruses, and so on. Clicking the suspicious ads could also result in redirection to scam web pages, gambling sites, etc. Needless to say, these are only examples as we cannot be one hundred percent sure, but keep it in mind Redirect could introduce you to the mentioned content, and if you do not wish to risk experiencing it, we would advise erasing it at once.

The application can be removed manually if you prefer dealing with it yourself; all there is to do is take a look at the instructions located below this article and learn how to reset the affected browser. Still, afterward, we would recommend scanning the system with a reliable antimalware tool too. That is because there could be other untrustworthy software, which might have entered the system together with Redirect. If you take this advice, do not forget you can just install a security tool you prefer from the start and let it deal with the browser hijacker too. Simply, install it on the system and start a full system scan. Then, review the results and click the deletion button to eliminate all detected threats at the same time.

Erase Redirect from browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Tap Delete personal settings and pick Reset again.
  6. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press the Help icon.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Press Refresh Firefox again.
  5. Select Finish.

Google Chrome

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