Remove Search.sleepshadow.com Redirect and Restore Your Browser

The article will help you to remove Search.sleepshadow.com fully. Follow the browser hijacker removal instructions given at the end of the article.

The Search.sleepshadow.com redirect is a recently discovered browser plugin that can be used for hijacker purposes. Interaction with it can hijack personal data belonging to the victims. Our in-depth article explores some of the dangers associated with its presence on infected hosts.

Threat Summary

NameSearch.sleepshadow.com
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionThe hijacker redirect can alter the homepage, search engine and new tab on every browser application you have installed.
SymptomsThe homepage, new tab and search engine of all your browsers will be switched to Search.sleepshadow.com. You will be redirected and could see sponsored content.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Search.sleepshadow.com – Distribution Methods

The Search.sleepshadow.com redirect is being distributed using the most common infection methods. As a typical hijacker it seeks to use several different tactics at once in order to increase the number of affected users.

A primary method is the coordination of mass SPAM email campaigns. The messages themselves are designed with social engineering elements that feature design, text and graphics taken from well-known Internet portals and sites. Upon receiving them the targets may not know that they are hostile and interact with the elements contained within. The virus files can be either hyperlinked or attached directly to them. Along with the counterfeit download pages they are the main methods for distributing infected payloads of which there are two main types:

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/remove-search-sleepshadow-com-redirect-restore-browser/