Remove Redirect


This article presents a guide that helps with the removal process of redirect from affected browser and system. redirect is a bogus website that aims to convince you to allow the display of notifications and sponsored content. Its appearance in the browser could occur either after a visit of another fraudulent website or after an unintended installation of a potentially unwanted program.

Threat Summary
TypeRedirect, PUP
Short DescriptionA questionable website that wants to show notifications and sponsored content in your browser.
SymptomsBrowsing sessions are interrupted by redirects to the main page of Potentially harmful javascript files are downloaded on the background. An increased number of online ads may cause browser slowdowns.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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The distribution of this bogus website – is achieved with the help of several commonly used methods. The first one is as a part of the code of a potentially undesired program which in turn could be spread along with various free third-party applications. As of these free third-party apps, they could be rela eased on forums, social media channels, online websites, and other platforms for software download.

In this case, the distribution happens as follows – you download a free app that seems attractive and useful and then start installing it. But during this process, you skip reading the information presented in its installer. Then you see the “Finish” button and click it to close the installer. At this point, you think that everything is alright but suddenly the annoying redirect starts to appear in your (Read more...)

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