Browser Redirect Redirect Removal

Parasite may reinstall itself multiple times if you don't delete its core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to scan for malicious programs installed with it. This may save you hours and cut down your time to about 15 minutes. 

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This page aims to help you remove These redirect removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

What is

Before we go any further with this article, we would like to assure you that the redirect is NOT a virus. It will not eat away at your computer, it won’t destroy the hard drive and it will not let perverts watch you through your webcam. So, now that that is out there, let’s get into what actually is.

It belongs to the category of Browser Hijackers and can be a very annoying companion. The reason why we pointed out the above in the very beginning is because a) some users tend to panic and the word ‘virus’ causes mass hysteria at times; b) if you think this is a virus, you should first understand how big the difference actually is. Viruses (or malware from ‘malicious’ and ‘software’) are pieces of programing designed to wreak havoc on your system. Think in terms of Trojan Horse viruses and ransomware (check out the articles dedicated to each of them on our website if you would like to learn more). is none of those and the only thing it really is planted on your PC for is to generate that crazy amount of pop-ups, banners, page redirects and various box windows, etc.If you are interested to learn more about Browser Hijackers Wikipedia has a very nice article about these type of online threats.


You are probably already familiar with what looks like…

So, is it OK for me to keep it then?

Well, unfortunately it’s not a puppy that followed home, so we’re going to have to say no. There are several reasons for this and, though, we did say that isn’t an actual danger, there are some risks that come with it. One is the fact that Browser Hijackers tends to collect your browsing related info and store that, in order to analyze it and generate more personalized content. This is necessary because that is how the developers make a profit: from your clicks on any of the displayed ads. This is possible thanks to a thing called the Pay per click scheme.

What raises a red flag is that your info such as browsing history, search queries and bookmarked pages, along with the occasional personal details you enter on certain pages, all of that is then sold to third parties. And from there on it’s impossible to predict whose hands your precious data will land in and what they are going to do with it. The gates for some serious criminal activities are wide open. Another red flag is raised by the nature of the profit making principle of Browser Hijackers. Because all that matters is that one (or many) click(s), it can very well occur that the given pop-up or banner will not lead you to the page with the same offer that was showcased on them. You could find yourself looking at something totally different and end up very disappointed. But things can take a terrible turn if that ad leads you not to some other offer, but to a malicious website, infested with viruses (see above). Then you could just be a second away from getting some awful malware on your system.

Distribution tactics and safety

You will best be protected, when you know how usually gets around to invading people’s computers. For starters, program bundles are a major thing in the world of cyber-deceit and are more common than you can imagine. When you download some program from a website that doesn’t look all too trustworthy, you then proceed to install it on your computer for further use, right? Well, here’s where a lot of users make their big mistake: they choose the default settings and just let the software run its predetermined settings, which could include the installation of bundled in programs. You should always opt for the custom or advanced settings in order to see what else has been packaged in with your program of choice. You will then also have the option of unticking any undesired software and denying it access to your system.

But an even more effective way of staying out of trouble is to avoid those websites, where you can get infected, altogether. This includes sites like open source download platforms, torrent sites, etc. Also, you should make sure that your antivirus program is always up-to-date and run virus scans frequently in order to ensure maximum browsing safety and to prevent unwanted guests from entering.


Name redirection
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Large amount of pop-ups, page redirects and banners. 
Distribution Method Most times the infection occurs through program bundles.
Detection Tool may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall. Redirect Removal

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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this – may have hidden some of its files.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.


Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.



Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512 Remove from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove from Firefox:

Open Firefox, click mozilla menu ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.


We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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