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Dear reader, today we bring you another guide for removing pesky browser hijackers – redirect. Please find the few minutes that are needed to read the article in full. It will help you understand how your computer became infected in the first place and what to do to avoid similar threats in the future. redirect – an overview

As a member of the browser hijacker family redirect happily lives up to its name. As in it will happily take over your browser and infest it with advertisements and offers for program updates. It might even suggest downloading “free” programs or updating plug-ins or video players/codecs.

  • Do not fall for the obvious trap! All content originating from redirect is dangerous and should be ignored. Note that browser hijacker developers work together and different browser hijackers will install other viruses if you allow them to! Terminate any started downloads or installs with the task manager immediately.

There is a good chance that some of those ads might grab your attention. Do not be fooled – redirect has already scanned your browsing history and analyzed your hobbies to generate ads that fit your interests. Along with them it might have also grabbed much more dangerous data – credit card numbers or log-in details to your bank account! On all popular browsers this info is likely encrypted, but better not take any chances.

  • As soon as you are confident that redirect is gone from your computer go ahead and change all passwords to important sites. It might be annoying, but its much better then having those stolen for real.


How did redirect infect your computer?

Thankfully browser hijackers generally lack the capability to attack security vulnerabilities. This means that they will instead target you – the user – and try to fool you into allowing it access. To do that the browser hijacker might pose as anything else really – the above mentioned free updates and apps are nothing else but browser hijacker. A couple of popular methods are:

  1. As extras to freeware programs – free programs cost nothing to the user, but still generate expenses for hosting. browser hijacker creators have found a great niche for themselves by offering money to free app creators. In exchange for that money the browser hijacker comes packed with the installer of the program. Thankfully browser hijacker bundled this way can usually be avoided – there is always an option in the installer to do just that. When installing software always go for the advanced installation and uncheck the boxes that allow the installation of extra utilities.
  2. Through fake download/torrent sites. There are hundreds of these circulating around the net, but they function in a similar way. They copy the data of your search bar and generate a file with the same name to juice out a perfect match. That file is of course a virus. Watch out for these by looking for the extension – regardless of the file name it will always end with .exe

How To Remove redirect

STEP 1: Removing The Virus From Windows

Substep 1. 

 For Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 Users:

First, click the Start button (the windows key) —–>Control Panel —–> Programs and Features or (for Windows XP) Add/Remove Programs.pic 1

Proceed to Substep 2.


 For Windows 8 users:First, right click down on the left side of your screen. The Quick Access Menu should appear —–> Control Panel —–> Uninstall a Program. Proceed to Substep 2.


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For Mac (OS X) Users:

Click Go at the top left —–> Applications.

Proceed to Substep 2.


Substep 2.

For all Windows Users:

Look for the virus and click Uninstall.

Sometimes the virus will operate under a different name. If you can not find it under its normal name, click on the column titled Installed On. This will arrange programs by their installation date. Look for all recently added programs that seem suspicious and click Uninstall on them.

You are not done, however. Proceed to STEP 2.

For Mac (OS X) Users:

Find the malware, then right click on it and select Move to Trash.

If you can not find such a program, click the Date Modified column, and look for recent additions of programs you don’t know about. Right click on each of them—–> Move to Trash.

Proceed to STEP 2.

STEP 2: Removing redirect from your browser(s)

For Internet Explorer Users:

Open the browser, then click on the small Gear icon on the top right —–> Manage Add-ons.

internet explorer manage add-ons

Once there, you should look for redirect or any other extension or plugin you feel may be unsafe. Click Disable on it/them.

If for some reason. you Home Page was changed from the one you prefer (viruses, especially adware, tend to do that) click on the Gear icon —–> Internet Options. From there you just edit the URL box, dispose of the unwanted link, and put in what you like, then click Apply.

Proceed to STEP 3.


For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open the browser, click on the Menu icon on the top right (three lines) —–> Add-ons.

.mozilla firefox add-ons

Then you just click Extensions.

mozilla firefox extensions

Here you should find  the malware or anything you think may be a virus, then click Remove.

Proceed to STEP 3.


For Google Chrome Users:


Enter the browser. At the top right click on the Menu icon —–>Tools —–> Extensions.

google chrome extensions

Once in Extensions, find  the threat and anything you believe may be dangerous, and click the little Trash icon on the right.

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You are almost done! Now click on the Menu icon on top for a second time, and go to Settings. In Settings, find the Search section (the fourth one from top),then click Manage Search Engines. In there you should remove any search sites you do not use.

google chrome settings

Proceed to STEP 3.


For Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click the Safari button on the top left —–>Preferences —–> Extensions

Find the virus and/or other possible virus extensions, then click Uninstall.

Proceed to STEP 3 .

STEP 3: Checking For redirect Leftovers

For All Users:

You should do the following for ALL browsers you have installed. Browser hijackers infect everything while in your system. You need to manually get rid of it from each shortcut. You should do the following:

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.





Alternatively, if you have your browser pinned down to the taskbar, you Right click it, then Right Click again on the Small Browser Icon —–> Properties

NOTE: Below, we are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.


Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, you should REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe”


What this does is remove  what the virus did from your shortcuts.

  • Warning! There is a step 4, but you should proceed with it ONLY IF your efforts up until now failed to remove redirect
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STEP 4: Reset Your Browser (OPTIONAL)

Step 3 optional guide

STEP 5 – Optimization

And that’s it. Well done for removing redirect. We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested, you can check it out here.


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