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removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Browser hijacker is a website, which is malicious and untrustworthy. That's because it causes unwanted browser's redirections and tracks users' browsing habits in order to steal their personal information or show relevant search results. Besides, when infected with its browser hijacker, you may find instead of your favorite homepage and default search engine without any permission asked. You should remove this threat without any delay because you will be made to enter this site against your will no matter which Internet browser you use. If you want to stop redirects, you should check your computer with automated security software and also follow our step-by-step guide explainig how to fix your browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.


As we have mentioned, redirections to or other website start when computer gets infected with the browser hijacker. It can be installed in a bundle of malware or freeware on all Windows based systems. Besides, illegal sites and spam may also be included to the distribution of such virus. As soon as it manages to get inside, it starts following its creators' commands and modifies some of computer's settings. Typically, it changes the default search engine, homepage, new tab window and similar things without any user's permission. Please, don't fall for such unfair methods used to make users enter specifies sites against their will. You should pay attention to the above mentioned signs and remove browser hijacker from your computer.

HOW TO REMOVE redirect virus?

If you are infected with redirect virus, you should scan your PC with updated anti-spyware because there is a great danger that you are infected. Use Reimage for that and eliminate all malicious entries. Additionally, follow these manual steps and fix your browsers:

Google Chrome:

Open Google Chrome -> click Wrench Icon -> Settings -> Manage Search Engines -> Remove and other unnecessary Search Engines from the list and make a certain search engine as default search engine

Mozilla Firefox:

Open Mozilla Firefox -> go Tools -> Magnify Glass or Arrow icon -> Manage Search Engines -> Remove unnecessary Search Engines from the list, make Google or other search engine as your default; Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’ and find and click ‘Uninstall’.

Internet Explorer:

Open IE -> go Tools -> Manage Add-ons -> Search Providers -> Remove unnecessary Search Engines and make a certain engine as default; Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’. Here, look for and click 'uninstall'.

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Alternative Software
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  1. Danny says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 9:51 am

    you have to pay to remove using SpyHunter after scan.

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