Is your browser not working properly lately? Do you keep getting unwanted pop-up tabs constantly? Can you not log on web sites you want to be on? And do you wonder whether or not these actions have something to do with the unknown new home page on browser – Wondering if browser has been hijacked? Let’s find out here.

Browser Hijacker – Redirect

The specific site is a URL link that computer users can all have the chances to come into while surfing online. According to studies and recent complaints from many computer users, this specific site isn’t wanted by many of them because of its unpleasant behaviors on computers. Besides from automatically replacing the home page addresses to its own domain, it also displays all sorts of pop-ups and redirecting actions online. Hence, it is categorized as the browser redirect virus which can create many dangers on the targeted computers especially to private information. One isn’t recommended to install this specific web page on his computer.

Speaking of browser redirect virus, and redirect are both from this group of virus. Sharing the same category, redirect also shares most common characters with many members in this group. First of all, one should known that even though a computer is protected by antivirus, it can still be targeted by this browser hijacker as the virus can escape from many antivirus protections. Distributed through malicious web sites, links and free programs, it can also get itself installed in a computer without permission from the owner.

Once redirect successfully installs itself on a browser, for instance Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, it will change several default settings on the browser to make it pop up all the time. Ever since then, you will be redirected constantly to this specific site whenever trying to get online. This hijacker will display many pop-up ads, surveys, coupons or quizzes with nice winning awards as temptations. One will be forced to complete these pop-up surveys before getting onto wanted sites. However, as other browser hijackers, redirect will be able to collect your private information from your online activities. Cyber criminals will be the ones who benefit from these collected browsing histories.

Hence, to save your computer, redirect should be removed once being found on a computer. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal suggestions if you are not a computer expert yourself.

Sample Screen Shots of Unwanted Pop-ups by This trustedoffer Redirect

A pop up survey from this redirect with temptations:

Quick quiz from trustedoffer redirect with winning awards:

This redirect will display many other pop-up sites similar as the above two samples. It will pop up and block you from accessing other web sites unless you complete the required quizzes or surveys. Usually there will be great temptations as the winning awards trying to get as many computer users to click on the Continue or Begin Quiz button as possible. But one shouldn’t believe any of these unauthorized messages especially when they are preventing you from doing other stuff forcibly.

A Step-by-step Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guide

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.

Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.

Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this browser hijacker in Registry Editor as below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit”

Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted site on troubled browsers.

Similar Video Guide On Removing Browser Redirect Virus


Troubled by similar situations as what this redirect does? According to its unpleasant behaviors on users’ computers, this specific site is categorized as a browser redirect problem which is also called as a browser hijacker. Since it targets at browsing applications and can record browsing histories, cyber criminals are specifically fond of this browser hijacker. Once one of your Internet browsers is being hijacked by this redirect virus, it will bring so much trouble to annoy you constantly. It will not only prevent you from accessing other web sites, but displays constant ads or surveys on front pages. This browser redirect may even use the pay-per-click technique to get money for computer hackers. So be aware of this kind of issue and avoid doing personal activities still until a complete virus removal is achieved.

Note: Still getting unwanted pop ups on browsers whenever trying to get online? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get help with a complete removal of this redirect.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 8, 2013 2:59 pm

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