is deemed as browser redirect adware or malicious software. Browser that keeps on redirecting to this web address is compromised with malicious add-on or extension. Existence of malevolent Browser helper object is also one main cause for the hijacking issue.

It is believed that browsers are redirected to for the sole purpose of endorsing unknown programs that deceives computer users into obtaining paid version. Browser hijacking is also used to offer fraudulent online services, especially technical support that pretends to be from legitimate company. Browser redirect that points your browser to unknown site like may simply want to refer web traffics in order to generate online revenue.

Browser redirect doesn't always imply that browser is compromised. It is better to scan the computer with valid anti-virus and anti-malware program to check the computer for malware presence. Web page that initiates the redirect issue may also be compromised with malicious scripts that intend to divert visitor's traffic to malicious web site where malware are waiting to get downloaded.

It is very important that PC is protected with security tools that watch and block harmful web sites and also avoids download of harmful files.

Characteristics: may carry virus, Trojan, or malware into the computer. It may employ drive-by-download technique to facilitate download and execution of malicious threats.

On some instances, redirect malware only targets Internet browser like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. It makes changes so that home page, new tab, or new window will open to an unknown web site.


Constant redirection to signifies adware or malware presence. Home page or start-up page modified to utilize unknown search engine is also another sign of browser redirect malware.

Other Functions of

  • It will display pop-up advertisements
  • The worm can steal sensitive data from the infected computer
  • Default home page is modified and was set to unknown one
  • Search result links are hijacked
  • also issues fake warnings that will entice you to download potentially harmful files

How to Remove

1. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from this link and save it on your Desktop.
2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
3. Follow the prompts and install as default only.

4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:
- Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

5. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
6. Scan your computer thoroughly.
7. When scanning is finished click on the Show Results button.
8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.
9. Restart your computer.

Note: Some malware may prevent mbam-setup.exe from downloading and running. You can download and rename this program from a different computer before running it on infected system.


  1. sanjay

    Tested and really working fine.
    I was able to remove the malware from pc.

  2. g-dawg

    but the anti-malware worked well. ad-aware is no good on this one; i had tried that first. anti-malware takes a while to scan, but it got rid of the virus. thanks.

  3. Relieved

    Thank you. This was the only program that removed the nasty virus. Ad-ware didn’t work, neither did the Microsoft version of malware. Thanks!

  4. Stephane

    Thank you for the solution to my probleme. People like you make the internet a better place!

    Good bless you!

  5. Spot the Dog

    It worked like a dream. I’ve managed to clean up my machine when I’ve been caught out mostly without outside help, but this one had me stumped

    Thanx for everything.

  6. Tomlw

    Thanks for the great tip on malwarebytes. It saved the day…

  7. gratefull

    malwarebytes worked a treat,although spybot removed quite a bit,it didn’t remove everything,….hijacked my home page

  8. Stephen Almond

    spybot S&D couldn’t do the full job, but this did!

  9. ginu

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  10. Penny

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  11. Luke E.

    thanks for this. My dad downloaded the virus from an email he got.. and it took me a while to find it and fix it.

  12. Dusan

    Thank you.

  13. Anna

    Thank you it really worked. I got it once and paid to get it removed but it came again. Now I can remove it myself. That virusresponse really trouble me

  14. Jim

    Thanks so much for your product. I tried many things to get rid of this pest. Norton 360 was no help whatsoever, and they wanted another 100 bucks just to dial in to my computer and clean it up.

  15. jeff

    everything works fine until the end of the scan, when I get the windows notice that an error has occurred and I must restart my system. I then lose the scan results. any suggestions?

  16. BilH

    Can’t install Malware. When I click on mbam-setup.exe to install it, nothing happens.
    Any suggestions?

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