I wrote this article to help you remove 123rede.com. This 123rede.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
123rede.com is as a browser hijacker which is capable of infiltrating your computer while you are browsing the web and trying to download various programs from third-party websites. Be aware that this hijacker not only affects your default homepage, but it also replaces your default search engine. Thus, in case you want to change the URL of your homepage and search provider, you should remove 123rede.com browser hijacker from your PC as soon as possible.
123rede.com is presented as a beneficial search tool which is meant to showcase secure search results. However, as soon as the browser add-on enters your virtual machine, it starts causing you lots of problems, thus the program should not be kept on the system.
The most obvious change made by 123rede.com the modification of your default homepage and search engine which you will certainly notice. Actually, that is just the way the hijackers work – once they infiltrate your PC, they need no approval to implement any changes on it, which definitely might cause harm to your machine. However, what is more interesting, is the fact that you cannot remember installing the program on the system and this will certainly bother you.
123rede.com is so skilled that it could make you install it yourself without even realizing it. Usually, the hijacker enters your PC bundled with other freeware, because it provides possibly the easiest entry point for it. During the installation process of the freeware, users are offered to install additional software and to make changes to their homepage and search engine. There is a checked box next to each of the changes suggested, so if you do not want them to take place, you should deselect all of these. You will only be able to see and do that if you select Custom/Advanced installation option and if you do not hurry through the setup steps, so you should remember this advice.
Keep in mind that this hijacker is often installed alongside other malicious programs, which might also require removal. For that reason, every time when you install new software on your virtual machine, you should read all the terms and conditions provided by the setup wizard. In other cases, you will experience security-related problems.
Once installed on your computer, 123rede.com starts flooding your monitor with numerous commercial advertisements and links. The problem here is that it is not very easy to recognize those links, so you might click on them by chance, and get transferred to some corrupted websites with malicious content. Besides, every click on the provided links generates money for their creators and continues the existence of the unwanted program.
Another thing you should know about 123rede.com is not related to the inconvenience it causes by changing users’ homepage and search engine, but to the search results it displays. One may notice the small sign below the search box saying “Google custom search”. Its one and only purpose is to deceive you as 123rede.com has nothing to do with Google. Actually, 123rede.com will provide you with many sponsored links among the search results, which a good reason for you not to trust it. Instead, you should remove Eshield Safe Search right away and make sure that your computer is well-protected against malware.
In case your browsing sessions have been transferred to untrusted websites, compromised files, it is very likely that adware applications may have managed to penetrate into your virtual machine. As a result, some infections may be hidden into the system and they can allow some cyber criminals to gain access to your PC and steal your sensitive data. If this happens, the only way to erase any threats from the system entirely and protect your personal data from being stolen, is to use an automatic security program. By using it, all hidden infections can be located and deleted at once.
The good news about 123rede.com is that its removal is not a hard process. You can erase the program alongside its advertisements, either manually or automatically. In case you need any assistance with the removal process, you can follow the manual instructions provided below this article. Nevertheless, even if you have completed the manual removal, you still have to scan your PC with a legitimate antimalware tool to make sure that all the existing threats have been removed entirely. The security tool will locate and delete all the potentially unwanted programs and will safeguard your system against malware in future.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove 123rede.com from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove 123rede.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.