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I wrote this article to help you remove Web Browser Redirect. This Web Browser Redirect removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Do you experience constant redirects to shady pages whenever you decide to go online? Does it feel like your browsers are no longer under your control? If yes, it is possible that you are infected with a Web Browser Redirect Virus. This type of malware does exactly what we mentioned above. It hijacks your browsers and makes your online surfing difficult. You cannot find what you are looking for as you are constantly interrupted. The good news, however, is that the infection you are stuck with is completely removable. You should have no problems dealing with it. That is, of course, if you take immediate measures and don’t let the situation to get out of control.

Remember that the more time the redirect virus remains on board, the more damage it is going to cause you. That’s why as soon as you sense there is something wrong with your browsing, start looking for the problem. Get yourself a reliable anti-malware program and run a thorough scan of your machine to be sure nothing is left undetected. Once you find the pest which has been making a mess of your online activities, delete it on the spot. The sooner, the better.

Web browser redirect infections didn’t just appear on the malware stage. Crooks have been developing them for quite some time now. As you can imagine, they create them for a reason and this reason it profit. With the help of such a virus, hackers make money. The pest boosts web traffic to particular pages and the cybercriminals get paid. That’s why you are redirected to shady sites all the time. For each page you land on, the virus`s developers earn money.

Also, the browser redirect virus spies on you and collects information. It monitors what you are searching for online and then it redirects you to pages with similar content. It uses this intel to tailor special ads for you as well. You have probably noticed that the number of commercials that you see has grown significantly. This is not a coincidence.

Web Browser Redirect bombards you with ads which will spark your interests, thus making sure you will be tempted to click on them. If you click, crooks get paid again. This is called the pay-per-click marketing system and cybercriminals are taking advantage of it to make effortless profits. But this is not all. This personal data of you’re the pest records is not used for marketing purposes only. The strangers behind the infection may easily use it for other malicious agendas as well. Or, they can sell it to third parties with questionable interests. This is not safe.

Imagine what crooks can do with your personal and financial credentials. Do yourself a favor and don’t let them steal your data. Find the redirect virus immediately and remove it from your system. The more you procrastinate, the more time it has to cause you irreversible damage. Use our detailed removal guide below and get rid of the intruder for good.

How to protect yourself from future infections? One word – vigilance. All parasites rely on tricks to enter your system but they mostly rely on your carelessness. If you don’t pay attention to what pages you visit, what you click on and what you say “yes” to, you are basically opening the doors of your PC to malware. Vigilance is that can keep you safe.

Think twice before agreeing to something. Avoid shady and unverified sites. Use only reliable download sources. Always read the Terms and Conditions when you are installing a program or an update. Just pay more attention. A little extra of it can save you tons of issues.

Web Browser Redirect Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Web Browser Redirect from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov

Daniel Stoyanov has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.

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