What is Redirect?

If you see a change in your home page when you open your browsers, it is possible that you have been infected with Redirect. This browser hijacker can appear in your browsers without your noticing it or remembering how you installed it. This is due to the fact that this search engine is promoted and spread in questionable ways. Our malware specialists at have found that this is not the only hijacker of its kind as it is practically identical to another hijacker that has also appeared only recently called While the latter is actually a working search engine that cannot be trusted, this malware infection seems to be half-finished or its web server could be down because somehow it does not display any results. Of course, this could be fixed any time soon, so we can assume that it can present to you potentially risky search results just like its sibling. Since this browser hijacker may not be the only one that has entered your system recently, your PC could be under attack by several threats and this also means that you could be exposed to an increased number of malicious web content. If you would like to defend your computer from total failure to operate, we believe that it is important that you remove Redirect and all other threats you may find on your system.test

Where does Redirect come from?

When you find this browser hijacker in your browsers, it is quite possible that you clicked on the wrong third-party content recently, or you installed a free program that you downloaded from a shady torrent or shareware site. You can always be exposed to unreliable third-party ads and links when your computer is infected with adware programs or browser hijackers. This is why you need to be certain that your PC is all clean before going online unless you plan to let more serious infections onto your system. For example, you may be presented with a pop-up ad that claims that you need to update a plugin or a drive like Adobe Flash and, of course, it also offers you a button or link to be able to do so. However, whenever you update or install software this way, there is a chance that it is a scam and you will simply install a bundle of malware threats instead of a working and official update or software. But you can click on all kinds of random-looking third-party ads and even disguised content like fake download buttons to end up with a bundle on your computer. We recommend that you stay away from suspicious websites that are filled with questionable third-party ads, such as pop-up, hyperlinked text, and banner ads. These are usually related to gaming, gambling, file sharing, and porn. Now, it is important that you take action and remove Redirect from your system and run a good malware scanner as soon as possible to find all other threats.

How does Redirect work?

This browser hijacker shows up in your browsers like an uninvited guest. Since it looks all authentic and simple, it may be able to mislead you to believe that it is a trustworthy search engine. However, when you check the Terms of Use, this is what you find: "Boxed Search disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non- Boxed Search websites and WebPages." Of course, even reputable search engines like Google may state the same but there is a huge difference when it is claimed by a legitimate and reliable search engine. When it comes to browser hijackers, you should stay away if you do not want to be exposed to manipulated search results. This hijacker may inject its promotions in the form of third-party ads or sponsored links in the search results and thus expose you to potentially unsafe content. If you click on any ad or link that may come from unreliable sources, you could open new tabs with malicious pages or directly drop malware infections in the background. All in all, it is safer to remove Redirect from your PC  as soon as possible.

How do I delete Redirect?

Although this browser hijacker may only modify your homepage settings, it is probably best to reset your affected browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer, if you want to make sure that no browser-related threat remains on board. Please follow our guide below if you are unfamiliar with resetting browsers. Do not forget about the other potential threats either. You can manually try to detect them, for example, by scanning your installed programs list in Control Panel and trying to identify suspicious applications. And, you can do the same with your browsers as well; although, after reset you will not find any later added extensions in your Extension Managers. If you would like to use an automatic tool for protecting your computer, we suggest that you install a trustworthy anti-malware program like SpyHunter.

Remove Redirect from browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Click the Advanced link at the bottom of the page.
  3. Click the Reset link at the bottom.
  4. In the pop-up, press Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and navigate to Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox at the top and then, press Refresh Firefox in the pop-up.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and open Internet Options.
  2. On the Advanced tab, click on the Reset button.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Press Close. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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