What is Redirect? Redirect can be considered an adware server that is used by third-party applications to distribute commercial content. It means that if you see this domain on your browser, you have been redirected to it by some program or by some website that indulges in third-party advertising. The bottom line is that the adware sever is not a direct computer infection. In order to avoid Redirect, you need to look for ways to protect yourself and your computer from various security threats. For that, you should consider acquiring a powerful antispyware program that will cater to all your needs.

Where does Redirect come from?

It is rather hard to determine who is responsible for putting this server up there on the Internet. Just like how our research was not able to determine the exact programs that would be using it for redirections. Nevertheless, there is always a list of user behavioral patterns that can lead to exposure to such redirects.

First, you should remember how you browse the web and what websites you visit. If you open a lot of gaming, file-sharing sites, and other pages that thrive on third-party advertising, there is always a chance that you will encounter such pop-ups because they are embedded there quite often. Websites that do not have strict security policies tend to include a lot of outgoing links that lead you to potentially harmful and unreliable pages. Redirect and other similar adware servers may function as a vehicle that transfers you to that dangerous page.

Second, downloading freeware applications on your computer can eventually result in having a lot of potentially unwanted programs that can generate random pop-ups. For instance, you might have wanted to install some video codec, a media player, or maybe a file converter and you download it form a third-party source. Normally, it should not be dangerous to download such applications, but we often forget that they tend to be come bundled in packs.

That is actually one of the most common methods of distribution employed by browser hijackers, adware programs, and other unreliable software. Users run the third-party installer and go through the steps blindly without considering the fact that they might be agreeing to the installation of multiple programs. Some of those programs might employ Redirect and other similar adware servers to promote commercial material or simply generate a financial profit.

What does Redirect do?

Normally, when we talk about financial profits and potentially harmful programs, we imagine Trojans and ransomware applications that can seriously damage target systems, consequently stealing money from innocent computer users. However, that is not the case with Redirect. Adware servers and random pop-ups are part of another system that is employed by third parties to generate some money. That system is called pay-per-click. It means that the party of whose site the mouse clicks are generated get paid for it by yet another party, as long as it contributes to commercial content promotion.

The main security concern associated with such practice is the fact that no one checks the reliability of the third-party content that gets promoted via Redirect and other similar methods. So while the adware server may not intend to expose you to malware, it cannot decide what kind of content you will see. This presents a certain security loophole that can be easily exploited by cyber criminals to expose you to dangerous content. Of course, the possibility of getting infected with malware through Redirect is very low, but the risk is always there so you should not overlook it. It goes without saying that if there is at least the smallest chance of malware infection, you have to block it immediately.

How do I remove Redirect?

While it is not possible to remove the adware server itself because it is not physically there, you can reset your browser settings to default in case there are plug-ins or extensions that generate these annoying pop-ups. It would also be a good idea to scan your computer with a security application because you need to locate all the potential threats that might be installed on your PC and remove them immediately. Only then can you be sure that your computer is protected against various threats.

Reset Your Browser to Default

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Press Close.


  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox at the top of a new tab.
  3. Press Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.


  1. Press Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Press Reset at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click Reset. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Redirect*

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