Also Known As: Toolbar
Type: Browser Hijacker
Damage level: Medium
Distribution: High
Damage Level Toolbar - how to eliminate redirects to

The website presents users with a search bar and is promoted using the toolbar. This website alone is not related to malware or virus infections, however, it is promoted using deceptive methods and Internet users commonly visit this site when being redirected to it. This redirect issue is a direct consequence of toolbar installation - it changes users' Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox) homepage and default search engine settings to If you feel that you have not willingly installed this toolbar and it appeared on your Internet browser without your consent, it is likely to have been bundled with freeware downloaded from the Internet.

Free software developers commonly bundle their programs with toolbars and other browser add-ons in order to monetize their free products. To avoid installation of unwanted toolbars such as this, users should closely inspect each installation step of freeware, disallowing any proposed changes to their Internet browser settings. The toolbar is not malicious, however, it adds no real value to users' Internet browsing experience and is categorized as an unwanted application. redirect homepage and new tab


The browser toolbar contains shortcuts to social networks, calculator, and weather forecast websites, however, it also causes redirect issues and is not recommended for installation. Note that browser toolbars diminish Internet  browser performance, and in most cases, they are developed purely for monetization purposes. If you feel that this toolbar was installed without your consent, and you are annoyed by redirects to the website, use the removal guide provided to eliminate these issues. redirect removal: toolbar uninstall

Windows 7 users:

Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for related entries: "", select this entry and click Uninstall.

Windows XP users:

Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for related entries: "", select this entry and click Remove.

After uninstalling toolbar, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.

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Remove redirect from Internet Explorer: internet explorer

Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for related entry ( Toolbar) and disable it. To change your homepage from to your preferred domain, click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with redirects to this website, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Remove redirect from Google Chrome: homepage removal from Google Chrome

To change your homepage from to your preferred domain, click on the wrench (bars) icon, select "Settings". In "On startup" section click "set pages", hover your mouse over Internet Search ( and click the x symbol. Now you can add your preferred website as your homepage.

Change Google Chrome appearance settings:

Google Chrome use the new tab instead of

Click on the bars icon (top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "Appearance" section, click "change", in the opened window select "Use the New Tab page" instead of "Open this page:".

Remove redirect from FireFox: toolbar mozilla firefox

Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable add-ons and remove " Toolbar". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove and enter your preferred domain.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with redirects to this website, reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.

Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.


A browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. While browser redirects might seem as a low risk security infection, computer users should know that the websites to which they are being redirected to commonly contain deceptive online advertisements and the Internet search engine that is presented in such websites might return shady Internet search results. Using such websites for one's daily Internet searches might easily end up in privacy issues, identity theft or malware infections.

A computer that is affected by a browser hijacker is exposed to high risk security infections. To prevent further privacy and security issues it's recommended removing any Internet browser settings altering adware as soon as possible. Here are some examples of free software download clients that are used in Redirect distribution:

Free software download managers distributing browser hijackers

To avoid installation of Redirect be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine:

Declining installation of browser hijackers

Some of the mentioned free software download clients don't allow downloading the chosen free program if user decides to decline installation of it's offered toolbars, in such cases it's recommended to cancel the installation and look for an alternative download source.

Symptoms indicating that your Internet browsers are affected by a browser hijacker:

  • Your homepage and/or default Internet search engine is changed.
  • Appearance of new toolbars.
  • Slow performance of Internet browsers.
  • New Bookmarks or Favorites added.
  • You can't change your homepage or default search engine.
  • You see online ads on your screen that are not served by the website.
  • You get redirected to pages you never intended to visit.

If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Redirect from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

If you have additional information on Redirect or it's removal please share your knowledge in the comments section below.


#3 Crobat 2013-05-16 06:48
This was useful link. This is really sneaky from, they forces you to take their s*** on your computer.

First I control panel/remove programs
than start/run/reg-edit ctrl+f delete everything related
remove addons from browser.

I wont ever again use their services, and will discourage anyone that will intend to.
#2 2013-01-25 19:33
Hello Everyone,

This thread was recently brought to our attention. Anyone who would like to remove the toolbar, and reset their search engine, homepage, and tab settings to their browser's defaults can easily do so by downloading and running the free ResetBrowsers.exe utility from

Please contact us via the aforementioned page if you still need assistance.
#1 sharon 2013-01-10 14:31
I couldn't remove this from the Control Panel until I restarted my PC in Safe Mode.
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