Remove Redirect (How to Uninstall Permanently)

13 Jun

About Redirect Redirect is a bogus search-engine provider that shows irrelevant results for users search queries. It is supposed to provide the latest news and other helpful features but contrary to it claims its prime aim is to cheat the innocent victims. This domain is promoted through a rogue browser called QIP Surf. This suspicious browser also gets installed in the PC secretly. This deceptive browser automatically set up as the default browser. The new-tab URL, search-engine provider and homepage of this browser is default set as One of its aims is to spy on uses activities and gather the sensitive information. This collected data could be your bank account details, your Online browsing pattern, hardware and software details of PC and so on.

More about Redirect

Cyber criminals are using QIP surf browser in order to promote Redirect. This malware also modifies the settings of other browsers if you use any. The cyber-criminals also install various third-party programs and plugins especially “helper objects” that restricts the victims to make any modification in the browser settings. These plug-ins records data such as IP address, keystrokes, visited webpage and so on. These data are shared with third-parties and they illegally misuse them. So, data tracking is a nasty behavior of Redirect that ultimately leads to data-theft and so many issues related to privacy. The sites like Redirect give full impression as if they are legitimate and helpful. However, they are useless and don’t provide any value to the users Online browsing experience. These misleading results redirect users to suspicious commercial websites. It promotes all kinds of ads such as coupons, price-comparisons, deals and so on. Their ultimate aim is to redirect the user over harmful dubious websites.

How Redirect Attacks the PC?

According the researches, the prime source of malware intrusion is tricks such as bundling and social-engineering. The freeware/shareware that you are downloading may contain additional attachments hidden with them. These applications are called bundlers or installers. They never reveals about the additional attachment that comes with it. Most users are in a hurry to complete the download/installation process and skip most of the settings. They often choose default/basic installation that is not safe at all. So, it is always recommended to choose advance/custom installation process so that unwanted files attachments could get detected and is removed. Don’t choose unofficial sources to download anything in the work-station. Also, read the terms and agreement and privacy-policy very carefully.

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Now, if you don’t want to face all these functions later inside the PC with Redirect then you were highly suggested to delete Redirect by installing expert’s anti-malware tool inside the PC.

So, what is anti-malware tool?

Anti-malware tool (SpyHunter 4) is a powerful real time protection programs for the Windows Operating System which has been created by Enigma Software Group. It is fully capable to protect the Computer against threat like Redirect. However, you can also remove this threat by manual process but it is little bit complexly. Besides that, the manual process requires Computer skill. That means, you need to put some extra effort on your PC in order to remove Redirect. As well as, you should have ability to revert back any wrong steps which you have taken in manual process. Otherwise the PC might be goes even worst conditions. On the other hand with the anti-malware tool you don’t requires any extra Computer skill or effort. The Spy Hunter has been designed between experts and novice Users level. Thus, you can easily operate without any worries of harm your Computer. Therefore, in my opinion I would like to prefer anti-malware tool in order to uninstall Redirect from Computer.

Complete tutorial to delete Redirect using automatic removal method


  1. As you will run anti-malware tool, you will see two options located in middle of screen. Please click on **Scan Computer Now** option in order to proceed to full System scan.step-1
  2. You can also see the error result while scanning of PC.step-2
  3. If you want to scan any particular volume drive or removal pen drives then you can use this Custom Scan option.step-3
  4. Spyware Helpdesk will help you in solving the PC’s errors online (just like Customer services).step-4
  5. System Guard, this functions will helps you to keep your Computer safe from offline threat.step-5
  6. By using Network Sentry Option your browser will safe from online threat and your online activities will be protected by this anti-malware tool.step-6
  7. Al last, by enabling the Scan Scheduler function, your Computer will automatically keep scanned timely by this tool and notifies you if this tool caught any error.step-7

How to get rid of Redirect manually?

Eliminate Redirect by going through Control Panel:

  1. Click on the Start menu icon located on below left of screen (Right click for Windows 8 and 8.1 Users).control-panel-1
  1. Select Control Panel option > Programs.control-panel-2
  1. The Programs which were installed on PC were located in this list.control-panel-3
  1. Please find out Redirect as well as their associated files and click on it to uninstall it.control-panel-4

Remove Redirect entries from Windows Registry box:

  1. In order to go to the Windows registry box, please click on Win logo button+ R key together.manual1
  1. Type **regedit** in run dialog box. (If it asks your permission to open this window then click on Yes button)manual2
  1. Registry Box will suddenly open up please go through every location given below in this window in order to find out and delete Redirect.manual3
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\ Redirect.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
    Explorer\Main\Start Page Redirect=
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell = %AppData%\IDP.ARES.Generic.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Random
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random.

Method to prevent Redirect and other similar threats in future

After all, the single biggest factor in preventing a threat like Redirect infection is lies upon you. Even you already install anti-malware and you scan your Computer timely, if you don’t be carefully towards your PC while using it. It is obviously to get infected by Redirect again. Therefore, you just need vigilance to avoid being affected by threat in future and n some tips and suggestion mention here will hopefully prevent your Computer from infection in coming time.

  • Keep your anti-malware updated.
  • Use strong passwords for valuable information to prevent from hacking.
  • Disable auto-run functions for downloaded files and injected drives.
  • Block auto update from network inside System.
  • Leave it out unknown recipient email attachments.
  • Avoid connecting to open source network like Wi-Fi.
  • Use hardware based firewall in order to protect your System against infections.
  • Deploy DNS protection from automatically get modified.
  • Use ad blocker extension and software in order to surf without getting any additional commercial ads and junk notifications.
  • Do not use any untrusted or unofficial domain for surfing and downloading files inside browser.

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