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How to Remove Redirect and Pop-ups? virus has taken over my computer. Each time I open my browser, the home page is set to this address. It is annoying. Browser always gets redirected to advertisements web sites and online survey.

This article offers instructions on how to remove redirect virus and block pop-ups from this website. Read on.


What Is is an advertising platform which is exploited by cyber criminals to display advertisements for adware and other malicious programs. is classified as a browser hijacker that can infect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Once it finds its way onto your computer, it will change the homepage of your installed web browser to When you launch the web browser, it will start on You may see blank page, advertisements and online surveys when landing on Please do not click on advertisements and online surveys for you will be lead to sponsored websites that contain suspicious programs.

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How Does Redirect Infect a Computer?


You may get infected by hijacker when visiting malicious websites or installing freeware that contains the optional choice of setting as your homepage.

Please be careful when surfing the Internet and don’t click on suspicious links. When install software, please always opt for custom/advanced installation and read carefully in the installing process.



How to Remove Redirect and Pop-ups?



Step 1 Uninstall related applications


For redirect may be caused by other software, you need to uninstall unwanted or suspicious applications installed around the time redirect first occurred.


Windows 8: Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “control panel” to get Control Panel→ click on Uninstall a Program → search for suspicious applications → click on Uninstall button to remove them one by one

Or, move the mouse pointer to bottom left corner → right click onHot button → select Control Panel from the list → click on Uninstall a Program → search for suspicious applications → click on Uninstall button to remove them one by one


Windows 7/Vista: Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features → Search for suspicious applications → Click on Uninstall button to remove them one by one


Windows XP: Click on Start button → Select Control Panel → Click on Add/Remove Programs → Search for suspicious applications → Click on Remove button to remove them one by one


Step 2 Run a system scan with anti-malware—Anvi Smart Defender


In order to remove pop-up infection files, you need to perform a system scan with a anti-malware, such as Anvi Smart Defender.

1. Download and install Anvi Smart Defender.

Anvi Smart Defender direct download link:

Anvi Smart Defender purchase link:


2.  Run Anvi Smart Defender and switch to Scan tab tab to perform a Full Scan.

Anvi Smart Defender-2


2. When scan finished you can click on view details to check the threats have been detected.


Anvi Smart Defender-scan resulte


3. Click on Remove button to delete all the threats have been detected.


Step 3 Remove homepage from IE/FF/Chrome


For Internet Explorer Users:


To change homepage: Click on the gear icon or Tools at the top right corner → select Internet options → hit General tab in the menu → replace with a preferred domain like or choose Use default


For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To change homepage: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button → hit Options→ select General → type a preferred domain like or choose Restore to Default.


For Google Chrome Users:


Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) →select Settings

1. To reset startup page: hit Set pages → remove by clicking the X at the end of the bar

2. To change homepage: hit Change →change homepage to or any other webs you desire


Step 4 Remove residual files and invalid registry entries with Cloud System Booster


After remove redirect, some registry keys and junk files are still on your computer. This residual files may slow down the performance of your computer over time, so you should clean up your computer after uninstall application. Try Cloud System Booster.


1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free version download link:

Cloud System Booster Purchase link:


2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Boost button.

Cloud System Booster-home


3. Click on Clean button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-boost


You can click on the numbers that are underlined to view the detail information.

View detail information



Recommended—Block with Anvi Ad Blocker


Anvi Ad Blocker can protect you from malicious websites and block dangerous pop-ups and ads. It is integrated in Anvi Smart Defender and available for use in Anvi Smart Defender pro version.

You can download or purchase Anvi Ad Blocker from links below:

Anvi Ad Blocker trail download link: (Expire in 15 days)

Anvi Ad Blocker purchase link:


Add the URL to the blacklist of Anvi Ad Blocker

Launch Anvi Ad Blocker → click More on the top right corner of the window → select Settings in the drop-down menu → select Blacklist tab → hit Add URL → type in the white area → click Add button → close the Add New URL interface → click Apply to save the setting → hit OK complete the setting

anvi ad blocker blacklist


Keep Anvi Ad Blocker ON when surfing the Internet. Now you can enjoy a safe and clean online environment.