Remove Redisearch.com

By | Posted on October 28, 2017 |

Redisearch.com is a suspicious search engine and is unacceptable if it appears on browser’s homepage all of a sudden. Since it is using an intrusive way of getting onto the computer, we believe that it can be classified as Adware or potentially unwanted program (PUP). This act of hijacking browser’s homepage is a clear breaching of user’s online privacy. Thus, removal of Redisearch.com is highly advised. Perform this as soon as possible before it can further harm the computer.

Most of the time, complaints about the annoyances of Redisearch.com came from Google Chrome users. Though, this does not mean that other browsers are safe from this threat. Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Edge are likewise prone to Redisearch.com and other search and homepage hijacker.
With recent diagnostics, it was found that Redisearch.com cannot generate own search results. Instead, it is using services from known provider like Google, Bing, or Yahoo. However, search result page is slightly modified to include advertisements and other promotions. As you can see, makers of this adware are aiming to generate money via online ads at the expense of your computer.

Sad to say, there is a possibility that Redisearch.com is not the only adware on the computer. Other PUP’s may come with it or was used to install Redisearch.com onto your browser. This is known as software bundles where-in a number of programs are packed into one installation. A scheme used by most adware authors to easily spread their creations.

Redisearch.com

If you need to remove Redisearch.com, you must first scan the computer with efficient anti-malware tool. Manually resetting internet browser settings to its default value may also help in restoring it to previous clean and safe state.

Online Security Scanner Report for redisearch.com:

Norton SafeWeb Not yet tested Community Rating: 0.0 Oct. 28, 2017
MCAfee Site Advisor Minimal risk Feedback: No data Oct. 28, 2017
Transparency Report Currently Safe Feedback: No data Oct. 28, 2017

Redisearch.com Removal Procedure

This section contains comprehensive guide to help you remove threats from the affected computer.

Procedures on this page are written in a manner that can be easily understand and execute by computer users.

Stage 1: Scan the Computer with Sophos Virus Removal Tool

This malware and virus removal tool is free and easy to use. It scans, detects and removes any rootkit, malware as well as threat like Redisearch.com home page hijacker. The tool is powerful enough to find malicious items that are hidden on the computer.

1. Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool from the link below. Save the file to your Desktop so that we can access the file easily.
Sophos Virus Removal Tool Download Link (this will open a new window)

2. After downloading, navigate to the file location and double-click it. This will start the installation procedure. User Account Control will prompt if you want to run the program, click Yes to continue.

sophos_exe

3. On initial launch of the program, it will display a welcome screen as shown in the image below. Click Next to start the installation procedure.

sophos-welcome

4. Next, you need to accept the license agreement before Sophos Virus Removal Tool can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’. Then, click Next button.

sophos-license

5. On the next prompts, please click appropriate button to proceed. At the end of the installation process, it will display InstallShield Wizard Completed. Just leave the Launch Sophos Virus Removal Tool with a check mark. Then, click Finish.

6. The tool will download necessary updates so Internet connection is required at this point. Lastly, Sophos Virus Removal Tool displays the welcome screen.

sophos-update

7. Click on Start Scanning button to begin checking the system for presence of rootkit and virus. The tool reveals items that were found linked to Redisearch.com. It also detects and removes other malicious files.

sophos-startscan

Stage 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Redisearch.com. You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.

5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.

6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.

Stage 3: Remove Redisearch.com Add-on and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted Redisearch.com from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.

1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)

2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.

3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.

Avast Browser Scanner

4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of Redisearch.com on the affected browser.

Option: Alternative Method to Clean Up Internet Browser from Redisearch.com

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with Redisearch.com. The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.

Reset Google Chrome Settings to Remove Redisearch.com

1. Open Google Chrome application.

2. In the address bar please type the this string: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter on keyboard.

3. Scroll down to bottom, then click Advanced

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Reset and Clean Up section.

5. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults. If it prompts for confirmation, please click Reset Settings button to proceed.

Google Chrome Reset

This function will reset your home page, new tab page, search engine, and other areas affected by Redisearch.com. Unwanted extensions will also be removed from the browser. This will not affect your bookmarks, history, and other saved data. You may also run Chrome Cleanup function from this page. An integrated tool from Google Chrome but with more advanced Adware scanner feature.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings to Remove Redisearch.com

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.

2. Select Advanced tab on Internet Options window.

IE Reset

3. On lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button. Please see image for reference.

Your data like favorites, bookmark, and history will remain it the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by Redisearch.com and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please view instructions here.

Reset Mozilla Firefox Settings to Remove Redisearch.com

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to Redisearch.com. This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only specific extension, please see manual add-on removal from this link.

1. Navigate to Firefox menu at the top of the browser and access the Help area. Click on Troubleshooting Information.

2. A new tab will appear. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating ‘Give Firefox a Tune Up’. Click the Refresh Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. If confirmation window appears, click Refresh Firefox to continue.

4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. Redisearch.com home page hijacker should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

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