Redisearch.com virus is owned and controlled by SmartWave Technology Limited. This company has been involved in the creation of a number of browser hijackers. One of them is the Oursurfing.com infection which goes on to very actively promote the Redisearch.com rogue engine. In fact, there are more than a dozen search providers that are similar to the latter two: Taplika.com is one of them.
Redisearch Com Virus quicklinks
- Concerning Redisearch.com features
- What are the best options to prevent malware infections?
- Automatic Malware removal tools
- Redisearch.com virus elimination process
- How to remove Redisearch.com virus using Windows Control Panel
- How to remove Redisearch.com virus from macOS
None of these platforms have been approved by security researchers. Suspicions continue to circulate because of unsafe sponsored links in search results displayed via Redisearch.com. Since advertised material is not properly reviewed, it is possible that malware-laden will be brought up to you (Google-sponsored study says ad malware affects millions of users).
Concerning Redisearch.com features
Redisearch.com is related to a few untrustworthy programs and companies, which makes the hijacker suspicious even without getting into its actual features. For example, our hijacker is related to the creators of Binkiland.com and Cassiopesa.com. All of these products are known to be potentially unwanted and they feature among the stuff that adware viruses promote. Naturally, we do not recommend using any of them. The Redisearch.com malware threat is also related to the Mystartsearch.com hijacker and Astromenda – it might be that these platforms are promoting one another. Isearch.claro-search.com is also a suspicious domain that can be introduced during the time you are infected with the browser hijacker.
Redisearch.com is little more than adware and indicates more infections might be present on your computer:
|Type of threat
Aggressive ads online
|Related with companies that make adware and hijackers
Gets installed without permission
Displays ads in search results
|Scan for malware using antivirus programs (SpyHunter for Windows, Combo Cleaner for Mac OS)
Uninstall unwanted browser extensions manually
Browser hijackers are annoying malware parasites (Browser hijacker meaning). A regular complaint is that a hijacker is difficult to get rid of and keeps returning after being uninstalled. Without more information about their removal, you might be stuck using Redisearch.com on a regular basis. This potentially dangerous search platform will not only be seen in browsers’ preferences, but can be presented instead of other engines (like Google). It is not enough to restore your browsers’ settings: it might be that your device has been infected with some unwanted adware tool that makes sure to reinstall Redisearch.com after it’s removed.
Privacy is another issue. Browser extensions and search providers have access to some of your private information, like what exactly you search for. The security measures that the Redisearch.com search platform applies might not be enough. It collects users’ anonymous and personally-identifiable information. Therefore, this valuable data has to be concealed from the eyes of suspicious third-parties (What is the value of your data?). Since we do not think that Redisearch.com is ready for the challenge, considering how unconcerned with your consent they seem to be, we hope you will decide to eliminate this product from SmartWave.
In addition to this, we are certain that the Redisearch.com virus is related to the iSearch.babylon.com browser hijacker. The Babylon infection is rather widespread and well-known and many people have expressed negative comments about it. Some people indicated that this search platform exposed minors to pornographic content, but that is not all that users of browser hijackers risk – there are also gambling sites, scams, fake lotteries, and other content vulnerable to fraud.
By the way, the same Babylon or SmartWave company is found responsible for the appearance of the following browser hijackers as well: Delta Search virus and Montiera Toolbars. Consider this curious fact next time you will consider replacing a respectable search platform with a little-known engine like Redisearch.com – too many of these alternative search engines are just predatory adware. Rather than installing something to try it, look it up first and check what other people’s experiences are.
Protect your personally identifiable information and your privacy by scanning your device for malware on a regular basis. This means that you have to have an anti-malware tool in your operating system. We recommend trying out Spyhunter for PC or Combo Cleaner for Mac, which will definitely help you keep your device on the best track. When hijackers like Redisearch.com are so often distributed by adware and PUPs, keeping your computer clean of malware can help you avoid compromising your browser.
What are the best options to prevent malware infections?
One of the first recommendations that we have to avoid stuff like Redisearch.com is to avoid clicking on random online advertisements. In many cases, those adverts are designed to spread malware infections that will highly affect your operating system. After you are compromised with a malicious tool, your device will probably begin functioning slower than usual. Also, you will be constantly introduced to advertisements and other types of objectionable material. This allows Redisearch.com’s owners to make a passive income from ad revenue while negatively impacting your browsing.
Furthermore, we hope you will not install random programs, or indulge too much in peer-to-peer downloads. It is better to get programs from their official sources and clearly legitimate file-distributers. Random domains that offer files accept material from basically anyone and might try to make a buck by using pay-per-install monetization – they might include add-ons like Redisearch.com in the installer of an unrelated program and not warn you about it. Therefore, by downloading one application, you might be also receiving a disturbing malware threat.
Bundles are one of the ways that potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), including Redisearch.com, can enter without any warnings. Install programs in advanced/custom modes to make sure that no suspicious content would be prepared together with the tool you originally selected.
Automatic Malware removal tools
Redisearch.com virus elimination process
How to remove Redisearch.com virus using Windows Control PanelMany hijackers and adware like Redisearch.com virus install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
- Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10).
- Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category).
- Go through the list of programs and select entries related to Redisearch.com virus . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Redisearch.com virus easier to find.
- Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes.
- In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
How to remove Redisearch.com virus from macOSDelete Redisearch.com virus from your applications.
- Open Finder.
- In the menu bar, click Go.
- Select Applications from the dropdown.
- Find the Redisearch.com virus app.
- Select it and right-click it (or hold the Ctrl and click the left mouse button).
- In the dropdown, click Move to Bin/Trash. You might be asked to provide your login password.
TopHow To remove Redisearch.com virus from Google Chrome:
- Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools→Extensions
- Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
- Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
- Select Manage Search engines
- Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
- Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
- If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
- Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings
If you are still experiencing any issues related to Redisearch.com virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
- Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
- Scroll to the end of the page and click on theReset browser settings button.
- Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.
How To remove Redisearch.com virus from Firefox:Top
- Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
- Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Redisearch.com virus related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
- If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options → General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
- Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
- ChooseTroubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
- Click on theReset Firefox button.
- Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
How to remove Redisearch.com virus from Microsoft Edge:Top
- Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
- Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
- Click on the three-dot menu on the browser toolbar and Select Settings
- Select Privacy and Services and scroll down. Press on Address bar.
- Choose Manage search engines.
- Remove unnecessary search engines from the list: open the three-dot menu and choose Remove.
- Go back to Settings. Open On start-up.
- Delete malicious search websites at Open specific page or pages by opening the three-dot menu and clicking Delete.
- Click on Edge's menu button and select Settings. Click on the Reset Settings button on the left.
- Press the Restore settings to their default values option.
- Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
How to remove Redisearch.com virus from Safari:TopRemove malicious extensions
- Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
- Select Extensions and uninstall Redisearch.com virus and other suspicious extensions.
- If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
- Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
- Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.