A Browser Redirect virus or computer infection is when your browser is redirected to a site other than the one that you intended to view. While it is perfectly normal for a site to redirect a browser to another location, if your web browser is commonly redirected to tech support scams, advertisements for Chrome extension, unwanted programs, dating sites, or porn sites then you are most likely infected with some sort of malware.
What types of infections cause Web Browser Redirects?
Web Browser Redirects are typically causes by adware programs or unwanted browser extensions and addons. These types of programs are either installed manually or are bundled with free programs that you download from the Internet. These free programs include “offers” that install unwanted programs that modify your web browser’s behavior. This is why it is very important that you always check all settings and prompts when installing free software from the Internet.