Do you know what 123rede.com is?
123rede.com looks like a useful search engine at first sight; however, it is known to be a browser hijacker. If you wonder why it is classified like that, you should know that 123rede.com can change the settings of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox without a user’s permission. If you have become a victim of 123rede.com, you should know that you have to remove 123rede.com from the system as quickly as possible. We will explain you why it is necessary to do that in this article. In addition, we will specify how to remove this suspicious search provider.
This Brazilian search engine looks rather useful at first sight. It is because different places on the web (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, and Gmail) can be accessed from its main window. In addition, it claims to be able to help users find videos, music, and other files on the Internet; however, we think that it is rather risky to trust it because you might download malicious software instead of useful content. Actually, our security specialists have found out that the possibility to encounter malicious software is rather high because 123rede.com will provide you with ads and third-party links. Nobody knows where they will take you if you click on them, which means that you might end up on the website full of untrustworthy software. We do not think that you want to cause harm to your PC, so we suggest removing 123rede.com.123rede.com screenshot
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There is a possibility that 123rede.com records search queries, which means that it cannot be trusted. In addition, you should know that it might have entered your system together with other programs, especially unreliable ones. If you detect a suspicious program on your PC, find out what it does and then remove it from the system if it turns out to be unreliable. Of course, you can simply leave all the work for an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to remove 123rede.com via Control Panel. Besides, you will have to change the Target line which you will find in the shortcuts of your browsers. If you do not do that, 123rede.com will revive and you will see its presence every time you launch your browser. In order to help you to remove 123rede.com, we have prepared the removal instructions (see below). Do not forget that there is a possibility to remove malware automatically as well.
How to remove 123rede.com from your browsers
How to modify the Target line
- Right-click on the shortcut of your browser and click Properties.
- Open the Shortcut tab.
- Delete the additional address from the Target line (the Target line should end in quotation marks).
- Click OK.
Reset your browsers
- Launch your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options and click on the Advanced tab.
- Select Reset and then put a tick next to Delete personal settings.
- Click the Reset button again.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset browser settings and click the Reset button again.
- Open your browser.
- Access the Help menu and then open Troubleshooting information.
- Click Reset Firefox (or Refresh Firefox) button.
- Click on Reset Firefox or Refresh Firefox (depending on the type of your browser) again in the dialog box.
In non-techie terms:
If you do not want to allow similar infections to enter your system in the future, you have to install an antimalware tool on the system and keep it always enabled. Make sure that you install a trustworthy tool and surf the Internet more cautiously as well. Last but not least, you should be more attentive while installing new programs.