How to remove Redag.live ads pop-ups?

Written by Valdis Koks

Redag.live search hijacker is a type of virus that injects into your system, and then switches the browser search engine configurations in your browser to one which it is paid for. It likewise makes different unwanted changes that may provoke personal information leaks, as well as to various other malware penetration. In this post, you will read the guideline of Redag.live hijacker clearing in various strategies, and additionally the technique of making your browser like new.

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Redag.live Info

Name Redag.live extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The Redag.live hijacker replaces the browser parameters set by the users and replaces these settings with its own values.
Distribution Method Bundling with Freeware or Shareware, misleading pop-up ads produced by adware.
Detection Tool Inspect If Your System Has Been Affected by the Redag.live hijacker.

The methods of injection of Redag.live search hijackers are diverse. Many of them come from the malware dispersing through the malvertising or malevolent web links of various internet sites. Frequently, your system might be infected with this virus with the trojan-downloader, which is utilized to disperse different other malware. There is a solitary kind of this undesirable program – web browser plugin that might build right into any browser which supports the add-on setup2.

You will not likely add this plugin by yourself, due to the fact that their names are very dubious, and the capability is extremely questionable. The “developers” of Redag.live hijacker generally specify that it can save the .doc/.docx documents from the websites already to .pdf format, or to download the whole website on your disk. It is pretty difficult to picture if someone may be needed in such features in 2022, when the Web access is not time-limited and every system is able to start the needed .docx documents at Google Docs.

However, besides their impracticality, they can simply be discovered in the Chrome Web Store. Of course, virus analysts sound the alarm regarding such spam right into the legit source of browser extensions, calling for the Google reaction – eliminating these extensions from their place. But they are still not hurrying to fix that protection issue.

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Is the Redag.live virus?

At the first blush, you can think that these redirects are just bothersome, but not harmful. Because of this factor a great deal of people are simply playing for time instead of eliminating this malware, getting more and more possibilities of being contaminated with various other infections, which are much more serious than Redag.live is.

Besides the changed browser search engine or search results, you may also see various ads even on those websites that do not have any type of promotions on it by default. And you may unintentionally misclick while shutting off the ad, and initiate the downloading of an unrecognized file, which can be a malware, or a potentially unwanted program, or perhaps ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker desire.

If your browser is damaged due to the Azorult trojan activity, the system may start malfunctioning soon – this symptome is one of the most common in case of trojan injection.

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How to remove Redag.live?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Redag.live malware penetration. It is very simple to refer to the methods of shielding your personal computer from such annoying items as browser hijackers, however, it is really easy to be caught on this bait even being a skilled user. As it was pointed out above, this unwanted program can hide after the attractive (at the first sight) ad, or in packs with other adware you can get in dozens of manners. But despite the common intricacy of the infiltration methods, it is extremely simple to stay clear of the Redag.live hijacker appearing in your system:

  • Do not follow the dubious links;
  • Restrict the usage of pseudo-free software (one which is offered as free, but has an additional unwanted programs in its pack);
  • Leave the habit of clicking advertisements on the web. If you need to buy something, it is better to google it;
  • Avoid downloading the files from dubious sources, like forums or file sharing websites.

Preparation before removing Redag.live.

Before starting the actual uninstall procedure, we recommend that you do the following introductory milestones.

  • See to it you have this hand-operated tutorial constantly prepared to make use of.
  • Carry out a backup of all of your data, including the stored logins, passwords and also various other qualifications. You should back up your information with a cloud back-up solution and make certain your files are secured from any kind of sort of loss, also from the most serious infections.
  • Wait up until the lasting back-up procedure is over.

Step 1: Uninstall Redag.live and related software from Windows

Right here is a technique in few easy stages that should be able to uninstall most applications. Either you use Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, these milestones will work well. Moving the app or its folder to the Trash can be a very wrong idea. In case you do that, remnants of the app may remain, and that can cause the unstable performance of your system, malfunctions with the file type associations and other unpleasant behavior. The effective solution to get an app off your device is to remove it manually. To do that:

1. Keep holding the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will soon arrive.

Windows keyboard R

2. In the field that appeared, type in “appwiz.cpl” -1  and choose OK – 2.

Run appwiz.cpl

 

3. This will open a window with all the apps available on the device. Choose the app that you want to get rid of, then choose “Uninstall

Follow the steps above and you will successfully get rid of most unwanted apps.

Step 2: Get rid of Redag.live from all your available browsers.

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerMicrosoft Edge

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox. Go to its menu window

2. Choose the “Add-ons” icon in the menu.

3. Find the unwanted extension and select “Remove

Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Remove

4. Upon deleting the extension, reload Mozilla Firefox, closing it with the help of a red “X” button in the upper right corner and start it again.

1. Launch Google Chrome and go to its drop menu

Google Chrome drop menu click

2. Click on “Tools” and then in the extended menu select “Extensions

Google Chrome Tools select Extensions

3. In the “Extensions” menu find the unwanted extension and apply the “Remove” button related to it.

Google Chrome Extensions Remove

4. As soon as the extension is deleted, reload Google Chrome by closing it by means of the red “X” button at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click on the gear icon marked ‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and choose ‘Manage Add-ons’

Manage-add-ons

3. In the “Manage Add-ons” window, locate the extension you want to delete and then click “Remove”. A pop-up window will come up to inform you that you are about to delete the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and choose “Remove”.

Internet Explorer extension removal

4. Once the unwanted extension is deleted, reload Internet Explorer by shutting it down from the red “X” button located at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Edge

2. Access the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

3. From the drop menu choose “Extensions”.

Microsoft Edge menu Extensions

4. Locate the suspected dangerous extension you want to delete and then click on the Remove button.

Microsoft Edge Extensions Remove

Step 3: Clean any registries that could be added by Redag.live on your device.

The usually attacked registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by going to the Windows registry editor and getting rid of any values added by Redag.live. Follow the steps below:

  1. Start the Run Window command once again, type “regedit” and click OK.Window command regedit
  2. As soon as you open it, you can freely go to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are displayed above.Window command Run and RunOnce keys
  3. You can delete the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and deleting it.Window command regedit delete the value virus

Tip: To locate a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and select “Modify” to find which file it is set to run. If this is the malware file location, delete the value.

Step 4: Scan for Redag.live with Loaris Trojan Remover

1. Click on the “Download” button to proceed to Loaris Trojan Remover download.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by Trojan Remover. Click on the corresponding links to check License AgreementPrivacy Policy.

2. Click “Install” to start.

Loaris Trojan Remover Install

There were 4 scan types suggested:

  • Standard Scan.
  • Full Scan.
  • Custom Scan.
  • Removable Scan.

 

3. After the installed has finished, click on the ‘Scan’ tab. Click on ‘Full Scan’.

Loaris Trojan Remover Full Scan

4. Once the scanning is started, Loaris will initiate the thorough analysis of your device and may soon identify specific threats currently slowing down the performance of your system. Make sure to wait until the scanning is completed to let the software fully evaluate the safety of your workstation.

Loaris Trojan Remover - scan in process

5. After Loaris Trojan Remover has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. There were options to move the files to quarantine, ignore or delete them.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

 

  1. About browser hijackers on Wikipedia
  2. Possible danger of free browser extensions

About the author

Valdis Koks

Security engineer, reverse engineering and memory forensics

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