What is JS: Redirector-BWW?
JS: Redirector-BWW is a known form of adware, a type of malware that runs on your computer to display unwanted ads without your consent. JS: Redirector-BDO is considered an add-on for your web browser – it is installed without your knowledge as a plug-in or extension in your browser.
Once installed, JS: Redirector-BWW starts displaying unwanted ads when you browse the Internet with your browser. This type of adware is not limited to showing ads, but can also redirect you to other malicious websites and constantly display pop-up ads.
The most common methods by which JS: Redirector-BWW can enter your browser are by accidentally clicking on “sponsored links”, installing legitimate software that comes with this type of adware, or installing an infected browser plugin or extension. JS: Redirector-BWW can also infect your computer if you open an email attachment or download a program already infected with JS: Redirector-BWW.
Once your computer is infected with JS: Redirector-BWW, it will immediately start behaving maliciously. In addition to displaying unwanted advertisements, JS: Redirector-BWW may ask you to install false software updates or provide your personal and confidential information for collection.
In addition, adware programs such as JS: Redirector-BWW can also modify your browser settings. Browsers infected with JS: Redirector-BWW often change their default settings in unwanted ways. In extreme cases, JS: Redirector-BWW can cause very serious damage to your system by manipulating the Windows registry and security settings on your computer.
How does JS: Redirector-BWW get to my computer?
JS: Redirector-BWW is sometimes integrated into freeware (freeware) that the user has downloaded from somewhere. After installation, the user can continue to use the software for advertising purposes or purchase a free version of the software.
Software manufacturers pay to display ads when you search for certain software. These ads will lead you to download the software, which may not even install the software you are looking for, but you will still get the adware. So, while you think all you’re getting is decent free software, you’re actually getting a lot of ads.
In addition to replacing your ads and taking money out of the search engines, the adware will also come up with even more questionable offers, like asking you to install an “update” for Adobe Flash. It’s all for something the customer could download for free from the right site. The developer of the free software gets no part of the revenue; in fact, their reputation has probably been damaged.
What are the symptoms of JS: Redirector-BWW?
If you suspect that your computer is infected with adware, look for any of the following signs:
- Your browser suddenly runs slower than before and/or crashes very often.
- Banners and ads appear on sites they never had before.
- Your home page has somehow changed and you can’t reset it.
- Every time you want to visit a Web site, you will be redirected to a different page.
- You will notice new toolbars, plug-ins or extensions in your browser.
- If you click anywhere on a page, one or more pop-ups will open.
- Your computer starts installing unwanted applications without your permission.
How to remove JS: Redirector-BWW?
Disconnect from the Internet
Close all open browser windows and applications (including e-mail), then disconnect your computer from the Internet.
If you are connected to the Internet using an Ethernet cable, the easiest way to disconnect is to simply unplug the cable from the computer.
If you’re connected via Wi-Fi
For Windows 10:
When searching, type “Network Connections” and select “Show Network Connections.” Identify the connection you want to disconnect.
Right-click on the connection and select “Disable / Activate.”
For Windows 8:
Click the Windows button to launch the boot interface, then type over the wireless network.
Click Settings to display a list of wireless network settings.
Click on Enable or Disable Wireless.
Remove all malware from Windows
In this step we will try to identify and remove any malware that may be installed on your computer.
- Go to Programs and Features.
- Locate the malware and remove it.
- The “Programs and Features” screen displays a list of all the programs installed on your PC. Scroll down the list until you find the malware, then click it to highlight it, then click the “Remove” button that appears on the top toolbar.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to remove the program.
- In the next message window, confirm the removal process by clicking Yes, then follow the instructions to uninstall the program.
Clean JS: Redirector-BWW from your browser
Even if the above step worked for you, chances are that adware has already infected your browser and removing the program will not get rid of the ads. To clear your browser, simply reset its search engine (if it has changed) and look for extensions or add-ons that you can’t recognize.
To reset the search engine:
- Go to your browser settings and look for the search header. This should be in the general section.
- From the drop-down menu, select the search engine you want to clear (for example, Google).
To find an adware extension or add-on, I recommend using a third-party tool that displays all extensions and plug-ins of all your browsers in one window, including hidden ones.
Use anti-spyware software
Finally, you definitely need an anti-spyware program that runs in the background of your computer. You need a program that can detect and intercept spyware when it tries to get into your computer; it should also be able to scan your computer for spyware and isolate it. Be sure to update your anti-spyware program with new daily or weekly “definition files” to keep it working effectively. You should never leave your computer unprotected and open to spyware or adware.