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Category:  PUA

Type:  Application

Platform:  JS

Aliases:  JS:Application.JS.Redirects.[variant]


Application.JS.Redirects identifies extensions for the Chrome web browser that, when installed, will reconfigure the browser's New Tab page to display a specified content or service, such as an alternative search engine or utility program.


Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either prompt you for a desired action, allow the program to run, block access to the program but leave it in place, or move it to the quarantine where it cannot harm your device.

Manual Removal

To manually remove the extension from your web browser, you may follow the instructions provided at:

Allow blocked files and exclude files from scanning

If you are confident that you are aware of the risks involved in using the program and consent to its use, you may choose to allow the program to run. You can also change the settings of the F-Secure security product to exclude it from further scanning. Note: you need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details

Application.JS.Redirects identifies JavaScript code used by an extension to reconfigure the Chrome web browser's New Tab page so that it can display a specified content or service.

The specific content or service varies by extension, and range from an alternative search engine to a mapping service.