Threat Description

Trojan: ​JS/Redirector


Category: Malware
Type: Trojan
Platform: JS
Aliases: Trojan:​JS/Redirector


The detection Trojan:JS/Redirector identifies a large grouping of programs or scripts that redirect a visitor from one website to another, unsolicited website.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

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Technical Details

These redirect scripts are typically hosted on malicious or compromised websites.

The unsolicited website the user is redirected to may have any or all of the following characteristics:

  • Pornographic
  • Hosts additional malware to be downloaded onto the visitor's computer
  • Steals data from the user
  • Use the augmented traffic to perpetrate fraud

The redirect scripts are usually written in JavaScript. Redirects that operate by exploiting vulnerabilities in the visitor's web browser or computer may also be considered exploits.

For a representative example of Trojan:JS/Redirector variants, see:


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