“Why do I see this page?” browser redirect is part of malware operation that attempts to do online survey. It is also noticed that this threat have something to do with advertisements. Normally, you will see this message if browser is compromised. There are many reasons how the PC may be infected, one of which is through compromised web sites. Visiting harmful site can lead to the download and installation of the virus that cause “Why do I see this page?” screen to appear. File-sharing networks and spam email are other sources of this malware.
When you execute the threat, it will drop some files on the computer. It also carries out some changes to browser settings. Moreover, the virus inserts many entries on Windows Hosts file, which makes the redirect successful. Browser add-ons or extensions are also integrated into the browser to serve the same purpose plus monitoring feature. It records you web browsing habit and use it to show relevant ads.
The page appears as if it was issued by a security company, but it is not. It is a trick used by many malware and adware authors to mislead victims. In this case, “Why do I see this page?” blocks your access to some popular web site and commit you to complete a survey. It also states that you may regain access to requested site after finishing the survey.
“Why do I see this page?” is indeed annoying. Now that you know that it is part of malware operation, you need to act quickly to remove it from the computer. Follow the uninstall guide on this page to stop this hijacker from bothering your web browsing again.
Follow these Procedures to Remove “Why do I see this page?” Browser Redirect
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1. After downloading, please install the program using the default settings.
2. At the end of the installation, please make sure that it will download necessary updates.
3. Once update has completed. The tool will launch.
4. Thoroughly scan the computer and remove all threats detected by this anti-malware program.
Remove malicious entries from Windows Hosts file.In order to stop the redirect, you also need to remove unknown entries from Windows hosts file. These steps will guide you in restoring the file to its default value manually. If you want to reset the host file automatically, please download the fix (Microsoft Fix It 50267) and run it in the affected computer.
1. Click on Start, then Run. If using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you must use the box ‘Search Program and Files’.
2. Type %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc, and click OK or press Enter on keyboard. It will open the designated folder.
3. You will see a file named ‘hosts‘. Double-click to open. If it prompts for program, please select Notepad.
4. When file opens up, delete all unwanted entries. Please refer to the image below of a clean hosts file.5. After making changes, please save the file and exit Notepad.