Browser Hacked by Redirect Virus? Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Tips

Have you been redirected to a certain webpage – all the time no matter what search engines you use or what sites you are supposed to get? Cannot have the previous homepage back even if you have reset it? Does this page forcibly show up with lots of annoying ads? It is certain that you have been infected by the Redirect Virus. How to get rid of it from your computer? Browser Hijacker Description: Redirect Virus is categorized as a browser hijacker that appears on your browser/browsers and brings constant troubles to your computer. By showing up on your browser/browsers as your new homepage, pretends itself as a smart search engine and provides lots of content for you. But the fact is, all the searching results given by this fake web site are sponsored by cyber-criminals instead of actual queries. Once you land on there, more viruses and malware could be auto-downloaded to your computer!

There are many chances to be infected with this Redirect Virus. Even if you do have more than one antivirus program to protect your computer, you should be cautious when surfing the Internet. Many nasty and specially created viruses can bypass most antivirus protection and sneak into your computer. Clicking on one single hacked site or downloading malicious programs could all lead to this infection. Once the infection is done, you will not notice it until your computer works inappropriately. All your online searching results will be redirected to malicious web sites and many ads will pop up to interrupt you. virus can even bring hackers inside to take over control of your computer! Therefore, it’s better to get rid of this browser redirect virus as soon as possible in order to save your computer from great loss!

To completely get rid of this Redirect Virus, you can manually remove it on your own or get help from YooCare Online PC Expert now. The following instructions require better computer skills to deal with program files and registry entries. Hence, it is suggested to be done by PC advanced users.

What Does Redirect Virus Look Like:

To List The Dangers of Browser Hijacker:

1. It will bring more viruses and ransomware to your computer without permission;
2. It will allow remote hackers to enter your computer and collect all your valuable information to make illegal benefits;
3. You will get redirected to unwanted websites and receive constant pop-up windows to interrupt you from using the computer;
4. The computer will be running slower than ever and getting stuck constantly.

A Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide:

Since your antivirus program cannot deal with this Redirect Virus successfully, you will need to manually delete it by following these steps given as below. And in case any mistakes might happen during the process, please spend some time on making a backup before getting started:

1. Reboot your infected computer and keep pressing F8 key before Windows start-up screen shows; next use the arrow keys to select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press E/Enter;

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard to open the Windows Task Manager and then scroll down to End process [ Redirect Virus];

3. Open Folder Options from Control Panel, then click View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended);

4. Press Windows+R keys to open Run and type in regedit to search;

5. Find out and delete all these associating files:
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\ Redirect Virus

6. Find out and remove all these associating registry entries:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{rnd}.exe”

7. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.

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How did you get infected by this Redirect Virus? And why couldn’t your antivirus catch it before sneaking into your computer? These are the questions that haunt most of us. Here’s the fact. Hackers who create this virus and other cyber malware are usually qualified with advanced computer skills. They know how computer and antivirus programs work. And in order to collect as much money as possible, they will need to get the virus inside the system first. And most computers have protection from antivirus software. So the first mission of Redirect Virus should be avoiding detection from antivirus tools. Once it’s able to get inside, it will start bring more troubles to damage your computer. Due to the fact that this browser hijacker cannot be removed by antivirus, you will need to get rid of it manually because in that way, a complete removal can be guaranteed!

Note: Still cannot get rid of this Redirect Virus successfully by the above instructions? Being afraid of losing more personal information to remote hackers? To save your computer in time, please contact YooCare 24/7 Online Expert for a fast and overall help.

Published by on October 12, 2012 11:44 am, last updated on October 12, 2012 11:48 am

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