Virus Removal – How to Remove Paetec Search Redirect Virus Description is a fraudulent website, which poses as a genuine search engine called Paetec Search. In reality, it is affiliated with browser hijackers and the ZeroAccess Rootkit that can infect a computer by exploiting security vulnerabilities and then hijack web browsers such as Safari, IE, FireFox, Chrome.

When this nasty virus infiltrates into the compromised PC, it makes changes to the search preferences and home page. Thus, it will cause all types of problems to make chaos on your PC. Your search results in any search engine will be rerouted to dubious websites including that display annoying pop-up ads on the screen. Browser hijacker can also change the default homepage and search engine, open a new tab, or set as homepage. In addition, reinstalling your browser or even running a full scan can’t help to fix this annoying issue at all because browser hijackers will corrupt the local DNS (or Domain Name System) entries to accomplish their hijackers. Hence, this nasty virus should be removed manually so that it can be away completely and without coming back.

Manual removal is a risky job that for experts only, or you may make critical mistakes during the removal process and make your computer crash down immediately. If you have any problems, please live chat with YooCare Expert first.

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Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: is a highly dangerous threat mainly hacks your browser to redirect your web search results and change the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice. Because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”

2. Remove all add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons

3. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

Click the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

4. Remove all the malicious files manually.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “random ”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run random.exe

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is redirect virus that can perform many corrupted actions on the infected computer, it includes: download other malicious programs, createa backdoor in your PC security and create advertisements. Never look down upon this virus, the most irritating feature of this redirect virus is that it will keep redirecting you to various harmful websites against your will.  If you try to search something from Google, Bing or other search page as your preferred, you will be redirected to page. In addition, whenever your computer is connected to Internet, you will be bombarded with hundreds of pop-up advertisements. This threat can only heap further misery on your PC by infecting it with more spyware and malware. Users must delete this hijacker once upon detection.

If you have no idea how to do about that, you are welcome to contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by on December 16, 2012 10:23 am, last updated on December 16, 2012 10:24 am

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