Help! I need to remove Sftwred.com from my computer!!! I got this annoying thing when I downloaded a free program and it has changed my homepage! How can I remove this redirect? This post will give you simple way to delete this redirect completely.
Sftwred.com can be categorized as a browser hijack redirect that can infect your computer when you download some unknown program. Once it is installed to your computer, this redirect can change your Internet settings some as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer. If you have different browser, it may infect one of them, and when the time goes by, the rest can be infected as well. Sftwred.com likes other browser hijack redirect, it can create some add-on to your browser which looks like a useful tool, however, when you click on those add-on, you may be redirected to some unsafe webpages. And this browser hijack redirect can redirect you to some webpages about advertisement and porn, which can be very dangerous. This annoying thing should be removed from your computer immediately, or your infected computer may face a terrible situation.
Sftwred.com is a browser hijack redirect that can infect your browser such as Google Chrome , IE or Firefox browsers, this website acts as a real search website, if you don’t know this redirect, you may regard it as the Google and use it. However, this is a fake search engine webpage. This webpage can infect your computer even you are under the protection of the the anti-virus program. If your computer is infected by this redirect. You will get some advertisement or pron webpages when you search something on it, and these webpages contain a lot of viruses and Trojans, if you click on it, your computer will face further damage caused by these viruses and Trojans. What is more, this redirect can change your Internet settings such as your homepage, then you will discover that you can not change your homepage back. This redirect can also slow down your computer and you will find you need to take more time to open a program or a website.
1Your computer will be slower and slower.
2You need to take a long time to open a webpage, your browser is much more slower than before.
3It always redirects you to Sftwred.com
4The harmful redirect virus causes poor Internet connection and system frequent crash.
5You will see a lot of website popping up when you visit Internet
1. Open the Windows Task Manager
You can press Ctrl + Shift + ESC together or Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
If it dose not work, Click the Start button, click the run option, type taskmgr and press OK. The Windows Task Manager should open.
2. In the Windows Task Manager, find out the process of THE Redirect by name random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will end the process.
3. Delete malicious registry entries related to this browser hijacker redirect.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
4.Remove malicious files of redirect
When Sftwred.com virus hijacks a system, it can change your homepage and replace your search engines without permission. Like other redirect viruses, it will do anything to make you visit unsafe sites and make some money for the criminals. Generally speaking, the virus is distributed via freeware, shareware, spam emails and malicious attachments. Being as a stubborn virus, it resides deeply in your computer. Even if you delete everything related to Sftwred.com, the redirect problem is still there. It is suggested users don’t spend time trying to change browser to stop these attacks. It is useless. this virus can escape from all kinds of antivirus programs that should be removed manually as early as possible.
Note: If you find it difficult to follow the removal guide above, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online will help you remove this redirect from your computer completely.
Published by & last updated on April 1, 2013 12:01 pm