How to Remove Redirect Virus is declaring that it is an advertising network technology tracking domain. In fact, it is a malicious redirect virus. How can get into the computer? Want to know why Antivirus program cannot detect it? Is there an effective way to remove completely? Redirect Virus Instruction: is categorized as a browser hijacker virus that keeps causing annoying redirects when you are using the web browsers. It is a fake domain designed by cyber criminals to infect the web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Usually, you may suffer from this hijacker if you accidently open spam email attachments, visit hacked websites and download some unknown freeware.

Once installed into the computer, changes the default homepage to its own domain without your permission. You will be redirected to some other unwanted pages every time you visit your favorite websites. Those pages contain a lot of unreliable advertisements and even other dangerous viruses. It also slows down the performance of the infected computer by consuming system resources and popping up advertisements constantly. What is worse, this virus is also able to record your online behaviors. Your personal information including financial details may be sent back to the cyber criminals without letting you know. To protect your privacy, it is suggested to remove this hijacker immediately.

Removing may be difficult for general users since the antivirus programs are not able to help. This virus pretends to be a part of the system to escape from the removal of antivirus programs. Please review the following manual removal guide and be more careful during the removal in case of any mistakes damaging the system.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid of making any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Screen shot of this hijacker:


Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently, therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.

1. Clean cookies

* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.

* Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.

* Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Start, type: regedit to open registry editor.

(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard

(3). Click Computer and search for all the suspicious files.

* Firefox:

(1). Click the Firefox menu and seek for the virus

(2). Select the related files to clean out.

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button

(2). Select the related files to clean out.

3. Show hidden files

(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link

(3). Click on the Folder Options link

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.

4. Delete virus files

Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.



%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

In a word, is a malicious browser hijacker virus designed by the cyber criminals that can take over the web browsers completely. It facilitates the cyber criminals to access the infected computer to gather users’ sensitive information for profitable use. Please remove it as soon as possible.

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

Published by on April 11, 2013 4:49 am, last updated on April 30, 2013 6:51 am

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