It is annoying that the search results are always being redirected to some unsafe websites? Keep receiving pop-up advertisements when using the computer? Want to know why the browser is still hijacked even though you have uninstalled the related program of Ad.reduxmedia.com? How to get rid of it completely?
Ad.reduxmedia.com redirect can attack most major browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It is notorious and is able to get into the computer easily if you are careless when surfing the Internet. Usually, it is bundled with spam email attachments, unknown links and some freeware from hacked sources.
Ad.reduxmedia.com is able to take over the browser completely. Every time you search in Google or other search engines, the results will be redirected to some random pages which display fake ads luring you to pay or promoting some so-called free programs with dangerous viruses in. If you allow Ad.reduxmedia.com to stay in your computer for a long time, the running speed of the computer will become increasingly slow and network security will be in a high risk condition. Moreover, the cyber criminals may be capable of accessing the computer to collect your personal information.
Since most antivirus programs cannot remove it completely and simple uninstall is useless, users may have no idea of how to get rid of it. In fact, manual removal can be the most effective way. But if you don’t want to lose your data and damage the computer, please be more careful during the removal for it is complicated.
Ad.reduxmedia.com is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the 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. 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.
2. Delete virus files
(1). Delete the related registry entries to this redirect through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “Random” =
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this redirect.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
Ad.reduxmedia.com is a browser hijacker designed by cyber criminals, which can cause annoying redirects and pop up unwanted advertisement windows. It may facilitate the cyber criminals to monitor your online behaviors to collect your privacy for profitable use. Thus, it is recommended to remove it as soon as possible.
Published by & last updated on April 15, 2013 11:37 am