May 7, 2013

Remove Redirect

How to remove redirect from Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox? Why your browser is redirect to randomly? Follow the guides below to find out an effective manual way, completely removing this nasty Ustart virus.

Why My Browser Keeps Redirecting Me to Is My Computer Infected? redirect ( also called Ustart Virus) is a browser hijacker that can change web browser’s default home page to a particular web site without your permission. It may install itself if a computer user has ever visited illegal or malicious websites or downloaded freeware or shareware from untrustworthy sources. When the first time you visit this website, you will get a prompt saying:

“Welcome on uStart,your start page!
uStart is a free service that collect all your informations from the web and group them on the same page.
All your informations — blogs, news, weather, vidéos, photos, facebook, e-mail … — is automatically updated each time you visit this page”

Although it seems to be a legitimate website, in reality, Ustart Virus is affiliated with browser hijackers and the ZeroAccess Rootkit which can be used to steal private information or install rogue security programs. After being infected, you will be forced to go to this website again and again without your approval. Once the virus is downloaded, it will install UStart Toolbar, and change your default browser home page to However, when you uninstall all the things related to Ustart, your browser still turns to be out of control. Hence, redirect must be removed as soon as possible.

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


Why Antivirus cannot catch redirect timely?

It is said that you can easily get infected with this redirect virus when you visit illegal websites, download porno movies and other unidentified programs and open spam emails. You may still do these above activities even if you are aware of their dangers because you think your legitimate antivirus software can take care of the threats. But as a matter of fact, the creators of this browser redirect virus are so familiar with the functions of antivirus tools that they can make it escape from the detection and removal of any virus protectors. Thus, it is suggested users to follow the manual guide to delete redirect.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Considering redirect can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.

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. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once this dangerous redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.

task manager

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.

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\*.*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM]”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is categorized as a browser hijacker that is distributed to computers through spam emails and compromised websites. It can drop a Trojan to the system without your knowledge and cause system instability. Once it is downloaded, it keeps redirecting you to the website you don’t want. What is more, this type of redirect virus is able to track your activity on the Internet. It records what websites you are visiting and sends this information to the remote server where it is used for marketing purposes. It is not only annoying, but also poses risk to your privacy and computer safety. To sum up, redirect is a dangerous threat that should be deleted timely.

If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on May 7, 2013 3:56 am

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