Redirected To – How To Remove

I downloaded a media player before and then things on my computer were going crazy. On most regular sites, a new tab pops up whenever I click on a link. The tab has the name of the site I am on followed by When I return to the page I was on, I can then click that link normally. I have been always closing these tabs before going back to the page. I have tried to find info about it, but have found nothing. Avast doesn’t seem to notice it either. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox but it didn’t work. What to do now? How do I remove redirect?

Is Your Browser Redirected To Is it dangerous? is categorized as a notorious browser hijacker which is used by cyber criminals to promote their own network domain to earn money. This is not a trusty website and it displays different advertisements to bamboozle unwary users. It can be installed to any of your browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer without any permission and knowledge. This virus starts its malicious attack by redirecting your search results from Google to its own websites or similar websites where you’ll be shown constant advertisements ads and pop-ups.

When you try to go a subject on yahoo or any other site, it just opens a new tab or redirects you to Only if you click the X and then it takes you to your original request site. As soon as this hijacker is installed, browser and internet settings will be altered without your knowledge. Also it will slow down the PC while starting up, playing online games, surfing internet and performing other tasks. Undoubtedly, this is an unwanted redirect virus which can redirect your search results to wrong websites that contain viruses and spyware. Thus, you can’t go to the page you’re looking for straight away. Furthermore, it may constantly use your internet connection to send your private information to remote servers. Therefore, must be removed as quickly 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 ScreenShot:


When redirect is inside your computer, your security software may be blocked immediately and your homepage will be changed without your permission. In addition, it degrades overall web browser stability and performance as it wastes too much computer resources. 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 other irrelevant page. Thus, this issue should be fixed as soon as possible.

Infected Symptoms:

1. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
2. It can turn your computer to run slowly and pose sudden death;
3. It can introduce more unwanted viruses and ransomware to do further harms;
4. It can help cyber criminals track your online activities and capture significant personal data to cause you a loss of value.
5. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
6. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer.

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

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{random}.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: redirect is categorized as a browser hijacker that can enter in any system all around the globe and damage them completely. Once installed, you will see change on your PC. It constantly opens new tabs on IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you try to search something from Google, Bing or other search page as your preferred, you will be redirected to page. This browser hijacker can cause an immense problem to the functioning of a computer system by altering the browser settings and changing browser settings without any consent. It is suggested uses to remove hijacker as soon as possible.

Note: 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 on June 12, 2013 4:46 am, last updated on November 6, 2013 5:11 am

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