Nov 6, 2013 Redirect Removal

Please help!! IE has continually opened this same webpage, OVER AND OVER! Like, every 5 minutes. This is the webpage: I have tried many ways to remove it such as reinstalling browsers, running security scan but none of them worked. Antivirus program says my computer is clean but when I am at a page, a new tab opens up & the website first says then it goes to another page. It is really annoying. How do I get rid of this redirect virus? Redirect/Browser Hijacker Description: is categorized as a browser hijacker that causes your home page, default search engine and new tab page to be replaced to its page without any permission. The developers are good at using a browser hijacker malware to do malicious activities online and promote to its own internet network domain only. Generally speaking, this redirect virus can be downloaded from unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. As long as it is installed, victims must have a hard time surfing Internet.

This malware mainly infects browser like IE, Firefox and Google Chrome. If your computer is compromised, you will detect usual changes on your PC. Firstly, Internet Explorer has been loading all by itself, it may show you one of the redirected screens from as soon as you open the browser and in the top of the IE browser, it shows “GorillaPrice” for the web page name. The redirected web pages are always some kinds of annoying ads of varying unrelated products. Even though you close the IE at that point but it keeps coming back every 5-30 min.

As mentioned above, we can see how annoying redirect virus is. When this malware is downloaded, it may create numerous links to advertising pages, place desktop shortcuts to marketing sites, add multiple bookmarks to the web browser’s Favorites list. Furthermore, it tracks user’s web browsing habits, records addresses of visited sites and sends collected data to a remote server. Any delay in removing the virus completely will increase more risk of system failure. It is suggested users to get rid of virus once upon detection.

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.

Other symptoms that prove the presence of this redirect virus include:

Homepage is changed without any permission.
Desktop background is gone somehow.
Browser setting is modified.
Browsers like IE and Firefox works slowly.
Registry files are corrupted.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Considering malware 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 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


Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is a browser hijacker designed to advertise certain websites and to drive more traffic to the same websites. It enters into your computer without your knowledge and changes the complete settings of web browsers like homepage, proxy settings etc. When it is downloaded, it may corrupt your default settings of your browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer and change home page and display unwanted pop-ups advertisements without users consent. More than that, this hijacker complicates usual web surfing, blocks some reputable Internet resources, opens different web sites instead of requested ones. Considering it is an annoying malware, users should remove redirect quickly without a doubt.

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 & last updated on November 6, 2013 5:10 am

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