Redirect Removal

How to remove redirect virus from Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox? Why your homepage is replaced and your browser is redirected to websites you don’t want? Now please follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser redirect virus immediately. Redirect Issue Description: redirect issue has become very common these days and it completely annoyed computer users. This is a deceitful website and it aims to make the browsers installed on the computer including IE, Firefox and Chrome act funny. Although it may seem to be a genuine search engine, as a matter of fact, is linked to browser hijacker which can change web browser’s default home page to a particular web site without your permission. More than that, it modifies essential web browser settings, decreases default security level and even generates unwanted ads on your computer. Users should aware that using this search engine is not a good idea as the search results it gives you will not be reliable. And most of the links displayed when you type in keywords and click “search” button will only take you to sponsored websites.

Just like other hijackers, this hijacker is distributed bundled with free programs. Basically, you give it access to your computer while installing free player or similar programs. As soon as it is installed, it changes your home page as well as your default search provider. Users always complain that changes their default search engine and hard to be uninstalled. Even you go to control panel or browser settings to delete all the add-ons and programs related to redirect, it is still there. Running security scan will not help to remove this hijacker because this redirect virus is programmed to disable all the antivirus program functions. It is recommended for you to remove from your browser 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/ Hijacker Image:


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. Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Considering virus can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue.

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 related to redirect virus manually.

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\*.*

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\random

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: redirect always enters into your system secretly, it starts its malicious activities by modifying your default browser settings and degrading overall web browser stability and performance. This website appears itself as your homepage in a form of search engine. However, it will not provide you any reliable search results related to your queries. This virus can also track your browsing activities and acquire your information. And if this information is disclosed to any third parties, you can get your identity and money stolen. It is suggested users don’t spend time trying to change browser to stop these attacks, since browser hijackers will corrupt the local DNS (or Domain Name System) entries to accomplish their hijackers – therefore, these problems will remain embedded in your operating system even if you uninstall and reinstall all of your web browsers. redirect should be removed manually as quickly as possible.

Note: If you are not a computer wiz and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by on August 22, 2013 2:47 am, last updated on November 6, 2013 4:51 am

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