Redirect Removal

I keep getting redirected to It is really weird! When I open browser, it opens a new tab automatically and also when I click on any link in any search engine it redirects me to other websites that are irrelevant to what I’m looking for. I cannot get rid of it. Please help!!! Redirect Issue Description: is classified as a browser hijacker which can modify settings of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome without any permiison. As soon as it is downloaded, it can cause many inconveniences for the users eventually. Basically, this hijacker comes together with freeware applications that you download from the Internet by yourself. It automatically loads each time you open your web browser so that many users are annoyed with such threat showing on their computers. However, this virus is able to escape from the detection of security tools so that even if you have spent a few hours in scanning your computer, it detects nothing as a result.

Once it is loaded, it shows various unwanted symptoms such as redirecting your browser to other pages constantly, displaying crazy and annoying pop-up windows, adding wanted toolbars to interrupt your browsing activities. pretends to be a web site that provides online searches but always gives trustless results. However, if you have a closer look, you will notice that below the search box it shows a list with different advertisements and sponsored links. If you click any of those links, a seemingly endless barrage of ads may pop up on your screen immediately. Furthermore, your computer will be more vulnerable to further infections which means you will open a backdoor to let other viruses invade your computer. This redirect malware intends to replace your current home page with its own search box. And it is programmed to hijack Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox browsers. If you want to stop your browser from redirecting to, please follow the manual guide below 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/ Hijacker Appears On Google Chrome Browser:

Potential Dangers Caused by A Hijacker Virus:

1. Annoying pop-up alerts and advertisements always come up while a user is browsing online;
2. Other spywares and viruses will be installed without your permission under the help of Trojans;
3. Personal privacy is in high risk of loss as redirect can create a fake website for you to register and enter important information and passwords;
4. Significant files will be relocated or hidden which may pose a sudden death of computer

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Considering hijacker 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 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
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings “ProxyEnable” = “1″
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is associated with adware or browser hijacker virus which can infect a target computer by exploiting security vulnerabilities and then it takes control of the browser completely. The most common symptom of this browser hijacker infection is experiencing unwanted redirection to and homepage is replaced without any permission. The people responsible for redirect are good at using browser hijackers in order to force computer users to use this low quality search engine repeatedly. Thus, they can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments and promote online content. Using this bogus search engine can pose a serious risk to your computer because the search results are not reliable at all. Some of those pages showing on the search results are with an unclear or bad reputation that may contain malware inside. More than that, you may get unwanted toolbars that give you icons and full of your browser. It is an annoying issue if your browser is already hijacked. Therefore, we highly recommend users to delete such nasty malware as soon as it is found.

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

Published by on September 16, 2013 11:10 am, last updated on September 16, 2013 11:10 am

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