Intext.nav-links.com browser hijack redirect infection! This virus has hijacked my Firefox, each time when I try to go online, I will be redirected to some strange webpages like advertisement or porn. My Internet Explorer can work normally, can I just uninstall the Firefox and use my Internet Explorer? Or should I try to remove this virus by an anti-virus program? What is my way out?
Being a nasty browser hijack redirect, Intext.nav-links.com is a malicious website which is created by the hijackers. The victims may regard it as a real and useful website if they know nothing about it. Usually victims get this virus infection when they open unknown process especially the .exe process. Once this virus has been activated, it will attack the victims’ PCs by passing through the security program. The infected machine will suffer terrible virus infection, the Internet speed can be very slow and the Internet settings will be modified totally. That means the victims may lose their homepage and even the default browser. Intext.nav-links.com needs to be removed as soon as possible to keep the infected machine safe.
Intext.nav-links.com is a high-risk virus that attacks the careless victims online. Once the infected PC is infected this browser hijack redirect, it can target on all kinds of the browsers on the infected machine, including Internet Explorer, Firefox and other browses. The victims will be redirected to visit other malicious webpages while going online. What is more, it can create popping up webpage frequently. If the victims visit these unsafe webpages, they may face other virus infection. So it is suggested that you should remove this virus manually and completely.
1. Your computer performs slower and slower.
2. You need to wait a long time while opening a webpage and your browser runs much slower than before.
3. You are always redirected to some malicious websites.
4. The harmful redirect virus also causes poor Internet connection and system to crash frequently.
5. You will get many advertisement windows when you are surfing online.
This redirect virus is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements and even Trojans, rootkit or other malware viruses. Anti-virus software cannot identify this computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
First, you need to show all hidden files so that you can fully check the files related to Redirect Virus.
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete Virus Files
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ‘1’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ‘0’
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Intext.nav-links.com redirect virus can be dangerous. Not only can it modify the system settings but also can download other viruses automatically, that is why some victims will face Trojan horse, Worm and even malware on the same infected PC. It will cause terrible situation on the infected PC, if the victims can not remove it completely, the hijacker can invade the problematic PC to steal the information like account’s number and password. Intext.nav-links.com can not help you go online at all. This virus is very dangerous which the victims should pay attention to it.
If you are not sure which files are related to malware, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on October 6, 2013 6:33 am