Nov 4, 2013 Redirect Removal is considered as a browser hijacker because it can change your web browser’s home page to and default search provider to its website without your permission. Is your homepage taken over by Why antivirus program fails to catch this threat? How do you get rid of such malicious redirect virus?

Cannot Remove From IE, Firefox And Google Chrome? is frequently categorized as a browser hijacker because it can appear automatically on Internet Explorer. Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome without your permission while you are surfing the Internet. Its goal is to block you from browsing the web pages while you are trying to surf on your Internet browser and keep interrupting your browsing activities. To be more specific, it will change your default homepage and continuously redirect your web searches to some fake web sites like or Undoubtedly, it is very disturbing if a redirect virus has invaded your computer and the worse thing is that it can not be fully removed by traditional Antivirus computer software. Even though you have spent several hours in scanning your computer, it still shows nothing related about this hijacker.

Typically, malicious actions of this hijacker can be shown after installing some free programs, for example, a video player, PDF creator, download manager and so on. Once it gets on the target computer, it can alter the search page of your browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and redirect the user to its own page. It helps users to boost traffic of several websites and make some money from affiliate links. looks like a normal search website as similar as Google, Bing or Yahoo, but it is not reliable at all because if you enter search query and start to make a search, you will see it only shows many sponsored websites and various advertisement. It is extremely annoying because it automatically loads each time you open your web browser. Take immediate measure to get rid of adware/ browser hijacker as quickly as you can in order to keep your computer safe.

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 Screen Shot:


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 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 virus 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_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Getting inside the computer is extremely an annoying thing for PC users. In typical circumstances, Windows operating system is able to forward you to the correct web address when your browser is redirected, but unfortunately if you have infected by a redirect virus, the virus will “insert” its specified websites directly into the redirect process, redirecting your computer to against your will. This website is sponsored by browser hijackers and adware that may add an unwanted toolbar on the compromised web browser and make changes to browser settings. In addition, can modify settings of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome which can cause many inconveniences for the users eventually. In addition, this nasty hijacker can modify settings of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and cause many inconveniences for the users eventually. Remove it as quickly as possible to make sure your computer is running in safe and secure network environment.

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 4, 2013 8:29 am

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