Nov 16, 2013 Virus Removal Guide pop-ups has hijacked my Firefox. I got this browser hijack redirect when I opened an unknown file from my USB stick. My homepage has been changed to this website, I tried to get it back but failed, What is more, there are a lot of new add-ons on my browser which I don’t want them at all. How can I get rid of it from my browser? Any help will be appreciated.

What is Pop-ups Redirect Virus : is a malicious browser hijack redirect virus which is created by the cyber criminals, this browser hijack redirect can be spread by the infected free programs, spam E-mail attachment and unknown links, once the PC users install or open these infected files, their PCs can be infected in a very quick time. This redirect virus can target on any browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers, PC users can not use them normally when the browsers are infected, virus will keep redirecting you to other malicious webpages which contain viruses, Trojans, Worm and even the rough program, the Internet speed can be effected as well. This nasty browser hijack redirect needs to be removed as soon as possible to avoid further damage, or it will cause a terrible virus infection. In general, these kinds of the browser hijack redirect viruses will act as real webpages to cheat the PC users, and that is the way hijackers collect information from the infected PC, moreover, the infected machine will suffer a slow performance including running slowly and browser freezing. This browser hijack redirect can not be removed by uninstalling in control panel because it can create files in your system and registry. Anyway, it can cause a annoying situation on the infected machine, PC users has better remove it earlier to keep the infected PC safe.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid of making any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Symptoms of Infection:

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.

Manual Removal Guides:

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-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.

* Firefox:

(1). Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on 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:

%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random letters}\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~r
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~dll
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.

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:


The redirect is malicious pop-ups which can damage the infected PC deeply. The problematic browsers will keep redirecting the PC users to visit other unsafe webpages. All the information on the infected PC can be the target of the cyber criminals like history, cookies and favorite, the security programs can even be disabled by it as well. This is not a helpful website at all, all you need to do is to remove this browser hijack redirect completely from your PC.

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 November 16, 2013 9:15 am

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