Nov 28, 2013

How to Remove Redirect

When you open the browser you often use, you see at first glance? Where is the homepage you set before? Do not know why such a strange thing happens? confuses many users with a Google mark near the search bar. The search results it provides are mostly advertisements with cheating suspicion or links with viruses. Although you do not want to use it, you have no way to remove it? In this case, you should keep calm and not be anxious. Please read this blog at first.

Details of Redirect: is a real browser hijacker that has the ability to change your default homepage and original search engine forcedly to its own domain. It uses many media to get into your computer, such as sites that are showing a lot of strange advertisements and links, unknown programs that attract users with “Free” or junk email attachments. Among them, “free programs” is the main way because many users install the hijacker in the computer unwittingly during the processes of installing those programs. Therefore, we should keep rational surfing habits.

In view of the technical level, computer experts believe that is a browser hijacker or redirect. Once it sneaks into the computer, you will see it turning into your homepage every time you start the browser (Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer). When you are trying to access some favorite sites, the annoying redirect appears constantly. If you want to search for information, you cannot use the famous Bing or Yahoo search engine because you continue to be redirected to Unlike other legitimate search engines, it is unable to provide reliable search results. The Google logo on its page is not credible. As a browser hijacker, it is able to tamper with browser settings, DNS settings and other system configurations. You not only will encounter annoying redirections, but also will find that many strange shortcuts appear in the computer even if you do not install anything. You will also suffer from CPU overuse as well as terrible computer performance. Usually, when your computer is connected to the Internet, you will receive many pop-up windows, interfering with your normal computer use. The developers of could obtain profits by promoting advertisements. Worst of all, those pop-up windows may contain some unsafe things. If you are curious to click on them, more infections and unknown programs will be installed on your computer automatically. Cyber criminals are able to take the opportunity to inject malicious codes into your computer system and then scan your browsing history and system information to steal your personal data. Therefore, you should not hesitate to remove the hijacker.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Screen Shot of Redirect: Redirect

Major Symptoms of Infection:

1. The computer performance is much slower than before.
2. You keep being redirected to some suspicious websites.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.

Manual Removal Guide: is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage as well as browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware viruses. Sometimes the antivirus 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 the redirect removed instantly.

1. Show Hidden Files

(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.

2. 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\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random


(2). Find out and remove the associated files of browser hijacker.



%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is a tricky browser hijacker which is able to enter the target computer system without your authorization. In general, it gets into your system smoothly by integrating with some free programs because many users keep clicking Ok when installing programs without paying attention to some hidden clauses. Once it completes the installation, you will face a series of annoying problems. It replaces your homepage and search engine. In this case, you will be prohibited to access certain websites and use your favorite search engine. It also displays some commercial advertisement windows or links on the screen. In addition, many toolbars and unknown plug-ins will be installed on your computer secretly. What is worse, due to unstable computer security, you will face the risk of personal privacy being exposed. Therefore, you are suggested to remove as soon as possible.

If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on November 28, 2013 8:56 am

Leave a Reply

Problems with your PC, Mac or mobile device?

Live Chat Now

Thanks for using YooCare Services!

Here're some of the support team members who are passionate about their works and support our customers 24/7.

As Seen On