Dec 22, 2013

Remove Redirect (Virus Removal)

My Google browser is affected by redirect. I want to know how to remove it completely because I have tried several anti-virus to do so but failed. They do not work at all. It is neither detected nor deleted by tools. I believe this is because my computer speed is slower and my network connection is cut off from time to time. How can I clean it up completely and permanently? Redirect Description : redirect is considered as a kind of unwanted advertising program which can do far more than just display the pop-up advertisements in the current Internet Explorer. Once the adware is installed into your browser, it changes settings to enforce some malicious settings on your computer. It is actually trying to get your attention with huge annoying pop-ups and constantly redirect web pages to unwanted domains. According to its settings, a new tab will be opened in the current browser, for instance, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome; an unknown website is opened and a new advertising add-on from will be plugged in, a banner will also display in the Webpage while you are using the infected browser.

Computer security experts have warned for many times that adware is not a very good program for us to keep it because adware like brings only problems instead of convenience. The fact is that nobody authorized it to be installed on the computer. It installs without attention and pretends to be a useful add-on, or an update version of media player or Flash player. This is an invasive program which can only pay attention to viruses and malware attacks. The web sites it directs you to are filled with all kinds of advertisements and those advertisements are alluring you to download other unwanted programs or using your visit to add traffic. Although the computer adware is not harmful affection, it is indeed a kind of unbearable nasty unwanted program. Constant redirection to unwanted website is annoying, malicious add-ons is nasty and the result of downloading executive file from it could be disastrous. From the above, you need to remove it as soon as possible.

The following instruction requires certain levels of computer skills. If you are not sure what to do and are afraid of making any critical mistake during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Several Consequences of Redirect Infection

The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.

Manual Removal Guides:

Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.

1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.

* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete

* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”

2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions


(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons


(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → Disable all the suspicious add-ons.


* Firefox:

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


(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.

3. Show Hidden Files

(1). Press Win+R to get run option


(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel


(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link


(3). Click on Folder Options link

(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window

(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab


(6). Click Apply to effect, then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.

4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.

(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager


(2). Click More details


5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
* Redirect 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, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the 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). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.

*Guides to open Registry Editor:

Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.


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

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Not every advertising program is innocent and aim to bring convenience for your online activities. To leave such a vicious redirect will cause a lot of trouble on the victim machine. It fell to the target browser and added itself as a new add-on without permission. The plug-in it brings allows the browser to make changes and say yes to some malicious settings. The usage of pop-up ads which is installed on the target computer are not clearly implies that software you installed is not authorized, but it do pretends as a helpful program and install without your awareness. To collect user data and drop other spamware which can be the most dangerous action it will take on the victim PC, it will point you to malicious websites forcibly. Although this will not affect other notebook computer in the same IP address, but it is a widely spread malicious software through common software and everyone will have chance to be infected with it Because of wide range it has spread. So you must delete redirect to guard your system security.

Friendly Reminder:

If you still find it hard to follow the removal guide above, please contact YooCare: PC experts 24/7 online will offer you the most effective tech support to remove infection completely.

Published by & last updated on December 22, 2013 11:08 am

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