Dec 28, 2013

How to Remove Redirect

My browser is infected by redirect virus. Each time when I run the infected browser, it will redirect me to some porn websites which I don’t want to visit at all, I try to remove this browser hijack redirect by the anti-virus program but can not remove it. Can I just use another browser? Any help will be appreciated.

What is Redirect Virus :

Http:// is a browser hijack redirect that can target on Windows OS machine. The PC users may get this virus infection while surfing on the Internet or installing unsafe program, once this virus is installed to one PC, the settings of the browser and system can be modified by it. If the PC users have no idea about this browser hijack redirect, they may regard it as a useful website to use it. However, it is just a malicious webpage which can cause chaos and problems on the infected PC. Anyway, this redirect virus is so dangerous that the PC users should remove it as soon as possible.

In general, this virus can effect all the browsers on the infected PC like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and others. Not only can it slow down the Internet speed but also modify key system settings, the infected PC may even suffer other virus infection like Trojan horse and Worn because the browser hijack redirect can download them from the unsafe website or forum. It can also escape the tracking of the security tools easily by changing the name and position. Since the anti-virus program can not handle it perfectly, it is suggested that PC users should remove this redirect virus manually.

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:

Once the infected computer is infected by the browser hijack redirect virus, it will cause terrible virus infection. The infected computer will run much slower than before, PC users will have to spend more time opening a webpage or watching a video. Sometimes the browser can crash frequently which makes PC users annoyed, the browser hijack virus is able to redirect the infected PC to visit other malicious website with different viruses and threats on it, and lots of the popping-up webpage will appear while surfing on the Internet. In a word, the browser hijack redirect virus can cause chaos and problems on the infected computer.

How Can This Virus Attack the Computer?

How did you get virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.

Manual Removal Guides:

The browser hijack redirect virus is an extremely dangerous threat on the infected computer. Registry and other system settings can be modified by it completely, that is the reason the nasty redirect virus can escape the tracking of the security tools like anti-virus program or firewall. It is strongly suggested that PC user should get rid of this redirect virus in a manual way to uninstall it. Learn more from the manual removal guide below.

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 and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options

For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. 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. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.

Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.


regitry editor

b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:




HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

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

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:


Http:// is a malicious webpage that attack the careless PC users on the Internet, it acts as a useful website to collect information from the infected PC. This browser hijack redirect virus can not help you go online, it will open a backdoor process so that the cyber criminals can invade the infected PC by passing through the security programs like anti-virus program or firewall, all the files and other data can be viewed and stolen. Stop hesitating, this browser hijack redirect is extremely dangerous which needs to be removed completely.

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 December 29, 2013 12:40 am

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