Dec 31, 2013 Redirect Removal

Why does my web browser failed to set my wanted search engine? It keeps redirecting me to some unwant website like Every time I type in a certain website address in the address bar this search engine directs me to somewhere else other than the search I clicked on? Why is that? Is it a browser redirect? How do I get rid of redirect? Redirect Description : redirect is a stubborn Browser Hijacker which poses a threat to computer safety and interferes normal online surfing. People are confused about how this unwanted redirect would be allowed to install because they have set several security measures to forbid malware installing. The way it used to break into target computer is quite simple. It basically invade target browser via BHO techniques which all the malware attack will use so as to get into victim PC legally and make sure no antivirus will stop it from installing. It is equipped with system identification with latest techniques so that it can go the firewall. Even more high level of security level you have carefully set to prevent malicious add-ons or plug-ins installing, you will still have the risk of being infected because firewall will not detect it as a virus and allow it get in.

Technically speaking, browser hijacker is not a dangerous which is mainly used for remote controlling of infected computer like some Trojan virus. But this does not mean that it is a good tool for you to keep. It is a common type of network attack which is mainly used in the acquisition of data in the target computer’s browser. On the beginning, this redirect will take actions to take charge of the entire browser. Changing the Internet browser mode and the performance of the content are followed by sequence after it hijacks web browser and later you will see that it shows a large number of malicious actions such as interfering your on-line activities, viewing browser histories and favourites, using virus to hook into the operating system function. This means that you can’t decide what to do on your own computer; your data will be sent to its server and the on-line surfing is not safe any more. Once captivated by this redirect, this is undoubtedly a huge security risk. the wise choice is to find an effective removal guide to remove it completely

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 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 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: redirect is reported as a nasty browser hijacker which is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox or other famous browser in the world so that it can infect as many as it can. People can hardly avoid such hijacker infection because it hides behind malicious website or malicious links which is showed on the normal websites. It is also easy to have itself installed on your computer after you have installed a free software, media, games, download managers or PDF files that had this hijacker bundled into their installation packages. Once installed, it can change your browser settings immediately so as to take its settings effect. First of all, your browser home page will be changed to without your consent. You will be redirected to its domain whenever you launch the victim browser. It blocks all the currently running program and changes the browser setting and redirect it to other malicious site. Browser Hijacker has the ability to collect your personal information and sensitive data such as your names, ID or telephone number, passwords, credit card, online bank account etc. and should be removed from the system immediately once it has been found.

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 31, 2013 5:38 am

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