Remove Redirect Virus always pops up together with your browser, such as Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer? You cannot choose which site to access according to your own desires because you are always redirected to some strange sites and bothered by various kinds of advertisements? Your computer is not normal since this thing has occupied your browser? Antivirus programs cannot find it? How can it enter the computer without your permission? Is there an effective method to remove it completely?

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The domain name is an unpleasant browser hijacker. It is disguised as a legitimate and reliable website to diddle users. In fact, its rootkit capability will limit your normal Internet surfing activities and it is able to make your computer infected with other malware easily. You may not remember what you have done to make the computer infected. The most common situation is downloading and installing free programs from unknown sites. Many computer users are so excited for they think they get a useful program and they want to use it immediately. As a result, they click the Accept button without looking at the detailed content in the installation process. In fact, the browser hijacker is tied up by its developers in these free programs to fish in troubled waters. In addition, malicious website plug-ins and spam email attachments can also be its carriers.

After the installation on your computer system is complete, modifies your browser settings as well as system settings secretly. Your original default homepage will be changed and locked into its page and you are not allowed to change back. When you open your web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome, you will encounter constantly redirections. The infected computer will be in a mess. Both the computer running speed or network reaction rate will be greatly reduced. You are also always interrupted by many pop-up windows, most of which are commercial advertisements related to the things you are recently interested in. The browser hijacker is capable of recording your search keywords so as to delivery ads you like to increase the click rate. But if you click on these windows, you will be redirected to some strange websites or even make the computer infected with Trojan viruses, spyware and malware. Letting these infections get into a computer will facilitate the virus makers to invade your computer and steal your information including credit card password, bank account information and private photos. You are advised to remove the browser hijacker immediately to eliminate all kinds of potential risks. But it can be hidden in the depths of the computer system so that the antivirus programs cannot find it. Therefore, manual removal is the only way to kick it out of your system.

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.

Screenshot of Redirect

Primary Symptoms and Potential Risks:

1. It is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
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: has the ability to change the default browser settings and redirect you to random sites (usually sites playing unreliable advertisements or even containing virulent Trojan viruses, spyware and other infections). You may have noticed that most browser hijackers won’t be detected by antivirus programs. The same goes to this one. Its considerable visitor volume benefits numerous product manufacturers, freeware developers and website promoters, thus, they are willing to maintain long-term relationship with it. Actually, the main reason for the failure detection of antivirus programs is its successful disguise. Through making use of advanced technology, it maintains the ability to combine its components with system files or to generate fake system files, which confuses computer users as well as antivirus programs. They cannot identify it accurately and timely, let alone remove it thoroughly. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to drive it away from your computer. In this case, you are advised to delete every file generated by it manually so as to spare all later trouble. The manual removal needs to be handled carefully so as to avoid any subsequent damages. Users can follow the manual guide here to have the hijacker removed instantly.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

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

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end the processes of

3. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

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

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries of through Registry Editor

Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the related registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun ‘Random’

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random


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




%AllUsersProfile%Application Datarandom

%AllUsersProfile%Application Data~random

%AllUsersProfile%Application Data.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRandom “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is a misleading browser hijacker which has the ability to hijack your homepage and bring you annoying redirections. If you visit unsafe websites, install unknown free programs and open spam email attachments, it can get into your computer. In addition to interfering with your normal use of browser, it is able to send you a lot of advertising windows to interrupt your work. With the browser hijacker existing, you cannot use computer in line with your own thoughts, although this is your own computer. The names and locations of the files it puts into the system have the ability to change at any time so as to bypass antivirus software. There is also no way to uninstall from the control panel. In this case, manually removal is worth a try.

The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.

Published by on January 8, 2014 11:39 am, last updated on January 8, 2014 12:25 pm

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