Redirect Virus Removal Guide

My computer gets redirect virus on both Internet Explore and Mozilla Firefox, this site shows automatically when I run the infected browser or open a new tab. I try to remove this virus on the control panel but it will still be on the browser no matter how many time I have uninstalled it. How can I get rid of this virus completely from my PC? Will this redirect virus attack me again if I change another browser? Please help.

What is Redirect Virus : redirect virus, being a nasty browser hijack redirect, this site is able to target on all the browsers like Internet Explore, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers. Cyber criminals will plant the virus process to some free programs, executable processes and E-mail attachments, once the PC users activate the virus process accidentally, the redirect virus will be installed to the infected PC without PC user’s permission. Like other nasty redirect viruses, infected browser and even the whole computer suffers terrible virus infection after being infected, the Internet Speed will be much slower and the homepage and default search engine can be different. That is why most of the PC users will find that they can not get the usual homepage back, not only can the redirect virus modify system settings on the browser but also make chaos on the computer. It needs to be removed completely from the infected browser and computer to keep the PC safe.

In general, will be shown automatically on the infected browser, PC users will get this site when they open a new tab or run the browser, this site will tell that PC users to download the latest version of the browser, Java or other programs so that they can view the site or better performance. PC users may download and install it if they have no idea about this malicious site. In fact, the programs or processed offered by may contain viruses like Trojan horse, rogue program or malware, this site is created by the cyber criminals to spread virus and collect information from the PC users. PC users have to be cautions while dealing with this redirect virus.

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.

The Screen shot of the Redirect

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:


Being a malicious site, is extremely dangerous once it has been installed successfully. Cyber criminals can get personal information via the backdoor process of this redirect virus, history, cookies and other details will be in a high-risk situation of being attacked. It is suggested that PC user should not download unsafe programs from these sites, or the infected PC may face virus attack, never download and install the program on site. It is not a reliable site that can help PC users surf Internet, this is just a dangerous browser hijack redirect and PC users must remove it as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

If you are not sure which files are related to malware, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by on January 20, 2014 5:26 am, last updated on January 20, 2014 6:13 am

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