Redirect Removal

My Internet Explorer is infected by while downloading a program on the Internet, this virus has totally changed my homepage and some items, I can not get it back. I try to remove this virus by my own but have no idea how to do that? Can I just uninstall it on the control panel or use an anti-virus program? Any help will be appreciated.

What is Redirect Virus : is an unsafe site which provides malicious program or process to let the PC users download. Usually the virus process will target on Internet Explore but other browsers like Firefox or Chrome can be infected as well, this site has the ability to modify settings on the infected browser so that cyber criminals can get information on it. The infected browser and even the whole computer will be very wired after getting this virus infection, homepage, default search engine and other items will be replaced. That is the reason this redirect virus has been one of the most nasty virus processes on the Internet, what is bad, it can infect all the browsers on the same PC when the time goes by, so changing another browser is useless for the virus removal, the best way to get rid of this virus process is manual removal.

In general, will be shown automatically once PC users run the infected browser or open a new tab on it. It will keep telling me PC users to update the latest version of the Java program or other applications so that they can get a view and current page, and then this malicious site will offer some free programs to let them download. If the PC users click on install button on the, some unsafe programs or processes will be installed to the computer without PC user’s permission. Those programs or processes offered by this malicious site may contain lots of the viruses, the infected PC will face terrible virus infection such as slow performance and PC crashing, some of them may even get blue death screen on it. This malicious site is an extremely dangerous once which PC users need to be cautions while dealing with it.

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:

Summary is a dangerous site which is able to make chaos on the infected browser and even the whole computer. PC users may download malicious programs from this kind of the websites if they have no idea about this browser hijack redirect virus, what is more, other threats like Trojan horse, Worm and other rogue programs are able to attack the infected PC by passing through the security tools easily. This site can not help PC users go online at all, further damage will be caused if it keeps staying on the machine, so it is strongly suggested that PC users should remove it completely from the infected PC, or they may become the next victims.

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 25, 2014 9:23 am, last updated on January 27, 2014 2:44 am

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