Feb 12, 2014 Redirect Removal Guide

I get pop-up ads on Internet Explorer, each time when I run my browser or open a new tab, this site will be shown automatically. My computer has Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, will this redirect infect Firefox as well? I scan my computer by the security tool, but it says that my PC is normal. How can I remove this redirect virus completely from my computer? Any help will be appreciated.

What is Redirect Virus : is a malicious pop-up ads which can target on different kinds of the browsers. Internet Explorer is the first target of this redirect virus but other browsers can be attacked as well. Many PC users report that they get the virus infection even under the protection of the anti-virus program, this redirect virus is able to infect the computer by passing through the security tools and change its name and position once it has been installed to the infected computer successfully, that is the reason most of the advanced anti-virus program do not have enough power to get rid of it. The redirect virus needs to be removed completely once the computer is infected, or the browser will be in an unsafe situation.

In general, redirect virus will be shown once the PC users run the infected browser or open a new tab. This site will show some links about advertisement, PC users will be redirected to other malicious sites once they click on it. Those sites may contain virus infection including Trojan horse, Worm, rogue program and even malware. The redirect virus can cause terrible infection on the infected browser, homepage, search engine and other items will be replaced without PC user’s permission, PC users should remove it completely to avoid further damage.

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 nasty browser hijack redirect, is able to cause chaos on the infected computer and even the whole computer. Most of the anti-virus programs can not handle this virus infection because this kind of the redirect virus has the ability to change its name and position on the registry. This redirect virus has been an extremely dangerous virus process on the Internet, it is strongly suggested that PC users should get rid of this redirect virus in a manual way. Stop hesitating, or the infected browser and computer will be stay in a high-risk situation of being attacked by the cyber criminals.

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 February 12, 2014 7:26 am

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