Redirect Removal Guide

My browser gets virus infection after installing a music program from Internet, whenever I run the Internet Explorer, this site will pop up automatically. I try to get rid of this browser hijack redirect by anti-virus program, however, my security tool is not able to remove it completely. What is the best way to remove this threat? Should I use another anti-virus program or manual removal? Any help will be appreciated.

What is Redirect Virus : is a malicious site which is created is by the cyber criminals to collect information from infected browser and computers. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome will be target of the redirect virus, PC users may get the virus infection while installing infected programs, opening malicious process or clicking on unsafe links. once has been installed to the infected browser, it will modify the key settings of the browser like homepage and default search engine, and that is the reason most of the infected browser can be very wired after getting virus infection. This malicious site is able to cause terrible virus infection which PC users need to remove it completely to keep the infected PC safe.

In general, once is installed to the infected PC, this site will replace the homepage of the infected browser without PC user’s permission. It will be shown automatically once PC users run the browser or open a new tab, they may get irrelevant results if they search something on this site, those sites offered by may contain threats. What is bad, this redirect virus will slow down the Internet speed of the browser, PC users have to take a long time opening a website or viewing E-mail, anyway, is not a reliable site, it needs to be removed completely before it causes 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:

Summary is an unsafe site which PC users need to be cautions while dealing with it. Not only can it mess up system files on the infected machine but also modify key system items completely. Infected PC will face slow performance and other virus infection when virus starts its working, what is more, cyber criminals may remote control the infected machine via its backdoor process, the entire information on the browser like history, cookies and favorite will be in a high-risk situation of being stolen. Anyway, this site is not a reliable site at all, it is suggested that PC users should remove this browser hijack redirect as soon as possible to keep the infected PC safe.

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 February 12, 2014 9:31 am, last updated on February 12, 2014 9:31 am

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