Redirect Removal

I get redirect virus on both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers, whenever I run these two browsers, this site will pop up immediately. I try to get rid of this redirect virus on control panel but can not find it. How can I remove this virus completely from my browser? Will this redirect virus damage my information on the browser? Any help will be appreciated.

What is Redirect Virus : redirect virus is a nasty virus process which is able to infect all kinds of the browsers on the Windows OS computer, usually Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the first three targets of this virus process but other browsers can be infected as well. virus process will be attached to the infected programs, executable processes and installation package, once PC users open these infected files, the redirect virus process will be activated in a short time. It is able to cause terrible virus infection on the infected browser and even the whole computer, PC user have to remove this browser hijack redirect virus as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

In general, will modify key settings on the infected browser, PC users will lost their homepage, search engine an other items. This malicious site will also provide unsafe links, once PC users click on these dangerous links, they will be redirected to other malicious sites or forums which contain other virus infections, and that is the reason most of the infected computers will suffer other virus infection like Trojan horse, Worm, rogue program and even the malware after getting redirect. This browser hijack redirect needs to be removed completely once it has infected the browser, or the infected browser will be in an extremely dangerous situation.

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 nasty browser hijack redirect virus, being a malicious virus process, it is able to mess up system files and damage files on the infected browsers. Cyber criminals may invade the computer and install backdoor process without PC user’s permission, this backdoor process will run automatically once PC user turn on the infected computer, cyber criminals will have the ability to track the actions on the infected machine, which means the entire information will be in a high-risk situation of being stolen. Anyway, this should be removed completely before it causes 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 February 17, 2014 11:19 am, last updated on February 17, 2014 1:10 pm

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