Redirect Removal Guide

I get redirect virus on my browsers. Each time when I run my Google Chrome, this site will pop up and take over Chrome immediately and completely, I try to remove this virus on control panel but can not find it, anti-virus program ca not figure out neither. However, my Internet Explorer can work normally, will this redirect virus infect my IE? How can I remove this virus from my browser? Any help will be appreciated.

What is Redirect Virus : site belongs to fake search engine which provides unsafe site once PC users search something on it. Usually this browser hijack redirect will target on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers on Windows OS computer, once it has infected the browser, this redirect virus is able to modify settings on the infected browser, it will take over the homepage and default search engine for its malicious purpose.  PC users are hard to get their homepage back because the redirect virus process has the ability to prevent PC users from changing it. redirect virus is an extremely dangerous virus process which PC users need to remove it completely.

In general, will show unsafe links on its site, if PC users click on those malicious links, they may be redirected to some unsafe sites which contain virus infection on it, and that is the reason most of the infected computer will suffer other virus infections like Trojan horse, Worm, rogue program and even malware. The redirect virus is also able to slow down the Internet speed and PC users have to spend more time on opening webpage or new tab, some wired add-ons will be also added to their browsers, those add-ons will bring other threats and cause slow performance. Thus, it is strongly suggested that PC users should get rid of redirect virus from their browsers immediately.

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 redirect virus will let infected browser and even whole computer stay in an unsafe situation, not only can it provide unsafe results but also mess up system settings. Cyber criminals will have the ability to invade the machine via the backdoor process of the redirect virus, which means the entire information on the browsers like history, cookies and favorite can be stolen, your important E-mail, files and other data may be sent the serve as well. PC users need to take action to remove this redirect virus process once it has infected the browser, changing another browser is useless for the virus removal, manual remove is the best choice for getting rid of this browser hijack redirect.

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 20, 2014 8:38 am, last updated on February 20, 2014 8:38 am

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