How to Remove Redirect

Browser is infected by How can this virus infect your PC since you have installed anti-virus program on your machine? What is the best way to get rid of this redirect virus? Will it damage your files? learn more from this post.

What is Redirect Virus : is a high-risk website which is created by the cyber criminals to collect information from the infected machine. This browser hijack redirect can be insstalled to the browser and even whole computer via malicious processes and other files. Once it has been installed to the infected machine, all the browsers like IE, Firefox and Google Chrome can be under the attack of this redirect virus infection. This webpage will replace the homepage of the infected machine and change the Internet settings. If the PC users can not remove completely, it will bring troubles on the infected PC like slow performance and other dangerous threats. You’d better remove it as soon as possible before it causes further damage on it.

In general, this redirect will have the ability to infect all the browsers when the time goes by. PC users may use one of them normally, but other browsers will be infected by this nasty browser hijack redirect virus. PC users can not even go online normally because this webpage will redirect PC users to visit other malicious webpages which contain viruses and Trojans. What is more, it will publish some unsafe links and offer infected programs on its site, those infected program will let the browser and computer stay in a unsafe situation, it needs to be removed completely.

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 redirect is a high-risk pop-up webpage which PC users can not trust it at all, This webpage is created by the cyber criminals to collect information from the infected browser and even the whole computers. If redirect virus keeps staying on the infected PC, it will cause terrible virus infection and the hijacker may able to get into the infected and remote control, and that is why it has been a top virus on the Internet. It is suggested that PC users should remove this virus completely and quickly to keep avoid 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 24, 2014 8:48 am, last updated on February 24, 2014 8:48 am

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