Mar 1, 2014 Redirect Removal redirect virus on my new bought laptop. Each time when I try to open Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, this site will take over my homepage automatically. If I search something on this site, it will offer some irrelevant sites which I don’t want them at all. How can I remove this site and get my normal homepage back? is it necessary to replace a new browser? What is the best way to get rid of this browser hijack redirect virus? Any help will be appreciated.

What is Redirect Virus : site can be classified as a browser hijack redirect virus which infects the Windows OS computer. Most of the browsers can be the target of this nasty virus process but Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome will be the first target, cyber criminals will plant the virus process to some free programs and publish them to some unsafe sites and forums, once PC users download and install these infected programs or processes, their browsers and whole computer can be infected by this browser hijack redirect virus by passing through the security tools, and that is why most of the PC users will face this virus infection suddenly. redirect virus has the power to cause terrible virus infection on the infected browser, it needs to be removed completely to avoid further damage.

In general, once redirect virus has been installed to the infected browser, it has the ability to  modify settings so that it is able to take over the infected browser completely, and that is why most of items on the infected browser will be replaced without PC user’s permission. This site will be shown automatically once PC users run the infected browser, what is bad, PC users will get irrelevant sites if they search some keywords on this site, those results offered by may contain other virus infection which PC users need to be caution while surfing. Anyway, this site will not a reliable search engine, it is suggested that PC users should clean this virus completely to protect the infected machine.

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 totally a fake search engine which is created by the cyber criminals to get information from the infected machine. All the browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome on the same computer can be infected when the time goes by, and the infected browser will crash frequently and Internet speed will be much slower. It can not help PC users go online at all, this malicious virus process needs to be removed completely once it has been installed to the infected browser successfully, or the problematic computer will stay in a high-risk situation of being attacked by other threats and 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 March 1, 2014 11:49 pm

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