How to Remove Redirect

What is this My Internet Explorer is so wired after installing an unknown program from my USB stick, this webpage will pop up automatically when I try to run Internet Explorer, sometimes I’m redirected to some porn sites frequently as well. Does the redirect virus cause chaos on my computer? What is the best way to get rid of this virus? Any help will be appreciated.

What is Redirect Virus : redirect virus, as a malicious popping up redirect virus, it usually targets on the Internet Explorer browser and makes chaos. Cyber criminals use this browser hijack redirect virus to collect information from the infected computer, once it has been installed to one PC, it will be able to modify key settings on the infected browser and even the whole computer. The pops up immediately when infected Internet Explorer browser is running, this redirect virus is extremely dangerous which needs to be removed completely.

In general, will cause terrible infection on the Internet Explorer, homepage can be replaced completely which PC users can not get it back. The redirect virus will ask the PC users to update the latest version of the Internet Explorer, it will forge a fake message like “Outdated Browser Detected”, then it will provide unsafe process to let the PC user download. What is more, the browser hijack redirect virus will create malicious add-ons on IE, these add-ons may redirect PC users to visit other unsafe webpages or forums, other threats have the ability to attack the infected machine via using these unsafe sites. PC users need to take a long time opening programs or even turning on the infected machine due to this virus, site has been one of the most nasty redirect virus on the Internet, PC users need to be cautions while dealing with it.

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 a malicious browser hijack that attacks careless PC users on the Internet, once it has started its working, the problematic computer will be in a high-risk situation of being attacked by cyber criminals. The hijacker can get into the infected computer to damage the security tools, steal information and personal data for malicious purpose. If this browser hijack redirect keeps staying on the infected computer, other virus infection like Trojan horse and rogue program can be on the PC via backdoor process. This website can not help PC user go online at all, it is just a dangerous site which can cause problem, it is suggested that PC users should remove it as soon as possible to 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 March 4, 2014 9:48 am, last updated on March 4, 2014 9:57 am

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