Remove Redirect took over my Firefox. I suffered from this browser hijacker when I was opening an unknown email attachment. The hijacker infection made great chaos on the computer, which made me freaked out. Why can’t my antivirus pick up this browser hijacker? How to get rid of the nasty hijacker infection? If you have tried in vain, please follow removal steps below to save your computer.

Description of Redirect is a harmful browser hijacker that has triggered destructive damages to worldwide computers. It is a fake search engine supposedly helps net users enjoy web browsing and searching activities. Actually, it pretends to offer users functions to search for favorite key words and visit various online recourses. However, this bogus website is nothing licensed but a risky computer infection which must be deleted from the computer promptly. The hijacker infection adds to your Internet browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox etc. Soon as the hijacker affects the computer, it changes your homepage, search engine and other default settings. While being modified, users will come across difficulties during their visits to Facebook, Twitter and yahoo mail and so on. Also, this computer infection is so invasive that it may take use of the system loopholes to install some unwanted extensions, toolbar and plug-ins in the computer without any permission. It may obtain tricky tactics to enable remote hackers to steal vital information from unwary users aggressively. Urgent as the situation is, PC users should take actions to get rid of the nasty browser hijacker completely and immediately.

The browser hijacker interrupts users’ web browsing activities terribly. It can randomly redirect users’ specified websites to other unwanted web pages even if you only visit appointed content and click on familiar URL links. Meanwhile, you will receive constant pop-up ads on the screen which lure users into downloading freeware and installing unwanted things. Moreover, the pesky redirect takes up your CPU usage and it degrades the system performance obviously. Once the computer is slowed down, it is easy to get stuck and frozen up at startup, website loading and program running processes. The hijacker infection is also related to unexpected damages such as system crash and corrupting computer file errors and so forth. Thus, the malicious hijacker must be removed from the computer entirely soon.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure how to delete this redirect virus, please live chat with YooCare experts now.

Screenshot of Redirect

Why Does My Antivirus Fail? How to Remove This Redirect Virus?

Usually, the redirect is bundled with additional computer threats which can be adware parasites, rootkits and other malwares. The hijacker is capable to make great damages to the computer. Particularly, the malfunction of normal programs is badly caused by this hijacker infection. That is why your advanced security protection and firewall fail to block this computer infection. The redirect infection changes itself daily, which makes it impossible for antivirus to work out a latest version to deal with any computer infection properly. Therefore, it makes no difference by using another antivirus or reinstalling the target web browser. Instead, users should remove the hazardous hijacker infection in a manual removal way.

Instructions on Removing Redirect Manually

Manual removal is initially suggested for advanced users, as it is quite complicated and difficult. PC users need to know better about how to reset browser settings, find out all additional ads-on, plug-ins and toolbar related to this hijacker infection to wipe them out and deal with system files and registry entries etc. Do not delete anything that you doubt whether it is a normal computer file or an infected one. To make it easier, please follow removal guide given here to deal with the hijacker virus effectively:

1. Open the Windows Task Manager
You can press Ctrl + Shift + ESC together or Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.

If it does not work, Click the Start button, click the run option, type taskmgr and press OK. The Windows Task Manager should open.

2. In the Windows Task Manager, find out the process of THE Redirect by name random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will end the process.

3. Press Windows+ R keys to pull up the Run box, and then search for regedit in Run. (Type regedit in the Open filed of Run, and click Ok)

Registry Editor

*Note: Remember to back up beforehand.

4. Search for malicious system files and registry entries related to this redirect and wipe them out entirely.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\random
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run |Regedit32

Video Shows You How to Successfully Modify Windows Registry Editor

In Summary is a fake website which tricks net users into taking it as default homepage. It is released by cyber criminals and its interface seems quite reliable, in order to earn users’ trust. No matter how real the browser hijacker seems, it is actually risky computer infection. It must be cleaned out from the computer immediately, or it will mess up the computer miserably. Indeed, the browser hijacker typically redirects users’ web searching results to other malicious web pages which pop up numerous ads. It also changes default settings of the target browser and slows down the computer and network performance. As anti-virus software can be disabled by the redirect infection, it won’t help users out of the redirect issue. In this case, manual removal with computer experts online is taken as a better way. If you don’t know what to do, please contact YooCare: PC experts 24/7 online will assist you to save the computer promptly.

Note: If you find that the manual removal process is difficult, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online will help you remove redirect completely.

Published by on March 4, 2014 3:29 am, last updated on March 4, 2014 3:29 am

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