Redirect Removal Guide

My new computer is infected by a virus. Each time when I try to go online as usual, this will take over my browser completely. I used Yahoo as my homepage but I can not get it back anymore. All the browsers on my computer are infected by this browser hijack redirect virus, how can I remove this threat from my PC completely? Should I reinstall the browser or try anti-virus program? Please help.

What is Redirect Virus : is totally a browser hijack redirect which can take over the browser by many means, PC users may get this virus infection while installing some free programs because cyber criminals will plant the virus process to these infected programs so that it can be spread widely. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome can be the main targets of this redirect virus because these three browsers are the most popular browsers among the PC users. Like other kinds of the browser hijack redirect viruses, redirect can take over the homepage of the infected browser and modify settings, this threat should be removed completely and immediately to avoid further damage. 

In general, redirect virus will slow down the Internet speed and do other malicious actions, PC users have to take a long time on visiting a website or even opening a new tab. This site will also provide unsafe link, the infected PC will be attacked by other virus infection if PC users click on it, what is bad, it can replace and add lots of add-ons on the infected browser and the whole computer will be an unsafe situation. Changing another browser or reinstall are useless for the virus removal, it is suggested that PC users should get rid of this browser hijack redirect virus manually.

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 is a malicious site which is created by the hijackers to collect information and other data on the infected browser and whole computer. It is not a reliable site which can help PC users surf Internet at all, not only can it mess up the infected browser but also download other virus infections by passing through the anti-virus programs. Cyber criminals can get the personal details by recording the key word and other actions about the PC users. This browser hijack redirect virus has been an extremely dangerous browser hijack redirect virus, PC users should remove this site completely from their computers.

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 10, 2014 11:42 am, last updated on March 10, 2014 11:42 am

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