Mar 13, 2014

How to Remove Redirect

My new bought Dell computer is infected by browser hijackredirect, whenever I open Internet Explorer, this site will pop up and take over my browser immediately and completely. This site shows me lots of links and advertisements and replaces my homepage, I used Yahoo as my homepage but now I can not get it back, what is bad, this site will also pop up when I open a new tab, how can I remove this browser hijack redirect completely from my browser? What is the best way to get rid of it and get my homepage back? Any help will be appreciated.

What is Redirect Virus :

Being a nasty browser hijack redirect, site is created by the cyber criminal to collect information and other personal data by recording keyword and actions on the browsers. Usually PC users may suffer this virus infection while installing program especially the free programs from unsafe sites because the hijackers are able to install the virus process to these infected files, once the PC users activate the virus process, their browsers will be infected immediately. This malicious site acts a normal webpage by using the word ad0be, however it is just a redirect virus that is totally unreliable, PC users need to remove this virus completely before it causes further damage, or the redirect virus will cause terrible virus infection which makes PC users annoyed.

In general, redirect virus targets on all the browsers but Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the first targets of this redirect virus. Once the browser is infected by this redirect virus, it will start to take over the browser by modifying key settings and other items, and that is the reason PC users will find that their homepage, default search engine or even add-ons can be replaced without their permission. If the PC users click on the links listed on this site, they will be redirected to other unsafe webpage which may contain other virus infections, anyway, this site can not help PC users go online, it has been one of the most nasty browser hijack redirects on the Internet, PC users need to be caution while dealing with this virus infection.

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 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 redirect redirect virus is an extremely dangerous malicious site which can attack the Windows OS computers by many ways. Not only can it mess up settings on the infected browsers but also plant backdoor process automatically, those processes have the ability to steal the information of the PC users by recording their actions on keyboard and webpage, it can also track the cookies on the infected browser to locate the important message. The information on the infected browser and even whole computer will be in a high-risk situation of being stolen, thus, it needs to removed completely once this virus has infected the browsers.

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 13, 2014 2:15 am

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