Redirect Removal

My computer is infected by the browser hijack redirect virus named when I try to install some processes on the USB stick, whatever when I try to go online from any browser, this site will replace my homepage immediately. I can not go online normally since this virus has changed the settings on the browsers. How can I remove this redirect virus completely? What is the best way to get rid of this nasty redirect virus? Should I try manual removal guide? Please help.

What is Redirect Virus : site can be classified as a browser hijack redirect virus which will infect all the Windows OS computer including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Usually PC users may get virus infection on the different browsers such as IE, Firefox and Chrome, once PC users download and install these infected programs or processes from the unsafe site, the redirect will be able to infect the whole system and browser completely even the infected PC is under the protection of the security tools, and that is the reason most of the PC users will face this virus infection but they have no idea about it. 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 will start to change the system settings on the infected browser which makes chaos on the infected computer and damages system files. This site will be shown automatically once PC users run the infected browser or open a new tab, what is more, PC users will get irrelevant sites if they search some words via this search engine, those sites offered by may contain other virus infection and PC users need to be caution while surfing. Anyway, this site can not be trusted at all, 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 browser hijack redirect virus which is created by the cyber criminals to get information from the infected browsers. The infected browser will crash frequently and Internet speed will be much slower due to this nasty virus infection. This fake search engine does not have the ability to help PC users go online at all, it needs to be removed completely once it has been made a difference on the infected browser, 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 on May 6, 2014 3:00 am, last updated on May 6, 2014 3:52 am

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