May 15, 2014 Redirect – How To Remove

When I am trying to search something with Google chrome, instead of Google search, there is webwebweb search which set as my default search engine. I cannot change it back to google or yahoo. What is this strange search engine and how do I get rid of it? How to remove it completely? Redirect Description : Redirect is categorized as browser redirect. It is not a necessary search program that can do more than just displaying pop-up ads in the current Internet Explorer. Once the software is installed on your browser, it changes the execution of some browser action on the victim system. It replaces the original settings to malicious settings to allow some malicious actions without user’s permission. It is actually trying to get your attention, luring you to its domain and continuous redirecting Webpage with huge annoying popup UPS that you don’t need. Luring you to its domain would help it add traffic to make profit. According to its setting, a new search engine will be set in the current browser such as Mozilla Firefox, IE browser, and Google Chrome.

Computer security experts have warned repeatedly about the threat of browser redirect? It is a rogue search engine that we need to keep it because the search result it provides may not be a good result. It mixes the good search results with bad and you will not know what it will point you to. The fact is that no one would recognize when it installed in the computer. This is an invasive program that can intrude other viruses and malware attacks. Do not trust this program. It pretends to be a useful search engine which is bundled with newer version of media player or Flash player. It will change your computer settings to fix its domain as the default search engine on the victim browser. The search engine will redirect you to download other malicious program or use your access to increase traffic of some malicious website. From the above, you need to remove it as soon as possible.

The following instruction requires certain levels of computer skills. If you are not sure what to do and are afraid of making any critical mistake during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Several Consequences of Redirect Infection

The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.

Manual Removal Guides:

Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.

1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.

* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete

* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”

2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions


(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons


(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → Disable all the suspicious add-ons.


* Firefox:

(1). Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons


(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.

3. Show Hidden Files

(1). Press Win+R to get run option


(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel


(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link


(3). Click on Folder Options link

(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window

(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab


(6). Click Apply to effect, then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.

4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.

(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager


(2). Click More details


5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
* is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.

(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.

*Guides to open Registry Editor:

Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.


(2). Find out and remove the associated files of Redirect.

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: Redirect is a mad search engine should be avoided. People will consider it as a real search engine which is created by a new small company. No, don’t trust it! This is not really a useful search engine. It may not be classified as a computer virus, but it is malicious file that can damage system files and making confusion of the online activities on victim PC. In a word, it may harm your computer. It interrupts normal Internet activities such as redirecting the browser to the unknown website, pointing you to some irrelevant results or connecting you to malicious server. If you want to get computer run normally as before, you need to get rid of it immediately.

Friendly Reminder:

If you still find it hard to follow the removal guide above, please contact YooCare: PC experts 24/7 online will offer you the most effective tech support to remove infection completely.

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