May 23, 2014 Redirect Removal Guide

My computer has been infected by redirect. All of the browsers are hijacked by this nasty browser hijack redirect virus. I try to remove this virus by my own but can not make it. How can I remove this threat and save my computer? Do I have to use anti-virus program to help me? Any help will be appreciated.

What is Redirect Virus : is a malicious webpage that acts as a real wenpage to chat the naive PC users. PC users may get this virus infection while installing some infected programs accidentally. This browser hijack redirect will be able to get into the infected PC even PC users have installed anti0virus program on it. It disguises itself as a useful webpage, if the PC users have no idea about this browser hijack redirect, they may use them, and this virus has the ability to infect all the browsers on the infected machine like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers. The settings like Internet and system items can be modified by it completely once this redirect virus has started its working. It will let the infected PC stay in a high-risk situation of being attacked, PC users should remove it as soon as possible to keep the infected PC safe

In general, this browser hijack redirect can target the PC users who use the Windows OS  computers. Once it is installed to the infected PC, the browser can be taken over in a short time. redirect will replace the homepage and create a lot of add-on on the infected browser. What is more, it acts as a real site to provides some malicious programs. The infected PC will suffer other virus infection if this redirect virus keeps staying on the infected machine. Thus, it is strongly suggested that PC users should remove this browser hijack redirect completely and immediately.

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 an extremely dangerous hijack redirect which can make terrible virus infection on the infected machine, it can invade to the victims’ PC by passing through the security programs easily, and that is the reason most of the security tools like anti-virus programs or firewall can not handle thisvirus well. The important data on the infected PC can be viewed and even stolen by the cyber crminals for their malicious purpose. Anyway, it is strongly suggested that you should remove this browser hijack redirect completely from your PC to avoid further damage.

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 May 23, 2014 9:45 pm

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