Redirect Removal

I believe my computer has been infected with redirect. It has changed my homepage and default search engine. Whenever I was browsing online, I got a lot of pop-up ads which I have never had before. I’ve been using Kaspersky and it works good. But why it cannot prevent it this time? Why should I do? How do I get rid of this redirecting malware? Redirect Description: is nothing but a stubborn redirecting malware that closely links to adware, browser hijacker or PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Although it has a convincing appearance, in fact it does nothing good for your computer because the only goal for this threat is to interrupt your browsing behavior and make revenue by advertisements. So after your computer is compromised, you will find some unwanted changes on your computer like your homepage gets modified to without your permission and you will be bombarded by lots of ads. Those pop-ups ads may vary from legit advertisements with offers, deals or coupons to pop-ups that offer a Java or Flash Player update in order to install more adware into your computer. redirect usually comes bundled with music players, video players, PDF creators and similar utilities that you downloaded from the Internet. So you have to be more careful whenever you are going to install programs from the Internet. Simply choose Custom or Advanced installation whenever you are downloading a new software to avoid additional and unwanted add-ons or programs installation. Otherwise the additional components can perform a lot of malicious actions on your computer. It can affect your web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome and keep redirecting you to website you don’t want. It greatly affects your computer function, downloads other infections on your computer and especially interrupts your online activity. As mentioned above, is a dangerous website that hosts malware so you should not keep it in your computer.

Manual removal becomes a technical process that you should only undertake if you have experience with the Windows registry and know how to view and delete system and program files in Windows. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

How Dangerous If a Browser Hijacker Virus is Installed?

Browser hijacker virus like ads may be installed if a computer user has ever visited illegal or malicious websites or downloaded freeware or shareware from untrustworthy sources. It can cause annoying redirection to disturb users. This problem happen when you use Internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox, even Google Chrome to browse online. Being as a redirect virus, it keeps tracking of computer users’ online activity and causing web browser to display unwanted advertisements and pop-up windows. It poses huge risk for all the computer systems. If you have been forced to visit those unwanted websites against your authorization, particularly for this domain, you must immediately remove hijacker as soon as possible in order to secure your computer.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: pop-up hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore they cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since this tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

clear browser data

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

delete browsing history

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button

Remove All Cookie

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window:

task manager

3. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

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. Remove all the malicious files related to hijacker manually.

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is classified as browser hijacker which is able to take over the most popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox as well as Google Chrome and Safari. Although it is not considered as a virus, it can be extremely annoying and quite difficult to get rid of. This redirect threat is usually bundled with software such as PDF document creators or with the videos, TV shows, movies and music that you downloaded from the Internet. That is to say, in most cases this redirect threat is downloaded by users themselves. It might seem like a nuisance but reading the end user license agreement carefully when you’re downloading or installing something is an absolute must. Also check every step during the installation process can help you block other unwanted programs installing on your machine. can install unwanted toolbar to your browser, giving you odd icons that link you to malicious web pages. It is considered as a risk for your system so you had better remove it without any delay.

Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by on June 25, 2014 8:57 am, last updated on June 25, 2014 8:58 am

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