Nov 1, 2015

Remove Redirect Virus

Are you looking for a way to stop the crazy redirection to Is your homepage taken over by this Bean Search? When you surf on the Internet, are there lots of pop-up ads keep bothering you? Watch out! This is a browser hijacker that can change your default homepage and search engine without your permission. It also gives you a bunch of pop-ups whenever you are online. Most computer users find it annoying but they cannot get rid of it by antivirus programs. If you are suffering with the same situation, you can follow the manual removal guide below to remove this hijacker completely. Description: is defined as a nasty redirect website associated with browser hijacker, adware or potentially unwanted program that hijacks your browsers and redirects search result to random corrupt advertising sites again and again. The hijacker can change your default homepage to without your permission and do many other harmful actions on your web browsers which include Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Over the last few years, more and more people need to use computers daily. Browser hijacker has become another popular threat that compromises user’s privacy and may lead to online fraud. It usually comes along with the freeware, games or music players which you downloaded from the Internet. It also could be installed on your computer without needing your approval. Many people may think that installing an antivirus program is safe enough to protect the PC from any virus attacks. But in fact, is technically not a virus, it cannot be detected by security products, therefore it is suggested users remove this annoying hijacker manually instead.

The main characteristic of redirecting malware is that it can modify your browser settings which include: alter homepage, add unwanted toolbar, generate misleading alerts and slow down internet connection etc. So you will find that your homepage and search engine will be automatically changed and you will get several random pop ups while surfing web. For instance, when you visit a website or search for something from Google, the URL constantly redirects you to It recommends you to use Bean Search rather than other legitimate search providers. However, although Bean Search engine looks regular, in reality it only shows sponsored links and pop-up ads. With this hijacker inside the PC, it can make your files act oddly, crash your computer, pop up bizarre messages, or worst of all, destroy your operating system. The hacker designed this threat in order to force you to the unknown website again and again, and then they can gain money from the artificial traffic. You cannot stop this by means of changing the browser settings. Furthermore, this hijacker is capable of tracking your online browsing activities and even exposing your personal information, don’t hesitate to remove it from the system.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now. Redirect Image:

Potential Dangers Caused by A Hijacker Virus:

It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.

How Can Hijacker Get On Your PC?

Browser hijacker infection like may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.

It May Initiate the Following Symptoms:

1. You keep getting random pop-ups opening in new browser tabs.
2. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: 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 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 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.

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”


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


2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once Virus Hijacker 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:


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 Ads by 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 a browser hijacker that takes over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari. Once your browser is compromised, it changes your default homepage to many other malicious websites without your permission. Although sometimes those pages can provide you search function like other legitimate search engines (Google, Bing or Yahoo etc.), however, once you input a keyword, you will see endless sponsored links and pop-up ads instead. At the same time, hijacker can constantly use your internet connection to send your private information to remote servers, as well as receive ads and pop-ups from third party servers, which may cause much slower internet connection speed and overall connection instability. In a word, Bean Search is an unfriendly search provider that has no reason to keep it on your machine.

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.

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