May 13, 2016

How to Remove Redirect Virus

Hi, I was redirected to visit an unfamiliar website named without any attention. This website was known as a malicious browser redirect virus when I did a research on Google. Google suggested remove this virus as soon as quickly. I wanted to do that as well. But until now, I still can’t find a way to remove this virus completely. Antivirus programs can’t remove this virus clearly. What should I do now? Can anyone help me remove this infection quickly? Thank you very much!

Learn More Information About Redirect Virus Redirect is a malicious browser hijacker that is commonly regarded as PUP or PUA which is potentially unwanted programs. These programs generate revenue for the developer by unfair Internet advertising business. However, this unwanted website is completely a bad website which may not provide anything useful for the website users. How do the cyber criminals distribute this infection to your computer? Generally, this virus may be attached to the third party applications, such as spam emails, junk email attachments, freeware downloads, suspicious links/pop-ups/ads, as well as unfamiliar websites. Once you did something wrong online, you may give the chance for the virus to get into your computer. Therefore, you’d better be more cautious while you are online. You have to pay more attention on all your online activities.

Once Redirect infects your computer, it will make effect on your computer immediately. It affects practically any web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera. This virus may change your browse settings and your default homepage. Then you have to use its homepage and search engine. However, when you use it to search whatever your favorites, you will find that it cannot offer the correct search result but just redirects you to strange sites. Besides, this virus will throw different kinds of ads and message banners to interrupt your online tasks. Lots of this unwanted stuff may chock up your computer and occupy a large part of your computer CPU. As a result, your computer may run really slowly. Hence, it is strongly recommended to remove Redirect from your computer as soon as you can.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Infection

1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.

Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!

Manual Removal Guide: Hijacker hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

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

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of this virus

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end this hijacker’s processes

3. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

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

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to this browser hijacker through Registry Editor Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion Redirect improves its advertising campaign is by collecting your personal data. Once this virus installed on your computer, it traces and records your important data like email password, bank account details and password and so on and send those information to hackers. In this situation, your privacy will be leaked out in public even you may suffer from financial loss or unimaginable troubles. What’s worse, it can worsen the system by introducing other threats like worms, viruses and ransomware. More infections will slow down computer performance soon. This virus can only be removed by manual removal. However, this manual removal process is really complicated. You’d better contact skillful tech export to help you out. YooCare 24-hours Experts would like to help you get rid of this infection completely.

Suggestion: The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.

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