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Oct 10, 2016

How to fix Firefox redirect virus?

Hello? Is anyone here? I need help of removing Firefox redirect virus. I was trying to download the free computer theme from an ad website, and then the ads took over my browser. Since then, I always have been redirected to unknown websites no matter when I opened a blank tab or clicked on a normal tile. I also find that ads appear anywhere now and then. I hardly can use Firefox. I have Internet Explore on my computer, but I think it works to slow. I want Firefox back as early as possible. Please help me. Thank you.

Brief Information of Firefox Redirect Virus

Firefox redirect virus belongs to the ad-supported program on your computer. It is released for marketing purpose. Once your computer is infected with this virus, it redirects you to its sponsored websites and delivers ads to promote its products. How did it make that happen without your knowledge? This nasty Firefox redirect virus alters the default settings in order to take over your browser. In this way, it is able to perform malicious activities without asking for your permission. Of course, this redirect virus not only infects Firefox, but also infects Google Chrome, Internet Explore and other browsers. Not like other aggressive computer threat, it does not do something big to have your attention. Sometimes, the antivirus can detect it as a threat and inform you. However, it fails to remove the threat completely. Sometimes, the antivirus just can’t detect it as it hides very well and disguises itself as a good program on your computer. To hunt it out and remove it completely, computer knowledge and skill are required.

What Firefox Virus Can Do on Your Computer?

After the Firefox redirect virus sneaks into your system, it changes the settings and homepage. It does not allow you to change it back easily. The search engine is replaced by unreliable domain which hijacks useful information and injects ads into your search results. No matter which result you click on, you are redirected to strange websites that are filled with colorful ads. The ads are well-designed which will attract you effectively. Once you go to those websites or click on ads there, its developer will have revenue. Also, the ads pop up on your screen frequently after the computer is connected to the network connection. That forces you to view useless ads all the time which is very annoying. Besides, you need to know that link to virus website can be embedded to pop-up ads. If you click on it accidentally, Firefox redirect virus can be downloaded immediately. You will not have time to cancel it or stop it. The most important thing you need to know is that the Firefox redirect virus can access your sensitive information. To get what it wants, it damages the system and make vulnerability on computer. Important data is collected and sent to the remote owner by Firefox redirect virus. In this case, the cyber criminals have the chance to steal your data. Do not think that the hackers are far away from you. You may be hacked easily if you don’t protect your computer well. Just take Firefox virus off your system and keep the computer from any potential threat.

Ways that Firefox Redirect Virus Access Your Computer

No.1: illegal movies or music. You may note that lots of illegal movies and music demand a certain media player. The website provides link to download the software, but you need to be careful. The malware like Firefox redirect virus is embedded in the downloaded software on behalf.
No.2: pop-up ads. The cyber criminals usually design the Firefox redirect virus programs very well and make them pop up in an attractive form. We have to tell you that unexpected clicks on suspicious links or pop-up ads may install this nasty browser hijacker on your computer.
No.3: malicious Trojan programs. Most of the Trojans are spreading via malicious software nowadays. Users who access these malicious programs in conjunction with Trojan virus will severally got infected with this browser hijacker.
No.4: ad-supported programs. Many people would like to download free software from the Internet. You should know that browser hijacker program usually is bundled with free software and shareware. It will be installed along with this kind of software as a plug-in. Cancel the plug-in installation to avoid unwanted programs.

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.

Redirect Virus Removal Guide

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 suspicious add-ons

Manage-browser-add-ons22

* 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 Redirect Vrius

2. End Relevant Processes

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

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 Redirect Virus’s processes

3. Show Hidden Files

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

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

Appearance-and-Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

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

Show-Hidden-Files-Folders-and-Drives

(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 redirect virus through Registry Editor

Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

Regedit

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

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion

Firefox redirect virus is harmful to your computer. It makes change on your the browser without your permission. To help its developer make money, it forces you to view related ads and websites. Virus that hides on those programs may be waiting for your visit. The potential threat may be Trojan, Ransomware, Worm and other dangerous programs that are able to ruin your system for illegal money. In addition, the Firefox redirect virus collects information on your browser and sent them away. What can you do if the cyber criminals access your credit card detail? You must stop it before it is too late. We suggest you remove Firefox redirect virus manually. Look for all the malicious files and delete them completely. Do it right now!

Can’t remove the virus and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging your computer? please contact YooCare Expert for further removal help.

Published by & last updated on October 10, 2016 8:39 pm

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