When you search the internet, have you been redirected to other unwanted web pages continually? Have failed to change your wanted homepage back? How to remove the fake search engine virus completely and safely? From this post you will be guided to remove the tricky virus step by step.
Sftwred.info is a malicious browser redirect virus that can frequently redirect opened web page to its domain sftwred.info or other unknown websites via modifying browser internet setting. It is a very dangerous browser hijacker virus that is related to redirect virus that could change homepage, redirect search engine, display annoying ads and install add-on on the browser. PC users may get this infection via visiting insalubrious websites, receiving spam emails or downloading fake nasty applications.
Once inside, sftwred.info may decrease the corrupted computer security and download various destructive files and programs. It is likely to steal sensitive data, degrade computer performance. In the meanwhile, it is able to affect all kinds of browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Even worse, this nasty virus installs itself in a computer without user’s knowledge or permission. sftwred.info contains rootkit and Trojans which can automatically record your online behaviors in order to steal personal information and confidential data such as bank account information, credit card information, social security number. These confidential information then will be transferred to remote server. Your personal information will be in high risk of exposure to public. Besides, it may mislead you to open more sites unwanted and download some malware applications. In order to ensure the security of you computer and your property, it’s highly recommended to remove sftwred.info as quickly as you can.
It can disable your firewall and invade your system without your consent.
It can slow down your system and mess up your browser gradually.
It can redirect users to unwanted websites and change the browser settings in the background.
It is capable of downloading other malicious programs like the evil FBI block screen, creating a backdoor in your PC security and creating advertisements.
Step 1: Open Task Manager and end the malicious processes related to this virus
Use the following key combination: press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to open the Windows Task Manager.
Select “Processes” tab on the Windows Task Manager in order to view active processes. Find a malicious process by its name, select it and click the “End process” button to terminate it.
(Note: The name of the infected process can change randomly so that it can pretend as a legitimate process and escape from the detection of your antivirus programs. If you cannot figure out which one is the malicious process related to the virus, you can contact YooCare Online Expert for help.)
Step2. a. Show all the hidden files and then clear infected files creating by this pesky virus:
To show hidden files, just click on the Organize button in any folder, and then select “Folder and Search Options” from the menu.
Click the View tab, and then you should select “Show hidden files and folders” in the list.
Just select that, and click OK.
b. Delete the associated files of this threat as follow:
Step3. Delete all the malicious registry entries in Registry Editor
Click the Start menu
Type “regedit” and click Ok.
Once the Registry Editor is opened, find out the following registry entries and then delete them:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’1′
Sftwred.info is categorized as a malicious browser hijacker virus which always comes with lots of bundled malware, malicious spyware, adware parasites to seriously harm a PC system that has no anti-malware or anti-virus installed. It can redirect search queries (search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing) to its domain -Sftwred.info via modifying DNS settings as well as browser internet setting. This nasty virus is able to affect all kinds of browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It is strongly recommended to remove this virus manually with expertise, because any mistake due to lacking of computer knowledge could lead to more damages till system goes crash down. In a word, this hijacker should be removed instantly once detect.
If you still cannot successfully get rid of this virus by the above instructions, please contact YooCare 24/7 Online Expert now for a fast and professional help.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan & last updated on June 11, 2013 7:08 am