Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net virus infection! My mom’s PC gets this virus when she opens a spam E-mail and clicks the link on it, now her browsers are totally infected by this browser hijack redirect. Internet Explorer and even the Firefox are under the attack. How can she remove this virus from the infected PC? By the way, this virus replaces the homepage of the infected machine, can we have the chance to get the homepage back?
Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net browser hijack redirect is a high-risk website which will publish unsafe messages on it. Once it is installed to the infected PC, the infected machine will suffer a slow performance and terrible virus infections. All the Internet settings can be modified completely, that is the reason some victims’ homepages and even default browsers are replaced by this Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net redirect virus. How can this virus invade my PC when it has protection from antivirus software? Some victims may ask this question. Usually this virus will be planted to some free programs or E-mail attachments, then the virus maker can spare this browser hijack redirect widely through the Internet. Once the victims open these infected files, Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net virus can be activated in a quick time. So it is a dangerous virus that the victims should keep avoiding from.
In general, Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net redirect virus can target on all the browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox, so it is useless to remove it by changing another browser or just resetting. Files of the virus will be created on the registry to escape the tracking of the security programs like anti-virus or firewall. What is more, this browser hijack virus will redirect the victims to other malicious websites like advertisements or suspicious links online to put them into more potential risks. These webpages normally contain key-logger viruses and worms. The victims may suffer virus infection deeply due to this browser hijack redirect. Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net needs to be removed completely once it has appeared on your PC; or your PC will face an unsafe situation.
1. Your computer performs slower and slower.
2. You need to wait a long time while opening a webpage and your browser runs much slower than before.
3. You are always redirected to some malicious websites.
4. The harmful redirect virus also causes poor Internet connection and system to crash frequently.
5. You will get many advertisement windows when you are surfing online.
This redirect virus is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements and even Trojans, rootkit or other malware viruses. Anti-virus software cannot identify this computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
First, you need to show all hidden files so that you can fully check the files related to Redirect Virus.
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete Virus Files
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ‘1’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ‘0’
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net is a new browser hijack redirect virus on the Internet. It’s a malicious website full of misleading information and unsafe resources online. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and other browsers can be the targets of this virus. Victims will find it difficult to get online after this hijacker because the infected browsers will run in a slow pace and users can also be interrupted by lots of pop-ups and redirect actions. The data on the infected machine is very unsafe since the Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net virus has invaded the PC. The hijackers can view and steal the information from the infected PC with the help of this browser hijack redirect, they can copy and send the info through the backdoor process and help themselves in those cybercrime activities they conduct. Anyway, this browser hijack redirect is a high-risk virus that can cause the great damage, it needs to be removed completely to keep the PC safe.
If you are not sure which files are related to hijacker, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by Andrew Gonzalez, last updated on October 29, 2013 10:16 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide