Does Firefox not work properly lately? How come the homepage keeps changing to an unfamiliar web site? Are you familiar with this site? Does it always redirect you to unwanted web sites and links? The fact is, this is a browser redirect virus.

What is Redirect Page? belongs to the category of browser hijacker. Usually, a browser hijacker appears as a real web site or search engine. But it will forcibly change your homepage. And if you go online from this site, you will be redirected to Ukash Royal Canadian Mounted Police virus or ICE cyber crimes virus screen or other places but the real results. No matter how real looks, a real web site does not stubbornly stay on your browser or redirect you to other sites and links. As a matter of fact, the searching results given by this browser hijacker are fake results sponsored by remote hackers. They have put lots of viruses among these web sites. Once you land on there, there will be more viruses and malware getting into your computer.

A Screen-shot of Alnaddy Browser Redirect Virus:

Similar to browser redirect virus, has tricked many computer users often because it does look no different than other sites. How to tell the difference between a normal web site and a browser hijacker then? That’s simple. What a browser hijacker like does a real web site doesn’t do. A browser hijacker will automatically change your homepage and you cannot change it back; a common site doesn’t. A browser hijacker redirects your online activities while a real site doesn’t. Therefore, once your homepage on browser suddenly gets changed to a search engine web site, be careful!

Why can this browser redirect virus bypass your antivirus? Don’t know how to get rid of it from your browser? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert for removal assistance.

A Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide

Why can’t your antivirus software stop this browser redirect virus from infecting your computer? Reasons are 1) it is created by hackers who have qualified with advanced computer knowledge; 2) most antivirus cannot catch every single virus including the newly released ones and the upgraded ones. Therefore, manual removal is the most efficient way to deal with this browser hijacker.

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end []. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar.

Step 2: Go to Folder Options from Control Panel. Under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.

Step 3: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search.

Step 4: Delete the following files and registry entries associated with browser hijacker.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{rnd }

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry: Browser Hijacker Conclusion

Is this browser hijacker common? Well, since computer has become a necessity of our daily life, we use it every single day for working, entertainment and school homework etc. Even though we usually have installed antivirus programs on our computers, we still can be infected by this browser redirect virus because of the fact that it can bypass most antivirus protection. However, we can still reduce the damage by not using it for our online activities once the infection is already done. Even though the infection is made and this browser hijacker can bring other viruses and malware to our computers, we can reduce the damage by not going online with this virus and try to get rid of it as soon as possible.

Notice: As mentioned above manual removal is the most efficient way to deal with this browser redirect virus, you are required to have advanced computer knowledge to do it on your own. Have failed to remove it? Please start a Live Chat with YooSecurity Online Expert now for further help.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 27, 2013 2:50 am

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