Are you confronted with redirection problem when you are searching online? Are you redirected to each time you open your browser or try to open a new tab? If you do have those problems, your computer is infected with such browser hijacker virus. It redirects computer users to its domain sites every time they do a search with a search engine. It is enabled to escape from the scan of many antiviruses so you may find it extremely hard to be got rid of. How to uninstall it completely?

Infected with – How to Remove? is known as a browser hijacker virus to computer users. It causes redirection to all the search engines like Firefox, Yahoo, Google, and IE. All of the search engines can be infected with such virus. After your computer is infected, you will keep getting new pop-ups from nowhere constantly. Many of them will display advertisements or other malicious things which are quite annoying. More than that, other default settings on your computer will be changed. You open your browser and its homepage is instead of the sites you like.

If you are careful enough you may find that Redirect virus also modifies your search results. Your search results will not be displayed by the relevancy or validity as usual. What ranks at front places are those sites that have relationship with the virus, it provide its relevant malicious sites to you so the cyber criminals who created this redirect virus can make illegal profits when victims click on the links it provides. People can click on the links out of carelessness and will get more troubles there because many more viruses hide behind a unsafe website and when clicked on they can slip into the computers and get settled down.

It is not a wise choice to use the redirect virus as your search engine in order to avoid more problems because of its dangerous infection and pesky characteristics. First of all, the results are not reliable to click on. Secondly, if kept in a computer this virus will be able to make more damages to your system like collecting your privacy data and sends them to remote cyber criminals. The reveal of personal information will lead to more trash mails in your mailbox as well as your message box. Also your contacts will become indirect victims as they will receive mails containing unsafe information. This is also another way this virus spreads.

Screenshot of Virus:

Common Symptoms of Redirect Virus Infection :

1. Your homepage, search provider, desktop backgrounds are changed;
2. Constant pop ups and new tabs of ads occur often;
3. It works badly when you try to run some usual software or programs;
4. Unknown websites are listed in the bookmarks without your intention or notice;
5. Folder options, task manager, registry editing tools are disabled.
6. Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
7. The browser behaves unusually such as URL/link redirects will occur.
8. Unwanted and unknown Plug-in/extension or add-ons have been attached to the browsers.
9. Useless shortcuts are on desktop or creepy websites are added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.

How to Remove Redirect Virus Completely?

Just like how it slipped into a computer system, this virus is enabled to escape from the scan of any anti-virus programs because it pretends to be a normal page and thus the anti-virus will not take it as a virus. The only effective way to find it out and remove it completely is manual removal method which requires quite level of expertise. You can follow the steps below to try to remove this pesky virus (for advanced computer users):
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect virus. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.
If it does not work, Click the Start button; click the run option, type taskmgr and press OK. The Windows Task Manager should open.
Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

Folder options-show hidden files
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.

Run window
Step D: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with Redirect in Registry Editor as below(they are randomly named ususally):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0′
Step E: Change home pages back from the domain of this redirect virus.

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Summary on

Known as a risky browser hijacker virus, can cause bigger problems and damages to your computer by make your computer sick enough to be invaded by other viruses online or from other removable disks. It is like a hole that causes the corruption of a huge building. If you don’t remove the virus immediately, on one hand you will lose many personal database, on the other hand your computer will be destroyed by the chaos it causes and other loss of system files. It crashes often and cannot be started up normally. The right selection is to remove this virus as soon as you find it!
Note: If you cannot delete this stubborn virus with your own efforts, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get help from professionals and to save the computer as soon as possible.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on August 11, 2013 11:16 am

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