Is there a new homepage coming up on your Firefox or Internet Explorer? What happen to your favorite old homepage? Is it not there anymore? And most annoyingly, you are always redirected to somewhere else on the net where there are many pop up ads. According to the description, your computer may probably get a browser hijacker on it which is a nasty PC virus and you should try to get rid of it ASAP! Redirect Virus Description is described as a browser redirect virus which mostly targets on browsers on the infected computers. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome could all be targeted. What is a browser hijacker? Generally, a browser hijacker, as known as browser redirect virus, is a computer virus that brings constant pain to PC users in a way of redirecting them online continuously to other hacked web sites. A browser hijacker, like this, usually shows up as a normal webpage as you can see. With no different looks than other common web sites, virus has helped hackers benefit from privacy of its victims. That’s right! This browser redirect virus can steal your money and collect private information if you don’t get rid of it.

Summarized from a lot of browser hijackers, we can say that a browser virus usually doesn’t have many content or pictures on its webpage. All it has is more like a search engine or toolbar install information. We come across search engines a lot. But do not underestimate this fake sit! It is believed that all the listing results given by this virus are sponsored by hackers. There are lots of viruses hidden among these hacked sites and links. Once you land on there, computer will suffer more from various viruses!

Cannot change previous homepage back from this browser redirect virus? Antivirus software has failed to catch this browser redirect virus? In order to get rid of it, please contact Online PC Expert now if you don’t have much experience in dealing with computers.

What Does Hijacker Do

Have you felt confused that no matter how you reset the homepage address, just won’t go away? As soon as this browser hijacker gets inside your computer system, it will start by changing browser default settings so that it can’t be easily replaced. Judging from this point of view, it is also quite easy to tell whether it’s a browser hijacker or not. A normal webpage can be replaced by a new homepage but a hijacker won’t. Also, a real search engine will give plenty of real resources online while a browser hijacker won’t. Other than forcibly changing your homepage and redirect you online, redirect virus can also:
1. Bring more viruses including Trojans, malware and ransomware;
2. Threaten system stability and data storage;
3. Drop malicious codes to let hackers get in without permission;
4. Create more infected files and drop useless or malicious programs to make computer stuck;
5. Threat personal privacy.

Step-by-step Browser Hijacker Removal

Manual removal steps are given here to help get rid of this browser redirect virus. Please consider making a backup of important files beforehand if you are not familiar with the manual removal process. To do so, large USB drive or external hard drive will be needed.

Step A:Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to pull up Window Task Manager window and go to Processes tab on the top; scroll down to find and end related processes with browser redirect virus.

Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options.

Step C: Under View tab on Folder Options, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

Step D:Press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search. Delete all these associating files and registry entries with redirect virus in Registry Editor as below:


HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”

Step E: Reset homepage.
1. On Firefox browser window, click Tools on the top and select Options to Options window; on Startup, select Show my home page option on When Firefox starts; type homepage address in Home Page bar and click OK.

2. On Internet Explorer window, click Tools and select Internet Options; in Internet Options window, under General tab, type in wanted homepage address and click OK.

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry

Conclusion browser redirect virus may be a newly released PC virus but certainly not a common issue. There are lots of different browser hijackers with various looks and names. And they are continuously created every day by hackers. Do you blame this infection on your antivirus programs? Are they completely useless based on this situation? As a matter of fact, there’s few antivirus that can successfully or completely catch this nasty browser hijacker. People who created are very good at computer programs. And the viruses can be diverse which makes it harder for antivirus to collect data and work on the solutions since it takes some time for the programs to update. Hence, the efficient way to completely get rid of this browser hijacker is to manually remove it.

Find it difficult to deal with all the files and entries? Still being redirected online after reboot several times? Please contact YooSecurity Online Expert now to get help on completely removing this redirect virus.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 27, 2013 6:52 am

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