Browser hijacked by Redirect Virus? Have coming up when I open Mozilla Firefox and cannot get rid of it? Have tried back dating my computer and reintalled all of my browsers but with no luck? If so, this post will help you find out the effective solution to get the hijacker virus off from your computer.

General Descriptions of Browser Redirect Virus? Redirect Virus is recognized as a dangerous browser redirect virus that can modify your default homepage without user’s awareness and permission. Usually it will set its search engine as the homepage of the browser so that every time users open their browser they are forced to logon this fake search site against their will. If you try to do a search through then you will find all the results that popping up are not that you requested because they all turn out to be spam ad pages or scam websites that aim at ripping off your money. The redirect virus seems to be rather small in size and it pretends well to be a regular system files or legitimate add-on in the browser so you can’t find it out easily. By this way it can also hide from the scanning of your antivirus so that the virus can exist in your system for a long time. The longer it stays there, the greater damages it can create. In order to protect your machine, it’s necessary for you to figure out how to get rid of Redirect Virus completely from your computer within the shortest moment.

A Screen Shot of Hijacker Virus

Usual Symptoms of Virus Infection

1). The original homepage of your browser has been convertly changed to suspicious sites without your permission.
2). There are continuous pop-ups of spam ad pages or other scam web sites coming up from your browser, some of them can’t even be closed.
3). The redirect virus tends to disable all the antivirus and anti-spyware programs installed on your computer and stop them from running and scanning as well.
4). The malware keeps redirecting your search results to those scam pages against your will and it also alerts that you are browsing unsafe contents so you need to install the security program from its site which is totally a fake program.
5). The browser hijacker can corrupt system files and modify the critical keys inside registry which can make your computer completely vulnerable and very easy to be attacked by remote hackers.

If there’s any difficulty for you to remove Redirect Virus from your computer, please contact YooSecurity professionals to keep your computer safe and virus free, or you can follow our step-by-step virus removal instruction below to clean the virus yourself. (For advanced computer users)

Best Way to Remove Hijacker Virus Step by Step:

Firstly, please restart your computer and get in Safe Mode with Networking:

Please follow these steps to get rid of Redirect Virus manually:
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in task-mgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager.

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe related to Redirect Virus. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step3: Remove malicious files of Hijacker Virus.


Step4: Delete malicious registry entries of Redirect Virus.

“EnableShellExecuteHooks”= 1 (0x1)

Video Show You on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

In conclusion, there is no doubt that Hijacker Virus is a huge threat to the security of your computer and the privacy of your personal life. The hijacker virus and the Trojan virus that it introduces in will attack the vulnerabilities of your machine and then take effects on it. Most of the web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome have unfortunately become the target of this dangerous redirect virus. Some users may consider it as a legitimate and helpful search engine at the first sight but they will soon find out the truth because the bad activities it take on their computer. For the sake of removing this dangerous hijacker virus from your computer to prevent further damages, manual removal has been proven to be the most effective solution.

Kindly reminder: Manual removal needs expert skills, if you failed to remove Redirect Virus by yourself,please contact YooSecurity professionals to keep your computer safe and virus free.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 27, 2013 7:19 am

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