Can’t get rid of redirect search engine from Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8 or Windows XP on your work computer? All the browsers ( Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and so on) on my laptop/desktop have been hijacked by this BrowserSeek virus search engine, any advice?

How do you remove redirect thing?

The Redirect virus is a browser hijacker that changes the system settings so the user is brought to the site that resembles a real search engine. Any PC user that is running Windows can be infected with this redirect virus, as it can target Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and more. This virus can hijack any web browser, regardless if Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer is being used as the default browser.

As soon as the browser is launched the user is taken to the Redirect site, and to an untrained eye it appears to be just like any other search engine. Many users won’t even know there has been a change made and will attempt to make a search in the search submission bar. Once the “search” button is clicked the user is brought to a web page that is filled with ads, contains more viruses, and will flood the users screen with pop up ads. There will not be any results related to the search performed and just one visit to these malicious sites can infect the computer with more threatening attacks that will all enter the registry at once and begin to attack.

The computer will begin to run very slow and sluggish and regular tasks will take what seems to be forever to complete. As this is happening more malware is being downloaded and installed. Is this real? If the computer memory is drained and occupied by these attacks it can result in a complete system failure and crash. There is a very good chance that the Redirect virus will result in all of the information stored on the computer will be lost forever. This brings us to two very important lessons. First, it is important to keep an up too date complete backup, either on an external hard drive or through a third party cloud backup server. Second, it is important to make sure that the PC is equipped with a reliable anti-virus and anti-spyware program that is frequently used to scan the system.

To save your computer, Live Chat with YooSecurity Expert Now. You can follow the manual removal guide below to get your problem fixed. (For advanced computer users)

Screenshot of Redirect redirect

BrowserSeek Spyware Attacks The Computer, Am I Infected?

There are several risks that users need to be made aware of. The BrowserSeek virus will display the following traits when installed on the computer:

  • It will change the default browser settings on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.
  • It will redirect the user to pages filled with ads and pop ups will begin to appear more frequently.
  • The home page will be changed to and will also display pop up ads.
  • It has the ability to redirect the user to any website that the hackers decide on, which are all owned by them and make revenue each time the user clicks on a link or banner.
  • It has the ability to record the web browsing history and send that data back to the hackers.
  • It could possibly attract and install additional malware and viruses if left installed for a long period of time.
  • If the pop up ads continue and multiply in numbers it will eventually slow the system down and use all of the available memory, causing the PC to crash and any saved information is at risk of being lost forever.
  • Overall speed of the computer will slow down greatly and it is first noticed during the start up and shut down process.

Even if the uninstall feature is used it will not remove this hijacker. Follow the instructions below to fully restore the browser settings and eliminate Redirect Virus from the computer. For complete removal instructions, see below.

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the domain. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager.

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.

Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.

Step D: Delete all these associating files and registry entries of redirect virus in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\[random thing]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random thing}\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll

Video On How To Remove BrowserSeek Redirect Virus:


The Redirect virus needs to be detected early so it can be deleted before it ruins the computer by attracting all of the additional Trojans and malware. As soon as there is a slight indication that the computer has been compromised it is important to take immediate action to remove the virus. Follow the removal instructions above to make sure that the Redirect virus is removed entirely form the computer. Once removed make sure that proper security programs are installed to protect the computer in the future.

Note: Have no clue on how to get rid of BrowserSeek virus as it changes fast? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to save your computer from all the troubles and future consequences.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 7, 2013 4:04 am

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