How to remove from Google Chrome? It has taken over my browser I think. It becomes my homepage and I cannot get my back. I also cannot find it from the program features where I should be able to uninstall programs. I scan my whole computer but nothing caught by the antivirus software? What can I do to get it off?

Browser Hijacked by redirect – How to Remove? redirect , though seems quite legitimate is in fact a browser hijacker virus. It controls the browsers by setting the start page (also known as the homepage) to its own site. You will be given more than the pages you want when you are using the infected browser. That means there would be many popping ups on the computer. Those unwanted pages undoubtedly disturb normal use on computers. They lead computer users to its promoted web sites and users are very likely to get some online-spread threats. We cannot be too careful when we are on those sites. Computer users with low knowledge are the targets of the virus. They can mislead us to download some fake programs which will cause chaos in your system and make your PC work abnormally.

Besides what mentioned above, redirect conceals deeply in system files thus it gains the access to your recorded files on the infected computer. Computer creates histories and cookies to help computer users gain easy way when use the same computer. They can help us log in accounts or get marked pages opened quickly. However, it is convenient for the virus to get your searching habits and your search queries in the same time. At first, this virus won’t act as that annoying cause it is trying to persuade computer users that it is a fine web site. But after some time it turns out its true features. It takes the whole control of your browser. Even when it is only one browser that has been affected by the virus, other browsers will be certainly affected in not a long time. And secretly the redirect acts, it collects your personal information like which site you ever visit, what kinds of keywords you searched with your search engines, what programs you have on your computer, and the most dangerous one—what bank credit card you have used on the invaded machine. It can make illegal activities by using your information.

Screenshot of Redirect Browser Hijacker 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.
Computer users often get this redirect virus when they open the attachments of some unknown or strange mails. You need to take care when you install or download any soft ware online. Be careful when you are going to click on back links on a page. You may also realize that the promote part under the search bar changes all the time. What it displays there is trying to lead you to click on it and redirect you to an unsafe page. And on those pages you are never careful enough because they are full of unstable factors and unsafe contents.

Note: Manual Removal, though is the most effective way to remove the virus, requires expertise and which is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.

Your computer might infect this virus via unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. Once it enters in your computer.

Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

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.


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 associated files and registry entries with this browser hijacker in Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.

Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted redirect virus on targeted browsers.


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Conclusion : redirect actually causes similar infected symptoms such as advertisements popping ups, redirection happens when you open some specific links and different errors from programs. Computer performance will be bad. It takes longer time for you to open some fine sites. And some software which works fine cannot act properly. The most dangerous part is that, it records all your activities on the computer and may reveal them to its creators or cooperators. You will get spam mails, trash messages and meaningless notice since then. This virus is trying to mess up your computer slowly and you should get it removed before more damages occur.

Note: Have spent too much time in fixing the problem but failed? To avoid any mistakes, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 12, 2013 5:32 am

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