How can I remove from my system completely? I keep getting too many pages of advertisements after the redirect infected my computer. When I am writing an email, there can be some popping ups out of a sudden. And I will need to stop my work and close it. But the popping ups will come back not long after. It is so disturbing and I am going mad with it. How can I remove the browser hijacker completely?

Browser Hijacked by – How to Remove? redirect virus is a fake search engine. It is one member of browser hijacker family. It pretends to be a helpful and fine search web site but actually it is not. It is another version of the famous browser hijacker Snapdo. Like its former version, this new one is also enabled to cause many popping ups on a target computer. And each time you are going to visit a specific site there will pop up another site that has no relationship with the one you want to get. It seems that each step you do on the infected computer will cause two reactions on it. It is weird but it is not hard for us to understand. A browser hijacker is designed to promote some sites that are sponsored with the creator. They can get illegal benefits in that way. And the reasons why people get the virus are complicated. There are guys who upload unsafe files to mislead computer novice to download and thus make the unsafe items they created spread.

Opening of new tabs when you go online is just part of the effects redirect virus brings to a computer. The browser hijacker is also able to change your default settings on the infected PC and you will notice that there are new bookmarks saved on your list which are not done by yourself. The redirect will always use that way to promote some relative sites by bookmarking them without the permission of computer users. Besides, you can realize that there are new toolbars or plug-ins on your browser if you pay more attention when you are surfing on the internet. Though you may not mean to download or use them they can be downloaded and installed automatically. They reason why the redirect is dangerous lies in that it enables other online threats to access the infected computer. It can put your computer at a risky situation. Since it itself is a web page the antivirus will not detect it as a virus issue. But it is a factor which will lead damages to the computer.

Screenshot of Hijacker redirect

For the sake of computer safety and privacy security, remove redirect with no hesitation. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for assistance if you are not computer savvy and have no idea on how to remove this hijacker:

Troubles To Be Expected with Browser Hijacker

1. redirect can not only get on browsers without permissions, but reset default structures of affected browsers without letting you change them back;
2. Online sessions will be greatly interrupted by constant displaying ads or pop-up links;
3. Malware or spyware can be prompted by these unwanted popups and suspicious links;
4. The performance of the affected browsers will be incredibly slow down while unresponsive webs will be expected more often;
5. Users’ online info like usernames, passwords and other confidential data can be stolen by cyber criminals.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

Since the advanced anti-virus software can’t take effectively to get rid of the browser hijacker, then manual removal will be highly required. Generally speaking, manual removal is a complicated and difficult process which requires enough computer skills. To make it easier, Basic manual removal steps have been given in the following to help one get rid of browser hijacker:(Be cautious when dealing with different system files and entries)

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 odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:


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 together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this redirect. 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 D: Change home page(s) on browsers back from and other unknown random URLs: (Google Chrome)



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Conclusion: redirect can cause backdoor download when your computer is connected to the internet. Hence your computer will run slowly and many of regular software will not act properly. The bad performance of the invaded computer is part of bad effects the redirect can cause on a computer. It is also dangerous to keep such an infection on a computer as it can lead other risks to the system which has been weakened. If you use it to do search activities you should beware that the search result it provides is unsafe and unreliable. Because it puts its sponsored sites at front place and will be very likely to mislead you to wrong site instead of the one you really mean to visit. If you find the has become your homepage on your browser please remove it as soon as possible to prevent further damages it may cause to your computer.
Note: Certain levels of PC skills will be needed during the manual removal process of this hijacker. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get further help if you have tried but failed time after time.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 2, 2013 12:45 pm

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