The virus has been popping up on my computer. I deleted it, but it still pops up. How do I fix this? I have the  Search.autocompletepro virus, and I’m currently in safe mode trying to get rid of it. I’ve got my task manager open, and but I’m unsure of what process to end, and I was hoping you could guide me through it. Browser Hijacker Description redirect virus is a specially browser hijacker virus that will forcibly change your homepages and other default settings of your browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer all in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Is your browser default search settings were modified to be: every time you tried to do some search on Google? In that case, your web browsers were fully controlled by the hijacker. So it has taken over your search engine and made it redirected to the malicious target site. What you will do is to get rid of the browser hijacker virus. is installed onto target computer via Trojan horses that changed your PC performance. It is displaying many misleading pop-ups. As we knew that these messages it stating were not true. Because when you click on of these alerts, Search.autocompletepro virus will automatically be downloaded and installed onto your computer and controls all things. It replicates itself via email or over a computer network cause the subsidiary problem of increasing the amount of Internet and network traffic.  Once attacked by it, then if you want to open any other sites it keep redirecting you to its site. So before the virus get further damage to your system please manually get rid of virus from your computer in no doubt.

To save your computer, you can manually remove Search.autocompletepro browser hijacker by the following manual steps. Or you can get help from YooSecurity Online Expert now.

Search.autocompletepro redirect virus screen-shot

Symptom of Search.autocompletepro Virus

1. Your computer runs weird and froze down.
2. Your homepage was changed to some other unknown sites.
3. Every search online will be redirected to phishing sites –
4. Your search results are not what you wanted at first, and the fraudulent domain pops up all the time.
5. Your computer crashed down and take a long time to boot up or shut down.

A Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide

Since your antivirus programs cannot pick up this nasty redirect virus completely, you will need to manually delete it by following these steps given as below. And in case any mistakes might happen during the process, please spend some time on making a backup before getting started:

Step 1: Restart the infected computer to Safe mode with networking. When you press the power button or restart it from Start menu, repeatedly hit F8 key; then use arrow keys to select Safe mode with networking and press Enter.

Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager to end [random files related to virus]. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar.

Step 3: Go to Folder Options from Control Panel. Under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.

Step 4: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search.

Step 5: Delete all the following files related to redirect virus.

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{rnd }
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{ }.exe”

Step 7: Reboot the computer again and let it get into normal mode this time.

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Many users found that the homepage of browsers were changed as after installing autocompletepro things. It also will hijack internet settings and provided search engines. This causes browsers to startup slowly and websites redirects to Search.autocompletepro site without user’s permission. It may cause browser frozen, crash or system problem, etc. It is dangerous to use although it looks like a normal search engine. Once got installed, it can collect your personal information including web history. Sometimes it pops up advertisement on the screen. It will be nothing happens after you changing the homepage or search engine back as before, Search.autocompletepro still show up. You can find a toolbar related to from Programs and Features and if you try to uninstall it, you may get many errors telling that you can’t uninstall it because the browser is using it, but there is not any browser opened.

Notice: If you are still not sure on how to completely remove redirect virus or don’t want to mess up your files, please contact YooSecurity Expert now to let them help you out of this situation.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 23, 2012 5:57 am

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