Home page on Internet Explorer keeps changing to sftwred.com and you keep being redirected online to other unwanted web sites? Is there something wrong with the IE? The answer is positive. This Sftwred.com redirect is one of the browser issues that have been haunting computer users in these days. And antivirus programs seem to fail on this removal. How do we get rid of this unwanted redirect problem?

What is Sftwred.com Redirect? Sftwred Redirect Description

Sftwred.com may be a common domain which you can come across while surfing online. But according to reports from some computer users, this site can also be very unfriendly sometimes. We find out that web sites like this sftwred.com can sometimes be hacked by PC hackers or taken advantages of. Thus, it becomes a problem which is causing all the redirecting issues on computer. One should know that this special domain can help hackers record browsing histories for benefit later on. In other words, the surfing environment on the infected browsers is unstable and your personal info could be exposed to others. Considering this risk, one should try their best to get rid of this Sftwred.com redirect as fast as possible!

You may not know when this redirect problem got into your computer. But you will notice it immediately. Sftwred.com redirect will not only change your favourite home page to its own site, but also redirect you to other hacked sites and links when you are surfing online. With constant pop-ups, you won’t be able to view the content properly. What’s worse, you may also be cut off from the internet making it impossible for you to get help online. And as mentioned above, this Sftwred.com is created to help hackers benefit from victims’ personal info and data, it’s not a wise action to still put personal info online while having this issue alongside.

To save your computer and personal stuff from being stolen, Sftwred.com redirect should be gone ASAP. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert now for removal assistance if you are not familiar with any virus removal process. Since antivirus programs haven’t helped you catch this virus, manual removal process is suggested here (for advanced computer users to follow).

How to Remove Sftwred-com Redirect Manually? Step-by-step Removal Guide

Below are some basic steps on how to get rid of this Sftwred.com redirect. But due to the fact that this virus could be changeable, you may not find certain files listed below. Besides, this manual removal is giving you a general concept. That’s why the removal requires expertise to do it. Any mistake could lead to unpredictable results which could harm the system more. A backup of important files and programs is also suggested beforehand.

Step 1. Open Windows Task Manager to end processes related to Sftwred.com. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager.
Windows Task Manager

Step 2. 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.
Folder Options

Step 3. Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor; Delete all these associating files and registry entries in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\Protector\””[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}

Step 4. Check extensions and remove unfamiliar ones; then change home page back.
firefox

firefox-change-homepage

IE-tools

IE-change-homepage

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Conclusion

It is a common situation that computers are still vulnerable to certain viruses even if there are antivirus protections. Computer hackers are a group of people who are quite good at computers in different levels. They benefit from computer users’ info and data by using various viruses and malware. These specially created viruses can bypass most antivirus protections and sneak into computers to bring lots of troubles till computer owners give up. This Sftwred.com is a redirect problem mainly targets on browsing applications. By hacking the browsing programs including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox ect. it will be able to help hackers collect wanted information constantly till it’s removed completely. When Sftwred.com redirect stays long enough, other browsers could also be infected one after another. Other malware could probably be brought inside as well.

Therefore, it is better to get rid of this Sftwred.com before you can surf online properly again. Any left items associated with it could bring it back very soon. Contact YooSecurity Online Expert if you have failed to completely remove this virus and to save your computer in time!

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on February 26, 2013 9:47 am

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