Has your online searching been unstable recently? Why do you always get redirected to unfamiliar web sites while surfing online? And how come your home page address is changed to Sftwred.info (Software Education) webpage? Can this new home page be removed by reinstalling browser?

Sftwred.info Redirect Description

Sftwred.info aka Software Education webpage is not a friendly site to keep. Not only will it change your favorite home page automatically, but this Sftwred.info will also redirect your online activities to more viruses! Generally, these issues are caused by a browser hijacker or browser redirect virus which belongs to a type of computer virus. Do not underestimate this Sftwred info webpage. It will not allow you to surf the net properly, and sometimes you can be blocked by FBI moneypak scam or FBI Anti piracy Warning virus. You may even get blocked out of the web browsing because of this virus! With the given abilities to bypass antivirus software protection and reset browser structures, Sftwred.info can stay inside the infected system steadily getting ready to damage the whole computer.

Below is a screen-shot of this sftwred.info (Software Education) website:
sftwred-info-redirect

Usually, a browser hijacker or browser redirect virus will dress up as a common web site and contain a search engine which will pretend to provide lots of information online. Sftwred.info redirect is also created in this form as you can see from the above picture. Since all you can get is this unknown web site, you might as well start online searching from it. The fact is, all the results given by this Sftwred.info are not real. They are actually sponsored by remote hackers who also created this browser hijacker. Beneath these fake web sites and links, there are a lot of other viruses including Trojans, malware and other browser hijackers hidden inside. These viruses are ready to be brought inside the vulnerable system by Sftwred.info once they are given the chances.

Other than that, Sftwred.info redirect can also threaten system stability and data storage. Remote hackers can even be brought inside with the help of malicious codes infected by Trojans! To save your computer, please contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert now. If you don’t want to lose any valuable data because of this Sftwred.info, please remove this browser redirect virus as soon as possible!

Remove Software Education Unwanted Web Site Manually

Since Sftwred.info can escape from most antivirus programs, you should try to get rid of it with other methods. Below are some basic manual removal steps (For advanced users). Please consider doing a backup of important files beforehand if you insist on removing this Sftwred.info redirect on your own.

Step A: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to pull up Window Task Manager window and go to Processes tab on the top; scroll down to end related processes with this Sftwred.info.
taskmanager

Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search forFolder Options.
ControlPanel-Folder Options(Win7)

Step C: Under View tab on Folder Options, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
FolderOptions

Step D: Press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search.
Run+regedit

Step E: Delete all these associating files and registry entries with Sftwred.info redirect in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\Protector\””[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\[random]\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”[rnd]
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun=””

Step F: Reset homepage.
1. On Firefox browser window, click Tools on the top and select Options to Options window; on Startup, select Show my home page option on When Firefox starts; type homepage address in Home Page bar and click OK.
mozilla-firefox-options

2. On Internet Explorer window, click Tools and select Internet Options; in Internet Options window, under General tab, type in wanted homepage address and click OK.
internet-explorer-internet-options

Step G: Restart the whole system or the originally infected browser/browsers to see if Sftwred.info is still there.

Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry

Conclusion

Nowadays, as computer has gradually become a necessity in our daily life, PC hackers have also made a lot of benefits at the same time. Getting infected by a browser hijacker like this Sftwred.info is not a rare thing today. Viruses can be widely spread over the network. So no matter where you are, as long as there’s a computer connecting to the Internet, you’ll have the chances to be infected by cyber viruses. Chances will be increased or reduced because of several aspects including PC protection and online activities of PC owners. Let’s take a look at the reasons for you to be infected by Sftwred.info. Ways of maintaining a good PC can also be concluded from these reasons. As mentioned above that Sftwred.info is put on the net by hackers, thus you or someone else may have used the computer to visit some hacked sites online in order to get infected by this browser hijacker. Also, Sftwred info can come bundled with malicious programs when you install unknown “free” tools from the Internet. It can also be hidden within attachments of spam emails. On the other hand, by not doing these online activities, we can reduce our chances to be infected by nasty viruses.

Still get redirected to Sftwred.info when surfing online after the removal process? Please contact YooSecurity Online Expert now for complete virus removal assistance.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on May 27, 2013 7:36 am

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