Can’t get rid of search engine from Windows 7, Win 8, Vista or Windows XP? It seems all my browsers( Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and so on) have been hijacker by that thing. How to delete this pops up that keeps redirecting? Any suggestions?

What is Redirect Page?

The redirect virus is a computer attack that changes the system settings of the computer and redirects the users to pages filled with advertisements and pop ups. The hackers behind this virus send the infected users to these sites in hopes that they click on the links and ads, as they receive payment every time the ads are clicked on. Once the virus is installed on the computer it will begin to change the settings, creating a redirect script that will send all search results to these pages filled will the pop ups and ads. Any search performed on Google, Yahoo, or Bing will send the user to a page that is not relevant to the search. The attack can also make changes to the default browser, the background image on the desktop, as well as the icons. Is it easy to remove the sweetpacks virus? Not so hard if you are computer savvy, otherwise, it is a big problem.

While the user is trying to figure out why these changes have been made and why they are continuously being redirected to pages that they didn’t request, the redirect virus is busy corrupting files stored on the computer as well as data. It is a very dangerous attack and does severe damage! The virus also has the ability to block access to certain websites and disable any anti-virus or anti-spyware installed on the computer. As you can see, it has the ability to do a lot of damage in a very short amount of time! Remove the browser hijacker from your computer once found it.

Note: Do not want to lose more data and personal information to this spyware thing? Cannot uninstall it from Control Panel? Contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert now for removal assistance.

Screenshot of Redirect redirect

How Do I Suffer From The Start.sweetpacks Fraudulent Website?

The redirect virus is spread through shareware sites that promote the illegal downloading of music, video, and software. The hackers tend to target these sites because it is easy for them to hide the virus install within free download links. The users that tend to visit these sites are clicking on a lot of links without paying too much attention to what is going on in the background. This makes them an easy target. Another way that they spread this attack across hundreds of thousands of PC users is through email attachments. They will send millions of SPAM messages that contain an attachment that contains the virus and because of the large volume of these messages that are sent there are bound to be some users that open it and attempt to view the attachment. Let this be a reminder that you should never, under any circumstance, open an attachment from a user you are unfamiliar with.

How to Remove The Start.sweetpacks Spyware Without Coming Back?

The get rid of the redirect virus completely we only recommend that it be done manually. Since there are many files that are hidden deep within the system a manual approach makes sure that all areas are checked. Also, since other viruses could have potentially been installed as well, the manual approach will help spot them as well. For complete instructions, see below.

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the domain. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager.

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 associating files and registry entries of Redirect in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\[random thing]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random thing}\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll

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The longer the redirect virus remains on the computer, the more damage that will occur. The system is accessible to the hackers secretly and they can steal sensitive personal and financial information. Also, the virus can redirect the user to other sites containing malicious attacks. It can really spiral out of control if left alone, so make sure that an attempt to remove the virus is made as quickly as possible. The longer it remains active, the more damage that will be done, including other viruses installing and completely slowing down the computer to the point where it crashes.

Note: Still having problems with browser hijacker after spent the whole day? Have no clue on how to get rid of this Ads as it changes fast? Please contact YooSecurity Online Expert now to save your computer from all the troubles and future consequences.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 20, 2013 4:17 am

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