Browser keep starts with the page of Why there are always so many advertising pages pop up to bother me? Feel like your web browsers have been took control by someone else in the dark? What is Redirect? What do I do? Read this article to resolve the problem.

General Description of Redirect Redirect is one kind of browser hijacker infection that automatically redirects users to the page of when they logon Internet. This kind of browser hijacker hides in the malicious pages among variety kinds of unhealthy webs such as pornographic or violent sites. Once you visit those sites, the hijacker can be installed into your system without your approval until the day you found it has changed your computer. Gradually you will find your web browser is just not the same one as before because it’s behaving quite weirdly. You will find the homepage of default setting have been changed to so that every time you open your browser you will see this unexpected page which leads you to search through it. And then if you search something on it you will get a lot of advertising or spam pages that probably may contain malicious codes within them so if you click them your computer will get infection by other threats. Besides, the virus messes up your computer from inside so it’s becoming more and more vulnerable to avoid cyber attacks, therefore you need to learn how to get rid of Redirect permanently to safe your computer.

A Screen Shot of Browser Redirect Infection


Common Signs of Hijacker Infection

1) Unusual issues occur with problems connecting to Internet
2) The rogue keeps redirecting your search results to those scam pages against your will and it also alerts that you are browsing unsafe contents so you need to install the security program from its site which is totally a fake program.
3) The default homepage of your browser has been secretly changed to suspicious sites without your permission.
4) The browser hijacker can corrupt system files and modify the critical keys inside registry which can make your computer completely vulnerable and very easy to be attacked by remote hackers.
5) There are annoying pop-ups of spam ad pages or other scam web sitescoming up from your browser, some of them can’t even be closed.
6) The redirect virus tends to disable all the antivirus and anti-spyware programs installed on your computer and stop them from running and scanning as well.
7) You search results are frequently being redirected to the page of or anything related to it when surfing Internet.

If there’s any difficulty for you to remove Redirect from your computer, please contact YooSecurity professionals to keep your computer safe and virus free, or you can follow our step-by-step virus removal instruction below to clean the virus yourself. (For advanced computer users)

Best Way to Remove Hijacker Step by Step:

Firstly, please go to the folder option to show hidden files, here’s the guide:

1) Click on Start button and then click on Control Panel
2) Click on Appearance and Personalization item

3) Click on Folder Options item
4) Click on View tab in the Folder Options window

5) Check the box of Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

Next, please follow these steps to get rid of Redirect manually:
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in task-mgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager.

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe related to Redirect. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step3: Remove malicious files of Redirect.


Step4: Delete malicious registry entries of Redirect.

“EnableShellExecuteHooks”= 1 (0x1)

Video Show You on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

In conclusion, Redirect is a potential threat to your computer. I keeps redirecting you to its own search engine, some may consider this is just a normal web page that helps people to search information from Internet but the truth turn out to be the opposite that millions of computer users have been proven. You should have hijacker removed from your computer immediately right after you know its existence because this virus really can bring great damage to your system. It can not only damage your system but also will lead to economic loss because the hijacker is smart enough to download other threats such as trojan and malware from the remote server to attack your computer. The browser hijacker is too bad, so how to delete Redirect? The tricky virus usually loads itself into the system memory and therefore can’t be removed by regular antivirus programs. Thus, to protect your computer and secure your personal info, it’s urgent to remove hijacker manually and completely form your computer.

Kindly reminder: Manual removal needs expert skills, if you failed to remove Redirect by yourself,please contact YooSecurity professionals to keep your computer safe and virus free.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 3, 2013 6:18 am

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