Can’t get rid of redirect thing as it keeps popping up and redirecting you to its false site / homepage? Every time the user open Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome to do a search, then this weird fake search page pops-up and all your search results were redirected to other malicious websites or that domain….How to get rid of Websearch redirect virus as it changed your settings of the browsers?

What is Redirect? How Do You Remove It Completely?

The redirect virus is one of the more advanced browser hijacking malwares hitting computers today! It is the variant of It changes the homepage of the browser to and they do a great job of making it look like a legitimate search engine. There is even a “powered by Google” logo located next to the search bar that is designed to trick users into thinking that it is in fact a Google search. How to remove “”?

If the annoyance caused by the redirects and pop ups weren’t enough, the real threat comes as the virus modifies the computer security settings and disables the firewall in order to grant the hackers access to the computer from their remote location. They could be on the other side of the world and be able to access anything on the computer, like the Fbdownloader Search. And what makes you crazy is not all anti-virus programs can pick it up, so you are required to delete the browser hijacker manually, and you need to do it right away.

Do not want to lose more data and personal information to this redirect? Cannot uninstall it from Control Panel? Contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert now for removal assistance if you are not familiar with any virus removing process.

Guide on How to Remove The Redirect Thing

This virus will exploit vulnerable areas of the system, and give remote access to the individuals behind the Trojan virus. The computer system is attacked and it will begin to slow down and be less responsive. Not only is your personal and banking information at risk, but also the virus begins to attack Windows in an attempt to crash the system. The virus will switch the names and locations of system files and registries, and it will drop random infected files throughout the system. As it progresses it goes deeper into the system, and the longer it is left on the computer the longer it will take to fully clean up the damage as it hides corrupt files deeper and deeper.

What you can look for to make sure that the virus isn’t attacking your computer:

  1. If the system resources are performing poorly and being consumed there is a good chance that a malware is present
  2. If you notice a different layout of the Google search page look in the address bar to make sure the address isn’t
  3. If a warning pops up warning that the page you are viewing may be unsafe always close it down and then immediately run the antivirus software
  4. If you notice the virus search page immediately shut down and if it appears upon restart then you must act quickly

To successfully and completely remove the whole trace of this redirect thing that hide deep in your system, first of all you need to stop the running processes through the Task Manager. Next manually get rid of browser hijacker from the registry editor. It will require better computer skills to do that. Any lack of experience could lead to unpredictable problems. Also, a backup of necessary files and programs is suggested if you don’t want to mess around with important data.

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:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll

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Most antivirus programs will only protect from the very basic threats, and since the virus is complex it sometimes slips under the radar. Because of this it is best to remove the corresponding files manually in order to make sure that it is fully removed from the computer. The virus removal guide will explain how to successfully remove the files linked to this virus, and make sure that the correct Windows files are left intact. To protect your computer in time, please don’t hesitate to get instant help from YooSecurity PC experts.

Note: Still having problems with redirect thing after the manual removal following all the above steps? Have no idea on how to get rid of this browser hijacker 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 1, 2013 2:40 am

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