Be redirecting to when you were surfing online? Why your Internet browser’s homepage has been changed to a different site that you have never seen before? So virus has taken over the settings of your default of the homepage. As a matter of fact, this is known to be a redirect virus. Infected with google redirect virus and do not know how to remove it? Best Instructions here. Browser Hijacker Description redirect virus (alias is a specially browser hijacker virus that will forcibly change your homepages and other default settings of your browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Once your computer was infected with virus then IE sits at non responding. Basically double clicks on the desktop do not work. If you add a short cut to the desktop, such as Google Chrome and double click, it will not execute, have to right click and then open for Chrome to work. When I added the new shortcut to the desktop it was not the correct icon. Outlook is also giving error messages.

Although computer users deleted that files seemed related to that browser hijacker completely and checked in Firefox and they still get redirected to People previously added the following 2 entries to the hosts file to curtail a bit the impact of the redirection: and but the issue is still there. YooSecurity Labs has incrementally been receiving reports and complaints from our customers on these toolbar hijacker in the past months. Previously, if computer user wrote a search word in the address bar for Firefox, IE or Chrome it would resolve to the website. After the redirect virus attacked your system secretly, bowever now it first redirects to and then onto any other ad sites. It is also cause the problem that your laptop is running slightly slower. That is because the internet speed is affected. Finally, some of your personal settings are reset periodically.What is frustrating your anti-virus found nothing after doing a full scan. It is recommended you should stay away from unfamiliar sites and search engines online and manually remove Redirect Virus immdiately!

To save your computer, you can manually remove this browser hijacker by the following manual steps. Or you can get help from YooSecurity Online Expert now.

Qfind redirect virus screen-shot

Symptom of Virus

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A Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide

Since your antivirus programs cannot deal with this redirect virus completely, you will need to manually delete it by following these steps given as below. And in case any mistakes might happen during the process, please spend some time on making a backup before getting started:

Step 1: Restart the infected computer to Safe mode with networking. When you press the power button or restart it from Start menu, repeatedly hit F8 key; then use arrow keys to select Safe mode with networking and press Enter.

Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager to end [random files related to]. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time or right click on bottom Task Bar.

Step 3: Go to Folder Options from Control Panel. Under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.

Step 4: Go to Registry Editor. First press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search.

Step 5: Delete all the following or those related to the following files.

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{rnd }
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{ }.exe”

Step 7: Reboot the computer again and let it get into normal mode this time.

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Conclusion virus is just another newly released hijacker to infect our computers. Actually, it is a bad Adware, it looks beautiful as it is legitimate and attracts you to click on the advertisements. It can make your computer turns to be weird and performs slowly. And if you don’t remove it in time, it will continue to infect other browsers and other functions of the computer. Therefore, it is really not a wise option to keep redirect virus inside your computer for too long and please make it gone completely.

Notice: If you are still not sure on how to completely remove redirect virus or don’t want to mess up your files, please contact YooSecurity Expert now to let them help you out of this situation.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 12, 2012 11:42 am

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