How to get rid of from Google Chrome. This webpage has become my first page as soon as I open my Google Chrome browser. I have tried resetting the browser as well as scanning the whole machine with antivirus but they didn’t help. The page is still there and Norton says my computer is just fine but it is not as I believe. There has been too much popping ups of advertisements pages. I cannot stand with them. They disturb my normal use of the machine and I am afraid they may cause other problems on the computer. How can I remove the redirect thing completely? Redirect Introduction redirect virus is one member of browser hijacker viruses. It disguises as a normal and legal webpage which claims to help computer users to experience better searching activities. However, is only a fake search engine which takes a good appearance of regular search engine but never does what it should to. It displays unreliable search results to your search queries. Those result links are not ranked according to the searching relativities but to its sponsored pages. Those links are not safe to visit because there could be many other potential threats and risks on the sites. If you are not a computer savvy you may not be able to distinguish the legal and illegal installation packages of the same program.

Similar symptoms as browser hijacker infections will occur on the infected computer. New tabs will be opened automatically when you open new pages on the infected browser. And most of the pages are strange or related with some shopping items or download ones. If you click on any of them out of mistake you may be redirected to another page and along with the opening of the new page there can be invisible threats downloaded to your computer. With the time passing by the redirect virus will make your system detection more and more vulnerable and thus it is getting easier for other online spread threats to get into your computer system. Due to the effects of the browser hijacker the speed of the compromised machine will be slowed down significantly. It takes much more time to open a new webpage or to run some regular programs. Some programs may be stuck when you try to run them. There will pop up random errors when you are using the machine that has been hacked by the redirect.

Screenshot of Redirect Virus redirect virus

Problems Caused by Virus :

1. Your homepage, search provider, desktop backgrounds are changed;
2. Constant pop ups and new tabs of ads occur often;
3. It works badly when you try to run some usual software or programs;
4. Unknown websites are listed in the bookmarks without your intention or notice;
5. Folder options, task manager, registry editing tools are disabled.
6. Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
7. The browser behaves unusually such as URL/link redirects will occur.
8. Unwanted and unknown Plug-in/extension or add-ons have been attached to the browsers.
9. Useless shortcuts are on desktop or creepy websites are added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.

Computer users often get this redirect virus when they open the attachments of some unknown or strange mails. You need to take care when you install or download any software online. Be careful when you are going to click on back links on a page. You may also realize that the promote part under the search bar changes all the time. What it displays there is trying to lead you to click on it and redirect you to an unsafe page. And on those pages you are never careful enough because they are full of unstable factors and unsafe contents. Many computer users realize how annoying it is but they have no way to get it off from their computers because it will be back all the time after removal. Are you trying to find an efficient way to remove it completely and get the control of your browsers back?

Note: Manual Removal, though is the most effective way to remove the virus, requires expertise and which is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.

Your computer might infect this virus via unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. Once it enters in your computer.

Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect redirect Virus. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.


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 associated files and registry entries with this browser hijacker in Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.

Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted redirect redirect virus on targeted browsers.


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Conclusion : redirect virus is one of browser hijacker threat to windows machines. It begins to cause changes on each default setting. It also makes chaos in the system thus quite amount of normal functions on the target computer will not work properly. The worst part is that the virus will also weaken your system detection. It leaks out your personal data on the invaded machine and as a consequence you may get unknown mails from strangers or notice that there occur unknown mails in your sent mail box which are sent automatically to your contacts. That was done by the virus. So it is highly recommended to remove the redirect virus in time!
Note: Have spent too much time in fixing the problem but failed? To avoid any mistakes, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 9, 2013 1:34 pm

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