Browser has been hijacked by Redirect Virus? How to get rid of this redirect thing? I have tried scanning by many anti-virus programs installed on my work computer, but they didn’t pick up this pops up page, i have no idea how to deal with this headache, please help!

How to Remove Redirect Virus?

If your browser is constantly directed to Redirect Virus, then your computer has been infected by this particular virus. Basically, it is a hijacker that infects your browser and starts changing its settings. Once the settings are changed, your browser may not work as you want it to. Furthermore, you may be taken to numerous landing pages that have no good information and may lead to lots of advertisements and sponsored results. This hijacker can cause problems that may make your frustrated. First of all, all your searches will not be directed to your default search engine. The reason is that your default search engine is changed and now, your search terms will direct to Redirect Virus and it may appear like a genuine search engine. However, what it does is take you to those landing pages that are partners with the creators of this hijacker.

The purpose is to generate lots of traffic for those advertisers. You may also see lots of pop-ups that will keep coming no matter what you do to block them. It may also steal your confidential information and share it with other sources that are unknown to you. This can be very damaging for you as such information in wrong hands can cost you a lot. Not just that, but the hijacker also keeps track of your browsing details.

You may keep receiving links or tree gifts whenever you are logged into internet. If you are unaware of this Redirect Virus infection, then you may even end up clicking on certain ads. Such places may be infected and may deliver malicious files to your computer. You may also want to install an innocent looking game or download manager, but in reality it may be nothing more than malware that will disrupt smooth functioning of your browser as well as computer system.

Sometimes, your antivirus may not detect such malicious files. The reason is that you most of the times, the user himself downloads such additional files. Hence, antivirus database may not include such signatures. This would lead to undetected installation of such hijackers. You may question that why would someone want to install such malicious programs willingly? This virus was created by hackers or criminals who make use of this browser hijacker to get money from the victims, so please delete Redirect Virus at a quick time to keep your computer from viruses.

Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance. Redirect Virus Screenshot redirect virus

Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect. 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 hijacker in Registry Editor as below:

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

Video Guide On How to Remove Hijacker From Regedit Manually:


You may receive a pop-up mentioning that your computer has been scanned and a virus is found. You need to download a particular program or scanner in order to get rid of this Redirect Virus. Once you download the recommended software? malware and other malicious files get installed on your computer. When this is done, your computer is doomed. Other than that a lot of software comes bundled with other malicious files. You may willingly end up installing those add-ons without considering if they are viruses or worms etc. Once installed, your browser may be hijacked very easily. However, malicious and hacked websites can also lead to such hijackers. These websites do not notify you but drop malicious codes on your computer without your attention. At that time, your antivirus may also get infected or may not detect the virus.

Note: Have tried many methods but failed to get rid of Redirect Virus? To avoid any mistakes, Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on August 23, 2013 9:12 am

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