How to remove redirect from browsers? I’ve noticed that redirect has messed up my Internet Explorer browser. It hijacked my browser entirely? And it is so irritating by opening up a new tab for advertising. Are you disturbed by the activities of this redirect virus? Redirect Introduction redirect, classified as one of browser hijacker virus, often adds itself to browsers when computer users are trying to install or download some programs online. It has been put into the installation packages of some fake programs or some good software by cyber criminals. It gets into the target computers along with the process of installation and download. It is a phony search engine though seems to be quite legal. The truth is that it looks fine at the first glance. But the reality it works disturbs users when they are using the computer. It displays advertisements pages which appear by popping up. And the bad part is this redirect virus will also make your computer work slowly than it used to do. As the redirect virus occupies system resource some other programs may have troubles when you try to run them. In other word, all functions on your computer just seem to be put out of order.

As far as it is installed, redirect virus begins to cause many annoying problems and puts your computer in high risk. An obvious symptom is that the default settings on your browsers as well as the homepage will be changed to its own value. All its traits are done without the permission of computer users. It is worse to know that this Doko-search redirect shows you many unknown and unsafe links which contains malicious programs, fake antivirus, or some other potential threats。You should not click on them out of curiousness.

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 :

Similar to the previous redirect virus, redirect is also classified as a browser hijacker which comes to users’ computer without their attention. redirect seems like it is a legitimate search engine, but in reality, it is fake and will not provide you any reliable search results related to your search queries. This threat blocks you from browsing the web pages while you are trying to surf on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. It can hijack the browsers all and it is available in most versions of Windows operating system machines. Don’t take it as a normal website as it will finally mess up your computer. Instead, you need to delete this thing from your PC as soon as you notice its existence.
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 October 18, 2013 9:04 am

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