Recently when I open my Firefox, the page directly goes to I tried to get Google back as my homepage but failed? It seems that my browser has been hijacked? How to get rid of Redirect? Read this article to find out the answer.

General Description of Redirect Redirect is a browser targeting infection that tends to change and moderate your browser. The malware might get installed on a computer even without owner`s consent. It secretly invades and can take control of Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome. The hijacker ruin the navigation function of your browser so that you can not search information normally like usual and what you got is the page of as the start page when you open your browser. The hijacker in particular blocks popular search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing, if you try to use these engines to search you will find the search results are most likely being redirected those unwanted appears to be a safe and legit website but still the plugin which forcibly redirects users to this website is unsafe. hijacker does no good to your computer but takes control of your browser and collect valuable data for illegal purpose. Besides, the tricky hijacker convertly communicates with remote cyber criminals to damage your computer further. Since the hijacker is so bad, how to delete Redirect as soon as possible to avoid further damages? As the best solution to resolve the problem, manual removal is needed.

A Screen Shot of Hijacker Infection Redirect Virus

Common Signs of Hijacker Infection

A) Unusual issues occur with problems connecting to Internet.
B) The default homepage of your browser has been secretly changed to suspicious sites without your permission.
C) The rogue keeps redirecting your search results to those scam pages against your will and it also alerts that you are browsing unsafe contents so you need to install the security program from its site which is totally a fake program.
D) The redirect virus tends to disable all the antivirus and anti-spyware programs installed on your computer and stop them from running and scanning as well.
E) You search results are frequently being redirected to the page of Redirect or anything related to it when surfing Internet.
F) The browser hijacker can corrupt system files and modify the critical keys inside registry which can make your computer completely vulnerable and very easy to be attacked by remote hackers.
G) There are annoying pop-ups of spam ad pages or other scam web sitescoming up from your browser, some of them can’t even be closed.

If there’s any difficulty for you to remove Redirect from your computer, please contact YooSecurity professionals to keep your computer safe and virus free, or you can follow our step-by-step virus removal instruction below to clean the virus yourself. (For advanced computer users)

Best Way to Remove Hijacker Step by Step:

Firstly, please go to the folder option to show hidden files, here’s the guide:

1) Click on Start button and then click on Control Panel
2) Click on Appearance and Personalization item

3) Click on Folder Options item
4) Click on View tab in the Folder Options window

5) Check the box of Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

Next, please follow these steps to get rid of Redirect manually:
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in task-mgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager.

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe related to Redirect. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

Step3: Remove malicious files of Hijacker.


Step4: Delete malicious registry entries of Hijakcer.

“EnableShellExecuteHooks”= 1 (0x1)

Video Show You on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

In conclusion, Redirect is such a huge threat to the infected computers. It promotes third-party advertising pages and ad feeds to earn a profit for its developers. Once it has invaded the computer, user will be redirected to frequently when he uses search engine for searching. This happens because the malware replaces default search provider in secret. In the same time, you will find your computer in general has been very slow lately because the malware has damaged some critical system files. What’s worse, the hijacker secretly takes control of your browser and then gather personal information as much as possible for illegal purpose. Hence, to save your computer and ensure the security of your privacy, it’s good for you to figure out how to remove Redirect completely.

Kindly reminder: Manual removal needs expert skills, if you failed to remove Redirect by yourself,please contact YooSecurity professionals to keep your computer safe and virus free.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 28, 2013 2:57 am

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