My firefox browser looks absurd. A redirect took over the google page as the search engine but I don’t like it. What’s worse, if I use this thing to search something. I can only get some strange web sites that I don’t need. If I click those search results to open the sites, many other web sites would pop up even if I didn’t open them. I think I must have got some virus infection. Who can help me fix my browser?

What is Redirect? Redirect is a virus well programmed to hack users’ web browser for some purposes. In usual this redirect virus is designed for some enterprises or individuals to promote the homepages of their products. In usual, it takes the way to change some normal functions of the web browsers so that it can open some unknown web sites automatically. Obviously, it wants you to visit these web sites so that you can see some products on the sites and maybe you may also buy something on those sites. However, this is hucksterizing. What’s more those redirected virus may also contain lots of viruses. So if your computer has been hacked by this redirect virus. You have to remove it soon. Redirect looks like a legitimate web sites search engine. You can see the similar search box in the center as well. It is as ordinary as some web sites such as or The difference is that is a very famous search engine site which has a large quantity of users all over the world. It’s legit obviously to all. However, it’s specious. It can’t provide you the real search functions. When your browser is hijacked by redirect virus, your computer will always pop up some strange things. When you visit some malicious websites, you may be attacked by this browser hijacker stealthily. It takes the same way as many Trojans do to invade your computer. redirect virus comes with many viruses includes Trojan horses, malware or cankered links. It’s nothing different from those famous search sites with a virtuous interface. When you get infected by this browser hijacker, it may not bring you to the forefront because you may think that it just changed your homepage and even you will regard it as one assistant for you to do some search more easily. If you really think so, you are all wet. The offensive Internet browser hijacker will drag you into the abyss of pain. The redirect virus may not just change your homepage to other web sites, but also can bring in much other virus such as Trojan, malware and fake virus. You really should remove this virus completely soon.

To clean your PC, Live Chat with YooSecurity Expert Now, or you can follow the manual removal guide below to get your problem fixed. (For advanced computer users)

How to judge if your computer has been infected with redirect Virus

A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.

B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange progress which you never found before.

C. Every time you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages.

D. Your browser runs more and more slowly.

E. It always pops up some irritating advertisements even if you don’t want.

Best Way to Remove this Redirect Virus Step by Step

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 taskmgr 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. 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.

Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Redirect.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256 “(Default)”=”1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RANDOM.exe’

Step 4: Remove malicious files of Redirect


Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:

As what you can see, Redirect is really a very horrible virus which can finally destroy your computer system. And please don’t consider auto delete method since there is no such anti-virus can really remove it completely. Don’t download free software to take a chance. This can only waste your time and bring in much more viruses. All the instructions above are prepared for those who have much computer knowledge and are familiar with this kind for virus. Before you start to do the removal work, please consider it seriously. On the other hand, all the instructions above aim at the common infection situation. As for Redirect, there are many variables according to different computers. What’s worse, as time goes by, it may start its variation. Just like what is mentioned above, this virus infection is a cascaded infection. The related files may be changed. Unless you have much knowledge about this virus, it’s very hard for you to do the removal work.

Note:If you failed to remove Redirect with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 31, 2013 5:24 am

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