Can’t get rid of redirect virus that pops up on your computer? All the browsers ( Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome) have been hijacked, It effects from Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP to Windows 8. How do i delete the Web Browser Search Toolbar from computer?

Hijacked by Redirect Virus – How to Remove?

The browser hijacker (also known as Web Browser Search) is an attack designed by cyber criminals and they are spreading the plug in throughout the Internet in an attempt to infect as many computers as possible. It is very similar to hijackers that redirected Internet users to Sirefef.gen!c, or delta search engine. While Web Browser Search is created by a legitimate company many computer users report that was set as their default search engine and homepage without their permission. This is a browser redirect that will take the user to a “search engine” that resembles the most popular ones but there is one big difference: this one doesn’t really work. When a search is performed the user is just taken to a webpage that is packed full of ads and links that pay the hacker each time they are clicked on. While some browser hijacks are designed just to make money from click, this one is a bit more dangerous.

The hackers behind this attack are cyber criminals and they want to do more harm then just inconvenience the users and trick them into clicking on ads. Once the redirect virus is installed it has the ability to install other malicious attacks as well, and as more malware is installed on the computer, the more system memory that is used up. Eventually if nothing is done to stop it there will be a full crash and there is a good chance that all of the data on the computer will be lost forever.

This proves how important it is to perform daily scans with the virus scanning tool that comes with the PC, as well as always backing your data up on an outside source, with either an external hard drive or on a 3rd party cloud based server. One little browser hijack attack can lead to numerous threats being installed on the computer and completely ruining it very quickly. keep your virus tools up to date and use them as often as possible to prevent disasters. But there is not a good antivirus that can pick up all viruses, malware  or spyware, you need to manually remove browser hijacker.

Note: To save your computer, Live Chat with YooSecurity Expert Now. You can follow the manual removal guide below to get your problem fixed. (For advanced computer users)

Screenshot of Redirect Virus

Webbrowsersearch Pops up Redirecting All My Search Results, Am I Infected?

The real danger lies in the browser hijacker’s ability to grant the hackers remote access to the computer. Once inside they can steal valuable information and use it to commit identity theft or even financial fraud if they are able to access the right information. They can also install keystroke recording software that will transmit every entry made on the keyboard, and when they compare that alongside the browser history they can quickly uncover usernames and passwords to email accounts, social profiles, and even online banking accounts.

There are several risks that users need to be made aware of. The Webbrowsersearch virus will display the following traits when installed on the computer:

  • It will change the default browser settings on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.
  • It will redirect the user to pages filled with ads and pop ups will begin to appear more frequently.
  • The home page will be changed to and will also display pop up ads.
  • It has the ability to redirect the user to any website that the hackers decide on, which are all owned by them and make revenue each time the user clicks on a link or banner.

Manual Removal Step by Step Guide

So, now that you know how dangerous the browser hijacker is, what can you do to prevent it? Well, running daily system scans using an updated anti-virus program is a great start. Also, just be aware of your browsing and don’t click on links that look suspicious. If you happen to get infected by this attack simply follow the removal instructions below.

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the domain. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager.

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 associating files and registry entries of redirect virus in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\[random thing]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random thing}\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll

Video On How To Remove Webbrowsersearch Virus:


The most common way individuals are becoming infected with this attack if by opening an email attachment that contained the browser hijacker. While an experienced computer user knows not to open an attachment from someone they are not familiar with, that doesn’t mean that a new user or an older person wouldn’t open it. The older generation is starting to use computers now as they become more affordable and easier to use. Unfortunately they are not always aware of the potential dangers and they are too trusting. If a spam email message warns them of a danger and instructs them to open the attachment they might believe that it is an email from their computer manufacturer, etc and open the email without thinking of or even being aware of the potential danger. If you don’t know which files or processes related to the browser hijacker, the best way to make your computer clean is consult with YooCare/YooSecurity Experts for instant assistance.

Kindly Reminder: Have no clue on how to get rid of redirect virus? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to save your computer from all the troubles and future consequences.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 20, 2013 11:11 am

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