Can’t get rid of redirect  virus that pops up on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8 or Windows XP? All your browsers ( Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and so on) have been taken over by this browser hijacker.  How do you remove virus completely?

What is How to Remove?

The virus is a browser redirect attack that will change the settings regardless if the user is browsing with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. It is a variant of redirect or Redirect. Each time a browser window is opened the user will be taken to the sites disguised to look like a search engine. If the user then attempts to perform a search they are brought to a results page that does not contain any information related to the search performed. Instead, the page contains advertisements, links and pop ups that compensate the hackers each time they are clicked on.

This is a virus that is designed to simply infect as many users as possible, which will ultimately result in more advertisements and sponsored links being clicked on. When millions of computers are infected it results in thousands of users clicking on these items that earn money for the hackers. This is more of an annoyance and virus of inconvenience rather than a security threat. The hackers are only concerned with infecting as many users as possible with the redirect virus as possible.

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

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The most common symptoms of the redirect virus include:

  • The regular search engine will look very plain and the URL will be and not the regular Google, Yahoo, or Bing URL. This is very easy to detect and if this is found action will need to be taken immediately to remove the virus.
  • If a search is performed and the results are not related to the search query and filled with advertisements there is a chance that it is due to a viral infection.
  • If there are a noticeable number of pop up advertisements that begin to increase over time this is a sign that there is a virus present on the computer and an anti-virus scan should be performed right away to find out what is responsible for the ads.
  • The speed of the computer will become very sluggish if there is a virus installed and simple tasks such as shutting down the computer and starting it up will appear much slower than normal.

Best Way to Remove Websearch.lookforithereinfo Virus

For this reason, they use email spamming as the main mode of spreading this browser redirect virus. They simply place the virus within an attachment included with the email, or within a link included in the body of the email. Now, many savvy computer users know that you should not open an attachment or click on a link sent from an unknown sender, but many users that are not experienced, or of the older generation might not suspect any potential danger and they will follow the instructions in the email, resulting in an infected computer. Let’s face it; the hackers wouldn’t be spreading this and other viruses if they were not making money form doing so. This is also further proof that there needs to be much more computer safety information available for new users. So manual removal of Redirect Virus is the best way, learn more detailed steps 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 Websearch.lookforithere Redirect Virus:


Since the virus installs itself so deep into the system files it is suggested that the removal process is done manually to make sure that all of the files are deleted properly. We have included a detailed guide above that will walk the user through all of the steps that need to be taken in order to clean the computer system and remove all traces of the virus.  If you are not familiar with computer viruses, malware and spyware removal, the best way to make your computer free of virus is consult with YooSecurity Experts for instant help.

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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 13, 2013 4:30 am

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