Is your homepage reset to on your browser? Do you keep getting popping ups of advertisements when you are surfing the internet? Are you redirected to another website when you try to open a new tab or open a specific site? What is going on with your computer? It works strangely and abnormally!

Browser Hijacked by Redirect –How to Remove? redirect, known as a member of browser hijacker virus is a newly released one throughout the internet. It looks extremely like a normal and legal website. It is a website but it is not a good one since it makes some unwanted phenomena on computers which annoy computer users a lot. For example, when you are searching something online you click on the results links and there will be a pop-up which is showing you an advertisement page. If you open your browser, you find out that your homepage is set to this redirect virus instead of your default ones.

It has a normal appearance as a website thus redirect is enabled to escape from the scan of antivirus software. Antivirus programs take it as a normal site and do not detect it which makes it even harder to get rid of the hijacker virus. Unfortunately, it is either hard to remove it or dangerous to have this infection on computer. Because this redirect virus causes other drops of infections on your computer from any unsafe websites it cooperates with. When you are online, it is able to open back doors of your system to make it available to be attacked by any threats or risks to get into your computer. More and more infections will certainly lead to more and more system holes on your computer and it gets more and more vulnerable.

Some obvious clues can give you evidence that your computer is infected with this redirect virus such as resetting of your original homepage, constant popping ups of ads, slow speed of computer performance and out-of-sudden errors when you try to run any programs and so on. As you use the computer to do online shopping and communications with other people, you may remember your account detail such as ID and password on the infected computer. That is somehow risky as redirect can have a scan on your system files and your search histories to analyze those cookies to get your information. It can reveal your privacy by sending random information to the websites it works with and people who run those unsafe sites will get your info and make use of it.
Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.

Screenshot of Redirect Virus

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Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect. 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 redirect Hijack Virus in Registry Editor(Those files are usually named randomly).

Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted hijacker on targeted browsers.

Video Guide On How to Remove redirect Hijack Virus From Regedit Manually:

Conclusion redirect is a harmful browser infection. You can realize its existence when you open your browser. This redirect virus also infectious as it is able to infect all the browsers you have on the infected computer if you don’t take steps to kill it. Because of its stubborn characteristic, you may have different barriers when you are trying to delete it from your computer. So deleting it from the system is needed. If you leave it there as you are likely to think it is not a thing to have such a unimportant infection it can lead your computer to a disaster. It opens ways to other more dangerous viruses spread online to get into your computer and things will get worse. Your normal programs begin to run abnormally and if keep going like that you may get no response later. To avoid further troubles you should remove the virus as early as possible.

Note: Have tried many methods but failed to get rid of redirect Hijack Virus? To avoid any mistakes,please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 23, 2013 1:14 am

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