The page of often comes out to take over my opened webpages as well as my default homepage? It also pops up many ads box when I’m surfing online, which didn’t happen to me before. I don’t know if the website is safe? Do I really need to get rid of it? How to do it? Read this post to get rid of redirect virus hijacker.

General Descriptions of Redirect Virus Redirect virus is categorized as a browser infection that tends to have itself installed in the computer without any permission or even awareness from the user. The malicious program can get inside the system undetected and then begin initiating browser redirections that are really annoying. browser hijacker is a malicious virus that can redirect search result from famous search engines such as Google and Yahoo to its domain by modifying DNS settings as well as the internet setting of your browser. The actions may start from revising the default homepage setting as its fake search engine so that every time you open your browser you find yourself on the site of, which will then redirect you to other ad pages or even scam pages when you try to do some search on the site. Besides, may mislead you to visit more sites unwanted and download some malware applications that may bring further damages to your computer. Thus, it’s necessary for you to learn how to get rid of Redirect hijacker.

A Screen Shot of Hijacker


Usual Symptoms of Virus Hijacker Infection

a) You search results are frequently being redirected to the page of or anything related to it when surfing Internet.
b) There are annoying pop-ups of spam ad pages or other scam web sites coming up from your browser, some of them can’t even be closed.
c) 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.
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) 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.
f) The default homepage of your browser has been convertly changed to suspicious sites without your permission.

If there’s any difficulty for you to remove Redirect virus 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 virus 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 virus. 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 Redirect virus.

“EnableShellExecuteHooks”= 1 (0x1)

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

In conclusion, Redirect virus is a threat which needs a immediate fix. If unfortunately you got this virus on your computer, your browsers do not work properly and sometimes when I search something in either Yahoo or Google, it automatically redirects to then goes to some spam sites. Pretending itself to be a legitimate search engine, redirect rogue actually contains rootkit and Trojans which can automatically record your online behaviors in order to steal personal information and confidential data such as bank account information and credit card information, which will be transferred to remote server. Your personal info will be in high risk of exposure to public or be used for illegal benefit if your computer is infected with the hijacker virus. Thus, in order to protect your computer and the security of your personal info, therefore you need to have the virus removed from your computer as soon as possible before any loss.

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

Published by Michael Myn & last updated on August 21, 2013 9:34 am

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