How can I remove redirect from Mozilla Firefox? It controls my browser and it has become my homepage while I cannot set it back. I don’t see it in program list and my antivirus doesn’t detect it. What can I do to get it off?

Computer infected by Redirect – How to Remove? redirect virus is one type of browser hijacker virus wherein your home page default settings are changed to its own value. At the first glance of the change of your homepage being set to this redirect virus you should notice that this virus has infected your computer and you need to remove it without any hesitation. Computer users whose computer has been invaded by this browser hijacker virus had some hard time in removing it. Uninstalling it from Add/Remove program list does not help. Reasons why victims must remove redirect virus is that each time you try to do some search on the internet, you will always be redirected to the sites which the virus promoted. It may point your browser to some web pages you have never known of. The page of this virus contains vast amount of advertisements and endorsement for some domain products. More than that, if you click on those ads links, they will lead other spread online risks to get into your system.

Some people get meaningless messages and larger amount of spam mails since their computers work abnormally out of the redirect virus. What causes that? Obviously it is the virus which causes the weird phenomena. An explanation to that is that the virus has sent out your personal data to others! How did the virus do this? The method redirect virus uses is collecting and analyzing your remembered database. As we know, along with the using of computers cookies and bookmarks will be created in order to help computer users to use PCs more conveniently. However, the redirect virus has been enabled to take use of them. They find out your privacy and account details then send them to either its creator or its sponsored cooperators. Those people will be able to know your information and sell them to third party. If you want to put an end to the reveal of your privacy you will need to get the virus removed immediately.

Screenshot of Redirect Virus


Common Symptoms of Redirect Virus Infection :

1. Your homepage, search provider, desktop backgrounds are changed;
2. Constant pop ups and new tabs of ads occur often;
3. It works badly when you try to run some usual software or programs;
4. Unknown websites are listed in the bookmarks without your intention or notice;
5. Folder options, task manager, registry editing tools are disabled.
6. Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
7. The browser behaves unusually such as URL/link redirects will occur.
8. Unwanted and unknown Plug-in/extension or add-ons have been attached to the browsers.
9. Useless shortcuts are on desktop or creepy websites are added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.

Computer users often get this redirect virus when they open the attachments of some unknown or strange mails. You need to take care when you install or download any software online. Be careful when you are going to click on back links on a page. You may also realize that the promote part under the search bar changes all the time. What it displays there is trying to lead you to click on it and redirect you to an unsafe page. And on those pages you are never careful enough because they are full of unstable factors and unsafe contents.

Note: Manual Removal, though is the most effective way to remove the virus, requires expertise and which is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.

Your computer might infect this virus via unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. Once it enters in your computer.

Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect redirect Virus. 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 browser hijacker in Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.

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


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Conclusion : redirect virus, though taken as a general and common browser hijacker virus, can definitely cause large damages to your computer system. Because, it on one hand makes your computer get more and more vulnerable and other online threats can easily find out your system holes and get into it. On the other hand, it cause reveal of your personal data on the compromised computer which will lead you to an annoying situation as well as dangerous at the same time. To summarize it shortly, this virus, though some people don’t realize it as a virus, works exactly the same to a disturbing computer virus which makes it become a “virus” indeed. If you want to end the non-stopping ads and redirections you have to get this off from your computer sooner.
Note: Have spent too much time in fixing the problem but failed? To avoid any mistakes, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 17, 2013 3:12 pm

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