Infected by redirect? It took over my web browser and kept popping up even if I run full scans and delete all reported threats via my advanced antivirus. Will the hijacker infection damage my computer terribly? How can I get rid of it entirely and safely? Benefit yourself from this post and try to remove the nasty redirect with following removal tips. Redirect – How to Remove Browser Hijacker is a malicious browser redirect comes from network and attacks your computer when you gain access to risky websites, junk emails and harmful download resources. Soon as the hijacker targets the computer, it takes over the web browsers and replaces the default search engine and homepage. It can add to the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Opera, etc. together with many unfriendly plug-ins, ads-on and toolbar. When you click on familiar web links, you will be taken to other unwanted web pages related to the hijacker virus and unknown third parties. Also, you will get many pesky pop-up ads on the screen every time you click on web links, watch videos and browse images, and those pop-up ads may ask you to download free things, install ads-on and even purchase some unwanted products. Don’t trust any pops up related this redirect or keep it in the computer for a long time. Instead, you are required to remove the notorious redirect virus entirely soon.

The hijacker infection can change your browser settings, which causes obstacles to you in process of accessing Facebook, Twitter and online bank accounts and so forth. The redirect is designed by cyber hackers, making its interface similar to real search engines. With the help of this redirect virus, cyber hackers can visit the infected system secretly to collect your privacy and other sensitive information aggressively. In order to avoid any further loss, you should not ignore or leave the browser hijacker in the computer too long. All you need to do is to delete it from the computer completely and timely.

Usually, this hijacker does not come alone but brings many risky computer threats to your computer, including malware, spyware and adware parasites. It is capable to slow down the system speed and disconnect the network sometimes. That is why you get stuck frequently when surfing the net, watching online videos and running programs. Moreover, the redirect virus may trigger system crash, startup failure and corrupting system files problems. You may be surprised why the advanced antivirus fails to catch the redirect virus entirely. In fact, the browser hijacker affects the antivirus and prevents it from taking effective. If you try another antivirus and reinstall the target web browser, you still notice that the hijacker virus keeps coming back after restarting the computer. Thus, manual removal will help you get rid of the hazardous redirect virus successfully.

Note: Expertise will be required during the manual removal. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for instant help now if you are not good with computers:

Troubles To Be Expected from A Browser Hijacker

1*. When browsers are hijacked, net users’ online information (user names, passwords, browsing histories ect.) can be collected by the hijacker using tracking cookies and online third-parties can benefit from these valuable records;
2*. redirect is capable of bringing in PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) to further scam PC users;
3. The hijacker can generally slow down the performance of the affected web browsers as well as the whole system;
4. Victims of the hijacker can experience constant pop ups online;
5. The start-up pages and default search engines can keep being replaced by the hijacker.

Step-by-step Manual Removal Instructions

Now that we know the browser hijacker make the antivirus malfunctioning and failing to delete any virus, then manual removal becomes a better choice. Manual removal is a process that requires to be taken with great caution, as it is quite complicated and difficult. Any mistakes of deleting wrong computer files may cause great damages to the computer. In the case, you can back up important system data before carrying out any removal step. Redirect virus removal guide given below will enable you to deal with the stubborn virus effectively.

Step A: Open Windows Task Manager by hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find the virus processes to select ‘End Process’. Names of the processes may not show exactly the same on each PC:


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. This will help show the hidden files of this redirect:


Step C: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with the hijacker:


Step D: Change home pages back from this redirect (Firefox):


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Conclusion redirect is a risky computer infection that takes the computer at great risk. It pretends to act as real search engine and cheats net users into using it to browse resources. The hijacker virus makes the contaminated system vulnerable for additional threats targeting this computer as well. Besides, it changes your default search engine, homepage and browser settings. When you click on web links, you will be casually redirected to other harmful web pages. Constant pop-up ads will appear on your screen at the same time. With this redirect virus, the computer results in slow system performance and poor network connection. The affected computer gets freezes easily every time you surf the web, play online games and launch programs. By recording the system data and browser history, the redirect virus steals vital private information and other sensitive information from computer users to enable cyber hackers to perform illegal activities. Urgent as the situation is, it is necessary for you to remove the pesky hijacker infection promptly.

Note: Have tried different things but still cannot delete hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts to get further help:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 28, 2013 10:08 am

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