My browser constantly gets Web.Winstat.us redirect. What’s the problem? My homepage has been replaced by some unknown web site. And the google search toolbar is gone. There is another search bar but I don’t like it. How can I fix my browser? It takes long time to open a web site. I’m not a computer savvy. Who can help me get rid of the redirect?
How to Remove Web.Winstat.us Redirect – Browser Hijack Virus?
Web.Winstat.us redirects are web pages which would be automatically opened when you view some web pages by using your browser. This kind of virus is classified as browser hijack virus that can infect your browser to a bad condition. The symptoms usually manifests as web sites slow access speed; 404 or other code errors always occur. The popups virus even can stop you visiting some formal web sites. Every time when you try to open them, other malicious web sites would be redirected to you. This can really make people stick in huge frustration. Usually, the popups virus would infect your default browser firstly. Then if you use other browsers to open web sites, it can affect them as well gradually. The worse situation is that some people would get popups even if they don’t run their browser when they are working on other programs. This can really disappointed people badly.
Usually, Web.Winstat.us redirect are always some ads which try to promote you some products or websites. However, it force you to visit those web sites even if you are not willing to do that. This is the main reason why we call the popups as viruses. You will see the interface of the popups have no any differences from other formal web sites. You might not remember what caused the popups virus infection. You must have been visited some unknown absurd web sites or clicked some links on some strange web sites. Such activities can lead to get the virus infection. So when you use your browser to visit some web sites, you should be very careful. Don’t give any chance to those popups virus to access your computer. Don’t download some unknown software and install them into your computer. After you finished the downloading or installing, those malware can always set their web sites as your homepage automatically without your operation. But I’m sure you are now very vexatious to find an effective way to remove the popups virus. Next, manual removal instructions will be listed.
Main Symptoms When Your Computer Gets Web.Winstat.us Redirect
A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.
B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange progress which you never found before.
C. Every time you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages.
D. Your browser runs more and more slowly.
E. It always pops up some irritating advertisements even if you don’t want.
Best Way to Remove Web.Winstat.us Redirect Step by Step
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 taskmgr 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 (this means randomly named) . 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.
Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Web.Winstat.us Redirect.
（All the registry entries will be randomly named according the random files that related to the virus)
Step 4: Remove malicious files of Web.Winstat.us Redirect
（All the related files would be named randomly since the virus would change them constantly and automatically)
Step 5: Re-set your browser. Let’s take Mozilla Firefox as an example; here are the instructions on how to reset browser:
>>>>>> Open Mozilla Firefox browser, then click “Tools” tag at the top and select “Options” from the drop-down list.
>>>>>> In the new window, click “General” tag at the top, then re-set your personal homepage from the “Home Page” box.
>>>>>> Click “Privacy” tag at the top, then make sure the “Do not tell sites anything about my tracking preferences” is checked. And then click “clean your recent history” and “remove individual cookies”.
>>>>>> Choose those cookies or histories that you want to clean and click Clean Now, then finis the removal processes.
Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:
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Web.Winstat.us Redirect is really a very rude virus which can finally destroy your computer system. And please don’t consider auto delete method since there is no such anti-virus can really remove it completely. Don’t download free software to take a chance. This can only waste your time and bring in much more viruses. All the instructions above are prepared for those who have much computer knowledge and are familiar with this kind for virus. Before you start to do the removal work, please consider it seriously. On the other hand, all the instructions above aim at the common infection situation. As for Web.Winstat.us Redirect, there are many variables according to different computers. What’s worse, as time goes by, it may start its variation. Just like what is mentioned above, this virus infection is a cascaded infection. The related files may be changed. Unless you have much knowledge about this virus, it’s very hard for you to do the removal work.
Note:If you failed to remove Web.Winstat.us Redirect with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 19, 2013 4:18 am