Completely Get Rid of/ Remove Redirect Virus

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 21, 2013

Is your home page changed to without your permission? Do you get many sponsored search results? Do you always get to unfamiliar websites when clicking links? If so, your machine is unluckily infected with browser hijacker. We will do you a favor in this post to help you completely get rid of

Is a dangerous virus? is regarded as a stubborn and malicious browser hijacker which has the ability to cause lots of chaos and inconveniences on the affected Operating System. Stealthily and secretly, this pesky browser hijacker gets into your workstation through unsecure websites, unverified downloads and junk email attachments, and so on.

As a malicious browser hijacker, virus has the capacity to change the original browser settings without seeking for any permission. After then, it takes control of your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, etc. Your favorite home page and search provider will be replaced by on the other hand. This unknown website claims that it can help you browse the web more conveniently, quickly and safely. However, you’ll get many sponsored links when doing searches, receive tons of pop-up ads when browsing the web and be led to misleading websites when clicking links. It is clear that hijacker is mainly created to gain unfair profits and mess up both your web browser and your life. Meanwhile, your machine would be attacked by additional PC threats for those links could be used by web criminals to drop viruses.

On the other hand, browser malware can inject files to some important system parts like Windows registry. In such case, it runs automatically on Windows start-up while the PC will perform much poor. Worst still, malware will record your online activities to gather valuable information like user names, passwords and bank account data. The collected data will be put into unknown use. Thus, we strongly recommend that you remove browser hijacker ASAP.

Note: The following removal needs certain computer skills. If you want to avoid any accident caused by wrong manual operation and save your time, It’is recommended to use this powerful Automatic Virus Removal Tool to save your time and trouble.

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Disadvantages and risks of Virus:

1. It could change your system registry settings and activate itself on Windows start-up
2. It modifies the browser settings and attacks Google Chrome, IE and Firefox
3. It replaces the home page and search engine and offers tons of sponsored search results
4. It causes constant web redirects to unwanted websites and shows up numerous ads
5. It monitors online actions and collects important information especially the credit card data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It makes the browser run slowly and even makes the Internet connection freeze up

Manually Get Rid of Virus

According to our research, we found that redirect is caused by toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And toolbar has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go throught the following steps if you want to completely get rid of virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of virus

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon “Shell” = “[random].exe

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of malware


%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe


You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not gurantee a thorough removal of virus. Redirect Virus Removal Video:

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Not every victim can manually get rid of the virus with success, because the virus mutates very quickly to avoid being detected and deleted from your computer. If you have no idea about where its malicious files are really hiding, it is recommended that you use this powerful Automatic Virus Removal Tool to help you save your time and hassle.

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