Completely Remove/ Get Rid of Redirect Virus

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 2, 2013

Is your web browser taken over by Do you get many unrelated and commercial search results? Are you driving mad about numerous redirects and ads? If so, your machine is accidentally affected by browser hijacker. Have a look at this post and get the best way to clean it up and reuse the machine as normal.

Is a dangerous virus? is classified as a foxy and baleful browser hijacker which pretends to be a legit and helpful search provider to induce people into using it. But once you install this nasty browser hijacker, you’ll have to deal with lots of troubles. Normally, hijacker intrudes in the target computer through unknown websites, unverified shared downloads, and junk e-mail attachments. It can bypass the installed security tools to attack your machine.

After successful infiltration, redirect will then make modifications to the original browser settings furtively. It takes the control of your Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. Your default home page and search provider will become After then, your nightmare will just begin. This pesky search provider offers you numerous commercial links in the front of the search results. Besides, you’ll frequently get to some unwanted and suspicious pages when clicking provided search results or open new tabs. It is clear that virus mainly promote some websites for illegal purpose. In such case, you’ll be unable to work as normal.

On the other hand, hijacker changes the Windows registry keys. By doing so, it’ll be able to run in the background every time the machine is launched. Meanwhile, this annoying program can take up a lot of system resources when running at the back. That will lead to the slow performance of the whole Operating System. The Internet connection shuts down sometimes. What’s worse, browser malware has the ability to trace your online actions to gather your important information. That will be much dangerous for your finance and identify. Thus, please take the following professional guide to completely get rid of virus and protect the PC.

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Disadvantages and risks of Virus:

1. It could add harmful files to the system registry and execute itself on Windows boot-up
2. It changes system DNS settings and browser settings and attacks IE, Firefox and Google Chrome
3. It sets itself as the default home page and search engine but offers numerous sponsored links
4. It redirects frequent visits to misleading and unwanted pages and shows up annoying ads
5. It records online activities and collects confidential information especially the credit card data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It takes up a large amount of CPU usage and degrades the PC performance seriously

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_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution


2. Search and remove the following malicious files of malware




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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