Detailed Instructions to Remove Virus and Fix Popups

Posted by Britt Duncan - February 9, 2014

Stuck with popups on web browsers? browser hijacker can not only cause chaos but also do harm to the affected system. If you are annoyed by this nasty browser hijacker, read this post and follow detailed guide to solve the problem.

Is a dangerous virus? is a redirect malware that can be added to your browser after you download and install some online applications free of charge. The moment it takes control of your browser, will be in place of your default search engine and start page. This pesky stuff seeks to popularize a plenty of commercial websites and increase their traffic.

Without any doubt, hijacker will ruin Internet users’ browsing activities badly. Also, the search results provided by this hijacker will be found to contain endless sponsored web pages irrelevant to your search queries. It is in this way that virus forces PC owners to visit certain websites and build their traffic. It is rather disappointing since you are not able to acquire any accurate information. The fact is that browser hijacker has no right to make any changes to any of your browsers without asking your permission.

Typically, malware is installed together with free video players, image viewers and word processors and so forth. If you follow the installation guides of these applications, you will see pre-checked boxes stating that your search provider and homepage will be modified to Make sure you deselect them to prevent its infiltration.

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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 changes settings and drops add-ons to Internet Explorer/Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox
3. It changes default home page and search engine to unfamiliar websites without approval
4. It pops up on the screen every time the web browser is open and causes frequent redirects
5. It records online activities and collects important information especially the credit card data
6. It may bring about many other harmful PC viruses like Trojans, rogueware and worms
7. It slows down the whole PC performance and even causes system crashes

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 through 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\Settings “UID” = “tovvhgxtud”


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 guarantee a thorough removal of virus. Redirect Virus Removal Video:

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TESTED:  21 Feb