Fast Guide to Get Rid of Redirect Virus and Protect the Computer

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 5, 2013

Are your home page and search provider changed to without your permission? Do you frequently get to unknown websites? Is your screen crowded with various ads when you are surfing the Internet? Does your PC perform much slowly? Here is the solution for your problem.

Is a dangerous virus? is a nasty and stubborn browser hijacker which has the capability to bypass the installed security programs and infiltrate the target Windows system. Usually, this annoying browser hijacker is distributed through unverified shared downloads, contaminated web pages and junk e-mail attachments, and so on. Thus, to avoid the infection of hijacker, it’s highly advised to take much care during the web browsing activities.

After intrusion, malware first injects boot-up entries to the Windows registry. As a consequence, it runs in the background and carries out many harmful activities every time the machine is launched. After then, browser hijacker will attack all your web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. It modifies the browser settings without seeking for your approval. Then you will get as your default home page and search provider. You are not allowed to reset them as what you favor no matter how hard you try. In addition, you’ll see lots of sponsored links in the front of the search results. Furthermore, unfamiliar and suspicious web pages will frequently pop up on the screen when you click the search results or open new tabs. If you accidentally click any provide icons on those pop-up sites, would force you to download useless programs or buy services. Meanwhile, risky viruses could take chance to enter and further damage your machine.

On the other hand, browser hijacker can slow down the PC performance greatly by eating up high system resources. That could drive you mad because the Internet connection could stop working suddenly while Blue Screen may appear sometimes. Worst still, virus can gather your sensitive information for the distant hackers for illegal purposes. Therefore, the earlier you remove browser hijacker, the better it will be. You can take the following professional and fast guide to finish the removal job.

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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, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox
3. It replaces the home page and search engine and offers lots of sponsored search results
4. It causes continual web redirects to misleading websites and displays lots of unwanted ads
5. It records online activities and collects valuable 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 Operating System 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\Installer\Products\SOAU8277512 “(Default)”=”1?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “EnableLUA” = 0

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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TESTED:  20 Feb