How to Effectively Remove Redirect Virus

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 20, 2013

Is your homepage changed to Do various ads pop up on the screen? Does your PC perform much slowly? Here we will help you permanently and completely remove and fix redirects.

Is a dangerous virus? is regarded as a malicious browser hijacker that intrudes in the target computer all of a sudden. It is reported that all web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome can be affected by redirect.

To begin with, malware injects vicious entries to the system registry after its successful invasion. By doing so, it can be executed whenever the machine is started. After then, malware makes changes to the browser settings without asking for any permission. It sets GamesGoFree Search as your default search provider and as the homepage. This annoying hijacker pretends to provide you with all kinds of games, but it will allow other programs to be installed in your machine along with the wanted games. Besides, your machine may get additional viruses when you click links on the unfamiliar site. will not offer you relevant and useful search results on the other hand. It can trace your online habits to generate numerous various ads as well. Under such circumstance, your life would be messed up.

Apart from the above malicious actions, malware could help the remote hackers to collect your private data especially the bank account data. This pest can root deep in the system as well. Thus, we provide professional and detailed removal guides below to help you clean up browser hijacker.

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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 would modify the default browser settings and attacks IE, Firefox, and Google Chrome
3. It replaces the home page and changes the search engine to GamesGoFree Search
4. It causes frequent web redirects to misleading websites and displays lots of unwanted ads
5. It records online activities and collects important information like bank account data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It consumes high system resources and degenerates PC performance

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 HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRn

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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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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