How to Remove Redirect Virus and Protect the Computer

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 4, 2013

Is your home page replaced by Are your search results redirected to commercial websites? Do various ads pop up on the screen? Does your PC perform much slowly? If your PC is unluckily caught by browser hijacker, it is highly advised to remove it immediately.

Is a dangerous virus? is a new browser hijacker which has the ability to attack all web browsers including some famous ones such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. This lately created browser hijacker is a typical one which targets at messing up the affected computer and the victim’s private data. hijacker will get inside your machine when you download some contaminated free programs like PDF creators, video players, and music codecs, and so on.

Once it enters your Operating System successfully, redirect will first inject start-up entries to the Windows registry. Then it runs at the back and performs many harmful activities whenever the workstation is launched. Same as many other browser hijackers, virus is capable of modifying the browser settings so as to take over the web browser. Then the default home page and search engine will be changed to this baleful domain. After then, you’ll encounter chaotic web browsing activities. When you try to do the search as usual, will provide you with a lot of sponsored links. Besides, the visits will be rerouted to unwanted pages that promote numerous products and services.

Furthermore, hijacker will connect to the Internet automatically and download files to do instant update, which on one side leads to the much poor Internet connection and on the other hand makes it really complex to remove virus. Worst still, this harmful browser hijacker can gather your sensitive information for the distant hackers. You can’t imagine what illegal activities will the web criminals do with your private data. Thus, it is wise to remove browser hijacker as long as it appears.

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Disadvantages and risks of Virus:

1. It adds boot-up files to the Windows registry and activates itself on Windows start-up
2. It changes browser settings and hijacks popular browsers like IE, Google Chrome and Firefox
3. It replaces the home page and search engine and provides many sponsored search results
4. It causes frequent web redirects to predefined websites and displays lots of annoying ads
5. It records online activities and collects important information like the credit card data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It consumes a great amount of CPU usage and slows down the web browser 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\Winlogon\[random]


2. Search and remove the following malicious files of malware


%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll

%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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