How to Remove Redirect Virus and Fix Popups

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 21, 2013

Is your machine affected with browser hijacker? is a harmful program. It will drop useless files, cause continual redirects and displays various ads to mess up and slow down your PC. Even, it introduces other risky viruses. Hence, please have a look at this post and take step-by-step guide to get rid of completely.

Is a dangerous virus? is a tricky and nasty program which hijacks all web browsers including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. It is reported that this pesky browser hijacker always hides in some free programs on unverified resources. If you accidentally download any unauthorized program, browser hijacker will take chance to enter your system and do harm. Besides, this baleful browser malware can be spread through spam e-mail attachments and porno websites.

Once browser hijacker gets into your machine successfully, it will try hard to carry out as many vicious activities as possible. For instance, it embeds new files to the Windows registry so that it will run automatically every time the machine is launched. Besides, to avoid the detection of your security programs, malware will disguise as a legit system process. Like browser hijacker, this unfamiliar program can modify the browser settings without asking for any permission and approval. As a consequence, takes over your web browser, home page and search provider. Though it claims to provide you with informative and useful search results, you should not fall in its trap. In reality, redirect offers you lots of sponsored links and causes frequent redirects to unrelated and suspicious web pages on the other hand. That is, you’ll hardly get to whatever sites you want.

Apart from keeping redirecting your visits, browser hijacker will trace your online habits and generate charming pop-up ads. It is highly advised not to click any of the pop-ups which would lead you to the installation of dangerous PC viruses. What’s worse, hijacker collects your confidential information for its designers for illegal or commercial purposes. Thus, you should not hesitate to remove this foxy and risky browser hijacker. The following post will do you a favor.

Note: The following removal needs certain computer skills. If you want to avoid any accident caused by wrong manual operation and save your time, It’is recommended to use this powerful Automatic Virus Removal Tool to save your time and trouble.

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Disadvantages and risks of Virus:

1. It changes the system registry entries and activates itself on Windows boot-up
2. It modifies browser settings and hijacks Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox
3. It sets itself as the default home page and search engine and offers unrelated search results
4. It frequently redirects visits to commercial websites and shows up numerous advertisements
5. It traces web browsing activities and collects personal information for illegal purposes
6. It may introduce additional computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It eats up lots of system resources and slows down the whole 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 NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon “Shell” = “[random].exe


2. Search and remove the following malicious files of malware

C:\Users\user account\Appdata\Local

C:\Users\user account\Appdata\Local\Temp

C:\Users\user account\Appdata\Roaming

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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