How to Remove Redirect Virus and Fix Popups

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 20, 2013

Is your home page changed to without your permission? Do you get many sponsored search results? Are your visits redirected to irrelevant web pages? No worries, we will do you a favor to step-by-step get rid of

Is a dangerous virus? is defined as a baleful browser hijacker which pretends to be a legit and helpful search provider to induce people into using it. However, this unfamiliar program has the ability to attack all your web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It can replace your favorite homepage and search engine without seeking for your permission. That is, browser hijacker will mess up your web browsing activities, your Operating System and your life. Thus, it is highly advised not to keep this foxy browser hijacker long in the PC.

Your workstation will get caught by browser malware if you accidentally click suspicious links or icons, open junk email attachments, or download unverified shared programs. After invasion, hijacker makes modifications to your Windows registry settings and browser settings. In consequence, this pesky redirect virus activates itself on system boot-up and causes constant redirects and pop-ups. In other words, you’ll always get to unrelated and unwanted web pages while the screen can be crowded with various advertisements. Besides, always offers you lots of sponsored links other than informative search results.

Furthermore, this nasty hijacker takes up a lot of system resources and slows up the whole PC performance especially the Internet connection. What’s worse, browser hijacker could monitor your online actions and gather your sensitive information for the distant servers for unknown purposes. In such case, you’ll encounter great loss. Thus, you should not hesitate to remove malware once you find it. You can take the following detailed and effective guide to completely get rid of it.

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 makes changes to the Windows registry and activates itself on system boot-up
2. It modifies some browser settings and controls IE, Firefox and Google Chrome
3. It replaces home page and search provider and offers tons of commercial search results
4. It causes continual web redirects to suspicious websites and generates lots of annoying ads
5. It traces online activities and gathers login user names, passwords and bank account data
6. It may introduce additional computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It consumes high system resources and slows down the whole system 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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Inspector”

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

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of malware


%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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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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