Instructions to Remove/ Uninstall Browser Hijacker

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 20, 2013

Got affected by Found no way to remove it? Cannot stop redirects and popups? Read this page and get more details about redirect malware and take the steps to remove it effectively and completely.

Is a dangerous virus? is a deceptive website which can be classified as a harmful browser hijacker. This nasty redirect malware has the ability to attack all Internet browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.

After successfully intruding in the target computer, malware will take instant actions to bring chaos to your Windows. First of all, it embeds malicious files to the system registry so as to activate itself on Windows start-up. After then, redirect modifies the default browser settings and takes over the web browser. Then you will have to deal with the nightmare browsing experience. Every time you start the browser, pops up on the screen as your homepage and search provider. But this fake search engine provides you with lots of commercial links in the search results. By doing so, malware helps its evil designers to gather profit. On the other hand, you should be aware that those ads all always used by cyber criminals to drop risky Trojans, worms, spyware or malware, etc. virus can eat up high system resources to slow up your PC performance. Then it will be a suffering time to open a new tab or site.

Worst enough, but hijacker manipulates your online activities and generates lots of annoying ads during your online work. Furthermore, it collects your personal information for the remote servers for illegal purposes. Therefore, we provide effective and detailed steps below to help you remove redirect completely.

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Disadvantages and risks of Virus:

1. It could add malicious entries to the system registry and execute itself on Windows start-up
2. It would attack the browser settings and control the IE, Firefox and Google Chrome
3. It replaces the home page and search engine but provides sponsored links in the search results
4. It causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites and generates irritating pop-ups
5. It manipulates online actions and gathers sensitive information
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It consumes lots of CPU usage and slows up the 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]


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:  18 Oct