Step by Step Remove Redirect Virus and Fix Popups

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 16, 2013

Are your home page and search engine changed to Are your search results redirected to unrelated web pages? Do you receive numerous pop-up ads? If you find no way to completely get rid of browser hijacker, have a look at this post and get the best way to solve your problem.

Is a dangerous virus? is a nasty and stubborn browser hijacker which disguises as a legit and helpful search provider to induce people into using it. Generally, this annoying browser hijacker can infiltrate into the target computer in ways of spam e-mail attachments, porno websites, unverified free programs, and other peer-to-peer networks, etc. To avoid the infection of malware, you should be much careful when browsing the web.

Once it enters your workstation successfully, browser hijacker will make modifications to the browser settings. It attacks all your web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Your favorite home page and search provider will be replaced by without your consent. When you try to search something as before, you could get related-looking links. But you will be led to irrelevant and suspicious web pages like when clicking the search results.

On the other hand, browser hijacker can show up numerous ads that are related to your search queries or online habits on the screen. It is highly advised not to click any of the pop-ups which would lead you to the installation of additional viruses or malware. Meanwhile, you may be forced to use or purchase the promoted products. Furthermore, virus can degrade your PC performance via consuming high system resources. The worst is that this baleful browser hijacker gathers your private data for its servers for illegal use. Thus, you should not hesitate to remove browser hijacker once you find it.

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Disadvantages and risks of Virus:

1. It could add malicious files to the system registry and execute itself on Windows boot-up
2. It modifies browser settings and hijacks Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox
3. It replaces the home page and search engine and provides numerous sponsored links
4. It causes frequent web redirects to suspicious websites and displays lots of annoying ads
5. It records online activities and collects important information especially the credit card data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It takes up a lot of system resources and slows down the computer 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\Image File Execution Options\vir-help.exe

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

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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