Step by Step Remove Redirect Virus Completely

Posted by Britt Duncan - October 9, 2013

Is your web browser attacked by virus? Are you suffering from constant redirects? Does your machine perform much slowly? If so, have a look at this post and take the removal guide to completely get rid of redirect virus.

Is a dangerous virus? is classified as a malicious browser hijacker which is able to cause chaos to the affected computer. This newly created redirect is spread to your operating system in some deceptive ways like suspicious websites, unverified downloads, and junk e-mail attachments, and so on. Once your machine is attacked by virus, you will encounter lots of troubles.

It is reported that redirect will first inject start-up files to the system registry once it finishes its infiltration into your workstation. Meanwhile, this risky virus roots deep in the system to avoid the detection and deletion of your installed security tools. By making some changes to the browser settings, hijacker takes over your entire web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It replaces both your original start page and your favorite search engine without seeking for any permission. Besides, redirects your visits including search results and new sites to some unwanted and suspicious web pages that contain various products and numerous PC threats. Under such circumstance, your machine will be definitely destroyed.

In addition, redirect could pop up ads or porn sites on your screen when you are browsing the web. Furthermore, it gets useless files or programs to slow down your computer performance greatly. The worst thing does is that it collects your personal information for the remote servers for illicit use. Thus, it is strongly recommend that you remove this risky and foxy redirect virus without any hesitation. The following post will help you to finish the removal job of virus.

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Disadvantages and risks of Virus:

1. It could add malicious files to the system registry to activate itself on Windows boot-up
2. It modifies the browser settings and controls Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
3. It replaces the home page and search engine and provides lots of sponsored links in the search results
4. It redirects web visits to misleading web pages and shows up a lot of annoying advertisements
5. It logs web browsing history and online activities to steal personal useful information
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It downloads malware to take up high system resources and slows down the Internet connection

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\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ‘1’


2. Search and remove the following malicious files of malware


%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~dll

%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random letters}\

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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