How to Remove Redirect Virus? (Removal Guide)

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How to Remove Redirect Virus? (Removal Guide)

Postby Autumn » 2012-09-24 3:41

If you're one among those who unfortunately infected with browser redirect virus, then you come to the right place. This post mainly introduces removal guide to help you get rid of this malicious browser hijacker virus. Learn more here and remove it from your computer thoroughly!

What is is a malicious browser hijacker virus that can redirect search queries (search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing) to its by modifying DNS settings as well as browser internet setting.

What can result in?

Once installed, starts to redirect users to malicious website or popup adware. Besides, may mislead you to open more sites unwanted and download some malware applications. Pretending itself to be a legitimate website, actually contains rootkit and Trojans which can automatically record your online behaviors in order to steal personal information and confidential data such as bank account information, credit card information, social security number. These confidential information then be transferred to remote server. Your personal information will be in high risk of exposure to public if your PC is infected with browser hijacker virus. is able to affect all kinds of browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

How to protect computer from getting infected with similar virus in future?

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How to remove redirect virus once and for all?

It's really annoying and dangerous to get infected with and to keep being redirected to this website. You're highly encouraged to remove this redirect virus as soon as possible if you have faced such problems mentioned above. This step-by-step manual removal guide will tell you how to do it. Read More. Removal Guide

Important Note: Before you start to remove, please make sure you have saved all files and backed up system files. Please follow the removal instruction step by step.

Step 1> Check the LAN settings of your browser. may alter your Internet settings to block you from accessing other security websites, so you need to change the settings back first.

Open your Internet Explorer> click on Tools (gear bar if you’re using IE9)> select Internet Options> click on Connections> click on LAN settings and check whether the check box under "Proxy server" option is checked, if yes, uncheck it and click OK to complete.


Step 2> Check your hosts file and remove any malicious entries. Hosts file locates on C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. Then there will come out hosts files and hosts backup files. Open both of them in the form of notepad and then make sure the hosts file is in accordance with the hosts backup file.


Should there is no backup host files in your computer, please open Host Files with Notepad. The default host files should be only one line: localhost in Windows XP and localhost ::1 in Windows Vista, if there're more lines, please delete all of them and save the change.

Step 3> Check DNS (Domain Name Server) settings

To do this, you need to go to Control Panel->Network Connections->Local Area Connection->Right-click Local Area Network icon and select Properties->Select Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and Click Properties once again. A window showed below will display:


Select “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically”.

Step 4> Reset homepage.

* Internet Explorer

Open Internet Explorer->select Tools->Internet Option->General.

You have two options. One is to set homepage as a blank page. The other is to set a certain website (Just type a website into the address box) as the homepage. Then click OK to save the change.


* Mozilla Firefox

Open Mozilla Firefox->Tools->Options->General->Startup

You have two options. One is to select when Firefox Starts Show a blank page and then click Ok to save the change. The other is to set a certain website (Just type a website into the address box) as the homepage. Then click OK to save the change.


* Google Chrome

Open Google Chrome->Wrench Icon->Options->Basics

On Startup area, select Open the home page. Then navigate to the Home page area, you also have two options here, please refer to Mozilla Firefox homepage reset guide.


Step 5> Remove add-on from your web browsers.

* Internet Explorer

To do this, you need to open Internet Explorer->Tools->Manage Addons->Disable related addons or disable all unverified addons.


* Mozilla Firefox

To do this, you need to open your Mozilla Firefox->Tools->Add-ons->Extensions->Find related extensions or disable all unverified extensions.

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* Google Chrome

To do this, you need to open your Google Chrome->Wrench Icon->Tools->Extensions->Unclick the Enabled to disable Extension and then click the Bin button to remove it.


Step 6> Download and install Anvi Smart Defender (Highly Recommended) to fully scan your computer and remove all malicious material.

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Re: How to Remove Redirect Virus? (Removal Guide)

Postby Web Makers » 2012-12-12 7:59

Google redirect virus is challenging to get rid of due to its capability to hide deep inside the operating system as well as its potential to eliminate traces and footprints on how it got inside the computer. As of nowadays, not a single security application in the industry can guarantee 100% protection from this infection. This explains, why your pc got infected even having a safety software installed.
Some computer users know that Google redirect virus is just not a virus, but in fact a rootkit.

Rootkit infections unlike other virus, spyware or trojan infections are really difficult to get rid of. In most cases, google redirect virus rootkit is seen related to Trojans which makes it a lot more deadly. In accordance with a 2011 report, Google redirect virus have currently infected 45,00,000 computers worldwide, out of which 1/3rd is from US.

Some symptoms that you are having this virus on your PC:

* Browsers freeze
* Pages not loading at all
* Google/Bing/Yahoo searches redirected to malicious site/s
* Some programs won’t respond
* Internet connection brakes itself
* Terrible adds popping on visited webpage/s

If you have these symptoms on your Computer, I suggest using safe and respected software program as the 1 I've provided below. The Google redirect virus removal tool deals with malware infections that lead to Google redirect virus symptoms and are so difficult to detect and fix.
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