How to Remove Redirect Virus? (Removal Guide)

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How to Remove Redirect Virus? (Removal Guide)

Postby Autumn » 2012-09-27 4:07

Keep receiving pop ups from Want to find an efficient way to fix web browser, but in vain? This article provides you with the best way to remove from your computer completely. Read more.

**What is** is defined as a nasty browser redirect virus that can frequently redirect opened web page to or other unknown websites via modifying DNS settings as well as browser internet setting.

**Why get infected with**

Visiting insalubrious websites, receiving spam emails or downloading fake nasty applications will all lead to this infection.

**What can result in?**

1) is able to affect all kinds of browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Once slipped into a PC, it can modify or delete system files, which may make irrevocable damage to computer.

2) installs itself in a computer without user's knowledge or permission. 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.

3) may mislead you to open more sites unwanted and download some malware applications.

**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> To make it easier to uninstall this redirect virus, we recommend you to download and install a certain anti-virus or anti-malware program to remove potential malicious infections. If you have not installed an anti-virus or anti-malware program on your computer yet, you may have a try on Anvi Smart Defender (Highly Recommended). Anvi Smart Defender by Anvisoft is a smart anti-malware program that can better help you protect your computer in real-time together with anti-virus program. Although nothing can replace a full antivirus application on a PC, it will be better to have a good anti-malware program as well.

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Step 2> 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 3> 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 4> 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->Select “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically”.


Step 5> Reset homepage.

* Internet Explorer

Open Internet Explorer->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 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 6> Remove add-on from your web browsers.

* Internet Explorer

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


* 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.


**Here also provide you with a very simple way to help you block this website**

Anvi Ad Blocker by Anvisoft is designed to help users block suspicious websites, risky pop ups and banners.

Download Anvi Ad Blocker->install and run Anvi Ad Blocker->click MORE on top right of its main screen and then select Settings->Select Black List->click Add URL and type into the input window->Click OK to save the change.


**Internet Explorer Users' Alternative Option**

If you use Internet Explorer, you can download our Browser Repair Tool to one-click fix your Internet Explorer problem. You simply reset DNS settings, restore homepage and block Windows Startup Popup using Browser Repair Tool. Now, download and install Browser Repair Tool v1.0 to enjoy one-click to fix all web browser problem.
Please download Browser Repair Tool v1.0 for free by this link:

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

Precaution is certainly the best protection. Want to keep far away from getting infected with these redirect virus or other viruses, you need to do something. Anvi Ad Blocker by Anvisoft was initially designed to assist users with online security. Anvi Ad Blocker v2.0 to better help users block malicious websites, phishing pop-ups and useless banners as well as to filter unwanted websites. With new-added auto-updating newest malicious URLs database , custom White Lists and Black Lists and real-time monitoring of online activities, Anvi Ad Blocker v2.0 can give your web browser a professional protection. Now, get the free version
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Re: How to Remove Redirect Virus? (Removal Guide)

Postby » 2013-11-22 15:43

Followed all directions. This didn't fix it. Any more suggestions?

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