How to Remove Redirect Virus? (Removal Guide)

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How to Remove Redirect Virus? (Removal Guide)

Postby Ivy » 2013-01-10 2:26

Do you get as your startup page instead of your original browser homepage? Do you try to remove the annoying unknown page but without success? Please continue to read this post and learn the most efficient way to fix problem. is a browser hijacker which is related to the Trojan.Win32 virus. We also call it redirect virus due to the most obvious symptom of the Trojan virus infection. It is one of the most stubborn and most wild-spread Trojan viruses that are very harmful to victims' computer. Once settled on a computer, the redirect virus modifies the browser settings to low security level to create the opportunity for further infections and it also disables the firewall and anti-virus program to protect itself from detection.

engine search hijacker.jpg redirect virus is highly dangerous virus because it cause server problem on your computer. It works in background and collects your personal information including bank account, credit card information, Internet browsing habit, and any more privacy information.

You may get following problem if you get infected with redirect virus:

Your homepage/startpage gets redirected to when you launch your browser and you are not allowed to change it.

You may get unwanted toolbar or homepage may present on the browser which redirects you to website with malicious advertisements or irrelevant search result.

You may have irregular CPU activity, disk usage and network traffic on your computer.

Your antivirus or firewall get disabled, and downloading programs or visiting specific website is also unavailable.

Your Operating Systems or programs on your computer may crash unexpectedly. Redirect Virus Removal Guide:

Step1 Run your antivirus/anti-malware program to kill the redirect virus.

Recommended Anti-Malware Program: Anvi Smart Defender

Direct download link:

Important Notice: The malware you infected might prevent you from downloading files. We recommend you to download files that needed to kill the malware from another computer and transfer them via a CD/DVD, USB flash drive or external drive to the infected computer.

If you do not have any CD/DVD, USB flash drive or external drive, please refer the alternative way to remove this redirect virus:

1. Reboot your computer into safe mode with networking; Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts; tap the “F8 key” continuously until you get Windows Advanced Options Menu.

2. Disable the Malicious Proxy Sever added by the redirect virus; Trojan.Win32 virus may add a proxy server which blocks your internet access. Following tips can help you to regain internet access.

a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Internet Options.
b) Click on “Connections” tab, then click “LAN settings” button.
c) Uncheck the checkbox under “Proxy server” option and click OK.

3. Download the required antivirus/anti-malware program to kill the virus.

Step2 Repair the problem caused by the redirect virus.

Please download and apply Anvi Browser repair to repair the problem caused by redirect virus.


Anvi Browser Repair Tool is designed to help fix browser, network settings altered due to rogueware/malware infections and even facilitate malware removal with one-click solution. It repair repair browser settings and networking settings such as homepage, safe startup items, DNS settings, Title Bar, BHO plug-in, etc, changed by malware to return smooth browser use.

Browser Problem Troubleshooting Tips for Google Chrome and Firefox:

Anvi Browser repair currently only repair problem on Internet Explorer. If you have problem on your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, please follow manual measure below to fix the problem.

Remove add-ons and extensions

The redirect virus downloads and installs unexpected malicious toolbar or extension on your browser, make sure removing them all.

In Google Chrome click the wrench icon, navigate to Tools > Extensions and remove any malicious extension from the list.

In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Add-ons > Extensions and remove all malicious extensions.

Delete additional unwanted Search Engine settings

The search engines always come together with toolbar or extension; please make sure removing or disabling the malicious search engines before you repair the home page.

In Google Chrome, click the wrench icon and navigate to Settings > Manage search engines… click the X next to any suspicious search engines.

In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”.

Repair Homepage (start up page) settings

In Google Chrome click the wrench icon and navigate to Settings. Click “Set pages” under the On startup option. Remove any malicious websites and replace with your preferred URL.

In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options. Under the General tab remove any malicious URL from the “Home Page:” field and replace with your preferred home page.

Redirect Virus Prevention Tips

Redirect Virus mainly spreads via the exploitation of software and system security hole, following tips are highly recommended.

1. Download programs or files only from reputable sources to avoid spyware bundled programs.

2. Keep away from unknown or suspicious website to avoid Trojan code.

3. Keep software or operating system updated with latest patches.

4. Install anti-virus as well as anti-spyware program to fully protect the operating system.

5. Anvi AD Blocker is recommended to block any possible threats.

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.


After downloading and installing Anvi Ad Blocker v2.0, you can enjoy a 15-day free trial, after the trial period ended; you can directly buy it if you want to continue keep your web browser safe and clean.

We Anvisoft are devoted to develop most practical software and many other useful free tools to protect PC security as well as optimize computer for fast performance. Should you have any problem, please post your issue here. We will answer your question as soon as possible. Thank you for your support to Anvisoft.
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