How to Remove Redirect Virus( Removal Guide)

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How to Remove Redirect Virus( Removal Guide)

Postby Sophia » 2013-01-27 20:38 is overriding your internet browser, causing annoying pop ups and redirections at present? Read this post for a detailed guide to get rid of this referred One Web Search redirect virus.

What is (One Web Search Virus)?

Onewebsearch, referred to as the onewebsearch virus, or redirect virus, is considered as a computer infection that should be removed because onewebsearch utilizes browser hijackers and black-hat techniques to infect a computer system and attach add-ons, extensions, and toolbars to popular internet browser without permission, which in turn causes internet browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer to redirect to,,,, related web pages, and third party domain names. It may be also called browser hijacker


The Onewebsearch virus hijacks internet browser settings, or in other words, changes the existing settings including home page and provided (default) search engine causing browsers to start up on the search engine and results related web pages and causes internet searches to redirect to, etc.

Is dangerous?

Yes, the virus and related browser hijackers are dangerous, considering ethics, and tactics used to entrap victims to their terms, which may include additional installment of unwanted software to the computer system and internet browsers.
The sign of a browser constantly or occasionally redirecting to and unwanted websites is often the sign of a third party infection, including adware, spyware, and Trojan horses used to collect information simply to display relative advertisements to gain an unethical revenue stream, or used by cyber criminals to infect a computer with malicious intent, which may include collecting sensitive information: stored passwords, browser history, computing history, credit card numbers, social security numbers, identification numbers, and more.

If your computer is infected with the virus, or symptoms relating to browser hijackers and third party malware, use the free instructions and options below to detect and remove malware, and repair your internet browser sttings.

How To Remove The Onewebsearch Virus

    1. Scan For And Remove Malware
    2. Search For And Uninstall Program
    3. Search For And Remove Add-on/Extension
    4. Remove From Home Page
    5. Stop Redirections
    6. System Restore (Optional Troubleshoot)

1. Scan For and Remove Malware

A suggestion is to Scan and Remove malware affecting your computer with Anvi Smart Defender antimalware tool.
Some redirect viruses may be difficult to remove since it is closely related to the notorious rootkit infection or other third party malware infections. Therefore, it is highly recommended to use an antimalware tool like Anvi Smart Defender to perform a full scan in order to make sure the computer is clean from any rootkit or malware infections. And then, you may also need to repair the modified browser settings manually. Read on for more details.

Instructions: 1. Downloadand install Anvi Smart Defender 2. Update the software 3. Perform full scan.

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2. How to Uninstall Program

Use the directions below to completely uninstall and/or third-party programs affecting your browser and computer system.

Windows Uninstaller

    1. Access Window’s Start Menu and select Control Panel
    2. Select Uninstall a program or Add and remove programs


    3. Search for and Uninstall it by clicking the Uninstall button, or double clicking the program.
    Also search for any suspicious software in the list of installed programs. Analyze any found suspicious titles and remove them if necessary.

3. How to Remove add-ons/extension

    Mozilla Firefox
      1. Click Tools and select Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A) or click Firefox in the top left corner and select Add-ons.
      2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for and additional third party add-ons and remove them.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer
      1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
      2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for and additional third party add-ons and remove them.

    Google Chrome
      1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
      2. Search for and additional third party extensions. Remove the extension (and others) by clicking the trashcan icon adjacent to the add-on/extension/toolbar.

4. How to Remove From Home Page

Remove From Home Page

    In Google Chrome click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings. Click “Set pages” under the On startup option. Remove and replace it with your preferred URL.

    In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options or click Firefox in the top left corner and click Options > Options. Under the General tab remove from the “Home Page:” field and replace it with your preferred home page.

    In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools >Internet Options. Remove from the Home Page field and replace it with your preferred URL.

5. How To Stop Redirections

Remove Search Engine

In Google Chrome, click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings > Manage search engines… click the X next to to remove it as your search engine. If is set as default add or select a new search engine and select the new search engine as the default search engine, then remove

In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”. Remove from the list by highlighting the selection and clicking remove.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools > Manage Add Ons and remove the search engine from the list.

See more detailed instructions to stop unwanted redirections, please visit this article: How to Stop Unwanted Redirections

6. System Restore (Optional Troubleshoot

Perform a system restore to an automatic restore point created by Window’s each week or during system updates.


• Learn more and view complete System Restore instructions
• Windows 8 Refresh/Reset Instructions

Protect your PC from One Web Search or Similar Attack

Turn on Safe Browser Features:Instructions to Turn on Security Features of IE, Firefox and Google Chrome.

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Good luck and be safe online.
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