How to Remove Redirect Virus? (Removal Guide)

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How to Remove Redirect Virus? (Removal Guide)

Postby Frances » 2013-05-13 1:27

Did you mentioned that your browser homepage and default search engine have been changed to without your permission? If you did then your computer is infected with this infamous hijacker. Read more about this post and follow our step to make your browser work normally. Redirect virus is as similar as the previous browser hijacker virus called redirect can change and modify your computers registry files that will make your computer at risk sand generate many security issues.

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks\{F2674532-0B22-4C87-9D3D-0B1BB326739D}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{0E234239-88FF-11D2-8446-D7234234421F}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0E234239-88FF-11D2-8446-D7234234421F} seems like it is a legitimate search engine, but in reality, it is a fake and will not provide you any reliable search results related to your queries. This threat blocks you from browsing the web pages while you are trying to surf on your Internet browser. And it can hijacker the browsers you have installed such as Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. is available in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.


Once installed, redirect causes many annoying issues and poses a huge risk for your PC, such as your default search engine, your browser homepage will be changed without your permission. You may receive many annoying pop up advertisements and when you search for something you might be redirected to some other unknown website which may contains malicious programs such as the


If your computer is infected with a redirect virus, you will definitely have a hard time to browse online. You should remove this redirect as soon as possible before it make more damage to your PC.

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====================================================================================================================================== Redirect Virus Removal Instructions

Step 1 > Uninstall related program from Computer through Control Panel

Windows 7/Vista users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs", "Uninstall a Program". Look for related program, select this entry and click Uninstall.

Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for related program, select this entry and click Remove.


    Please note, related program may vary by name and you are suggested to uninstall any third party program that suspiciously related or unfamiliar. By the way, you'd better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of the redirects appearance.


Step 2. Remove and related malware infections using Anvi Smart Defender anti-malware

To make sure the computer is clean from redirects and any potential malware infections related, you are supposed to use a trustworthy antimalware perform a full scan to remove any detected malware parts from the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.

Please download the recommended antimalware-Anti Smart Defender by clicking download link below .

Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware Software safe and direct download link:

    2. Once Anvi Smart Defender is installed, open the program. If you are using the free version of Anvi Smart Defender you will be prompted to update the database, please do so. If you are using an existing version of Anvi Smart Defender on your computer, make sure you update the software by navigating to Settings > Update tab.

    3. On the second tab labeled “Scan” select the perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Anvi Smart Defender will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.


    4. Once the scan is over, Anvi Smart Defender will display the scan results. (Click Detail to see detailed results similar as shown in below). Click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.



step 3. Remove add-on and extension from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome

* For Internet Explorer

    1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.


    2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the add-on and remove it if located.
    3. Click on Search providers,remove the engines from the list.


* For Mozilla Firefox

    1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
    2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the extensions and remove it.


    3 Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page.
    4 Type "Keyword.url ",“”,then “”, "browser.newtab.url" in the search box,Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the won’t launch on itself.


*For Google Chrome

    1 Click on Wrench or 3-Bars icon next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions,disable related extensions .


    2 Click 3 horizontal lines> Settings>Basics>Manage Search engines, remove unnecessary search engines from list


step 4. Reset your homepage

    * Internet Explorer

      Go to Tools> Internet Options> General > Replace with a desired domain like> Click Apply to complete the operation


    * Google Chrome

      You need to click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon> Settings> In Appearance section click Change on the Home button and enter the the address that you wish to use as your home page.


    * Mozilla Firefox

      Go to Tools> Settings> General> Replace with a preferred domain> Click OK to complete the change.


Step 5. Block redirects to as well as pop up ads using Anvi Ad Blocker

    To block and pop up ads, you can take all advantages of this ads blocking tool- Anvi AD Blocker, which is created to filter malicious websites, phishing websites, pop up ads/flash as well as other websites that you don't want.


    To block from your web browser, you can just add this to the blacklist of Anvi AD Blocker by clicking More-> Settings->under the blacklist tab, click the Add URL button->Enter in the appeared window->click Add button to add the url and close the add url window-> click Apply on the settings menu to make it and click X to close the window and save the change.


    Now you can better enjoy your surfing online without any annoying pop ups or redirections to this websites.

    Anvi Ad Blocker is able to better protect the computer from various malware infections distributed via pop ups or malicious websites. Furthermore, it can even speed up the loading page when you are surfing online by filtering the needless ads. Buy it now.

Step 6. Clean residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster

    To remove the invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers, including cache, cookies and junk files, of this virus, please download and install the system cleaner tool Cloud System Booster by clicking download link below:

    After the download and install, please click the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, click clean button there to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean. (You may also click the numbers to view detailed results.)


    Good luck and be safe online.
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