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Thursday, March 27, 2014

How to Get rid of Redirect Virus?

Don't know where comes from? It installs to your computer and controls your web browser all of a sudden? No worries, reliable removal details will be found in this post.

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Type: Browser Hijacker \ Redirect Virus

Alert level: Severe

Targeted Browsers:Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and so on.

Targeted OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 is a browser hijacker that should't be kept on the computer. It is a fake search engine that could hijack web browsers out of any consent by modifying some browser and DNS settings. You may get it by downloading some free files, drives, programs, and so forth from the Internet, sharing some files with others via 2P2 networks, open spam emails, randomly browse websites, click some unknown links, and so on.

Once installed, appears as your homepage and search provider whenever you open web browsers. Like many other fake search engine, it won't be able to provide any search results related to your searches on web browser, instead it redirect you to unfamiliar websites. What is more, those websites may be hacked or offer with lots of viruses. Hence, the computer may be infected with more computer threats. During your browsing process, it may keep displaying lots of ads and pop ups that could keep disturb all your works with web browsers, which is really irritating.

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Threats of
1) It infects and controls your web browser completely against your will.
2) It may come along with lots of bad stuffs or viruses.
3) It replaces your homepage and default search engine.
4) It redirects your search results to unrelated ones.
5) It may add a plug-in to your web browser to show tons of pop-up ads.
6) It slows down computer performance.
7) It may help hackers remotely control the computer for vicious purposes. Removal Guide

Method 1: Deleting manually

Step1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to end all running processes in Windows Task Manager.

Step2: All corrupt files created by need to be removed completely.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Step3: All registry related to in registry editor need to be cleaned up.
(Use Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Safari.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exe" http://www.<random>.com/?type=sc&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Search Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "DefaultScope" = "{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}"

Method 2: Deleting automatically

1) Download the SpyHunter by clicking the following button.
2) Start the installation by double-clicking the download file.

3) Now you need to click the “Run” button to continue the installation.

4) Next you should accept the License Agreement and click the “Next” button.

5) You need to wait until the whole installation finishes. In this process, you are not allowed to click the “Cancel” button, otherwise the executing will stop.

6) Now the installation finishes.

7) After finishing the installation, now you should click “Malware Scan” button to have a quick or full scan on your computer.”

8) Tick the “Select All” and choose the “Remove” button to eliminate the detected threats on your computer.


To manually remove from computers, you need to be cautious with each removal step as one mistake many result in a loss of important system files. It can be a great risk for you. If you want to avoid this trouble, you'd better install Anti-Malware program SpyHunter. For it can remove effectively and thoroughly. Besides, it can protect your computer from infection in the future.

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