Sunday, January 5, 2014

Permanently stop redirect

Screenshot of is classified as browser hijacker. It will perform a lot of harmful tasks to disturb computer users to enjoy a wonderful online experience. redirect virus will change the homepage and default search engines on the infected PC to its own one without users’ permission. It will also add some commercial icons and shortcut on the desktop automatically. browser hijacker will display fake links in the search results. Once users have clicked these links, they will be redirected to the known websites that contain lots of pornographic pictures and contents. For some worse cases, the virus hides in those websites gets the chance to invade into the target PC if users keep longer in those malicious sites. redirect virus will drag down the PC performance gradually. It will take up high CPU usage and eat up lot of computer resource which cause the poor running speed and other computer issues. It also runs in the background to chisel up backdoor in the infected PC which may allow other kinds of computer infections to sneak into the compromised PC much more easily.

All in all, browser hijacker should not be kept any longer in your PC. If you have noticed its trace, follow the video and the manual removal guide as below to get rid of this compute virus from your PC as soon as possible.

Video on how to remove virus:

Method one: Manually get rid of redirect

1. End all the running processes of this computer virus Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Another way is to click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.
 Stop all the malicious running processes.
2. Remove harmful add-on from your web browsers.
* Internet Explorer
To do this, you need to open Internet Explorer-Tools-Manage Addons. Disable related add ons of the virus or disable all unverified add ons.
* Mozilla Firefox
To do this, you need to open your Mozilla Firefox-Tools-Add-ons-Extensions. Disable the related malicious extensions or disable all unverified extensions.

* Google Chrome 
To do this, you need to open your Google Chrome-Wrench Icon-Tools-Extensions. Unclick the Enabled to disable malicious Extension and then click the Bin button to remove it.
3. Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files about this computer virus.
Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it.
In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
Clean all the malicious files as below.
C:\Program Files\
4. Remove all harmful registry entries as follows: open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )
 Find out all the registry entries of the virus as follows and delete all of them.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\TabbedBrowsing "NewTabPageShow" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = ""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\TabbedBrowsing "NewTabPageShow" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\Main"StartPage"= ""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "DefaultScope" = "{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}"
5. Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections.
For windows XP: Click Start menu; click Run; type: msconfig in the Run box; click Ok to open the System Configuration Utility; Disable all possible startup items generated.

For Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu; type msconfig in the search bar; open System Configuration Utility; Disable all possible startup items generated.

Method two: automatically uninstall with SpyHunter antivirus. 

SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application that designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, etc. It is important to notice that SpyHunter removal tool works well and should run alongside existing security programs without any conflicts.

Step 1. Download SpyHunter by clicking on the icon below.


Step 2. Follow the details to complete the installation process. (Double click on the download file and follow the prompts to install the program.) spyhunter runspyhunter setup spyhunter setup

Step 3. After the installation, run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to have a full or quick scan on your computer.

Step 4. Tick "Select all" and press "Remove" button to get rid of all the detected threats on your computer.

Please be careful that the manual clean requires expert skills to handle. If you’re not that computer savvy, it will be very risky to process the instructions above on your own. To get resolved safer and quicker, you're advised to download Spyhunter – the famous antivirus software here to save your time and remove all the possible malware infection completely from your system.

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