Instructions to Remove Redirect Virus

My computer has been infected by but I have no idea how to remove it. I usually set my favorite web page as default homepage as well as search engine. But I fail to remove the redirect virus this time even I have empowered my antivirus program to delete it twice. What can I do remove it completely? I need some help!

Information about Redirect Virus redirect virus, also called browser hijacker, usually appears as a website with a search engine, enabling users to search webs, images and videos, etc. It is similar to Google. Its search box is in the center. Certainly, you can type some keywords into the search box and begin to search what you want. However, the search results offered by the search engine are not exactly associated with the keywords. The results are undoubtedly sponsored links which have paid for the membership of So the search results are not real. If you unintentionally click the search results it serves, the computer is very likely to get infected with other viruses. It may leave the browser stay in danger. For instance, some browser settings and system settings are changed and the computer security levels become lower. It is dangerous because your personal information, such as payment card details, may be stolen by some viruses when you buy something online or carry out other actions. The personal files stored in your computer will also be stolen. Sometimes, your personal files could be encrypted by the malware and you couldn’t decrypt them with ease. The worst thing is that you won’t be able to open them!

This virus is able to get into your system in many ways. A pop- up may appear on the screen to induce you into changing your home page to the websites which are promoted by the Trojan as soon as you load the page. Of course, you will click no if you don’t want to change your homepage. But sometimes you may not realize that this it is a trick and rashly click yes to accept the website being your homepage. Some redirect viruses can even infect your browsers without notice when you visit the websites that have been hacked. Some other malicious redirect virus can hijack your browser as long as you visit malicious website. Before you visit a website, please make sure that it is free of virus. Before visiting a website, please make sure that it’s completely safe. As ordinary anti-virus programs can’t remove this browser hijack virus, manual removal is an effective solution. Don’t leave the virus stay in the PC for such a long time for it has the ability to completely disrupt the whole system. Don’t ignore it, it is far more strong than you can imagine.

How To Manually Remove Virus in Several Steps

Important Note! If you don’t want your data be missing or lost, back up it to a safe place except disk C. You may face the risk of errors or data loss caused by wrong removal of the files. Any mistakes may result in severe data loss. This needs the user to have properly trained by computer skills. If you are not sure you can do this, you may call for a local computer technician.

Step 1: Remove the redirect virus related programs.
1. Click Start menu and select Control Panel.
2. Click on Uninstall a program under the Programs category.
3. In the programs list find out any suspicious programs, and then click on the Uninstall.
4. Follow the wizard to accomplish the removal.
Step 2: Remove all unwanted extensions from the browsers.
Internet Explorer
1. Start the Internet Explorer, click on Tools, and select Manage Add-ons in the drop-down list.
2. Click on Toolbars and Extensions, find out and disable the add-ons related to redirect virus.
Mozilla Firefox
1. Run the Mozilla Firefox, click on Tools and choose Add-ons.
2. Click on Extensions, then select the unwanted add-ons in the list and click on Remove\Disable button.
3. Click Plugins, and remove\disable any unknown add-ons.
Google Chrome
1. Launch Google Chrome and click on the menu icon.
2. Click the Tools in the list then select Extensions.
3. Click on Extensions, then find out the redirect virus related add-ons and delete them.

Conclusion redirect virus is a harmful computer virus that can mess up your browsers. And please don’t allow it stay on your computer. Don’t download free software in case the virus may take a chance to slip into your computer. Removing by manual is just fit for those who are experienced users. The manual removal above is recommended for those advanced computer users. But before you start to do the removal work, please back up the system to save the critical files. The instructions above are for the common infection situation. redirect virus can show in different variations in different versions of computer system. More seriously, it may start its variation gradually. As the above has mentioned, the browser hijacker is a cascaded virus. The files associated with the redirect virus can be changed to others. At this time, it may be hard for you to completely remove it from your computer.