Redirect Virus Removal Tutorials

I thought my browser was attacked by a criminal virus a few days ago. Every time I search something, and I click on one of the search results, I am always linked to a website that I don’t intend to visit. For example, when I click a link to Amazon page, it will take me to a site called . That’s very disturbing. I tried to remove it with an antivirus program but it’s unable to delete it. Is there any way to get rid of it quickly?

What Is and Is It Harmful?

Thoroughly seemingly legitimate, is actually a website related to redirect virus which is able to hijack your currently-used browsers like IE, Chrome and Firefox to its own website or others. This redirect virus usually makes use of BHOs (browser helper objects) and other channels to penetrate into your computer and then modifies your browser settings without any consent. Once your browser is hijacked, your online activities, for example, how many times you visit a website and how long you stay, will be monitored without authorization. Then your important data will be sent back to the cookie’s host site. It is really dangerous that this redirect virus stays on the infected computer for a long time.

The hijacker is a tool to help criminals to increase the artificial traffic and boost affiliate payments by forcing users to visit The creators take advantage of this technique to generate traffic to their site, forcibly capturing user’s browser search service and change it to its own. Your system will suffer unwanted consequences including application malfunction, network disconnection and blue screen of death if it’s infected. Besides, it can add additional plug-ins and toolbars that are unfortunately hard to remove using system uninstall tools. provides no uninstall feature so it is difficult for you to get rid of it and security tools also fail to detect it. The redirect virus should be removed from the infected system as soon as possible, or it will cause endless trouble to the infected computer.

The following manual removal is recommended only for users with good computer skills. If you are not clearly how to perform the manual removal, please do not try it in case of any system damage.

Can’t remove with antivirus software?

The domain appears to be a legitimate website which is promoted to help Internet users have an enjoyable online experience. From this, users should realize that antivirus programs are not all-powerful. In some cases, they cannot detect and delete every kind of virus from the infected computer. However, the problem is that the virus you have will have changed the files / settings that your computer uses to handle the Internet settings of your PC — and will then have disappeared without a trace. Moreover, this browser hijacker can block the security tools installed on the infected PCs and hide itself deeply on the systems. Thus, sometimes it seems not workable to use an antivirus program to remove the redirect virus from your computer — in this case, you have to manually delete the malicious files and registry entries related to the redirect virus from your computer.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: redirect virus is a nasty threat that is able to attack browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The most annoying thing is that it redirects you to unwanted websites and changes your default homepage against your will. It can make your system more vulnerable to infections. It deletes users’ important files and even some crucial files so that it is necessary for users to eradicate in time and prevent it from infiltrating in the future.

1. Disable running processes on Windows Task Manager.
1) Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to activate Windows Task Manager.
2) From Processes tab, find out the associated processes of the threat and then right click on the End Process button to totally terminate them.
2. Uninstall associated programs of from the computer.
1)Click on Start button, click Control Panel.
2) Click Program, click on Uninstall a Program.
3) From Programs and Features, locate the associated programs of the browser hijacker from the applications list, locate the associated programs and then click Uninstall button to remove them.
4) Confirm the uninstall request then follow the wizard to complete the removal.
3. Modify browser settings to stay away from the cyber attacks triggered by the redirect virus.
1) Enable the browser.
2) Revert browser settings and fully remove the associated Internet temp files.
For Internet Explorer
Click Tools-> Go to Internet Options-> Click Advanced tab-> Click on Reset button
For Mozilla Firefox
Click Firefox-> locate Help option-> Go to Troubleshooting Information-> Click Reset Firefox button
For Google Chrome
Click the wrench icon-> Click Settings-> Click Show Advanced Settings link-> Click Reset Browser Settings
3) Reset the browser homepage manually.
For Internet Explorer
Click General from the Internet Options -> type a secure and new web address -> confirm the modification
For Mozilla Firefox
Click Options from the Firefox menu-> Click General tab-> type a secure and new web address -> confirm the changes.
For Google Chrome
Go to Advance section in the Settings-> Click Show Home Button-> Click the displayed Change link-> type a secure and new web address
4) Restart the browser to confirm the modification.

Note: If the above methods don’t work out for the situation in your PC, please check again if you have strictly followed the guidance.