Sunday, October 20, 2013

Remove—Step by Step Instruction to Get Rid of Redirect is one of the notorious browser hijackers which offer webpage, images and video search.  It pretends to be kind and reputable, in the first sight, it looks no difference with those authoritative search engines such as Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. However, in reality, it won’t give web users any trustworthy search results related to their inquiries. 

In addition, redirect will go to monitor and collect users’ personal information including the search habit, IP address, search items and more other things, and then create precise advertisements pop up to favor users when they open the browsers or search with search engine. But, you should never be taken in by those ads as they always related to malicious websites which contain lots of computer infections, if you click those advertisements, you will be lead to these vicious sites and put your compromised PC in to the risk to be attacked by other computer viruses.

Many people do not understand how redirect invades into their computer. They just do the things as usual and also they have installed antivirus software in the PC. redirect is quite a foxy virus. It can takes advantage of the system security to sneak into the computer or hide itself in some email attachments, when users open these email, it gets the chance to infiltrate into the PC.

Screenshot of browser hijacker:

Effective methods to get rid of browser hijacker :

Method one: Manually remove browser hijacker 

Method two: Automatically remove browser hijacker easily with SpyHunter

Detail instruction (please perform all the steps in correct order)

Method one: Manually remove browser hijacker 

1. End all the running processes of 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 running processes about  

2. Remove malicious add-on and extensions from your web browsers.
Internet Explorer: 
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons 
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard 
(3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.

(1). Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on  
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.

Google Chrome: 
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions

3.Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by

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

4. Clean cookies 
Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete. 

Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.

Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies. 

5. Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files about (1).Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it.
(2).In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).  

(3). Clean all the malicious files about this infection as below.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

6. Delete malicious registry entries related to this virus.

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. )

Delete all the vicious registries as below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\random.exe"
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\random
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Method two: Automatically remove easily with SpyHunter

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 note that SpyHunter removal tool works well and should run alongside existing security programs without any conflicts.

Step one: Click the Download icon to install SpyHunter in your PC.  

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

Step three: Choose Select all>Remove to get rid of all the threats on your PC.

Video on how to remove

Note: should be removed as soon as possible, otherwise, you will not only have to receive pop-up ads all the time, but also suffer from poor running speed, unstable internet connection and many other kinds of PC issues. If you haven’t sufficient expertise in manually dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, it may lead to mistakes damaging your system permanently. If you are not very good at computer, you are recommended to download Spyhunter to automatically remove from your PC.

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