Sunday, October 6, 2013

Remove Redirect Virus belongs to the browser hijacker which is a fake website that full of various commercial advertisements. The presence of a browser hijacker can annoy computer users so much as it contains a bunch of malicious traits. 
Once gets infected, this threat changes the HOSTS file as well as other settings on your computer. It will create lots of add-ons and extensions on the infected PC browsers. And your homepage and default search engine may be altered without your permission. 
At the same time, when you surf the web, your browsers will always be redirected to With the passage of time, the screen of the infected computer will be flooded with tons of advertisements. You will find it is hard to use computer system resources for the annoying advertisements. 
What’s worse, the infected computer will become more and more vulnerable as this notorious browser hijacker will gradually eat up system resources and make the infected PC to be attacked by other computer virus more easily.
All in all, redirect should be removed from the infected PC with any hesitation once you have noticed your browsers is hijacked by and your online activities are interrupted by unstopped pop-up ads from 

The screenshot of Redirect Virus

Many users are wondering how this browser redirect enters into their PC. They have antivirus software on the infected PC, and they are just operating the computer as normal. is a tricky computer virus; it can take advantages of the security holes of the infected PC to sneak into. And also its creators put the active code of this browser hijacker to some commercial email and then send these emails to computer users. Once the users have opened the email, the virus gets the chance to invade into the PC. 

Method one: Manual removal guide of browser hijacker
1. End all the Redirect Virus running processes
Open Task Manager by Pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time, choose Process icon and stop all the Redirect Virus running processes.

2. Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files about Redirect
Click the Start button choose Control Panel, find out Appearance and Personalization, and then click Folder Options and choose the View tab. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

Clean all the malicious files about Redirect browser hijacker as below.
%Profile%\Local Settings\Temp\
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\*.*

3. Clear browser cookie and cache.
* Internet Explorer
Open Internet Explorer->Tools->Internet Option->General->Navigate to the Browsing History area->Click Delete Button->Click Delete once again to finish the process.

Mozilla Firefox
Open Mozilla Firefox->Tools->Clear Recent History->Click Clear Now button to finish the process.

Google Chrome
Open Google Chrome->Wrench Icon->Options->Under the Hood->Clear Browsing Data->Click Clear Browsing Data to finish the process.

4. Remove all the browser hijacker 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 infected registry entries as follows and delete all of them.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”
If the manual guide is kinda difficult for you, please feel free to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to drive the self-invited guest away.

Method two: Automatically remove with Spyhunter antivirus software:


Step 1: click the icon below to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter


Step 2: follow the instructions to install SpyHunter



Step 3: run SpyHunter to automatically detect and remove


Summary: Due to the changeable characters of , you cannot be too careful to distinguish the harmful files and registries from the system files and registries. If you have spend too much time in manual removing and still not make any progress, you can download and install Spyhunter antivirus software here to remove automatically for you.

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