removal guide

My computer has been infected by but I have no idea how to remove it. I usually clean some cookies and history records after browsing web sites. However, all the default settings have been changed to unknown strange website. Does anyone know how to remove and recover the affected web browser? Any help will be appreciated.

The general knowledge of 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. But don¡¯t be fooled and cheated by its look. You can also type keywords to search the relevant information. However, the search results have nothing to do with what you are looking for. The search results it offers are often websites with advertising or unhealthy contents. As a result, you may fail to find the expected helpful information directly. The malicious script will slip into the system once you click on the sponsored links. This will put your browser in a dangerous state. For instance, some browser settings and system settings are changed and the computer security levels become lower. As a result, malware can invade into your computer to steal personal information such as credit card number if you use any online payment. In this circumstances, malware outside the cyber world will infiltrate the system to harvest your personal information. Sometimes, your personal files could be encrypted by the malware and you couldn¡¯t decrypt them with ease. What¡¯s worse, you could never make it later!

In most cases, you may get this virus when you visit some web site. 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. But once you click infected links when curiously, the virus or malicious codes will automatically download into system forcibly. 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. Some strange and suspicious add-ons, plug-ins and extensions will appear in no time. Therefore, you should visit a website or open a file only when you are sure that it is safe. Follow the guide in this post and get rid of the annoying redirect virus by yourself. 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. Be warm when receiving or opening strange emails and shared files as well.

Manual removal way to get rid of Virus

Note: The manual way is to complete change some old system settings to a totally new one, including deleting unnecessary files, resetting browser configurations and adding essential missing parts. If you don¡¯t want your data be missing or lost, back up it to a safe place except disk C. Sometimes, a slight mistake could lead to unwanted data loss or even serious system problems. It requires enough you to have computer skills. If you are not sure you can remove the right one, resort to the automatic way.

Step one: set the default homepage back
For Internet Explorer:
1. Click on Browser Tools
2. Select Manage Add-Ons on the tools window
3. Click Search Provider
4. Here you can see many kinds of search engine option as Bing and Google, select your favorite one to be a default homepage.
5. Choose Search Results and click on Remove icon to eliminate it
6. Click Tools, select Internet Options and then the General tab. Here you can option a website you like and save it.
c. Select the unwanted address and click ¡®Remove¡¯ to remove it;
For Google Chrome:
1. Open Customize and control
2. Click on Settings
3. Select on Basic Options icon
4. Here you can reset your homepage (£©
5. Once you choose a default homepage, click on Manage Search Engines and then click Google to be your default search engine.
6. Remove it from the browser by clicking and then the X¡¯ mark
For Mozilla Firefox:
1. Click Manage Search Engine
2. Select Search Results and then click Remove option, click OK
3. Open Tools, under the General tab, set as default homepage
Step two: locate related files of the redirect virus and remove them from the computer
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random letters}\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~r
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~dll
Step three: Remove Cookies on all Browsers
Internet Explorer:
a. Click options on the browser and then choose Internet Options
b. Open General tab, click Delete Browsing History to remove all related cookies
c. Select cookies and click Delete
a. Click option
b. Select Privacy and then click on Remove Individual Cookies icon
c. Delete relevant cookies list on the box
Google Chrome:
a. Click option
b. Open Under the Bonnet tab
c. Select Privacy and then click Clear browsing data
d. Delete all cookies
Step four: Remove Malicious Registry
a. Open Registry Editor on the start menu
b. Type in Regedit and click OK
c. Remove all the following registry entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings ¡°CertificateRevocation¡± = ¡®1¡¯
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments ¡°SaveZoneInformation¡± = ¡®0¡¯ Virus can destroy your computer system. You should remember that you protect your computer not rely on antivirus programs. We do not recommend that you blindly download an unknown antivirus program to remove it. Some may be bundled with malware and damage the system. The manual removal above is recommended for those advanced computer users. Otherwise, the entire instructions listed above only have the ability to clean up common virus. Moreover, if you are a professional computer technician or experienced PC users, manual way is a absolute and accurate way for your infected computer. However, if you don¡¯t have sufficient knowledge about PC, you had better resort to a safer and easier way. And if this redirect virus stays for a long time, it could begin to vary to other form. As the above has mentioned, the browser hijacker is a cascaded virus. It can change system files to interrupt the proper function of your computer. If you do have enough computer experience, you may not start the removal task yourself.