Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How to Remove Redirect Completely - Removal Guide

Get rid of Redirect completely Redirect is classified as a browser hijacker virus which is aimed to target the browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc. with this Redirect on your computer, it will modify your default homepage or redirect your search results to other unknown page and display annoying ads on your search results page.

Many computer users would ask why they get this nasty redirect virus, usually it can get into your computer while you visiting questionable websites like porn, gambling sites or downloading freeware from unsafe websites. Besides, getting fake Java update or fake flash player update will also be the way to get infected by this annoying redirect virus. If you agree on the fake updates, your computer will get more unwanted adware onto your computer with your permission. To live with this annoying adware, your computer will encounter the systems like below:

1.It will degrade your overall computer performance by taking up your system resource
2.It will monitor your online traces via collecting search keywords, browser history, etc.
3.It will modify your default homepage and display you annoying pop up ads to interfere with your browsing activities.
4.It  will invite more unwanted adware to come into your computer via operating on your computer backdoor.

Solution one:Step by Step Guide to Manually Delete Redirect

Step 1- Remove add-ons:

Internet Explorer
1) Go to 'Tools' → 'Manage Add-ons';
2) Choose 'Search Providers' → choose 'Bing' search engine or 'Google' search engine and make it default;
3) Select 'Search Results' and click 'Remove' to remove it;
4)  Go to 'Tools' → 'Internet Options', select 'General tab' and click 'Use default' button or enter your own website, e.g. Click OK to save the changes.

Google Chrome
1) Click on 'Customize and control' Google Chrome icon, select 'Settings';
2) Choose 'Basic Options'.
3) Change Google Chrome's homepage to or any other and click the 'Manage search engines...' button;
4) Select 'Google' from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select 'Search Results' from the list remove it by clicking the "X" mark.

Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier's icon and select 'Manage Search Engines....';
2) Choose 'Search Results' from the list and click 'Remove' and OK to save changes;
3) Go to 'Tools' → 'Options'. Reset the startup homepage or change it to under the 'General tab';

Step 2- Open Windows Task Manager and close all running processes.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 3- Remove these associated Files on your hard drive such as:

C:\Program Files\<random>

Step 4- Open the Registry Editor and delete the following entries:
(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box and click on OK)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"

Step 5-Restart your computer normally to check the effectiveness.

Solution two: Get rid of Redirect by automatic scan of SpyHunter removal tool

SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application that designed to help computer users to clean up the infections 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 icon to download SpyHunter removal tool
Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter removal tool


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

Step three: Select the detected malicious files after your scanning and click “Remove” button to clean up all viruses.

Note: if you are not a computer geek, you are welcome to download Spyhunter automatic removal tool to get rid of it immediately!

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