Wednesday, March 30, 2016

How to Remove Redirect.xmlheads.com Redirect Virus?

What is Redirect.xmlheads.com?


Redirect.xmlheads.com is deemed as an annoying browser redirect caused by adware or potentially unwanted program (PUP). Designed by the cyber criminals to play tricks on the computer users, this infection will randomly redirect them to malicious web pages or search engines.



Redirect.xmlheads.com is dangerous and is detected as a malicious site by VirusTotal because it will comply with the malicious commands and use some stealth programming techniques to hide malicious files and avoid the detection of the antivirus. It has the ability to forcibly route you to unwanted websites or even malicious sites so that you may get more malware. And the sites you are redirected to may contain some links which help cyber crooks to earn pay-per-click (PPC) residuals or may help promote a rogue security program. You should be cautious if you are forced to visit these sites.

Redirect.xmlheads.com may come bundled and cloaked inside a legitimate download of freeware, shareware, or a codec needed to view a movie. It can also be caused by the ad-supported extensions or plugins. Once infected, you won’t be able to use your web browsers properly and your computer may be infected by more infections such as Trojan. And you may even suffer from information theft. You must take immediate actions to resolve this issue.

How to Get Rid of Redirect.xmlheads.com from IE/FF/Chrome?


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Method 1: Watch Relevant Removal Video for Help




Method 2: Manually Erase Redirect.xmlheads.com from IE/FF/Chrome


Step 1: End suspicious process in Windows Task Manager.

Right click the blank Windows Taskbar and select Start Task Manager to open. If your IE is infected and stuck in Redirect.xmlheads.com, you should end the main iexplorer.exe. FF and Chrome are respectively corresponding to firefox.exe and chrome.exe.





Step 2: Remove Bedidfbcif and ProPCCleaner from control panel.


Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

  1. Slide the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of your screen.
  2. Click Settings on the Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove unwanted program.
Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove wanted program.
Windows XP


  1. Open the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall unwanted program.

Step 3: Remove browser hijacker from your browser and restore changes.

Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer, then click on the gear icon (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then select Manage add-ons.



2. From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select suspicious toolbar and right click on the item and the click Disable.



3. On Search Providers, remove unwanted search provider from the list and enable the one you want.



4. Click the General tab and move to the Home Page. Overwrite/remove the Home Page URL and click OK.



5. Open Internet Explorer, then click on the gear icon (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then select Internet Option > advanced > reset



Mozilla Firefox

1. Click on the button at the top right corner to open Menu > Add-ons > Extensions



2. Find suspicious related add-ons and delete them.




3. Simultaneously tap Alt+T keys and select Options. Click the General tab and move to the Home Page. Overwrite/remove the Home Page URL and click OK.



4. Open Firefox, press Alt + H, and select Troubleshooting Information > reset



Google Chrome.

1. Click on the Customize icon(wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.



2. Find suspicious related add-ons and delete them



3. Move to Search and click Manage search engines…Click X on the URL of the search tool you want to remove. Click Done.



4. Select settings > advanced settings > reset


Step 4: Erase Redirect.xmlheads.com from local disk.

Show hidden folder: start menu >> type 'folder options' and hit enter >> 'View' >> show hidden folder


Delete suspicious files from the folders below.

%AppData%\<random>.exe
%CommonAppData%\<random>.exe
C:\Windows\Temp\<random>.exe
%temp%\<random>.exe
C:\Program Files\<random>

Step 5: Delete corrupted registry entries.

Press Win & R on your keyboard. Type 'regedit' and hit enter.


Click Edit > Find...


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\<random>Software
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\supWPM
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wpm

After finishing all these steps, you may have already get rid of this browser hijacker. Good luck to you.

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