> VilmaTech Blog > Redirect – How to Remove Redirect Virus Redirect – How to Remove Redirect Virus redirect is an especially tricky hijacking virus that is known as hijack/redirect virus which is designed by hijackers or cybercriminals to exert best to make destructive harm on the infected computer and steal money from target users. Universally, the redirect virus plays a common nasty trick that the redirect site will be disguised as a genuine websites with its own search engine and various alternative items to help users improve online performance. Its layout can give users an overall feelings the redirect site is quite useful. However, in the fact, is an untrusted website which taken advantage by hijackers. Provided that the redirect virus infected your computer, it had been able to result in high damage on the infected computer and personal confidential privacy loss.

From the side of the damage made by the hijack virus, being categorized as a browser hijacker, this redirect site can cause constant troubles on users’ browsing sessions. As the name ( redirect) it’s called, the hijack virus can keep redirecting to the established malicious site with plenty of useful online sources instead of the main search engine later after the main browser default settings such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome has been distorted and tampered with. Your browser abnormally works and you hardly search any things what you will, all what you can get is just the pop-up referring to the untrusted web page. Besides that, your computer may run as snail, and slowdown, freeze problem must be happen.

On the side of economy loss made by the virus, only when cybercriminals assess into the infected computer through the backdoor opened by exploiting system vulnerabilities will they seize the chances to govern how Web browsers and Web servers set up decrypted communications, for example so that they can eavesdrop on network activity to find out what you’re searching for. To put this breach into perspective, the hijack virus mainly yields various coupons and ads to lure infected computer users to pay thereby gaining the desired profit. Obviously, some unwary computer users easily fall into the nasty trap.

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Manual Strategies on How Best to Remove Redirect Virus

To completely remove such redirect virus or other hijacking virus like Vtools Toolbar or, it is essentially important to remove all virus files and registry entries after clearing out all cookies, extensions, add-ons, plugins and toolbars carried by virus. Here we proceed from three aspects to introduce how best to do to ultimately clear out the redirect virus from your infected computer.

Totally Clear out Cookies, Add-ons, and Browsing Histories Related with

Taking Internet Explorer for example, to clear out all required things like cookies, add-ons and so on you need to do as follow:
1): Open the Internet Explorer
2): Click on Tools on the top of the page, then click on Manage Add-ons.

3): In the Manage Add-on pop-up window, you need click on first option Toolbars and Extensions, and then remove all things that associated with virus.

4): As seen picture mentioned above, click on Search Providers, then find the redirect site and remove it.
5): Come back Tools, you need select on Safety and then click delete browsing history.

6): To delete all cookies, uncheck the Preserve Favorite Website Data box, check the box next to Cookies, and hit Delete.

Reset Your Preferred Search Engine Come Back from

Taking Windows 7 with Internet Explorer for instance:
1): Click on the Start menu, go to Control Panel, then click Network and Internet.

2): Once in Internet Options page, click on the Programs tab, then select Set your default programs.

3): Locate the left programs bar, select Internet Explorer, then click Set this program as default. (If you want to set Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, you can select either of them).

Windows 7, Windows8, Windows Vista and Windows XP with Internet Explorer 7 or 8
1): Open Internet Options. Click the Start button, then click Control Panel, click Network and Internet, and then click Internet Options.

2): In the Internet Options window, click the Programs tab, then next to the place where it says “Internet Explorer is not currently the default web browser,” click Make default.

Note: if you are currently using Windows Operating System 8, you can follow the below instruction to access to the control panel.
1): Move your mouse cursor to the lower left corner of the screen until you see a small image appear. If you are currently viewing the Desktop, this image should be a shortcut to the Start screen.

2): Right-click on this box to get the Windows Quick Access Menu. Click on Control Panel once to open it.

3): Follow the same left steps mentioned above to set Internet Explorer as your default browser.

Delete Virus Files and Registry Entries of Redirect

1): In order to easily and exactly find the target files about redirect virus, you may show hidden files first.
Click Start button->Go to Control Panel->Double click on Files and Folder Option->Select View tab->Check “Show hidden files, folders and drives”->Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)-> Click Ok to make changes effect.

2): Delete redirect virus files from Local Disk. Click on Start button and open My Computer/Computer, and then open local disk, find the below files and delete them.
%Temp%\ [random].exe

2): Delete the virus registry entries. Press Windows + R keys to reveal Run box and type regedit in Run window, click ok to open Registry Editor.

3): In Registry Editor window, access to below registry keys and delete entries related with

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
4): Restart the infected computer to effect removal

One problem- It is increasingly potential possibility of the huge threat once the redirect virus as well bundled with other destructive viruses like rogue program and Trojan virus. Correspondingly, the better way to defend your infected computer against further damages is to remove all of the viruses from the infected computer as soon as you find it there. Another problem, you possibly can’t find particular virus files mentioned above on the infected computer since the hijack virus can change and develop every time. So if the instruction on this post about how to completely remove redirect still let you feel confuse you may contact with VilmaTech Online Support and consult with them.

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