Friday, November 8, 2013 Redirect Virus – Remove from Browsers

“I went on a website to download a song and right after that this nattly serch engine wont stop coming up even though my default startup page is igoogle. I have no extensions and there is no choice to uninstall it from programs. Help!” – quoted from one of its victims.

How Dangerous can Be? can be dangerous and it is good at hiding itself up to escape detection and deletion by anti-virus programs. Appearing as a homepage hijacker, redirect virus manages to do the things done by Trojan. Or to say it more specifically, redirect virus is geared by Trojan. Therefore, getting to constantly change default homepage equals stored information being collected, backdoors being under-constructed.
Such browser malware usually would cause chaos on browsers, such as:
  • More and more pop-up ads.
  • More and more unrelated search results will be given.
  • Strange add-ons/ plug-ins/ extensions may be installed onto the compromised browser to bombard the victim with vicious items. is a redirect virus that needs to be removed as soon as possible. Since it is not identified by anti-virus programs to be virus, manual method is the top option to be employed. Follow the steps below to help yourself if you are well equipped with computer knowledge and technology. If not, you don’t have to be worried. Instant help will be always offered if you contact VilmaTech Online Support.


Self-help Instruction to Remove Redirect Virus



Start with extermination of running process related to

Windows 8:
  • Move mouse over the lower part of the screen.
  • Type ‘Task’ on the Charms bar and hit Enter key.
  • Select Process tab.
  • Search and select running process related to
  • Click on ‘End task’.

Windows 7/Vista/XP:
  • Hold Ctrl, Alt and Delete key combination
  • Select Process tab
  • Search and select running process related to
  • Click on ‘End Process’.


Remove startup item of redirect virus.

Windows 8:
  • Bring up Task Manger again.
  • Hit Startup tab.
  • Search and select startup items of and click ‘Disable’.

Windows 7/Vista/XP:
  • Hit Start Menu .
  • Select ‘Run’.
  • Type ‘MSCONFIG’.
  • Check startup items of and click ‘Disable all’.


Modify configurations back to normal on infected browser manually to remove redirect virus directly.

Internet Explorer:
  • Go to Tools.
  • Select Internet option at the bottom of the drop down list.
  • Select General tab to
  1. Empty out browse history. 
  2. Select ‘Search’ section to ‘Manage Add-on’ window and heck ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and then ‘Search Providers.
  3. Locate ‘Tabs’ section to ‘Tabbed Browsing Settings’ and uncheck ‘Always switch to new tabs when they are created’ before pressing ‘OK’.

Mozilla Firefox:
  • Click on Tools menu.
  • Enter Manage Add-ons.
  • Modify settings under Extensions tab and Plugins tab respectively.
Google Chrome:
  • Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon .
  • Select ‘Settings’.
  • Manage ‘Extension’. 



Remove all suspicious files under C: Windows and System32 to thoroughly remove redirect virus.

  • Delete all executable files identical to systematic ones, such as svchost.exe and winlogon.exe in sub-directories under C: Windows.
  • Remove temp folders under System32.
  1. Double click on Temp folder under System 32.
  2. Press Ctrl and A key together.
  3. Right click on one of the selected items.
  4. When a drop down list shows, press Shift and D key together.
    A box comes up for confirmation.
  5. Press Enter key.

You encounter error messages? Still bombarded by countless pop-ups or you are not able to overcome the Trojan issue? The above steps are exclusively applicable to redirect virus. If you encounter more virus issues, you are welcome to get correspondent solutions by accessing security center or you may simply ask professionals from VilmaTech Online Support for help.

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