The is a malicious application that often installed on the windows based computers without the consent of the user. The is a serious threat that is classified as a browser hijacker. It has the stealthy property to hide itself along with the spam email attachments, freeware download, and hacked websites to sneak in the targeted system. Once entered in the system, it hides itself wisely deep in the roots of the system files. It is capable of tracking your browsing preferences, and steal your most confidential personal details. Once installed, it modifies the home page, search provider, and desktop without your consent. You will receive annoying pop-up ads on the screen that disturb your browsing sessions. This malicious browser hijacker can infect all types of browsers, including the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, and Mozilla Firefox. It diverts you towards phishing sites, and other hacked web pages to gain the financial profit from pay per click programs.


Removal of

After realizing the presence of the into your system, you have to think how to remove this browser hijacker effectively. There are some excellent automatic removal tools available in this regard. Besides that, you can also use the manual removal method to remove this nasty browser hijacker. The manual removal process is extremely complicated that is only recommended to the professionals, and the instructions are mentioned below:-


Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

Before doing anything else, you are required to boot the system in the safe mode so that you can execute the commands of this process. Restart the system, and press F8 key repeatedly to get the access of the boot options menu. After accessing the list of boot options, select the Safe Mode option by using the arrow keys, and press the Enter.
End the Malicious Processes

Access the task manager by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together, and click on the processes tab under the task manager window. Remove the following associated processes of the, and close the task manager window:-


Remove the Associated Data

Open the system files folder, and remove the following associated files along with the folders by using the Delete key:-

  • %Desktopdir%\ Redirect Virus.lnk
  • %Programs%\ Redirect Virus\ Redirect Virus.lnk

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

Remove the infectious entries associated with the In this regard, open the registry editor by executing the RegEdit command through the Run option in the Start Menu. Once the registry editor is accessed, you need to remove the following corrupt entries at your earliest:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Redirect Virus\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Redirect Virus
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Redirect Virus\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Redirect Virus\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Redirect Virus\DisplayName Redirect Virus

Restart the system in the normal mode to see your efforts, and run a complete system scan after updating your antivirus to remove any infectious material.

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