Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Browser Redirect Virus

As the name describes, Browser Redirect Virus is a computer threat that automatically redirects your websites to a fixed malicious or phishing page. It controls how your web browser works and thus mostly it becomes extremely hard to download an antivirus software.

If you’re among those users whose computer is infected by such a virus, then you’re at the right place to get a working solution.
  1. Reset Web Settings
  2. Remove Downloaded Internet Files
  3. Remove Infected Registry Entries
  4. Remove Recently Installed Add-Ons
  5. Restart Web Browser in Safe Mode
Reset Web Settings
Generally, a browser redirect virus alters the settings of your web browser so that the tasks done by it are controlled. The first thing to remove this virus is to reset your web browser. Do the steps given below:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt key of your keyboard.
  3. Select Tools menu and then Internet Options.
  4. In the new dialog, click Advanced tab and then Reset button.
  5. Confirm it.
  6. Now, download a Browser Redirect Virus Fix.
  7. Run it and follow on screen file.
Remove Downloaded Internet Files
Your web browser downloads new files to your computer and stores them into a folder called Temporary Internet Files.
Due to browser redirect virus, these files are modified and the functioning of your web browser is controlled. One useful way to fix this problem and remove this virus is to remove these internet files.
  1. In Internet Explorer, press Alt key.
  2. Click Tools | Delete Browsing History.
  3. Click the Delete button to confirm.

Remove Infected Registry Entries
The changes made by browser redirect virus are generally stored in the Windows Registry database. Unfortunately, antivirus products just remove infected files but not the associated registry entries. This increases the risk of further infection.
The solution is simple. Simply download a Registry Cleaner program and install it. Start a full registry scan and repair all types of problems found.

Remove Recently Installed Add-Ons
Have you recently opened a suspectable website and downloaded a new add-on? If so, that might be the source of the infected browser redirect virus. Remove all the add-ons, at least the recently installed add-on, to fix your issue.
  1. In Internet Explorer, press Alt key.
  2. Click Tools | Delete Browsing History.
  3. Click Delete button.

Restart Web Browser in Safe Mode
When you restart your web browser in the safe mode, no third party add-on or toolbar is being loaded. This will prevent browser redirect virus from running and thus fix your problem.

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