Google Redirect Virus is also called browser hijacker which invades the victim computer with the aid of Trojans horse, the notorious rootkits in some cases. The infiltration process of redirect virus is carried out invisible for users and once sneaks in, it takes over the browser, changes the system settings to enforce its malicious routine. Whatever you search, the results would be redirected to be one malicious url or some other risky places related to porn or full of ads. Still, such infection does not only disable normal searching but also keep tracks of the users’ search habit, explores a kit to connect to remote server controlled by a hacker or crooker for all possible malicious activities, like cheat your credit card number, password.
However, when it comes to remove the Google Redirect virus, it is a daunting task tough and hard for most antivirus or security software due to randomly fast mutating Trojans related, let alone most of which are stubborn cumbersome rootkits. Then naturally there arises a question, it is really so pointless to remove the nasty dangerous Google Redirect Viruses? To figure out the answer on the solution to Google Redirect Virus, read on for more.
Google Redirect Virus Removal Guide-Step by Step
Check LAN(Local Area Network) settings.
Go start->Control Panel-> Internet Options (/Network and Share Center->Internet Options for Windows 7)-> Connections, and then click the LAN settings as the following picture displays:
And then on the poping up window, unselect the Use a Proxy Server for your LAN as follows:
Check out the hosts files.
Go to the folder: C:/WINDOWS/system32/drivers/. And then press Ctrl + F, type the "hosts" to the appearing box, press enter. There would be hosts file and hosts backup file showing up, open both in the form of notepad. And then make sure there are no discrepancies in the Hosts file compared that in the Hosts backup file.
Make sure the DNS settings is not changed.
Go start->Control Panel->Network Connections->Local Area Network->Properties, and then comes out the following window:
Under the General tab, highlight the Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and then click the Properties. A pop up window comes as below:
Then, select the Obtain DNS server address automatically option as the above picture displays.
Manage the add-ons on Internet Explorer.
Open Internet Explorer, and go Tools->Manage Add-ons. Uninstall all suspicious or strange add-ons or search providers. Best bet on removing all if you are not sure about that, and you could just reinstall those useful after the virus removal.
Rootkit Scan with TDSSkiller.
Take advantage of TDSSkiller from Kaspersky to scan your system in case of any rootkit infection.
Use some reliable antimalware or antivirus on your computer to full scan the system. Here Anvi Smart Defender
Reset the router to factory default settings.
This is an optional step unless all the above steps are fulfilled and failed.
a) Go to Start->Run (or Winkey+R) and type in "cmd" without quotes.
b) In the coming up window, type "ipconfig/flushdns" without quotes and press Enter. That's it.
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