How to Remove Redirect Virus? (Complete Google Redirect Virus Instructions) is discovered as a dangerous url based browser hijacker, aka Google redirect virus, which will redirect whatever you search to unwanted or even objectionable websites. Everyone should be attentive about this infection and stay far away from it. Below is the screenshot of redirect virus.


the image of redirect virus


With the help of trojans, could sneak in the system and autostart to take over your webbrowser and redirect your searches. It may looks normal but you will find that all its search reasults seem abnormal, most of which are adware websites or even phishing sites. It is urgent to remove this virus as soon as you see it.


How to Remove Redirect Virus? Step by Step Removal Guide



Manual removal of does not always work effective and requires high-level troubleshooting skills, we advise you to use our automatic removal tool and follow the below guide to get rid of infection.


step 1

Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking.


windows safe mode with netwroking


step 2

Check the proxy settings
Some Google redirect viruses might change the proxy settings to block you access to the Internet but only to its targeted malicous sites. To change it back, you have to:


   a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Internet Options.

   b) Click on “Connections” tab, then click “LAN settings” button.

   c) Uncheck the checkbox under “Proxy server” option and click OK.


step 3

Make sure that DNS settings are not changed


  a) Open Control Panel (Start->Control Panel).

  b) Double-click “Network Connections” icon to open it.

  c) Right click on “Local Area Connection” icon and select “Properties”.

  d) Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and click “Properties” button. 

  e) Choose “Obtain DNS server address automatically” and click OK.


step 4

Check Windows Hosts file


  a) Go to: C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc.

  b) Double-click “hosts” file to open it. Choose to open with Notepad.


step 5

Manage Internet Explorer Add-ons
Remove unknown or suspicious add-ons


  a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Manage Add-ons.

  b) Uninstall unknown or suspicious Toolbars or Search Providers.


Note: The steps from 2 to 5 can be also fulfilled when the computer is started normal. These steps normally make sense, however that depends on the particular virus. After all, it is natural that a virus under different circumstances or just randomly mutate fast to avoid detection and removal.


step 6

Scan with Antimalware
Scan your computer with legitimate anti-malware software. Here we advise you to use the specific antimalware Anvi Smart Defender to full scan your computer and delete those found problems and restart your computer to normal.


Free Malware Scanner Download

the image of Anvi Smart Defender download


step 7

Remove unnecessary system/temp files and browser cache and cookies.
To fulfill this, you may need Cloud System Booster to do   your a favor with great convenience. Download it below:


Free System Cleaner Download

the image of cloud system booster download


step 8

Reset your router back to the factory default settings.
This is also the last thing as optional but recommended suggestion. 


If any question, feel free to contact our Technical Help Center for free and convenient assistance via email to techsupport at Anvisoft. Also you can communicate with us as well as many others on this issue or any other PC issue at Anvisoft Forums. 


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