How to Remove Hijacker Virus (Redirect Virus Removal Guide)

Can’t access to those legitimate or security websites? Your search results are always redirected to or other ad-full sites without your consent? Or your anwsers to these questions are yes. I’m afraid that your computer has been infected by hijacker virus and what you need to do now is to get rid of it for more risky outcomes.


The Sreenshot of redirect virus:

the image of

Don’t take this seriously and to the contrary, you should pay extra attention to such appearance of redirect virus. Let’s move to the fact, is a malicous browser hijacker that us created be the cyber crooks to redirect the compromised web browser to, which is a website that used by the hacker to promite the rogue antispyware program. What’s worse, the symptioms you see are actually the iceberg of infection. Such infection is related to the notorious ZeroAccess rootkit trojans and it is very stubborn to the infected computer. Once the computer compromised, the hijacker virus would display a lot of banners and boast that the rogue program is the most effective and best one to protect the computer, and also pops up a lot of security alerts that you have many infections on teh computer and advertisements that the rogue program can solve any problem on the computer security.


How to Get Rid of Infection


If you are encountering infection, your best bet for security would be to don’t go to visit these websites and don’t believe whatever it displays to you. Instead, you can follow the below ways to remove this cunning, nasty virus instantly.


Way I: Manually Remove Hijacker

Block the website on your web browser

Please note this manual removal requires certain computer skills. And before you go this removal option, see to back up the important computer data. By the way, you may also take all advantages of a nimble tool-Anvi AD Blocker to block the by adding this website address to its blacklist.
  • Search out and delete DLLs:
    %Documents and Settings%All UsersApplication Datamazuki.dll
  • Search out and remove registry entries:
  • %WINDOWS%system32sstray.exe
  • %Documents and Settings%All UsersApplicationDataMicrosoftNetworkDownloaderqmgr1.dat
  • %Documents and Settings%All UsersApplicationDataMicrosoftNetworkDownloaderqmgr0.dat


However, before you heading for the manual removal steps, it needs to remind you that the virus removal process requires a lot of IT skills and any wrong in the process with system files modification or using Registry Editor may easily lead to serious system issues like blue screen, system crashes, etc. So there could be also another alternative for easy assistance. You may adopt the following automantic removal guide as well.


Way II-Automatic Removal


This way is much easier and less risky anyway and it is highly recommended.


step 1

Check the proxy settings.
 Check the proxy settings. To make it, 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 2

Check Windows HOSTS file


a) Go to: C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc.

b) Type hosts in the search box to find out the hosts files.
c) there will be a hosts file as well as a hosts file, including backup in the name. Double-click “hosts” file to open both in the form of Notepad.
d) Check if there is any difference between the two hosts files and make sure the hosts files contain no difference compared with what in the hosts file backup. That’s it.


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

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

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

b) Uninstall unknown or suspicious Toolbars or Search Providers.


step 5

 Reboot your infected computer to Safe Mode with Networking.
Restart the computer and keep pressing the F8 key during the start till this brings up the Advanced Windows Options menu as shown in below image and then use the Arrow key on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Networking option and then press Enter to access./div>


the image of windows safe mode


step 6

 Malware Scan
 Scan your computer with legitimate anti-malware software. Here we advise you to use the specific anti-malware Anvi Smart Defender to full scan your computer and delete those found problems and restart your computer to normal. This antimalware can be also for daily use to protect your computer from various threats online.


Free Malware Scanner Download

the image of Anvi Smart Defender download

After the malware scan and removal, please restart the computer to normal.


step 7

 Remove unnecessary system/temp files and browser cache.
To do this, you may need a system cleaner like Cloud System Booster to do   you 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, please feel free to contact our Online Technical Help Center for free convenient help  via email to techsuppport at Also you can either communicate with us or discuss with others on any PC issue in our community at Anvisoft forums.


Social Share Toolbar
Leave a comment


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Are you human? Click the Banana...