How to Remove Redirect Virus (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide) looks as normal as other web pages, however, it is not recommended for any visiting because it is not safe. You may get accidently accessed to the site with no caution, however, when you visit the page, the virus hiding behind the site will size the chance to attack your computer system, changing your Internet settings, browser settings, adding registry entries and modifying system files to invade in without any permission of the user or even any notice of most antivirus.


As a result, every time you use the browser to search things, you will find that the homepage is along with an added toolbar, and quite often you are redirected to even you don’t want to. Moreover, you may find that there are many odds added to your bookmark and favorite. These seem so annoying and risky. However, when you suspect this, you use your antivirus or antimalware to full scan the system and nothing related reported in most cases. Then you may wonder how to get rid of these completely right away. If such is the case with you, read on for solutions.



A Screenshot of redirect virus


the image of google redirect virus




How to tell if your computer is infected by –Typical Symptoms

If you get one of following symptoms on your computer, you are probably infected with the redirect virus.

  • Search results redirected constantly to
  • Significant slow system running
  • Tons of irritating advertisement pop-ups




Removal Guide for Redirect Virus


Before you take any action to manually remove the virus through editing system files, make sure back up system files first. Besides, expertise is required to do so as well. It is  really complex to edit system files so as to remove the virus since even the evil files can change randomly and one should be very familiar with the Windows Operating System files in case of any mistaking change that results in severe system errors. We advise users may refer to a safer removal guide which may take effect to most google redirect virus infection.



step 1

First of all, you need to normalize the networking settings, which may be changed by this redirect virus, such as hosts files, DNS settings, LAN settings, etc. For detailed help, you may refer to the article: how to remove Google redirect virus.



step 2

Boot the computer to safe mode with networking.




step 3

Open the Windows Registry Editor. Go Start menu-> Run, type “regedit” and then press OK.




step 4

In the registry editor, find out the following registry entries of and remove them all.


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftActive SetupInstalled Componentsrandom


HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInstallerProducts5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256 “(Default)”=”1″

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstall“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%[RANDOM][RANDOM].exe” -u

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstall“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe” -u’”

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce “5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256” = “‘C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe’




step 5

Search out the below system files modified by and eliminate them all;







step 6

Start the computer to normal.



step 7

Then use your installed antivirus or antimalware to scan the whole system to make sure the system clean from any infection. Here we recommend you Anvi Smart Defender(direct download link), which is integrated with an ad blocker named Anvi Ad Blocker which can easily help you block or filter those malicious or unwanted sites as well as ads.



step 8

Even through the main malicious files of is cleared away, you may still need to reset your browser settings such as extensions, search engine settings, remove those unwanted so that you can get rid of those annoying toolbar cleared and get everything back to normal.


Wish you good luck.


If any questions, let us know for more detailed practical help depending on your specific situation. You may leave a comment below or post your question at Anvisoft Forums.



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2 thoughts on “How to Remove Redirect Virus (Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

  1. I did all the above steps and even uninstalled/reinstalled chrome but it seems partner18 is here to stay 🙁

    • Hi,

      I am sorry that the instruction fail to help you with your issue.

      Could you please let me know what web browser do you use and experience the redirect problem?

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