Do you know how to identify a Google redirect virus? If not, you are likely to be scammed by redirect virus, such as Start.funmoods.com. Below is a screenshot of this virus:
Such virus pretends to be Google search engine; if you take a second glance you will find what’s fishy. The most obvious thing you may notice is that the Google Icon is gone. There’s no way to avoid such virus, but to browse smart in the future.
You have to pay close attention to this fake search engine if it captures your browser. Remove it from your system as soon as possible.
Manual Removal Guide
Before you go to remove the virus infection with antivirus or antimalwre tools, please perform following manual measures one by one to ensure that you can remove the virus completely from your computer. Here we go.
Hosts file locates on C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. Then there will come out hosts files and hosts backup files. Open both of them in the form of notepad and then make sure the hosts file is in accordance with the hosts backup file.
Should there is no backup host files in your computer, please open Host Files with Notepad. The default host files should be only one line:127.0.0.1 localhost in Windows XP and 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 in Windows Vista, if there’re more lines, please delete all of them and save the change.
Open Internet Explorer->Tools->Internet Option->General->Navigate to the Browsing History area->Click Delete Button->Click Delete once again to finish the process.
Open Google Chrome->Wrench Icon->Options->Under the Hood->Clear Browsing Data->Click Clear Browsing Data to finish the process.
Open Mozilla Firefox->Tools->Clear Recent History->Click Clear Now button to finish the process.
Open Internet Explorer->Tools->Internet Option->General.
You have two options. One is to set homepage as a blank page. The other is to set a certain website as the homepage. Then click OK to save the change.
Open Google Chrome->Wrench Icon->Options->Basics
On Startup area, select Open the home page. Then navigate to the Home page area, you also have two options here, please refer to Mozilla Firefox homepage reset guide.
Open Mozilla Firefox->Tools->Options->General->Startup
You have two options. One is to select when Firefox Starts Show a blank page and then click Ok to save the change. The other is to set a certain website (Just type a website into the address box) as the homepage. Then click OK to save the change.
You are highly recommended to download and install the free malware removal toll Anvi Smart Defender to full scan your computer system.
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Alternative way to remove the browser hijacker
Anvi Ad Blocker by Anvisoft is designed to help users block suspicious websites, risky pop ups and banners.
Download Anvi Ad Blocker->install and run Anvi Ad Blocker->click MORE on top right of its main screen and then select Settings->Select Black List->click Add URL and type Search.jzip.com into the input window->Click OK to save the change.
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After downloading and installing Anvi Ad Blocker v2.0, you can enjoy a 15-day free trial, after the trial period ended, you can directly buy it if you want to continue keep your web browser safe and clean.