Manual Steps to Remove Redirect Virus is a redirect virus that will redirect victim to unrelated website when they search something with Google, Yahoo, or Bing. This redirect virus appears as a normal search engine to scam victim into believing the fake search result which may contain ads, virus, malware or any other suspicious source. is mainly spread via rootkit virus. If you are unfortunately infected with this kind of dangerous virus, it will try to change your search setting and direct you to website or any other similar suspicious website.


image of search hijacker is a very high risk threat and should be removed immediately as to prevent harm to your computer and / or to protect your privacy.

> Redirect Virus Removal Guide


step 1

Check Local Area Network (LAN) settings


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

  • Click on Connections tab, then click LAN settings button.

  • Uncheck the checkbox under Proxy server option and click OK.


step 2

Make sure that DNS settings are not changed


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

  • Double-click Network Connections icon to open it.

  • Right click on Local Area Connection icon and select Properties.

  • Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties button.

  • Choose Obtain DNS server address automatically and click OK.


step 1

Check Windows HOSTS file


  • Go to: C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc.

  • Double-click hosts file to open it. Choose to open with Notepad.


step 4

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


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

  • Uninstall unknown or suspicious Toolbars or Search Providers.


step 5

Run anti-rootkit tool

Use TDSSKiller tool to remove virus belonging to the family Rootkit.Win32.TDSS


step 6

Scan your computer with legitimate anti-malware software

We highly recommend you download anvi smart defender to perform a scan.


step 7

Remove unnecessary system/temp files and browser cache

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