What is Google Redirect Virus?
One of my friends came to me telling that he is having a very strange problem which he has never experienced before. Whenever he searches for something in Google, he gets and advertisements, popups and irrelevant search results. This was really strange and I checked Google on my computer and tried searching for the same terms my friend was searching. Everything was perfectly fine and this ensured me that there is something wrong with his system. After searching for symptoms of this anomaly on Google, I found It was the Google Redirect Virus which is extremely dangerous and should be removed immediately.
This virus lives up to its name and hijacks any search or website visit a user plans to make. Instead of the original website, users get redirected to fake websites containing bogus ads,corrupted pages and even more Spywares. The source of this virus can be anything and If you are surfing on Internet for screen savers, Mp3s, downloads, Videos, you'll never know when your system will catch this virus. There are lots of websites which appear as a download website and when your visit them to get what you are looking for, you system gets infected. This virus is spreading very rapidly.
How Google Redirect Virus Harms Your Computer?
This virus is very harmful and getting rid of it is not easy. There can be several other bad effects of Redirect Google Virus but the following symptoms are common:
1. It can change homepage of web browser and prevents user from modifying it.
2. It can redirect web browser to unwanted websites automatically. Those websites usually promotes more virus and scams.
3. It can generate pop ups and when you search on Google, you may be redirected to unwanted web sites.
4. This virus may also block certain websites (Such as Antivirus Websites) so that you can not remove it. It may also block certain security tools.
5. This virus can load commercial fake pop-ups to scare you to purchase certain anti-virus products. However In fact, those Anti-Virus products are malicious themselves and will damage your computer even further.
6.Google Redirect Virus may modify the Windows HOSTS file. The victim ends up visiting predefined website instead of certain address and those predefined websites are malicious.
How To Manually Remove Google Redirect Virus?
Google redirect virus removal is a must for your system. However, It is extremely difficult to remove this virus manually. First you need to identify the process which is associated with this malware and stop that process. For that you need to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Windows Task Manager. Click on the "Processes" tab, search for Google Redirect Virus, then right-click it and select "End Process" key.
After that you also need to delete Google Redirect Virus registry keys. Open the Windows Registry Editor by clicking on the Windows "Start" button and selecting "Run." Type "regedit" into the box and click "OK." Once the Registry Editor is open, search for the registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-->Software-->Google Redirect Virus." Right-click this registry key and select "Delete."
To get rid of Google Redirect Trojan completely, you must manually remove other Google Redirect Virus files. The files of this virus can be in the form of EXE, DLL, LSP, TOOLBAR, BROWSER HIJACK, and/or BROWSER PLUGIN. You need to identify those files and delete them. Honestly there is no way to identify infected files unless you scan your system with a Spyware Remover software. You can remove google redirect virus easily with automatic removal tools. Automatic Removal is totally painless and guarantees the desired results.
How To Remove Google Redirect Virus Automatically?
You need a powerful Spyware Remover software. That's it. You need to run the software and perform a full scan of your system including all hard disks and files. It is quite possible that you are scanning your system for a particular Spyware and you'll find several others as well. Problems doesn't come alone.
You need to run your system in Safe mode and perform a Full scan of your computer. You'll see several infections and infected files on your computer and you can quarantine the infected files in a single click to get rid of infected files and registry entries immediately. After that you need to reboot your computer in Normal mode and you'll find that Virus is gone. You can remove google redirect virus very easily provided your have the right software for the purpose. Internet is no longer safe and you must have a genuine Spyware Remover Software running in your system all the time so that you can catch the malware/spywares/trojans/hoax before your system gets infected.