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Monday, September 26, 2011

How to fix Google Redirect Problem easily?

Google Redirect virus (also known as Browser Redirect problem) is, without any sort of hesitation, the issue number one for many users whose computers some way or another got vulnerable to virus attacks. This is often the top query in the world's most popular search engines, such as Google, Yahoo Search and Bing. The point is that this problem is directly connected with other types viruses, malwares and serious computer threats. It does not come up by itself, without any malicious code being first implanted into the inner world of your system. Then the virus makes certain modifications into your file and folder system resulting in further considerable redirect problems. The degree of the redirect problem persistence can be different though. Sometimes the user after inserting the desired web page address may be referred to other unwanted site immediately and on the permanent basis. This means that whatever site the user tends to visit would anyway somehow be unsuccessful. So, instead of seeing the desired content the user has to face totally different information. And in the majority of the cases this happens on the regular basis, irrespective of the number of times the user has clicked the site/page of his/her choice, even it this was the same site clicked repeatedly. In some cases the user can go to the preferred web resource, but from time to time the attempts could be unsuccessful, being finalized with this annoying redirect problem eventually. Whatever the degree of persistence of redirect virus is, we know for sure that the solution for fixing it is of crucial importance for all users who are the regular online surfers.

Below please find some examples of how exactly the Google Redirect (Browser Redirect) problem is disclosed inside of the infected computers. Beyond any doubt, this is the issue requiring to be immediately dealt with.

I am using a Windows 7 computer and recently have been occasionally getting redirected to various unwanted websites. This has been going on for a few days now and I've noticed significant decline in my PC's speed, especially when browsing the web and overall performance. How can I remove this browser redirect problem? Alan McQuay.
I have a Firefox Google redirect virus that no antivirus program installed on my system can detect. When I search for something on Google, using Firefox, most of the time clicking a link will take me to the page that google is pointing to. However, it will intermittently redirect me to random sites. Please help me get rid of it. Priscilla Owens.
So the other day I was using my computer and i noticed that everything on google kept getting redirected to find fast answers. I ran several anti-viruses. Every time I ran them they said they found and got rid of the problem but then when I restarted the problem persisted again. Any help would be much appreciated. Jack Exum.

Understanding the need to help our users get rid of this severe Google Redirect Problem we have elaborated the step-by-step how-to-fix guide in order to deal with this virus. It should be noted that fixing this virus requires some computer skills from you, but if you attentively follow our instructions with the clear and simple screen shots provided below we are more than confident that you will have no any serious difficulties understanding these important milestones on how to remove Google Redirect virus easily.

Google Redirect Virus removal milestones:

  • Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your system
  • Check whether DNS settings have been changed by Redirect Virus
  • Check your Windows HOSTS file contents
  • Check Internet Explorer add-ons. Get rid of unknown or suspicious add-ons contained there
  • Use Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) application to get rid of malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS
  • Scan your system with decent anti-virus program and malware killer
  • Consider using CCleaner to delete unwanted system/temp files and browser cache
  • The last but not the least, reset your Router back to the factory default settings
  1. Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your system
  2. a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Internet Options.

    Windows XP Example:

    Windows Vista / Windows 7 Example:

    b) Click on “Connections” tab, then click “LAN settings” button.
    c) Uncheck (untick) the checkbox under “Proxy server” option and hit OK.
  3. Check whether DNS settings have been changed by Redirect Virus:
  4. 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.
  5. Check your Windows HOSTS file contents
  6. a) Go to: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc.
    b) Double-click “hosts” file to open it. Choose to open with Notepad.

    c) The “hosts” file should look the same as in the image below. There 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 are more, then remove them and save changes. Read more about Windows Hosts file here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034
  7. Check Internet Explorer add-ons. Get rid of unknown or suspicious add-ons contained there

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

    b) Uninstall unknown or suspicious Toolbars or Search Providers.
  9. Use Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) application to get rid of malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS
  10. a) Download the file TDSSKiller.zip and extract it into a folder
    b) Execute the file TDSSKiller.exe.
    c) Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Close all programs and press “Y” key to restart your computer.

    More detailed TDSSKiller tutorial: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

  11. Scan your system with decent anti-virus program and malware killer
  12. malware removal tool

  13. Consider using CCleaner to delete unwanted system/temp files and browser cache
  14. CCleaner is a freeware system optimization. It’s not a malware removal tool. However, it’s always a good idea to get rid of unnecessary internet/system files or corrupter Windows registry values that may cause various problems to your computer. Download CCleaner free application.
  15. The last but not the least, reset your Router back to the factory default settings
  16. Keep in mind that this step is optional and should be completed only if you have followed all the above recommendations and you still have the redirect virus on your computer. First of all, please follow this guide: How to Reset a Router Back to the Factory Default Settings. Then you should flush DNS cache: a)Go to Start->Run (or WinKey+R) and type in "cmd" without quotation marks.


    b) In a new window please type "ipconfig /flushdns" without quotation marks and press Enter.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you require any help on our part of if you experience any difficulties. We hope that this information has been helpful to you and remain

Yours faithfully,
Remove-Malwares Blog

3 comments:

Rich Flieger said...

Hi buddy, your blog’s design is simple and clean and i like it. Your blog posts are superb. I got lot of information from it.It will be helpful to all. Please keep them coming. Network Repair setup

aquarobic said...

great info thanks for your help.
Joe Walsh

Dave Patrick said...

Hello Andrew

Thank you very much for your very clear instructions. It's good to find something that's not written in "techie speak".

Prosperity

Dave


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