Thursday, June 21, 2012

How to Remove the Google Redirect Virus

How to Remove the Google Redirect Virus
Google redirect virus is usually a by-product of malicious software. Many people say that this problem remains after removing the rogue security software or Trojan. This virus redirects your Google search results to unwanted pages when you click the specific website. In some cases anti-virus and anti-spyware programs remove other Trojans or viruses, but unfortunately can’t detect changes made by the Google redirect virus. You should check in order to remove Google Redirect virus or fix Search Engine Redirect problem.

Check Local Area Network (LAN) settings:

•    Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Internet Options and click on “Connections” tab, then click “LAN settings” button.
•    Uncheck the checkbox under “Proxy server” and click OK.

Make sure that DNS settings are not changed:

Step1: From “Start” menu, go to Control panel.

Step2: Double-click the “Network Connections” icon to open it. Right-click “Local Area Connection” icon and click “Properties”.

Step3: Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and then click the “Properties” button. Choose “Obtain DNS server address automatically” and click OK.

Check Windows HOSTS file:

Step1: Go to: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc.

Step2: Double-click the “hosts” file to open it. Choose to open with Notepad.

Step3: The “hosts” file should look the same as in the image below. There should be only one line: localhost in Windows XP and localhost ::1 in Windows Vista. If there are more, then remove them and save changes.

Manage Internet Explorer add-on. Remove unknown or suspicious add-on:

Step1: Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Manage Add-ons.

Step2: Uninstall unknown or suspicious Toolbars or Search Engine tools.

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

Download the file TDSSKiller.exe and execute the file TDSSKiller.exe.

Scan your computer with legitimate anti-malware software

You should install proper anti-malware software and regularly scan your computer.

Use CCleaner to remove unnecessary system/temp files and browser cache

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization. It’s not a malware removal tool. However, it’s always a good idea to get rid of the unnecessary internet/system files or corrupt Windows registry values that may cause various problems to your computer.

Note: To get online virus removal support ,you can reach online technical support service desk of V tech-squad at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201.

You can also see: How to Remove a Virus from System Restore
                             How to Run Virus Scan in Safe Mode

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