Monday, 7 September 2015

Remove Redirect arrives to your computer and will change the homepage and the default search engine from your browsers without permission. This article is a guide step by step that will allow us to eliminate this browser hijacker. is not technically a virus, but has many malicious features. Will hijack your web browser and know your user preferences: operating system, type of browser, search queries, visited pages, Internet protocol (IP), unique identification numbers, geographic location and much more information.

How can you infect with can finish installed in your computer because of free software download  where the installer includes optional installs questionable. Various websites such as Softonic or Brothersoft promote this kind of programs in their downloads. If you have downloaded a program from these websites or similars, can finish with in your browser. You must be attentive to the installation of this kind of software because if you don't review every installation steps  you can install software or a potentially unwanted program PUP on your computer. The users of P2P programs where you share files, when receive emails from unknown sender, spam emails with malicios files or links, must be vigilant of this kind of things.

Once installed it will change the browser settings, the homepage and the default search engine by In this moment begins to spy your internet movements and your history of navigation for show links and ads promoted by the authors. This links and ads may be modified to attract your attention and you click it, so their authors earn money. Can be redirected to malicious websites where you can be infected with other malware. It can steal all kinds of private data as our online banking credentials.

If your detect in your browser, it's a sign that you are infected with a virus or malware. The manual uninstall of this browser hijacker don't clean or delete other malware you have in your computer. From it's recommended to perform a full system scan and remove all detected threats.

How to remove

Note: All software used to remove the browser hijacker it's totaly free. These steps are tested and should remove this threat in major browsers. For successfully remove you must follow all the steps in the order shown.
Very important: If during the process of removing the threat you have any problems, please you must stop.
STEP 8 (OPTIONAL): Reset your browser settings to remove

STEP 1: Remove with AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner can remove all kind of adware, toolbars, potentially unwanted program (PUPs) and browser hijackers.
  1. You can download Adwcleaner from the section AntiSpyware, and save it to your desktop.
  2. Before running Adwcleaner, close all open programs and then run the program as administrator.
    Starting Adwcleaner
  3. Adwcleaner will open and appears the Terms of use. Click the button I agree.
    Terms of use AdwCleaner
  4. Click Scan button to search malicious files installed by Phrase Finder.
    Scan files with Adwcleaner
  5. When the process is finished click the Cleaning button for to remove the problems detected.
    Cleaning with Adwcleaner
  6. It show a message and click Ok.
    Message close programs Adwcleaner
  7. It will show an informational message that will Accept and then we restart the computer.
    Information Adwcleaner
  8. After that, uninstall the program with the Uninstall option. This is because all the times you need to use Adwcleaner is necessary download again for to get a updated version of the program.
  9. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use AdwCleaner. (Video AdwCleaner)
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STEP 2: Remove from the browsers with JunkWare

Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs from your computer.
  1. You can download Junkware from the section AntiSpyware, and save it to your desktop.
  2. Execute it in administrator mode and click Run for continue.
    Execute JunkWare
  3. Then you must click any key for continue and the analysis starts.
    JunkWare Press any key to continue..
  4. Then Junkware will start to analyze your computer to find infection. After you must restart your computer and write Y for to do it.
    JunkWare restart
  5. You must wait a moment for Junkware analize your computer.
    Análisis JunkWare
  6. Finally show the results.
    Results Junkware
  7. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use Junkware. (Ver vídeo JunkWare)
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STEP 3: Clean up malicious properties from hijacked shortcut by

You must review manually the shortcuts to browsers because often these kind of infections modified the parameters.
  1. You will select the browser shortcut you want (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome,..) and click the right mouse button and go to properties.
    Propiedades acceso directo
  2. Delete the text after the name of the browser, for example after ".. \ chrome.exe '" without deleting the quotes!!
  3. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining this operation. (Video clean up malicious properties from hijacked shortcut)
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STEP 4: Remove with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

One of the best free tools for malware detection that allows us to be protected from possible infection from viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware and malware.
  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the Anti-Malware page
  2. Double click on the installer downloaded and then click RunSelect language and click Ok. Malwarebytes click Next. The installation start and you will see the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard screen and click Next.
    Install Malwarebytes
  3. Install the program and follow each of the steps without changing any default settings. When installation is complete click Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and click Launch Malwarebytes Antimalware and then click Finish to exit Setup.
    Finish installation Malwarebytes
  4. When the program starts will perform a check of the database and update it if it's outdated.
    PreScan Malwarebytes
  5. When update is finished click to the button Scan Now for begin to scan your system to detect threats.
    Scan Malwarebytes
  6. Other method to scan threats is click to option Scan and then select the option Threat Scan, finally click the button Start Scan.
    Scan with Malwarebytes
  7. Malwarebytes begin to scan the computer and and you must wait for it to finish. 
    Malwarebytes scanning
  8. When the scan is complete will see the results. For delete the threats click the button Remove Selected.
    Malwarebytes Results scan
  9. This action has put the threats in quarantined.
    Malwarebytes threats in quarantine
  10. If you click to History option you can delete the threats you want.
    Malwarebytes delete threats in quarantine
  11. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. (Video Malwarebytes ver. 2)
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STEP 5: Scan your computer with ESET Nod32 OnLine for malicious threats

ESET Online Scanner it's a free service online, simple and fast, which makes anti-threats virtual analisis.
  1. You can download Esetsmartinstaller_enu from the OnLine Antivirus page.
  2. Double-click to install it. You will show a screen where you accept the Terms of use, and click Start button.
    Terms of use Eset Online Scanner
  3. In the next screen you must configure the Computer scan settings. You must select the options you can see in the image.
    Configuration Eset Online Scanner
  4. Click Start button to begin downloading the virus signature database and then start analyzing your system.
    Start analisis with Eset
  5. When the scan is complete Eset will remove detected threats. Select the options Uninstall application when finish and Delete quarantine files, and then click Finish button.
    Eset Online Scanner results
  6. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use  ESET Online Escáner (Video Eset OnLine Escaner)
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Tips: This antivirus does not have the ability to analyze our computer in real time. To be protected in real time with a good free antivirus can go to Free Antivirus section.
Free Anti-virus

STEP 6: Clean your system and repair the Windows registry with CCleaner

CCleaner is a very interesting tool for to clean your computer of unnecessary files and for to repair the Windows registry.
  1. You can download CCleaner from Tools section. 
  2. Double-click on the file named ccsetupXXX.exe for to proceed to installation. First, select the language, then select the options by default and install the program. Finally select the option to run CCleaner and will press Finish.
    Ccleaner installed
  3. When Ccleaner is running click at the Cleaner option and then click to the Analyze button. Don't change any option, use the options by default.
    Scan with cleaner
  4. After the scan you can see the results. Then click the button Run Cleaner for to clean your computer.

    Clean your computer with Ccleaner

  5. After that scan, click Registry option and then click Scan for Issues button. Don't change any option, use the options by default.
    Repair the registry with Ccleaner

  6. When the scan is finished click to the Fix selected Issues.. button and make a BackUp of the registry. Finally click Fix All Selected Issues button.
    Repair the registry with Ccleaner

  7. Repeat the operation and click the Scan for Issues button and then Fix selected Issues button to don't find more issues.
  8. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use CCleaner. (Video CCleaner)
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STEP 7: Remove with Delfix all the programs recommended

Is necessary removal the applications because this kind programs are constantly updated. It's necessary download the programs all the times you need scan your computer.
  1. You can download DelFix from Tools page.
  2. Double-Click on the file named delfix_XXX.exe and you will see this screen.
    Initial screen DelFix
  3. Check all the options and click Run button.
    Scan DelFix
  4. Automatically will make a copy of the registry and uninstall the programs used.
    DelFix Cleaning system restore
  5. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use DelFix. (Video DelFix)
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(OPTIONAL) STEP 8: Reset your browser settings to remove

It is possible that your browsers are infected by some kind of malicious extension, If you’re having problems with your browser, resetting it can help. The reset feature fixes many issues by restoring your browser to its factory default state.
  1. Open the browser and click to the Menu button at top right corner, then click to Help button.
    Mozilla Firefox menu
  2. And select the Troubleshooting Information option.
    Troubleshooting Information
  3. Then you must click Reset Firefox button and then other time click Reset Firefox button in window pop-up.

  4. Automatically will shut down and restart, to finally show an information window where you will click Finish button.
  5. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how Reset Mozilla Firefox. (Video Reset Mozilla Firefox)
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  • Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser and click to the Menu button (Gear icon) at top right corner, then click to Internet options button.

    Menú icon Internet Explorer
  2. Then click to the Advanced Tab and click to the Reset button.
    Then click to the Advanced Tab and click to the Reset button.
  3. Click Delete personal settings option and then click Reset button.
    Click Delete personal settings option and then click Reset button.
  4. When the Reset has finished click Close button. Then restart your browser for validate the changes.
    Validate changes Internet Explorer
  5. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how Reset Internet Explorer(Video Reset Internet Explorer)
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  • Reset Google Chrome
  1. Open the browser and click to the Menu button at top right corner, then click to "three lines" button and the Settings option.
    Google Chrome
  2. Select Settings option and then Show advanced settings.
    Google Chrome Settings
  3. Click Reset settings button.

    Google Chrome Reset settings
  4. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how Reset Google Chrome. (Video Reset Google Chrome)
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