Browser Redirect Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE

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This article aims to help you remove Virus (AKA from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as your respective system. Virus can be comfortably labeled as an browser hijacker type of application. Which is in essence a computer virus. It actually works by creating multiple advertisements and flooding your internet browsers with said ads, either in the form of pop-ups, banners or whole pages. Also be on the lookout for any strangely highlighted texts or numbers, they are probably hyperlinks created by Virus. Virus

You may notice something that might seem a bit strange at first – the ads you are shown are related to your recent browsing history. What that means is the malware has the means to access your browser cache and cookies and monitor your search and browsing history, maybe even your stored user names and passwords. If you are using any form of online banking or payment methods that might be especially scary. Obviously this is very troubling and is reason enough for you to remove this application as soon as possible and change all your passwords afterwards (not before!). But there’s also more.


Name Browsersafeupdate
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium
Symptoms The browsers start by themselves and open specific websites on startup, display pup ups and redirects when you open a new tab
Distribution Method The installers of free programs; clicking on advertisements on shady websites
Detection Tool

What else can Virus do to my computer?

Well, for starters any time a web page is loaded an ad will appear as well. This means double the work load for your CPU. This in turn will inevitably lead to general slowdown of your device which is not a nice feeling even if you are blessed with a fast system. For users operating on older computers this is even worse, they might have to endure browser freezes and even complete system failure. It also affects your internet connection, if you don’t have top-notch internet connection you are certainly going to feel the effects of the virus. Why wait and not remove it right now, you might ask? We understand your desire to get it over with, but please take the time to finish this paragraph as it contains some invaluable information for your system security. Virus will do its best to make you install additional viruses and malware programs. They will be disguised as free software downloads most of the time. Do not be fooled by the generated fake messages about missing codecs, plugins or other non-existent problems with your computer. It is best to ignore any messages and ads related to Virus and move on with its removal.

1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Virus from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Virus from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Remove the virus from Regedit and Msconfig. Virus Removal


The first thing to do is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7: 

Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking.

For W8 and 8.1:

Click the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.Administrator permission required


Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK.  Click  Restart in the pop-up.

For W10:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click the power button icon in the right corner of the Start menu to show the power options menu.
  3. Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.

W10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:

Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
a professional malware removal tool.

More information on SpyHunter, steps to uninstallEULAThreat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy. Virus has successfully attacked and infiltrated all web browsers located on your computer’s hard drive at the time. This means you will have execute all actions in Steps 2 and 3 from our removal guide for every infected browser. That applies even for older browsers that you don’t use any more, you can’t leave a single trace of the virus unpurged or you risk it coming right back after your next reboot.

Also be advised to disregard any feature messages that the malware might pop up before you delete it, in most cases it would be about free services, software suggestions and the like. Do not be deceived by the browser hijacker’s last effort to find its way back into your PC, possibly with another name.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find Virus . Remove it by pressing Disable.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

pic 6 Virus  should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Virus from Chrome:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select  chrome-trash-icon(Remove).

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 Click chrome menu icon again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Remove everything but the search engines you normally use.

safari Remove the malware from Safari:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.


Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.


Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Virus and suspicious-looking programs. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstallchoose NO:


Hold the Start Key and R againbut this time copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.


Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.


Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.


Perhaps the most important and difficult steps are right around the corner now. Be extremely careful as any misstep and error on your part might lead to very severe and maybe even catastrophic consequences for your system. For users who are new to malware removal methods or who are not confident to try this on their own or simply do not wish to take such chances we strongly recommend instead a trusted professional software to remove Virus for you. Not only any risks associated with the manual removal would be eliminated but more importantly if your credit card and personal information have been exposed to other malicious software this would be the only plausible way for you to take care of the problem.


Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.


Take a look at the following things:

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window. 


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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