Go.Redirectro.com “Virus” Removal (August 2017 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Go.Redirectro.com “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Go.Redirectro.com “Virus” is a program that has probably applied some changes to your Chrome, Firefox or Explorer browser recently. This program is not a virus, but it might create some disturbance to your normal web browsing due to the unstoppable flow of ads, pop-ups, banners and especially search redirects that it may initiate when you least expect it. For instance, this program may replace your homepage or to install a new toolbar or a search engine without your approval and to start redirecting your browsing queries to some unfamiliar sites or new tabs. At first sight, everything may not seem as such a big deal, but after a while you may start to notice more intrusive exposure to advertising materials, promotions, and various aggressive sales sites. Such activity is typical for one particular type of software called browser hijackers, and judging by its behavior, Go.Redirectro.com “Virus” may fall into that category. In the next lines, you will learn more about the specifics of this particular program, its danger level and the most effective methods of uninstallation. Make sure you go through the Go.Redirectro.com “Virus” removal guide if you need some assistance to remove this software and let us know if you face any difficulties.

What should you know about Go.Redirectro.com “Virus”?

Part of the annoying phenomena related to browser hijackers, is the potentially unwanted changes they may apply to your default browser as well as the large amount of ads and redirects they can initiate to different domains. Basically, the presence of such tools may not be fatal for your system because according to the law, they are not considered as harmful as computer viruses or other nasty threats such as Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware, etc. However, if kept for a longer period of time on your computer, the browser hijackers may affect the performance of your browser and cause you some irritation and inconvenience. Therefore, we generally recommend that you remove such software and save yourself from its potentially unwanted activities. Of course, it is up to you whether to keep it or not, but in most of the cases, programs like Go.Redirectro.com “Virus” over time end up becoming a source of browsing disturbance rather than some useful tool. If you have doubts about keeping this browser hijacker, we suggest you get to know more about its activities and potential issues in the next paragraphs.  

Basically, it is a tool, created for online advertising. Its main purpose is to attract visitors to certain promotional websites by redirecting the users’ searches or offering ads with additional services. As we already said, such activity is far from the illegal malicious activities that Ransomware or some other type of virus can initiate, but there are some indirect risks and issues, which may be related to browser hijackers.

Go.Redirectro.com “Virus” Removal

If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.

If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 


Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

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

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.



  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Go.Redirectro.com “Virus” from Internet Explorer:

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

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Go.Redirectro.com “Virus” from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Go.Redirectro.com “Virus” from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.


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
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

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

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

For instance, you may be redirected to third-party web pages that you don’t want to visit or don’t trust. Randomly clicking on the links that appear on your screen is generally not advisable because there is a chance that some of these web pages, ads, pop-ups or new tabs may contain malicious links and elements. After all, cyber criminals are getting more and more creative in finding ways to spread their malware and you never know when they may insert something harmful among the flow of ads that get displayed on your screen. Also, if you take a look at the Go.Redirectro.com “Virus” privacy statement, you will find that the program may collect certain information about your browsing habits. In addition, it may share it with third parties for marketing purposes. While the browser hijacker operates on your system, you are also likely to encounter more spam messages than usual, which may contain some particularly aggressive “gift boxes”, “Special offers” or other messages that may prompt you to visit certain sites or purchase some products. If you do not want to receive personalized suggestions every time you open your browser, you should probably consider uninstalling Go.Redirectro.com “Virus” from your computer. Do not hesitate to remove the program with the help of the instructions in the removal guide below.

How did Go.Redirectro.com “Virus” appear in my browser?

If you do not remember installing this hijacker, then you most probably have accidentally downloaded it along with another free tool, such as a new interesting program, an optimization app, an audio/video player or some browser plugin. Unlike viruses, browser hijackers usually distribute themselves in bundles with some legitimate software that users willingly install in their system. For this reason, we highly recommend that whenever you download a new setup from the web (from a torrent site, some freeware or shareware platform or some free installer from a download website) to always read the EULA and choose the “Advanced/Custom” installation settings. These settings usually reveal to you any additional programs and this way you may be able to avoid any fraudulent and unnecessary applications by simply unchecking their checkbox.


Name Go.Redirectro.com
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Frequent page redirects, homepage or search engine replacements, intrusive ads generation. 
Distribution Method Software bundles, free installers, torrent sites, automatic installation managers, streaming sites, ads, free downloads from the web. 
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

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