Have you begin seeing a large quantities of the same Ads on every page you visit? That and the increased loading times (may not be noticeable on high end computers) are one of the prime symptoms that your computer has been infected by an Redirector GVT1.Com application. Redirector GVT1.Com exist to spam your computer with Ads, but fortunately they will do no further damage. Follow the instructions in the removal guide below and you’ll have it uninstalled in no time.
How was Redirector GVT1.Com Virus installed on your PC?
The most likely way that Redirector GVT1.Com Virus ended up in your PC is through some sort of infected executable file you started yourself without realizing what was hiding inside. Please be careful when installing .exe files – if they are obtained from unsafe sources like random mirrors, advertisements, torrents or storage sites these .exe files may be modified to include additional programs inside of them. Whenever possible strive to obtain the programs you are about to install from the official developer for those programs or endorsed mirrors. Also when installing any time of program you’ll usually be asked whether you prefer the Default/Quick installation option or the Advanced mode. We encourage our readers to always picks advanced – it takes only a couple of more clicks of the mouse and this option will provide detailed information on the name and number of programs that are about to be installed, as well as the location. This allow you to see if there are any unwanted extras bundled within the installer and you can remove any such programs from the installation. Usually these programs are demos and trials, but often they can also be Browser Hijacker or PUPs (potentially unwanted program).
Don’t click on Ads created by Redirector GVT1.Com Virus – they are nothing but trouble
Ads created by Browser Hijacker are not the same as other Ads – say those you see while you search on Google. Reputable sites and software companies almost never advertise through Browser Hijacker, but shadier businesses do. Any Ad linked to Redirector GVT1.Com Virus will likely advertise some unknown piece of software or online shop and many of of these could be scams or even dangerous phishing scams. Bloatware is very commonly advertised in this way. Bloatware comes from Software and Bloat and refers to programs that mimic the functionality of other well known programs and usually sell for less too. The problem is that bloatware applications rarely even work, but rely on fraudulent advertising campaign. PC optimization bloatware is notorious for scanning your computer and proclaiming any old and unused (and perfectly harmless) files as “dangerous”. These programs rely on huge number of false positives to make you believe your computer is in a dire situation and you need to spend money NOW before anything horrible happens. If you suspect that your PC might indeed have a problem try researching for a bit before downloading any software to ensure that the problem is real and not made up.
|Name||Redirector GVT1.Com (this is an installer for Adware and browser hijackers)|
|Danger Level||Medium (Known for installing bloatware and scam programs on affected computers)|
|Symptoms||Large increase in aggressive Ads displayed, loss of CPU speed.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles or infected executables.|
Redirector GVT1.Com Virus Removal
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is just the first preparation.
The first mandatory thing is to Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders. Read here more how to do it. Each version of Windows does this slightly differently.
- I repeat – it’s extremely important you do this. Redirector GVT1.Com Virus may have hidden some of its files and you need to see them to delete them.
All internet browsers on your computer are likely infected with an add-on created by Redirector GVT1.Com Virus. This is what gives the Browser Hijacker the ability to spawn Ads on your screen. TO remove it please check the instructions of Step 2 and Step 3 below. Repeat these instructions for every browser you have installed, even if you don’t normally use some of them. Chrome and Firefox uses likely have Internet Explorer as well (since it comes with every version of Windows), so don’t forget to clean it too.
Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malware. Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply. Also, Reset Your IE Settings
Remove Redirector GVT1.Com Virus from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
The problem should be lurking somewhere around here – Remove it. Then Refresh Your Firefox Settings.
Remove Redirector GVT1.Com Virus from Chrome:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the malware and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Delete everything but the search engines you normally use. After that Reset Your Chrome Settings.
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, delete 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 the 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 Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Start Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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.
AN IMPORTANT WARNING! PLEASE READ IT!
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so need to be very careful and double check before deleting any files. If you make a mistake you risk causing can damage to your Windows installation on some of the other programs you have. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download some professional anti-malware solution. Even if you manage to handle Redirector GVT1.Com Virus on your own having some good program to run scheduled scans for threats on your PC is the best way to avoid infections in the future.
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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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