“Virus” Removal

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

Today, we will put the emphasis of the following article on browser hijackers and one particular representative of this software called “Virus”. What we are going to share with you below is some highly-important information about the way such browser redirects typically behave.

Such page redirects/hijackers may put some unwanted browser homepages or search engines inside your browser, thus replacing your typical ones, which could indeed be really annoying. What else is possible to happen is that your browser could get showered with many forms of online ads such as pop-ups and banners, which could bother your browsing activities. Moreover, all of your browsers (such as Opera, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or any other) could be affected by “Virus”.

More details are available below in the coming article. Hopefully, we have included exactly the information you need to successfully deal with a hijacker like

More about hijackers/page-redirects:

To make a long story short, we can say that the known browser hijackers represent a sort of page redirects created to affect browsers ONLY. Such hijackers are likely to modify your Internet browser settings without your CLEAR or STATED agreement. Usually, such hijackers may even change the homepage and default search settings you have been using up to that point. Furthermore, some of these page-redirects are known to inject irritating ads inside one’s browser. Therefore, you might get automatically redirected to possibly malicious destinations when you visit particular websites.

How and where did they appear?

Most of the experts in the field believe that browser hijackers might have first been created for a group of software companies in Tel Aviv, Israel. Actually, this group is called Download Valley and it produces software used for monetizing free software. Some of the other products of this group may include Adware and even some forms of malware. However, that is all hypothetically speaking. We cannot be sure who and where initially came up with the idea about these page redirects. What we can say for sure is that they typically serve the advertising industry, as they are primarily used as advertising tools that are supposed to promote something – a web page, a software product, an online service or something else.

Removal of “Virus”:

Browser redirects may be easy to remove. Sometimes sole use of an anti-malware software on the user’s infected system may be able to automatically delete all associated files and modifications made to your browsers. Nonetheless, in some cases, it may be more difficult to get a page redirect such as removed from your PC. For that purpose, we offer you our set of removal instructions below – our Guide. It is very detailed and tested and should be the thing you need in order to get rid of the hijacker.

Common infection method

Most of the browser redirects may come in the form of toolbars or of a changed homepage/new-tab page. Usually, such toolbars/pages are bundled with free software. That is what we call a software bundle. Oftentimes hijackers may arrive at your PC by being embedded within a visited website, a pop-up or a pop-under ad. It is even possible that they may come together with some totally legitimate programs.

There is something important you DO need to remember when we talk about and all the other browser hijackers – they typically aren’t some sort of illegal tools and they could be removed and avoided if you follow our advice. You will find it in the following paragraphs.

Possible aftermath of having “Virus”on your PC:

Some hijackers as well as could be programmed to authorise certain modifications of the used browsing apps – even the most famous ones such as Firefox and Chrome. Pretty much all they might do is advertise certain webpages (via redirecting you to them); various homepages and search engines (by putting them on your browsers) or a variety of products (by showing their advertisements. As a result of that, some system slowdown is possible.

Avoiding hijackers:

What plays a key role in preventing all kinds of threats and annoyances such as browser redirects away from your PC is having all your programs and your OS constantly updated. Make sure you do that regularly and manually.

It is also crucial to pay attention to the installation process of the bundles downloaded from random websites. The majority of the known hijackers (and bundled software, generally speaking) require the user’s permission before they could be installed on your PC. Every time you install anything, you should go with the Advanced, the Manual or the Custom installation settings so as to have the opportunity to explicitly choose what to allow into your system.


Type  Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool “Virus” Removal

Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker – you might want to see if you’re not infected with it as well.

You can find the removal guide here.


About the author


Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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