Sunday, October 13, 2013

Remove Search Redirect Virus without Its Coming back

‘It's New Tab extension's fault I can't Disable it (because it's always coming back because it is a "Data Manager for Firefox") & i can't find it in the extensions folder either! Please Help Me! I'm getting Pissed off Meow!’

FAQ: Why I can’t remove virus?

First of all, anti-virus programs are not the applications to help delete malware. displaying itself without the command issued by a typical virus file; instead, it loads payloads from a remote server after placing all its copies in directories, Windows folders and running process. It is a tricky search redirect virus as it will not display the process with its name. Rather, virus affects explorer.exe to help keep it running. With all the sections being affected connect with each other, the fatal extension is hidden and cannot be removed easily. Therefore, it is highly suggested to remove virus manually so as to guarantee that it will not come back after reboot.

How to Remove Virus Completely

Step 1. Manually manage browser settings to remove virus.
  • IE
1.    Go to Tools.
2.    Select Internet option at the bottom of the drop down list.
3.    Select General tab to
      > empty browse history.
      > ‘Search’ section will bring you to ‘Manage Add-on’ window > check ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and then ‘Search Providers.
      >‘Tabs’ section brings to ‘Tabbed Browsing Settings’ > untick ‘Always switch to new tabs when they are created’ > press ‘OK’.
4. Go to Privacy tab to turn on ‘Popup Blocker’.
  • Google Chrome
Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon -> select ‘Settings’ -> manage ‘Extension’ -> ‘manage search engine’ to replace with other reputable search engines.
  • Mozilla Firefox
At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu -> manage Add-ons -> modification should be made under Extensions tab and Plugins tab respectively.

Step 2. Disable startup items to remove virus.
  • Windows 8
Start screen -> type 'Task' -> hit Startup tab -> find and select’s startup item -> press Disable to remove virus.

  • Windows 7/XP/Vista 
Start Menu -> select ‘Run’ -> type ‘MSCONFIG’ -> hit Startup tab -> find and select’s startup item -> press Disable all to remove virus.

Step 3. Show hidden files and folders to remove thoroughly.
  • Windows 8
Start Screen -> open My Computer -> open Windows Explorer -> select View tab -> tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options -> find and delete related items to remove search redirect virus.

  • Windows 7/XP/Vista
Start menu -> open ‘Control Panel’ -> search for ‘Folder Options’ -> hit View tab -> tick ‘Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’ -> press ‘OK’ -> find and delete related items to remove search redirect virus.

Kindly reminder:

Always bear in mind that to restart the infected computer after finishing all the steps given above. If one gets additional problems like error messages, popup advertisements and other pushy toolbars, one may encounter failure. Find out the virus on the virus list here to tackle down them one by one. Be always sure that there’s no leftover to help search redirect virus come back.

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