Chrome redirect virus is a dangerous and very annoying infection, which can negatively affect Google Chrome web browser. Once it gets on its target PC, it initiates serious havoc there by starting to alter various system settings and then causing continuous redirects during people's search sessions. In most of the cases, victims are redirected to unknown websites that are desperately trying to increase their page rank, sales or other things. However, there is no guarantee that these Chrome redirects won't trick you into visiting suspicious websites that are seeking the only thing - make people download other viruses to their computers. In most of the cases, Google Chrome redirect virus starts its activity every time when affected user starts browsing on the web and begins his/hers searching. If you have also noticed that after clicking on one of Chrome search results your browser redirects you to unrelated, unknown and even suspicious websites, you should think about checking your computer with updated anti-spyware. Just like any other infection, Chrome redirect virus is mostly used for generating the money. Its owners do that by promoting those weird, obnoxious and similar domains that wouldn't be entered in other circumstances. However, they might have forgotten that such activity may lead people to the infiltration of other viruses. If you think that your PC could be infected with Chrome redirect virus, the first thing you must do is to stay away from websites that are promoted in this way. In addition, you should scan your computer with updated anti-spyware and remove suspicious files and programs from it. For that we highly recommend using SpyHunter (Windows OS) or Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Windows and Mac OS X).
Chrome redirect virus is distributed with a help of different techniques. Some of them are only suspicious, other ones can be called dangerous. However, in most of the cases people download such suspicious programs in a bundle with freeware and shareware. Sometimes these programs are legitimate, sometimes they are not, so you can easily fall for downloading this hijacker after visiting normally-looking domain and clicking on some link. If you want to avoid hijackers and other unwanted stuff, you have to start monitoring installation of the freeware. You can do that by selecting Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware. If related malware gets inside the system, it can easily alter computer's settings and try to hijack the browser so that it could start its unwanted redirections and redirect its victims to unknown websites. The most important thing is that this redirect virus can easily try to make itself comfortable by altering various system settings that can be fixed only with a help of anti-spyware.
First of all, you should scan your system with anti-malware program. You can easily use one of these anti-spywares that are given below. They will search your system for malicious programs and then will report them back to you. Of course, you can also follow these steps below but in this case you should try to be very careful and check every element that shows up in your task manager and each of your browsers:
You can remove Chrome redirect automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Chrome redirect and related programsWindows Mac OS X ↷ Step 2 Windows 7 / Vista / XP
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Chrome redirect or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Chrome redirect from Windows shortcuts↷ Step 3
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
Remove Chrome redirect from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari ↷ Step 4 Remove dangerous add-ons
Complete Chrome redirect virus removal
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Chrome redirect registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Information added: 04/29/15 04:23;
information updated: 04/29/15 04:23