Firefox redirect virus is a dangerous cyber infection, which can easily cause several problems for its victims. As the name of this virus suggests, it can easily hijack your Mozilla Firefox web browser. Beware that at the moment of writing each of web browsers can be affected by such hijacker. You can find more information about Google Chrome redirect virus here, while IE redirect virus is described here. Please, double check the security level of your computer and make sure that each of your security programs is up-to-date. For preventing infiltration of Mozilla redirect virus, we highly recommend thinking about installing a reputable anti-spyware, such as SpyHunter or Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus. These programs have been showing great result when dealing with these and similar browser hijackers.
The most obvious sign showing that your computer has been affected by Firefox redirect virus is continuous redirections to unwanted websites. In most of the cases, such technique is used to helping these websites to increase their page rank or sales, so there is no surprise that they are filled commercial pop-up ads, links, banner ads and similar content. Please, do NOT click them because that's how you can be tricked into downloading additional viruses to your computer. Once Mozilla Firefox hijacker infected the system, it can also alter some part of its settings, like the homepage, the default search engine and similar settings. After misconfiguring the browser, this threat can also start tracking victim's browsing habits and may collect such data as mostly visited websites and data that is entered when visiting them. No matter that Firefox redirect virus is not considered an extremely dangerous virus, you should stay away from ti as far as you can. Otherwise, there is no guarantee that Firefox redirect virus won't redirect you to infected website, which is used to distribute serious cyber threats.
Firefox redirect virus can appear on your Mozilla Firefox browser after installing freeware and shareware. In most of the cases, programs that are used for spreading such viruses are various download managers, PDF creators, video streaming software and similar applications that are promoted for free. Beware that you have to monitor installation of each of these programs because they can easily be filled with various components. In most of the cases, they are presented in a small print, so you have to select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware and then uncheck all pre-checked check marks. Beware that Mozilla Firefox and its developer has nothing to do with this problem. In reality, it's the browser hijacker, which is hiding in your computer. In order to remove it, you should use a guide below.
First of all, you should know that the removal of this virus requires some knowledge about computers and their system. That's why you should think about automatic removal of Firefox redirect virus. However, if you think that you can remove this hijacker manually, here is a guide that you should follow:
You can remove Firefox 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.
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 Firefox redirect or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
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.
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 Firefox 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: 05/15/15 03:54;
information updated: 05/15/15 03:54