Firefox redirect virus is a dangerous cyber threat, which can easily cause several problems for its victims. The most obvious of them is redirections to unwanted websites that are filled commercial pop-up ads, links and similar content. As its name suggests, this virus attacks Mozilla Firefox browser and then alters its DNS settings, homepage, default search engine and similar settings. In order words, Firefox redirect virus misconfigures the browser. While it is not as dangerous as malware or spyware viruses, this threat is mainly used to to increase the popularity of websites and earn the money for this service. However, who can guarantee that Firefox redirect virus won't redirect you to infected website, which is used to distribute those threats.
Firefox redirect virus can appear on your Mozilla Firefox browser after installing freeware and shareware program. In most of the cases, such programs as media codecs, torrent files and similar free applications have various components that can be downloaded almost without any permission asked. In most of the cases, they are presented in a small print and then used to change search provider and do other changes on the system. Besides, legitimate software and malware applications can also infect your PC with Firefox redirect virus. Be aware that in most of the cases Mozilla Firefox has nothing to do with this problem. In reality, it's the adware/browser hijacker, which should never be ignored. You must remove Firefox redirect virus ASAP.
Additionally, check every of the steps that are given below:
You can remove Firefox 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 Firefox and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
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 or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Firefox from Windows shortcuts
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.
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Information added: 09/01/14 07:31;
information updated: 09/01/14 07:31