Happili redirect. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as Hapili redirect virus | Type: Browser hijacker
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Happili redirect virus is a browser hijacker which redirects searches of google.com to happili.com and some other random pages. It’s very hard to notice the infiltration of this malicious software, but it may come bundled with other types of malware which comes with insecure downloads. It is almost impossible to search with google when you’re infected with this virus.

Happily redirect virus does affect Macs too. First thing you need to do is to update Java as this virus uses Java to infect Mac and PC computers. It will be a hard tast to remove this infection as it is used with zeroaccess malware, which is one of the worst malware ever made to the computer system. you will need special tool to remove Happily redirect.

Here are removal options for PC users:
Symantec offers ZeroAccess Fix Tool. This tool can detect and remove the infection, but it might not work with Happili redirect virus and other patest variants
Kaspersky offers TDSSKiller. This utility does find the infection and kill all malicious DLL.
Webroot has developed its own tool to remove special viruses like this.
After using any of tools mentioned above you need to scan you system with reputable anti-spyware software, like Spyhunter, STOPzilla or MalwareBytes anti-malware to remove remaining infection.

Removal instructions for MAC users:
you MUST update JAVA. This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware. Apple support provides this information
F-secure developed flashback removal tool which can identify Happily redirect virus and remove it. DO NOT mess with manual removal if you are not advanced MAC user deeply familiar with the system. Use the automated F-secure tool.

When a computer is infected with Hapili redirect, user is taken to a website which is not the link that was shown when clickin on a google search results. These redirected pages might infect your PC even more. The only way to stop this browser hijacker is to stop it from making activity and to remove it from system. More about stopping it can be found in this article: What to do when Google/Yahoo/Bing results are redirecting. To remove it you have to run a full system scan with a reputable anti-spyware software. That will fix Hapily redirect

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Happili redirect manual removal:

Delete registry values:
MANUAL REMOVAL FOR MAC USERS by F-Secure. PLease do not mess with the system if you are simple MAC user. use the automated tool.



1. Run the following command in Terminal:

defaults read /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment



2. Take note of the value, DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES

3. Proceed to step 8 if you got the following error message:

"The domain/default pair of (/Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info, LSEnvironment) does not exist"



4. Otherwise, run the following command in Terminal:

grep -a -o '__ldpath__[ -~]*' %path_obtained_in_step2%



5. Take note of the value after "__ldpath__"

6. Run the following commands in Terminal (first make sure there is only one entry, from step 2):

sudo defaults delete /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment

sudo chmod 644 /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info.plist

sudo touch /Applications/Safari.app



7. Delete the files obtained in steps 2 and 5

8. Run the following command in Terminal:

defaults read ~/.MacOSX/environment DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES



9. Take note of the result. Your system is already clean of this variant if you got an error message similar to the following:

"The domain/default pair of (/Users/joe/.MacOSX/environment, DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES) does not exist"



10. Otherwise, run the following command in Terminal:

grep -a -o '__ldpath__[ -~]*' %path_obtained_in_step9%



11. Take note of the value after "__ldpath__"

12. Run the following commands in Terminal:

defaults delete ~/.MacOSX/environment DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES

launchctl unsetenv DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES



13. Finally, delete the files obtained in steps 9 and 11.

14. Run the following command in Terminal:

ls -lA ~/Library/LaunchAgents/



15. Take note of the filenames.

16. Run the following command in Terminal for each of the filenames obtained in the previous step:

defaults read ~/Library/LaunchAgents/%filename_obtained_in_step15% ProgramArguments



17. Take note of the paths with filenames starting with "."; if none of the entries have a filename starting with "." then you may not be infected with this variant.

18. Delete the files obtained in step 15 that have paths with filenames starting with ".", as well as the files obtained in step 17.



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  • Stephan Peters

    Virus morphed. Just got it within last two days. (30 April 2012 through 2 May 2012) Symantec FixTDSS did not work. Webroot antizeroaccess found nothing. The Kasperky TDSSKiller appears to have done the job as I wasnt redirected coming here, and tried several other Google searches without going to strange and new places.

    Havent had a virus/malware in over 3 years until now.

    Try Kaspersky TDSS killer first

  • Stephan Peters

    Kaspersky only put it into remission. It came back the next day.

    BUT- I may have found something (XPSP3)

    Look in these places:

    C:\Documents and Settings%USER%Local SettingsApplication DataHelpGoogle

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun]
    “Google”=”rundll32.exe “C:\Documents and Settings\%user%\Local Settings\Application Data\Help\Google\lxexf.dll”,DllRegisterServer”

    “Googling” “lxexf.dll” came up with nothing legitimate, avtually that file name really wasny on the search engine at all.

    After removing the registry key (after saving key to .reg file first) and renaming the dll in the helpgoogle directory (was named lxexf.dll on my system) to lxexf.bak after I restarted helpgoogle directory was GONE, my computer was no longer sluggish, I am no longer redirected on google at all, and when restarting I no longer got “This program is not responding: rundll32” messages. There was another dll in directory called “MPEG Demuxer” or something, it was gone too. Typical virus behavior when cornered.

    Either I nabbed it or it is lurking somewhere waiting to repopulate.

  • Krille

    THANK YOU a million times over! I used these instructions to rid myself of this trojan with success! I’ve come across this one before, but not to the degree that it wouldn’t let me open my Task Manager or Programs. This was so helpful!!

    How my laptop will get rid of same viruses???

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