Monday, March 14, 2011
Google Redirect Virus Removal - Learn How To Fix Google Redirect Virus
Google redirect virus is a special kind of virus. It becomes active whenever you do a search on Google and alters the search results. Instead of displaying real search results you are fooled by displaying solely advertisement and affiliate links. It is installed via a Trojan horse and usually executes itself once an user opens a browser. The other damage it can cause is to redirect the pages of the websites to spam and ad websites or bring up ad pop ups on the screen. You most likely are reading this, because your PC got infected with the virus. Don't worry. There are ways to fix Google redirect virus fast... if you know how to do it.
The first step to fix Google redirect virus is to open the "System32" folder found in the Windows folder located at the local drive or the drive C. Once you are inside the System 32 folder, look for "regedit.exe". Click on it. You should then rename it to a name you can easily remember. Then disable it as it is the location in which the Google redirect virus executes itself from.After that download anti-mailware. Install it and let it run. It is very important to download the most recent version of anti-mailware. Why? Because only the most updated version might be able to get rid of Google redirect virus and it will also fix other infections. When it comes to downloading them from internet sites, you should ensure that you have selected sites that are reputable and secure. It is hard to believe, but the number if scam sites offering anti malware which will infect your PC with even more malicious code, viruses and trojans is growing every day. It is important to scan all files and folders on your hard drive. This is to make sure that the software finds all threats and infections on your PC and can fix them.
You should then head back to the "System32" folder and change the name of the folder back to the original (regedit). The next step is to open the registry editor window. If you don't know how to do this: go to the start menu, click on run and type in "regedit". On this window, you will find "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" on which you should select software. Ok, you are almost there.... now select "Microsoft", "Windows" and then "Current Version" and finally "run" Now look for RegSVR32=%system%msmsgs.exe which you can find on the right window. Once you found it right click and select "delete".
Ensure that the executable file is stated as mentioned above and avoid as much as possible to delete any other file as they may end up getting rid of important registry files, forcing you to re-install the operating system. To complete the process you are required to restart the computer. If you have done everything correctly, Google redirect virus should be gone. I recommend going to Google and starting a search to make sure the virus is indeed gone. You should now get real search results and not fake affiliate links or ads. The last step is to update your antivirus software to make sure that your computer does not get infected again.