Description is one of the many websites that are associated with the Google Redirect Virus. Despite its name, this malware threat is actually a Trojan infection (since cannot corrupt files or spread on its own, like a virus). The Google Redirect Virus is closely linked to several rootkit infections, especially the ZeroAccess rootkit and several variants of the TDSS rootkit. As its name implies, this Trojan is designed to change the results on the Google search engine, although can also affect other major search engines such as Yahoo or Bing. While the results after a search will appear to be normal, the links have been altered so that they will instead direct the victim to the website. Because of its direct and indirect associations with dangerous malware such as the ZeroAccess rootkit and the Google Redirect Virus, ESG security researchers consider that the website is a significant threat to your computer system's security.

In the event of browser redirects to the website, ESG malware analysts recommend using a strong, fully-updated anti-malware application to remove it. The Google Redirect Virus has been known to work along with malware designed to block access to legitimate anti-virus programs. In case you are unable to launch your anti-malware application, ESG security researchers recommend starting up Windows in Safe Mode. In this way, related malware cannot launch automatically and start disrupting your activities. In the event of a rootkit infection, using a legitimate anti-malware tool may not be enough to remove any malware related to Google Redirect Virus. For these kinds of dangerous infections, a dedicated rootkit-removal application may be necessary.

Protecting Your Computer System from Google Redirect Virus

As you can see, simply advising computer users to stay away from certain websites is not enough. Due to the effects of the Google Redirect Virus, most of its victims do not really have a choice in the matter, since their Internet browser will direct them to unwanted websites constantly. The safest way to protect your computer system from the browser hijackers is by following basic online safety guidelines such as avoiding unknown email attachments, staying away from unsafe websites and using updated security software at all times.

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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?

Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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One Comment

  • Trey:

    I've recently encountered "" opening IE windows every 30 seconds, running commercials in an endless loop, and when I close the window, another opens - is there any way to stop this action from happening?

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