Another way to tell if you have this virus, or not, is
if youre getting various pop-up windows along with new tabs while youre
trying to browse the Internet.
The Google Redirect Virus has a bit of a different
spin, which makes it harder to pinpoint and harder to get rid of. Most viruses
use an application or file that runs continually on your computer, so your
antivirus program can catch and fix the problem.
The Google Redirect Virus, on the other hand, loads
onto your system, changes some web browser files and vanishes. Thats why its
so hard to remove. Your antivirus program has to find the virus before it can
remove it and after the virus has done its damage and disappeared, finding it
To remove the virus, you have to fix the infected
files and settings. This is done by using a tool or method that targets the
infected files. Unfortunately, its not common knowledge as to which settings
and files have been changed, which is why most antivirus programs cant remove
it. The best way to remove it is to try an application called ComboFix. This
basic program isnt listed on most download websites, but is very effective and
fast at removing the Google Redirect Virus. It uses a script to fix the files
on that script, which removes the virus.
Following the ComboFix attempt, use a registry cleaner
program to scan your PC. This will find and fix any errors that may remain in
the system. Most people dont realize that the Google Redirect Virus leaves
hundreds of files and settings on your computer that will cause you lots of
grief in the future. Thats why you need to use a registry cleaner to be
positive that theres nothing left behind after the virus is removed. The
registry cleaner will insure that.