How to Remove Google Redirect Virus

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The Google redirect virus prevents you from viewing the Web pages that you want to see on your browser. The virus can cause all types of problems. When you're browsing the Internet, the virus will redirect your page requests to fake websites and display fake errors on your computer screen. It's also prone to infect browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. You can manually remove the Google redirect virus if your computer is infected.

Things You'll Need

  • Spyware Doctor which you can download from the link below in resources section.
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Instructions

    • 1

      Press the "Start" button on your desktop and then click "Control Panel" button. Select the option "System and Security" and then select the "Device Manager" hyperlink. Click on "View" from the menu bar and select "Show Hidden Devices."

    • 2

      Scroll down the list until you see "TDSSserve.sys" and click on it to disable the option. Restart your computer. When your computer reboots, you should update the anti-virus removal tool on your computer.

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      Download and install a free anti-virus removal tool from the Internet on your computer. Use software tools like Google-Redirect-Virus-Remover for Windows XP and Vista, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and SuperAntiSpyware to remove the virus.

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      Run the anti-virus removal tool, so that it will scan your computer and remove the Google redirect virus. The virus is known to corrupt Registry files, disable the Firewall and anti-virus removal tools that are running on your computer.

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      Check the LAN settings on the Web browser that you're currently using. If you're using Internet Explorer, select "Tools" from the menu bar and then select "Internet Options." Press the "Connections" tab button and then click on the "LAN Settings" button. Check to make certain that the option for "Use a proxy server for your LAN" is unchecked or disabled. Click the "OK" button and close the Web browser.

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      Check the LAN settings for Mozilla Firefox browser. Select "Tools" from the menu bar and then select "Options." Click on the "Advanced" tab button. Then click on the "Network" ta button. Go to "Settings" and check to make certain that the "No Proxy" radio button is enabled. Click the "OK" button and close the Web browser.

    • 7

      Download and run an anti-rootkit tool like "UnHack Me" to fix any redirect issues on your Web browser. Anti-rootkit tools are capable of detecting any hidden rootkits that can cause your Web browser to malfunction.They will also monitor your computer for malware infections.

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References

  • "Google Business Solutions All-In-One For Dummies"; Bud E. Smith, Ryan C. Williams; 2009
  • "Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource"; Michael Miller; 2008

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