Are you just another victim of Google Search redirect virus? I can understand how frustrating it can be, it ruined my online life for almost a month until I found a working fix for this problem.
This Google search redirect Virus is one of the most known nasty, but too difficult to get rid of kind of virus.
Symptoms I had when my system was infected was like this:-
1. I click on a search result in Google, It redirects back to the same page
2. Instead of taking me to the actual result page, it took me to some spam website with lot of ads
3. Uninstalled every browser, applied all updates but still no luck
4. I tried many tools out their which said it will fix the problem, but still it was infected
5. I was not able to remove it with any antivirus I can find, Purchased few costly ones as well with no luck
After continues searching for this problem, Hear and there, I found a website dedicated to fix this redirect virus.
You can check visit them for more information - fixbrowserredirects. However I recommend reading the complete article before you go there.
This website is managed by a computer technician, He clearly mentioned that this working method removes the virus at its core – removing the infection from your PC & preventing it from returning. His simple program explained exactly what the virus is and will then removed it automatically for me. I was much relaxed.
My problem was fixed, still I was curious. Over all I am a computer technician and I think I know well about virus/spyware and how to remove it, Still I was not able to figure out how to fix that Google search results redirecting virus problem. For my self satisfaction I sent an email to Richard (The tech who created this fix). What he explained is below –
What is Google Search redirect virus ?
The Google search Redirect Virus is a “browser hijack” virus which will send your computer to fake websites when you are redirected online. In normal circumstances, Windows will be able to send you to the correct website when it is redirected, but if you have the Google search redirect virus, the virus will “inject” its own websites into the redirect process, leading your PC to send you to random ones. This will happen for all redirects, not just search engine results… however, as most search engine results will redirect you, that’s where most people see the issue.
Not many people know this, but when you click on a link on the search engine, it won’t take you to the page you’re looking for straight away. In fact, Google, Yahoo & Bing will all take you to a special link on Google.com / Yahoo.com / Bing.com in order to track your searches and other metrics. All search engines redirect your results, meaning that if you have the redirect virus, it’s going to show when you search for something online.
The reason why this virus is difficult to remove is because it doesn’t leave any “footprint” or “trace” on your system. Unlike typical virus infections (which will place a fake file / application onto your PC), the search redirect virus will just change the redirect settings for Windows and then disappear. This means that most antivirus programs are powerless to remove it.
By reading above explanation, it became clear to me why I couldn’t find it. Now as a blogger by profession, I thought why not create a blog on this and help others facing same problem to first understand what’s going on and then help them fixing the problem.
You can get this Google search redirect virus problem fixed on his website by hitting below button.