Complete Tutorial to Remove Google Redirect Virus
Google redirect virus is one of the latest viruses that have attacked the cyberspace. Although sharing many similarities with predominant adware, it affects not the PC interface but your web browser.
Google Redirect Virus cannot be removed by simply changing the web browser to any other good internet web explorer because this virus gets installed through a Trojan horse in your windows program files.
One way to get rid of Google redirect virus is undoubtedly system format but that is never recommended so following are some way to get rid of Google Redirect Virus. But before that’s let’s find the sources for future precautions.
Origination of Google Redirect Virus
This virus is probably another way to promote affiliate links and ads on the website. The virus cloaks results on Google whenever you hit search with its own affiliate links put into it by the programmer.
Although it might not be that danger to your PC as these are just ads but pop-up blinders and similar ads are something that are most irritating things on the web.
You would never want to get 2-3 pop-windows open every time you click “Search”. It is a more complex code similar to adware and since it is new, most antivirus programs are waiting for virus database update.
Some Characteristics of Google Redirect Virus
One indication that your PC has been struck by this virus is that your search results would open irrelevant spam and malicious sites. It also somehow modifies programs, especially antivirus programs to show bad commands.
The virus may force your PC to show errors in program files. It may decline installation of new software and games by display “Setup Files Corrupted, please check the source of download again” and similar stuff, after a while it becomes very irritating.
It also infects web browsers on your system to open malicious websites.
Step-by-Step Guide to Kick Google Redirect Virus out of your HDD
Click Start à Run and then type “devmgmt.msc”, now click on OK and then wait till the Device Manager open up
In Device Manager, click on “View à Show Hidden Devices”, now try to locate “TDSSserv.sys” do right-click then click on Disable.
Please do not select the Un-install option or else the virus would come back once you reboot your PC.
Once you have done above mentioned steps, you would be able to install new programs, it is the right time to install a good spyware remover and let it do all the virus killing on your hard drives.
Make sure you either go for a paid Spyware remove software or Anti MalwareBytes because anything you download illegally is itself smudged with thousand of worms and spy codes.
I hope this tutorial would have helped you get rid of the virus. Please comment below for any questions about this tutorial guide on How to Remove Google Redirection Virus.