How can you fix google redirect virus?
At this point, if I search for google redirect virus, I get 6 million results and with this post I am adding another one to it. Many websites just blah….blah on how to fix this issue. I am still not sure, if they really understand or if they have ever seen or experienced redirect virus. They are right and at times and they are wrong. The tools that they recommend sometimes work. But most of their recommendations are incomplete which creates problem. Remember if your steps are incomplete, it might leave traces of viral code here and there inside the computer. Your issue might get resolved for a short period, but the infection might reoccur in a week or two or even maybe in a month.
For a non tech user, the best way to remove the infection without going to the complicated details is to do a search and destroy using different software. It is a well known fact that an infection which could not be caught by a security software might get caught by another one. So do a scan using different security software to fix the issue. Not every software in the market, my recommendation is to try Super Antispyware, Rootkit Revealer, Malwarebytes, Combo Fix, Hijack This and Hitman Pro. Running Combo fix and Hijack this can be a tricky one as there is a high risk of your computer crashing after running the software. Youtube videos which show how to use combo fix and hijack this, is a good way to start as this will make you comfortable in handling the tool.
When it comes to a paid tool, my only recommendation is the google redirect virus removal tool shown in the banner below. Please note that the only reason for putting an affiliate recommendation for this tool is based on the testimonial from 23 clients (till I posted here) who had success in fixing their issues. I am yet to hear an instance where this tool failed. I hope someone with a bad experience might contact me after seeing this post. If there are more instances of people complaining about the tool, I might stop recommending it. The good thing is that you can ask for a refund if the tool didn’t do the job. Funny thing is that this tool fixed some unrelated issues in my client’s computer. I guess, those issues got fixed accidentally, when the tool did a reset on some of the operating system setting.
Once the issue is fixed, I would recommend you to do a cleaning using the ccleaner. Ccleaner also called as Crap Cleaner is a good software for removing the leftover files from the infection. I might write an article soon on ccleaner as I consider this as a must have software for any computer using windows operating system.
What if all the tools failed to fix google redirect virus?
If no security software can help you fix the issue, then the final option before formatting is to find and remove the infection manually. When it comes to manual removal, you may try the steps mentioned in the book “virus removal secrets revealed”. In Virus removal Secrets Revealed, I have explained the 18 step manual virus removal step required to remove any type of computer infection. It also includes advanced troubleshooting steps for removing the toughest infections including redirect virus. My guarantee is 99% success in removing any computer infection by following the steps provided in this book.
If you are not interested in any of these options or all that mentioned above failed, then the last thing to do is to take a back up all your important files, do a format and then reinstall operating system and other software back to your computer. It is the perfect solution not only to any virus related issues, but also if you have issues related to software and hardware. By formatting the hard disk, you are destroying all the data which includes the virus codes as well for infections like google redirect virus. It is the toughest thing to do for many computer users as re-installing and beginning everything from scratch can be a big headache especially when you have too many things going on your computer.