What is the Google redirect virus?
First of all, you should know google redirect virus is not an exact virus. It is a type of programming or toolbar for search.
Google always provides search result and make revenue from it. If someone gives user search to google, google gives the small part of the revenue to that traffic generator. Here comes search engines and toolbars like as Babylon, Delta, Snap.do, iLivid, Ask toolbar, Yahoo, Bing and many more. These toolbars earn money by providing result according to the user by paid advertisements.
Delta Search bar
Google has the maximum traffic on the internet due to the accurate search result. These toolbars change default search to their own search very smartly. Once you will search, it provides you a specific decided result and always redirect to ads result. This is called google redirect.
When it installed on your computer gives lots of small ads, tabs or pop up ads on your browser. Its very irritating and freezes your browser too slow.
Google redirects mostly installed with the different software. Nowadays many software setups are available on the internet which contains more than many setups in hidden.
Every software has EULA (End User Licence Agreement) appeared to be legitimate and useful software. Once you accept that it allows installing a bundle of software and toolbars under single setup. This way you gives permission to install unwittingly and unrelated software. Most of the antivirus pretend as virus and block them.
How to remove Google redirect virus-
- Scan the whole system and remove malware: Install a good updated antivirus or anti-malware on your system. Scanning whole system maybe disinfects from the virus.
- Remove browser add-ons, extension and toolbars: Removing add-ons, extension and toolbars give remarkable results. We have a specific and easy topic here How to remove browser extensions and add-ons toolbars for removing it. Read this more for details.
- Change Home Page :
For Internet explorer-Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools, Internet Options. Type http://www.google.com/ in the field for your home page and click Ok.
For Google Chrome – Google Chrome, click the three verticals dots icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Go to Settings, and then scroll down to ‘Search engine’ and Open manage search engine. Here select default search engine http://www.google.com/.
For Mozilla Firefox-In Firefox, click the three horizontal lines icon in the top right-hand corner of the window. Choose Options. Then select General, and the option selected is ‘Show my Home Page’. Then in the ‘Home Page:’ field below insert http://www.google.com/ and that will be your home page.
- Remove unwanted search engine-Go to control panel then program and features. Since you can uninstall unwanted application or search engine software. Few extensions of the search engine don’t appear here but still in the browser because it operates from the self-autorun feature. These type of search engine removes from C:/program and files/ folder directly. Some files may be also in different location and you have to search them manually.
- Above steps fix mostly 99.9% problems related to redirects while having the issue. The last and final step maybe solve this problem. You have to reset or restore your system to backdate once it was working fine.