How To Remove The Redirection Virus And Browser Hijacker

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Primary focuses include internet security and web spam. Google+

11 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    Very helpful, thanks.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’ll look into ccleaner… I’ve read where others have deleted their browser and reinstalled and it comes back… may try doing that as well…

    • Sean Doyle says:

      If Firefox or IE is still affected after completely removing and re-installing the browsers, there is usually a program running in the background. Search for anything suspicious in your task manager (processes tab) and using Window’s Uninstaller. If any suspicious process and program is located, kill the process and uninstall the program.

      If you do chose to use CCleaner, along with using the Cleaners, navigate to Tools > Startup > and examine the programs set to run in every tab (Windows, IE, Firefox, Tasks, Etc). If anything suspicious is located, disable and delete it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sean any more ideas on getting rid of this annoying redirect thing… I have it when I use firefox… It does not show as my default homepage… google still does… had it for a while longer than any restore point. thanks malwarebytes and avg do not fix the problem!

    • Sean Doyle says:

      I can quickly recommend to save your Firefox settings, uninstall Firefox, reboot your system, and install (re-install) Firefox once again. This is usually an easy and fast solution.

      Also, a suggestion would be to run several scans using a program such as the free version of CCleaner by Piriform (Non affiliate link: to remove any unnecessary additions to your browser and system.

      • Zach S Ross says:

        Sean Doyle – I want to thank you.

        I’ve been up all night researching & struggling with the Searchbrowsing issue on my laptop. Nothing seemed to be effective & I nearly purchased a robust anti-malware product that I don’t really have the $$ for. I stumbled-upon your above post suggesting CCleaner by Piriform. I downloaded the free version & ran a few scans. One reboot later & the Searchbrowsing piece was gone! An added bonus of running the few scans is that my laptop is faster & more responsive.

        Again – thank you. It’s such a relief to have this behind me now.


  5. Anonymous says:

    thank you for this!

  6. Isabel says:

    Dear Sean,

    I downloaded the Malwarebytes Anti-malware and made a full scan of my laptop files and even added my Kingston.

    After that I cleared all the malware found in my laptop (150!) and deleted them. Then I followed all the instructions regarding Google Chrome to eliminate Searchbrowsing but so far I haven’t been successful and it’s driving me NUTS!!!

    I already looked it within my installed program but really don’t know what else to do.

    Do you happen to have any more suggestions I can use? I’m even planning on uninstalling and installing back again all the windows software. Do you think that’ll actually help?

    I will very much appreciate any other help/advice you may have.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Desperate in Mexico!!!


    • Sean Doyle says:

      Sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Opposed to installing a fresh Windows system, I would suggest to attempt to perform a system restore or even recovery.

      Also, if your browsers are primarily infected, you can uninstall them and re-install them again to technically restore the browser to default.

      You can even try to dump all your associated browser data, such as cache, cookies, etc.

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