How to remove google redirect virus?
I am currently using firefox and lately when i would try to go to sites, the page would not load. Just a white screen and at the very bottom it would say "waiting for www.google-analytics.com. Did some research online and found that it was a Google Redirect Virus. Well, i tried using ComboFix which was recommend by one of the sites but it didn't work and other sites offer removal tools but its not free. Please help! I need a program to remove this virus that's free. I am already running Spyware Doctor as well as and anti-virus program but none has actually resolved the program. I would still get redirected to some other sites or the page would just be blank trying to load. Please need assistance asap. Thank You!
- 10 years agoFavorite Answer
This is the typical sign of the "Google Redirect Virus" - yes. Normally, this virus will redirect to sites like Google-Analytics.com, MyWebSearch.com & FloridaTraffic5.com, or similar. On that basis alone, I'd say that you more than likely have this infection. And as you've researched it before, I take it you know about the difficulties of removing the virus (it doesn't act like typical viruses and requires a special tool in order to rid it from your PC).
The only solution I have is to use ComboFix to cure the various files that caused the issue. ComboFix requires additional instructions for it to work, so maybe you didn't have the correct instructions for it? You might want to look at this site to see if it is able to help more:
- JamieLv 710 years ago
Are you sure that your computer is infected with a computer virus?
Google Analytics is a free web statistics tool that is provided by Google for people to keep track of traffic and such on their websites. If you are loading a website that is using Google Analytics for their statistics, you may see something about Google Analytics while the website is loading.
However, if you are having trouble opening websites and are being redirected to websites other than the ones you'd like to go to, I would suggest that you run both an antivirus scan, as well as an antimalware scan.
If you need a free antivirus program, I would recommend Microsoft Security Essentials, which can be downloaded from the link below.
If you need a free antimalware program, perhaps you should try using MalwareBytes, which can be downloaded from the link below.
Also, perhaps you should try using Mozilla FireFox, which is a free browser that is safer than Internet Explorer that can be customized with a variety of different add-ons and themes. If you'd like to try using Mozilla FireFox, you can download it from the link below.
If you suspect that your computer is infected with the Google Redirect virus, below is a link to a forum thread from the Bleeping Computer website that may be able to help you remove this virus.
Good luck and I hope I helped you!
- JeanLv 44 years ago
Click on the link below for a free Emsisoft Anti-Malware program. That eliminated the Google redirect virus in my computer. My Mozilla Seamonkey update gave me the virus in the first place, and it kept updating an reinfecting me until I shut it down. Mozilla insists that the various anti-virus companies that detect a redirect virus in their programs are false positives, yet they all persist.
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- MikeLv 510 years ago
Have a look here if you haven't already http://deletemalware.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-r...
The above website gives detailed Google redirect virus removal instructions. I hope this helps. Good luck!
- Anonymous10 years ago
What kind of research is that? Google Analytics is exactly what it says - analytics software. It's not a virus. It's a tool for webmasters to keep track of site traffic.
- Anonymous10 years ago
I recommend using Malwarebytes, it's an awesome free software for removing these kind of things:
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