Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 7 years ago

Can't remove google redirect virus?

For about a month or two now, I have had a Google redirect virus on my computer. It was originally, then started redirected to 2 or 3 other websites. I have read many articles on how to remove such a virus, and none of the ways have worked so far. I've tried the TDSS killer from Kapersky Labs, I've tried Malwarebytes, I've tried other rootkit removal tools. I do not know enough about computers for a manual removal unless someone has very detailed instructions. Can anyone help me remove this virus?

7 Answers

  • Arnak
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    Hopefully it may be able to remove it by altering the hosts file, see here :

    I would suggest backing up the hosts file before doing anything, just make a copy to host.old

    Then you can just copy it back if you have any problems.


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  • 3 years ago


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  • 6 years ago

    When I do google search in Chrome and click on the result links, I get redirected to an unrelated website once every few times. I narrowed it down to an extension called Default Extension 1.0 (unpacked).

    1. Open Chrome, go to Settings, and look at the Extensions installed.

    2. Click on the button that says "Developer Mode"

    3. You can now see the specific "ID" for each extension

    4. Go to "Computer" and find the following folder:

    C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions

    where "User_Name" is your specific user name.

    5. Find the Extension folder that has the same name as the "ID" for the extension (a seemingly random combination of letters). If you don't see it, it might be in a folder several folders down e.g. \User Data\Default\Extensions\Default\Default... etc. (for some reason I couldn't find the folder by searching in Windows).

    6. Delete this folder

    7. Restart Chrome.

    This seemed to work

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  • Evelyn
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    When you search on Google, Google returns various links. Clicking any of those links will take you to that page. That is how search engines are SUPPOSED to work. If you mean the link took you to a page that differed from what it originally stated, it could be because the domain has changed or the site no longer exists.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    You can try OSHI Unhooker, it can help to get rid of browser hooks, that redirects you to unwanted sites.

    Also it can clean kernel hooks on 32-bit systems, that prevent virus detection by TDSS Killer (cleaning kernel hooks can lead to system crash and BSOD, so save all unsaved documents and close all unneeded applications at scan and clean procedures)

    Source(s): My experience
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  • 7 years ago

    Shut down chrome

    go to your AppData folder.

    delete every folder you can find called google chrome, google or chrome.

    make sure you look in the Roaming folder and the Local folder.

    next go to C:\ProgramData

    check there are no chrome folders in there.

    if there is, delete it.

    all you will be doing is resetting it.


    delete your Hosts file,

    check the computers proxy server settings have not been changed.

    restart chrome.


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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    If you are using Windows then download this and run it:

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