Chrome redirect virus is classified as a browser redirect that links users to malicious web pages. Many users have reported that after clicking search results on Chrome they are redirected to unrelated, seemingly suspicious websites. Those search results are predefined, and their end goal is generating revenue. Users should not click any of the displayed content because malware may infiltrate their systems.
Chrome redirect virus Distribution
The most common distribution technique for the Chrome redirect virus is the bundling of software. It is very likely that the redirect was bundled with freeware available for download on the Web. Bundling could be avoided if the user always chooses the ‘advanced’ option when downloading free applications.
Chrome redirect virus Description
Even though Chrome redirect virus is not actually a virus, users refer to it as such due to its meddling behavior. The threat may alter various system settings, as well as the settings of Google Chrome.
Chrome redirect virus may be responsible for the invasion of many malicious threats if the user is tricked into clicking the suspicious results. The severity of the attack may vary from modification of the hosts files, to rootkit infections.
Rootkit infections are very hard to remove since they integrate into the core of the operating system.
Chrome redirect virus Removal Manual
The most secure way to clean the system of the virus is by running a powerful anti-malware solution that will detect and delete the threat immediately.
The guide provided below should help the user through the removal process.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Chrome Redirect Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Chrome Redirect Virus from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Chrome Redirect Virus from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Chrome Redirect Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Chrome Redirect Virus from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Chrome Redirect Virus from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Chrome Redirect Virus from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Chrome Redirect Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Chrome Redirect Virus
Step 2: Uninstall Chrome Redirect Virus and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Chrome Redirect Virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Chrome Redirect Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Chrome Redirect Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Chrome Redirect Virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Chrome Redirect Virus via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Chrome Redirect Virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Chrome Redirect Virus, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Chrome Redirect Virus from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Chrome Redirect Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Chrome Redirect Virus from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Chrome Redirect Virus from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Chrome Redirect Virus will be removed.
Eliminate Chrome Redirect Virus from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.