|Name||Bing Redirect Virus|
|Short Description||Executes redirect scripts into legitimate Google search results.|
|Symptoms||Redirects to third-party sites of unknown origin by clicking on search results. Difficulty to remove.|
|Distribution Method||By clicking on a malicious link. By opening an infected email attachment.|
|Detection tool||Download an advanced anti-malware tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Bing Redirect Virus|
Bing.com is one of the best search engines in the world, and it has a huge user database. This makes it a perfect opportunity for viruses, such as Bing redirect virus. Similar to Google Redirect Virus ,this particular threat is mainly connected with something, called Black SEO. Essentially it replaces the destination of the search results to custom ones. This is very uncomfortable for the user since it may lead even experienced users to unfamiliar online locations. Such websites may be extremely dangerous since some of them have the ability to either scam users out of their information or infect them and steal it.
Bing Redirect Virus – How Did I Become a Victim?
One way to get infected with this threat is if you clicked on a malicious link on the web. A lot of malicious links inject scripts that may affect the computer, either by performing a drive-by download of the malware on the computer or creating exploits for infection. This can happen if you have an ad-supported PUP on your computer, for example. Such ad-supported PUPs may in some cases cause malicious redirects to your computer and if they infect you with Bing Redirect Virus. Even if you restore your browser and remove them, rootkit is not an easy threat to get rid of.
More about Bing Redirect Virus
This particular type of threat may affect the user PC mainly using the search engine results on its browser. Bing.com shows ten results when you search for something. After infecting your computer, this particular virus may interact with your browser and replace the links, connected to those results. For example, you may search for smartphones, and the results will be entirely relevant, but the redirect may be to ad-supported websites and search results, like Bing.vc, for example.
So, the bottom line is the user thinks he is going to AT&T`s website, for example, but he then is led to a third-party site that may or may not infect his computer with malware. More to it than that, some users report being redirected to scamming sites. These were prompting them to fill out their personal and financial information in registration forms as a part of a promotion of a product or to claim a prize.
More to this, Bing Redirect Virus is believed by some investigators to be associated with some of thefollowing suspicious third-party sites:
→“Search.babylon.com, scour.com, blinkx.com, Worldslife.com, Blendersearch.com, Bodisparking.com, coolsearchserver.com, webplains.net, find-fast-answers.com, search-netsite.com, toseeka.com, AboutBlank, La.vuwl.com, 10-directory.com, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 7search.com, adorika.com, adf.ly, admarketplace.com, alive-finder.com, alltheservices.com, articlemule.org, asklots.com, ave99.com, b00kmarks.com, background-sleuth.net, bargainmatch.com, beoo.com, bestdiscountinsurance.com, bestsearchpage.com, bestclicksnow.com, bestmarkstore.com, bestwebchoices.com, bestwebsearch.com, bidsystem.com, secure.bidvertiser.com, britewallet.com, budgetmatch.net, buzzclick.com, celebrity-gossip.net, cheapstuff.com, citysearch.com, clicksor.com (Clicksor), clkads.com, feed.clickbizz.com, comparedby.us, comparestores.net, couponmountain.com, digitaltrends.com, easilyfindlocal.com, everythinghere.com, evoplus.com, expandsearchanswers.com (expand search answers), fastfinder.com, feedsmixer.org (starFeedsMixer), find-quick-results.com, FilesCup.com (FilesCup), findexmark.com, find-answers-fast.com, Zinkwink.com, us-srch-system.com, finditreport.com, findology.com, finderquery.com, findstuff.com, flurrysearch.com, forless.com, gimmeanswers.org, glimpse.com, google-redirect.com, googlesearchserver.net, get-search-results.com, goingonearth.com, goodsearch.com, gomeo.co.uk, gossipcenter.com, gquestionnaire.com, greatsearchserver.com, greenluo.com, grooveswish.com, guide2faucets.com, happili.com, HelloLocal.com, hyperpromote.com, informationgetter.com, inruo.com, jerseyscatalog.com, juggle.com, k100searches.com, YouPorn, liutilities.com, livejasmin.com (creative.livejasmin.com popups), local-search-pages.com, localpages.com, localsearchbug.com, lowpriceshopper.com, manufacturersdirectory.com, multifind24.com, mybestclick.net, mycustomsearch.cn, mydealchoices.com, mydealmatch.com, mylocalhero.com, neatsales.com, neatsearchserver.com (neat search server ZeroAccess rootkit), netsearchfinder.com, netshoppers.com, nexplore.com, privacycheck.ru, Pulse360.com, qooqle.com, questyes.com, quick-search-results.com, quick-suggest.com, redirectsite.net, results5.google.com, safecompare.com, saveandcoupon.com, savecompare.com, savingwithads.com, scoursearch.net, search-redirector.com, searchforall.info, searching4all.com, search-results.com (int.search-results.com), searchbacon.com, searchdiscovered.com, searchqu.com, searchqualitysites.com, searchnext.com, searchspice.com, shopcompare.net, shopcompareus.com, shopfinded.com, shopica.com, shopica.com/search, shopzilla.com, socialsurvey2011.info, Social Search Redirect, Search-netsite.com, kitchenrenopages.com, kingtopsearch.net, kiseek.com, lawyerinsight.org, letsbuystuff.com, njksearc.net, qooqlle.com, Storeordersonline.com, somesearchsystem.com, startnow.com, startsearcher.com, supersearchserver.com, TabDiscover.com, tazinga.com (tazinga!), theifinder.com, Thewebtimes.com, Marveloussearchsystem.com, merchantsnearby.com, monstermarketplace.com, mooter.com, TheTop10.com, tubedownloader.com, theyellowpages.com, theyellowpagez.com, topdaodrugs.com, tubedownloader.com, Therelatedsearch.com, unblock-us.com, valueapproved.com, vshare.toolbarhome.com (vShare), vehiclefind24.com, whatcarefreefeelslike.com,weeklycontestwinner.org, weeklyusa-winner.com, webshoppinghelper.com, webresults6.org, yellowmoxie.com, search.yellowise.com, ylwbook.addresses.com, youfindmore.com and Zwankysearch.com.”
Rootkit viruses are created with the purpose to remain concealed on the computer for extended periods of time. This is why they cannot be removed with conventional antivirus tools. What is needed to eliminate them is either a particular anti-malware program with rootkit removing capabilities or a very specific wipe and reinstall of the device.
Remove Bing Redirect Virus from Your Computer
To remove this particular rootkit, you will need a rootkit remover, to start with. Check out this link to choose from several rootkit removers that are free and open. Also, there is a chance your PC may have also been affected by malware. This can happen if you have experienced a dangerous redirect on your computer. To remove any associated trojan horses, browser extensions from your browser and suspicious programs, follow the after-mentioned tutorial.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus.
Step 2: Remove infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus and click “Remove”
After infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus will be removed.
In order to remove any associated objects that are left after uninstall and detect any other threats, you should:
Step 3: Start Your PC in Safe Mode to Remove infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus.
Removing infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus from Windows XP, Vista, 7 systems:
1. Remove all CDs and DVDs, and then Restart your PC from the “Start” menu.
– For PCs with a single operating system: Press “F8” repeatedly after the first boot screen shows up during the restart of your computer. In case the Windows logo appears on the screen, you have to repeat the same task again.
– For PCs with multiple operating systems: Тhe arrow keys will help you select the operating system you prefer to start in Safe Mode. Press “F8” just as described for a single operating system.
3. As the “Advanced Boot Options” screen appears, select the Safe Mode option you want using the arrow keys. As you make your selection, press “Enter“.
While your computer is in Safe Mode, the words “Safe Mode” will appear in all four corners of your screen.
Removing infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus from Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 systems:
Whilst holding down Shift button, click on Power and then click on Restart.
A menu will appear upon reboot. You should choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding number and the machine will restart and boot into Safe Mode so you can scan for and remove infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus.
Step 4: Remove infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you must download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all infections, caused by Bing Redirect Virus associated with this threat.