Experts categorize V9 Redirect Virus as a browser hijacker that once installed, can interfere with the user’s browser settings. V9 Redirect Virus changes your home page and default search engine to v9.com/us. V9 Redirect Virus spreads through email attachments and spam messages or comes bundled as a toolbar that the user has installed together with popular free of charge programs, application and software. Although V9 Redirect Virus is not considered a high-level threat, it might lead to serious security issues and expose your computer at risk.
Symptoms of V9 Redirect Virus:
- changes homepage and search engine to v9.com/us
- may keep track of your browsing activities
- displays annoying pop-ups and unwanted advertising
- may manipulate search results
V9 Redirect Virus can be distributed to the user’s computer through the usual paths that browser hijackers use. They are often bundled together with free applications and programs on the Web. The user usually overlooks their installation, but there is a notification about it somewhere along the installation process. Another way for V9 Redirect Virus to infect your computer is through email attachments or spam messages.
Once installed, V9 Redirect Virus modifies the settings of Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and other browsers and sets v9.com/us as your default homepage and search engine. Throughout your searching process V9 Redirect Virus will display various pop-ups and unwanted advertisement that interfere with your browsing activities. It is possible that the V9 Redirect Virus may keep track of your searching habits and monitor your overall browsing behavior for advertising purposes. V9 Redirect Virus redirects to v9.com/us in order to generate traffic and is used mainly for monetization purposes.
Despite the fact, that V9 Redirect Virus itself does not expose your computer at risk, you need to keep in mind, that browser hijackers may redirect you to malicious sources, which may infect your computer with a high-risk malware. V9 on your PC also might be an indicator of other threats, you have already been exposed to.
How to Remove V9 Redirect Virus from Your Computer?
Uninstalling the program probably won’t be enough to exit the vicious circle of constantly being transferred to v9.com/us. You should also restore your browser preferences. To avoid any confusion, the use of a reliable antimalware program is advised.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.
- Guide 1: How to Remove V9 Redirect Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of V9 Redirect Virus from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove V9 Redirect Virus from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase V9 Redirect Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall V9 Redirect Virus from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove V9 Redirect Virus from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate V9 Redirect Virus from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove V9 Redirect Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove V9 Redirect Virus
Step 2: Uninstall V9 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 V9 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 V9 Redirect Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of V9 Redirect Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall V9 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 V9 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove V9 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 V9 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 V9 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 V9 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 V9 Redirect Virus will be removed.
Eliminate V9 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.