Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Igoogle Runs Rampant! – How to Remove Redirect Virus Effectively?

Rampant Igoogle

Tee Support experts 24/7 online are told that Igoogle has went crazy. Despite due diligence with various secure software, you are not allowed to change your homepage and get redirected to other sites, usually advertising pages. However, some phishing sites blocked by them is really a relief. Sadly when you try your browser after a long while with the redirect issue haunting, it may go crazy by opening new windows of the IGoogle tab in rapid succession, and you have to shut it down.
The above mentioned is discernable annoying events. What make it a must to be removed as soon as possible are the invisible evil contributions:
  • The sites Igoogle redirect you to are likely to contain keyloggers. In other words, you are under the risk of being privacy intruded.
  • The sites Igoogle redirect you may download extra malicious program to your system as the vulnerability on your system has been exploited.
  • Codes would be dropped down to encrypt files containing money-worthy information.
  • The sites Igoogle redirect you to serve as a platform for information receipt and exchange.

The longer you 'hang up' with Igoogle redirect issue, the more possibilities that your information including passwords for bankcards and emails would be stolen. So hurry up now before it becomes stronger by following the practical steps; should you get confused during the removal process, you are welcome to get professional help from online computer experts here.

 Manual Instruction to Remove Igoogle Redirect Virus Step by Step

  1. Uninstall browser and reinstall another one is not going to help with its removal since files and registries from Igoogle redirect virus has infiltrated into the system.
  2. Clearing the cache is one more step towards the removal.
  3. Had you have in such situation for a while, system restore would fail.
  4. You may have some work done towards a complete removal by finding out and deleting some cookies, yet there’s still a long way to go.

1. Get into the Safe Mode with Networking
Step: Reboot your computer. As the computer is booting but before Windows launches, tap the "F8 key" continuously which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to highlight "Safe Mode with Networking" option and press Enter key.


Step2. Disable any suspicious startup items

For Windows XP:

Step: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items.

Step3. Remove add-ons:  

Internet Explorer:
1) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’; select ‘General tab’ and click website, e.g. Click OK to save changes.    

Google Chrome
1) Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon, select ‘Settings’;
2) Choose ‘Basic Options’;
3) Change Google Chrome’s homepage to or any other and click the ‘Manage Search Engines…’ button;
4) Select ‘Google’ from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select ‘Search Result’ from the list to remove it by clicking the ‘X’ mark.

 Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier’s icon and select ‘Manage Search Engine…’;
2) Choose ‘Search Results’ from the list and click ‘Remove’ and OK to save changes;
3) Go to ‘Tools’ -> “Options”. Reset the startup homepage or change it to under ‘General tab.

Step4. Show hidden files 
step: a) open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;


 b) under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;


Step5. Open Windows Task Manager and close all running processes.

Step: Use CTRL+ALT+DEL combination to open Task Manager

Please stop all the following processes.

Step6. Delete all related files and registry values in your local hard disk C.

step: Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press the "R" button. Type in "regedit" and hit "Enter" to gain access to the Registry Editor.



%systemroot%\System32 .tmp
%systemroot%\System32\dllcache .tmp
%systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp
%systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temp folder
%systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

Registry values:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Inspector” HKCR\TypeLib\{7473D290-B7BB-4F24-AE82-7E2CE94BB6A9}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”


Video Sample Guide to Remove Igoogle Redirect Virus


Important Tip: only with a complete procedure can Igoogle redirect virus be removed completely and no more its resurgence information in the premise of behaved online practice. Should you get stuck in the process of removal, you are welcome to get professional help from Tee Support technicians 24/7 online.

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