The "Browser Redirect Virus" is one of the most damaging and annoying infections you can get on your PC, as it will send all your search engine links to random websites. Although this virus is continually infecting 100's of computers around the World each day, it's actually one of the most difficult to find a cure for. The good news is that this tutorial is going to show you one of the only working fixes to get rid of the browser redirect virus on your system.
This virus is often called the Google Redirect Virus because of the way most people identify that it redirects Google searches. Although that's true, the fact is that this infection will actually redirect all your search engine results to random websites, and will also open a series of "tabs" and "popups" randomly on your browsers as well. The bottom line with this infection is that it's quite difficult to remove as it does not have any identifiable features which the popular anti-virus and anti-spyware programs can identify - making it almost impossible to remove without the correct tools.
The way to get rid of this virus is to use a tool that can get rid of the infection from the various settings files which Windows uses each day. Unlike typical viruses, the browser redirect infection will just change the "redirect" settings for Windows, leading your computer to be unable to link to the correct websites you need to run. Most typical viruses will place an actual file or program on your system, which will be used to cause a lot of problems and errors. Because Anti-Virus programs work by finding any rogue files on your PC, they will not be able to cure the browser redirect trojan.
To remove this virus, you should use a little-known program called "ComboFix". This is a specially designed removal program which will basically clean out any Windows file you tell it to. By using the correct set of instructions (which can be downloaded as a "script"), you can actually get rid of the Browser Redirect Virus in a few minutes using this method. On top of that, it's also recommended you use a "registry cleaner" program to fix any of the infected settings / options which the virus will have left behind on your PC.