How to remove the Google Redirect Virus.

By: xryanx
August 1, 2010

Here's how to remove the dreaded Google Redirect Virus that redirects your searches or causes other havoc to your system:

Step 1. Disable Javascript in Firefox and Internet Explorer (this is what the virus uses as an exploit to redirect you to malicious sites, and doing this should be a temporary fix to the redirecting).

For Firefox you can do
by going to Tools > Options > Content, and untick Enable Javascript.

For Internet Explorer go to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level > Look for the "Scripting" option.

Step 2. Download TDSSKiller (TDSS is a form of Rootkit, which is what the virus actually is) from the following link and run it:

You should now be virus free!

If you aren't, try changing your DNS servers by following these steps:

Step 1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.

Step 2. Right-click the network connection that you want to configure, and then click Properties.

Step 3. On the General tab (for a local area connection), or the Networking tab (for all other connections), click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.

Step 4. If you want to obtain DNS server addresses from a DHCP server, click Obtain DNS server address automatically.

Step 5. If you want to manually configure DNS server addresses, click Use the following DNS server addresses, and then type the preferred DNS server and alternate DNS server IP addresses in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server boxes.

For Preferred DNS, please type in without the quotes "", and for Alternate DNS type in "".

The DNS Servers that are used are that of OpenDNS, which you can find out more from here (you don't need an account to use it if you don't want one):

Another option is to reset your Router to factory defaults, for more on this, consult your Routers manual, or search online for your Router make/model number.

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