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Redirecting Google Searches

Posted: September 23, 2011

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 7
First Seen: September 23, 2011
Last Seen: December 15, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Redirecting Google Searches is a variant of Google Redirect Virus and Google Redirect Hijacker and exhibits similar symptoms – predominantly, website redirect attacks that occur when you try to use Google. Redirecting Google Searches may strike when you attempt to navigate to Google's URL, when you attempt to search for results or after you've clicked on a Google search result. Other side effects that may be caused by Redirecting Google Searches infections can include blank website pages, error messages that block websites, pop-up windows and tabs that appear at random and unusual web browser settings that refuse to be reverted. Although SpywareRemove.com malware researches haven't found any indication that repair or removing your web browser will stop a Redirecting Google Searches browser hijacker, using appropriate PC security software to scan your hard drive will delete Redirecting Google Searches and remove the side effects that Redirecting Google Searches is dishing out.

How Redirecting Google Searches Sends Your Browser into a Tailspin Towards Malware

Redirecting Google Searches infections can attack your PC by pretending to be fake software updates, by being bundled with completely unrelated programs or by being installed via drive-by-download scripts. Avoiding websites that you distrust, keeping strict browser security settings and downloading files only from secure sources will allow you to minimize your risk of being attacked by Redirecting Google Searches browser hijackers.

Although Redirecting Google Searches infections may not show direct signs of their presence on your PC, typical Redirecting Google Searches attacks can be easily-detected, as noted in the list of symptoms that SpywareRemove.com malware experts have monitored:

  • As you'd be led to anticipate by Redirecting Google Searches' name, a Redirecting Google Searches browser hijacker will, first and foremost, redirect your Google searches to malicious websites. These redirects can trigger in a variety of ways, but are especially likely when you attempt to use Google, Yahoo Search, Bing or another type of popular search engine. You may also be redirected while navigating other websites, although this is somewhat less common than search engine-based redirects.
  • Browser tabs that open themselves without your permission.
  • Pop-ups that appear for no reason. These pop-ups may advertise rogue security products, pretend to detect infections on your PC or offer you a 'free prize.'
  • Browser settings that have been changed for the worse, such as a homepage that's been changed to an unfamiliar one. In most cases, Redirecting Google Searches infections will also prevent you from undoing these changes or simply re-implement them after you reboot.

The Serious Hostilities Behind a Mildly-Annoying Redirecting Google Searches Infection

Redirecting Google Searches browser hijackers can redirect you to a specific kind of harmful site or to a broad range of websites, depending on how they're configured. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found that most Redirecting Google Searches attacks will result in redirects to fraudulent search engine sites, such as sfscooter.com, Seeearch.com, 50searchengines.com or Partner12.mydomainadvisor.com/search.php.

Rogue security programs and fake defraggmenters are other dangers that tend to come along with Redirecting Google Searches infections XP Security 2011, My Shield Security, Security Defense, OpenCloud Security and System Recovery are all examples of scamware products that you may be exposed to through Redirecting Google Searches and related attacks. However, you can remove all types of Redirecting Google Searches software with suitable anti-malware programs, if you follow standard protocol for deleting malicious software.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Redirecting Google Searches may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file

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