The Google redirect virus 2011 is one of the most common viruses that is currently circulating the Internet in 2011. The most common symptoms of the virus are:
- Being redirected to other pages when clicking a search result in Google.
- Having advertising popups appear at random intervals.
- Being redirected to other websites even when typing them into the navigation bar of your browser.
Unfortunately the Google redirect virus can be particularly nasty and can pose various threats to your computer and its security, the most common being:
- Getting redirected to malware ridden websites, these sites will attempt to install further malware onto your computer which can include key loggers and identity theft viruses.
- Getting redirected to phishing websites. These sites will appear to be exactly the same as the normal site but will actually be used to steal your login information or even bank account details. Common phishing site clones include eBay, PayPal, Facebook and online banking websites.
Furthermore, the Google redirect virus might include features that will do the following:
- Silently ‘clickjack’ in the background. This process involves your computer being used to click advertisements secretly in the background and fund the criminals behind the virus by providing them with false advertising revenue.
- Allow your computer to become an open proxy server. This means your computer can be used by other hackers to access websites anonymously. It is possible this could be used for criminal activity such as buying goods online with stolen credit cards. Not only that but it can drain your bandwidth and cause your browsing experience to be very slow.
- Prevent you from ever reaching the websites that you want to and completely ruining your browsing experience by redirecting you to fake and useless websites instead of the sites you’ve clicked on.
How to remove the Google redirect virus 2011
Removing the Google redirect virus is generally not easy with conventional anti-virus and anti-malware software. This is because there are thousands of slightly different virus strings that prevent the virus from being detected. The creators of the virus will make it ‘polymorphic’, this means the virus code changes but the actual function of the virus remains intact.
The solution to the Google redirect virus 2011: Combofix (Fix Redirect Virus)
This is the most effective tool to remove the Google redirect virus 2011. It was designed to specifically target the virus and was coded to detect the string variations in the virus. Unlike tools such as Spybot, Malwarebytes and anti-virus vendors, it locates the specific registry keys, and dll files that the Google redirect virus infects. This makes the removal process quick and easy.
The software is priced at $29.99 which is a bargain considering the damage that the Google redirect virus is capable of doing. It also comes with 24/7 technical support in case you get stuck and also free updates for life (very important since virus creators are constantly creating new ways to infect machines). It also comes with a 60 day money back guarantee if you’re not happy with it. The program is a piece of cake to use even for the most novice of computer users. It’s quick, easy and will ensure you never have to worry about the Google redirect virus again.