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Google Redirect Virus Removal Process (remove GoogleRedirectVirus)

September 21, 2011 – 6:08 am
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Google Redirect Virus is a computer parasite known to manipulate Google search queries so when the results are clicked the user is redirected to an unwanted site. Usually Google Redirect Virus goes undetected until a PC user attempts to utilize Google for searching the internet. Google Redirect Virus is a major hindrance for searching the net through Google because virtually all of the results can be misconstrued sending the user to a potentially malicious web site. It is best that you quickly utilize a malware remover or removal process to safely rid an infected system of Google Redirect Virus.

Are you getting popups from Google Redirect Virus? Have you identified that you have Google Redirect Virus installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Google Redirect Virus completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Google Redirect Virus?

If Google Redirect Virus resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that Google Redirect Virus may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking Google Redirect Virus removal process.

How can you manually remove Google Redirect Virus

Manual removal of Google Redirect Virus may not be for everyone. Each manual Google Redirect Virus removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic Google Redirect Virus removal process.

Google Redirect Virus can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate Google Redirect Virus in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Google Redirect Virus, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\4DW4R3
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UACd.sys
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\_VOID
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\_VOIDd.sys
  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Google Redirect Virus. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Google Redirect Virus from your computer.

    %Temp%\UAC.tmp
    %Temp%\_VOID.tmp
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\_VOIDmainqt.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\4DW4R3.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\4DW4R3c.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\4DW4R3sv.dat
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\4DW4R3.sys
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\4DW4R3.sys
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\UAC.sys
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\_VOID.sys
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAC.dat
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAC.db
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAC.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\uacinit.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\uactmp.db
    C:\Windows\System32\wdmaud.sys
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\_VOID.dat
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\_VOID.dll
    C:\WINDOWS\Temp\UAC.tmp
    C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_VOIDtmp
    C:\WINDOWS\Xzagua.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\_VOID\
    C:\WINDOWS\_VOID\_VOIDd.sys
    dmgsh.exe
    TDSSserv.sys
    Xwk.exe
    Xwo.exe
    Xzagua.exe

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with Google Redirect Virus, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Google Redirect Virus by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Google Redirect Virus folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Google Redirect Virus completely from your computer. If you find that Google Redirect Virus is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Google Redirect Virus removal process.

2 Comments

  • Gerry Hills says:

    Woah this is great.. you saved my a$$!!! Many many thanks for stopping the google redirect virus. was so annoying. could not search google without these stupid pop-ups.

  • Wellington Marius says:

    google search results sending me to malware site with porn. found this link and your download found the issue so i registed and now it is fix. thanks a bunch guys! you all rock

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