redirect virus

I have no idea what is happening on my computer. When I do a search on Google, the browser is redirected to Prior to this, my computer was infected with malware. I was able to get rid of that infection using various tools and suggestions from forums. Now, the PC is invaded with virus. I don’t know if the two are linked or not. The interval is two days between the infections.

Redirecting to is sporadic. Sometimes it just shows a blank page so I have to hit back button to return to Google search. Instead of going back, the page is redirected to
I am running out of options. I did reinstall affected browsers, both Firefox and Internet Explorer. Scan the PC with antivirus program and detects zero, so it means the computer is clean. Any other advice you can give is highly appreciated.



  1. stevbee

    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    Remove in Internet Explorer:
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. Go to Tools > Options.
    3. On General tab, proceed to ”Change search defaults” and click the “Settings” button.
    4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your desired search provider and click the button “Set as default” to replace
    5. You may now remove from the list.

    Remove in Mozilla Firefox:
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser.
    2. On Google’s Search box, click the “arrow down” beside the logo.
    3. Select “Manage Search Engine” from the drop-down list.
    4. Choose your desired search default (like Google) and click the button “Move up.” It should be on the top of the list to set it as default.
    5. You can now remove other installed search engine.

    Remove in Google Chrome:
    1. Open Google Chrome.
    2. Click on the Wrench icon on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Choose “Settings” from the drop down list.
    4. Select “Basics.”
    5. Click on “Manage search engines” under SEARCH settings area.
    6. Hover your mouse to a preferred search engine and click “Make default.”
    7. You can now remove by clicking on the X mark.

  2. Felicia

    thank you sooo much…..u saved me the trouble and time of taking my pc to the store……thanks a million….all your steps work and did fix my problem!!

    Hi, pls keep updating me about how to be safe from this virus if it occurs once again in to my system??…

  3. davevn

    There is another simple way to remove this spyware. I have spent many days before find it. You download COMBOFIX.exe to computer, disable temporarily your antivirus and run combofix… Just follow the program, restart if necessary. And.. DONE! That terrible disappear!

  4. Tim

    Riddle me this…

    My wife’s computer seems to be afflicted with a “version” of this virus/trojan whereby when she does a google search, it does indeed use google to complete the search BUT THEN any search result she clicks gets hijacked by livesearchnow.

    I have followed all the information I found on the net, Checked installed programs (not there), checked tool bars and addons and search options in IE options (not there), checked the registry for any mention of the virus (not there), ran all the biggie anti-malware programs like SAS, HitMan, SpyHunter, Malwarebytes (nothing found).. but still it is happening?


  5. Mike

    Had the exact same issue…this thing appeared nowhere that was described so none of the “fixes” listed on this page or any other site I could find were usable to me…However, I successfully removed it in firefox by going to Tools\Options then on the Privacy tab selecting the Show Cookies button. Then just find in the list and delete its whole folder. Then close firefox and reopen. I had no further issues with it.

  6. Walter


    Thank you, your method does work. but it brings up a very interesting question, how are they hijacking/redirecting search results with a cookie?

  7. Ellen

    If you wrote an article about life we’d all reach eninehtelmgnt.

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