Important for victims, infected by Bing Redirect Virus.
The Bing Redirect Viruscould come back on your PC or Mac several times if you do not manage to detect and remove its hidden files and main objects.We suggest that you download Mac or Windows malware cleaner software as it will scan for all types of malicious objects, installed with it. Removal attempt with one of the removal tools below can happen in about 15 minutes time and may save you hours in trying to uninstall Bing Redirect Virus by yourself.
This article has been created to explain what is the Bing Redirect Virus and what is the unwanted program that makes it to appear on your computer.
A new form of browser hijacker software, using the web page Bing Redirect Virus was recently discovered. If you have seen it on your web browser to show up as a home page, then it is almost certainly that you have a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). These programs are nothing you should be afraid of, but having them for longer periods of time may result in you visiting various types of unknown third party sites. These sites may show in the form of pop-ups, banners, redirects and other adware content, caused by the Bing Redirect Virus browser hijacker. However, since the Bing Redirect Virus hijacker may cause a lot of problems on your computer and may even lead you to scamming or malicious sites, we do recommend that you read this article as it contains more information on how to remove the Bing Redirect Virus software.
This is a removal for Bing Virus on Windows. If you have a Mac and have Bing Redirect virus, we recommend that you see the related article for Mac underneath:
Slithers onto your computer and heavily modifies your web browser settings to cause advertisements and collect data. Mostly displays browser redirects to Bing Redirect Virus pages. They may ask you to accept Push Notifications.
Signs of Presence
Multiple third-party advertisements as well as a slow down in computer performance.
Bing Redirect Virus was created by developers who also are a brand of the some of the most famous PUA(Potentially Unwanted Application) maker groups. The ad-supported character of this software makes it to often be categorized by users as adware, which is not far from the truth. However, because the application is not malicious and is also classified as a low-level type of threat many antivirus programs tend to skip it.
If it is active on your computer, some of the signs to notice it are:
Seeing “Ads by Bing Redirect Virus” or “A Bing Redirect Virus Ad” or any similarly caption advertisements showing as pop-ups, banners, etc.
Noticing phishing web pages or browser redirects to third-party search engines, besides the original one used by default on your web browser.
Sluggish performance of your computer.
In addition to this general activity of Bing Redirect Virus, the add-supported program may also perform multiple different types of advertisements that link to various third-party websites. And this is not good, because those programs may collect certain specific information from your computer using:
Such technology can be used to obtain your:
Mouse clicking history.
Tracking of your search history.
This data may then be used to display targeted advertisements or for other purposes that have nothing to do with your interest. Some third-party websites which may be linked either via Bing Redirect Virus or it’s advertised entities, may redirect you to a malicious web link that may prompt you to download a fake installer or a malicious web link. Such malicious objects can even infect your computer with different malware:
What Does Bing Redirect Virus Redirect Do on My Computer?
Adware or ad-supported software is a category of programs which are created to show different types of advertised content on your computer system. This content includes displaying pop-ups, redirecting tabs from your web browser to web pages that are unfamiliar and may cause your PC harm.
Other side effects of having adware programs such as Bing Redirect Virus on your computer is that the software begins to collect your data without your approval. Usually most adware programs do not notify that they collect data and these software are often deemed to be malicious.
How Bad Does Bing Redirect Virus Adware Affect You?
Besides it’s primary goal – do show you various types of adverts and collect your information, _ adware does not aim to show you that it’s there. There may usually be several signs that the program is installed on your computer and these signs may be the:
Name of the program on the displayed advertisements.
Bing Redirect Virus installed as a suspicious browser extension, that pretends to be legitimate.
If it is situated on your Windows Programs and Features.
Since detection of the Bing Redirect Virus Adware program can be a tricky process, because most of the files it creates are concealed in different Windows locations, removal of it may be a tricky process. You can try to locate it’s suspicious web browser extensions on your Chrome, Firefox, Explorer or other browser and you can try to uninstall it from the Programs and Features menu in Windows. However, this does not guarantee that the program won’t be back after this, like it usually happens with such software. This is the main reason why an adware-specific removal program should be used to scan for and delete all of the objects related to Bing Redirect Virus browser hijacker from your computer system.
Preparation before removal of Bing Redirect Virus:
1.Make sure to backup your files. 2.Make sure to have this instructions page always open so that you can follow the steps. 3.Be patient as the removal may take some time.
Step 1: Reboot your computer in Safe Mode:
1) Hold Windows Key and R
2) A run Window will appear, in it type “msconfig” and hit Enter
3) After the Window appears go to the Boot tab and select Safe Boot
Step 2: Cut out Bing Redirect Virus in Task Manager
1) Press CTRL+ESC+SHIFT at the same time.
2)Locate the “Details” tab and find malicious process of Bing Redirect Virus. Right-click on it and click on “End Process”.
1) Hold Windows Button and R. In the “Run” box type “regedit” and hit “Enter”.
2) Hold CTRL+F keys and type Bing Redirect Virus or the file name of the malicious executable of the virus which is usually located in %AppData%, %Temp%, %Local%, %Roaming% or %SystemDrive%. Usually, most viruses tend to set entries with random names in the “Run” and “RunOnce” sub-keys.
3) You can also find the virus’s malicious files by right-clicking on the value and seeing it’s data. After having located malicious registry objects, some of which are usually in the Run and RunOnce subkeys delete them permanently and restart your computer. Here is how to find and delete keys for different versions.
Step 4: Scan for all virus files, related to Bing Redirect Virus and secure your system.
If you are in Safe Mode, boot back into normal mode and follow the steps below