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:
|Threat Name||Bing Redirect Virus|
|Main Activity||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.|
|Spread||Via software bundling.|
|Detection+Removal|| DOWNLOAD REMOVAL TOOL FOR Bing Redirect Virus
Note!For Mac users, please use the following instructions.
How Does Bing Redirect Virus WorkBing 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:
- Flash cookies.
- Web cookies.
Such technology can be used to obtain your:
- IP address.
- Search history.
- Mouse clicking history.
- Tracking of your search history.
- Browser 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:
- DDoS software.
- BitCoin miners.
- Banking 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:
Step 2: Cut out Bing Redirect Virus in Task Manager
Step 3: Eliminate Bing Redirect Virus‘s Malicious Registries.
For most Windows variants:
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
It is advisable to run a free scan before committing to the full version. You should make sure that the malware is detected by SpyHunter first.