Firefox Redirect Virus Removal

How to fight back when your browser is hijacked

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The Firefox Redirect Virus reconfigures your Firefox browser by changing your security settings and homepage and by modifying your Domain Name System settings. The Firefox Redirect Virus manipulates your search engine results and loads malicious websites. It attempts to infect your system with additional malware, such as logic bombs and Trojan horses. In short, it hijacks your browser. 

Mozilla offers a simple way to restore your Firefox browser to its default settings. The Refresh Firefox feature provides a quick fix to most of your problems, including the Firefox Redirect Virus. This feature retains your bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and internet cookies. However, it removes other customizations, including browser plug-ins.

How to Reset Firefox to Its Defaults

To reset the Firefox browser settings to the default state:

  1. Launch your Mozilla Firefox browser then type about:support in the address bar to open the Troubleshooting Information screen.

    Firefox troubleshooting information screen screenshot
  2. Click Refresh Firefox button located in the upper-right corner of the screen. The refresh removes add-ons and customizations and restores the browser to its default settings.

  3. When the confirmation window opens, click Refresh Firefox.

    Confirmation box for refreshing Firefox screenshot
  4. The Firefox browser will shut down, but a small window displays its refresh progress. Click Finish to open Firefox with its default settings.

These steps may remove the Firefox Redirect Virus. As always, keep your anti-virus and anti-spyware applications updated to combat the latest malware threats. If you use other browsers, you may encounter similar security threats. Ensure that your browser is running the latest version.