Firefox Redirect Virus Removal

How to fight back when your browser is hijacked

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The Firefox Redirect Virus can be annoying, dangerous malware. Similar to the iLivid Virus, it reconfigures your Firefox browser by changing your security settings and homepage and by modifying your Domain Name System (DNS) 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 Firefox is not responsible for the Firefox Redirect Virus. Mozilla offers a simple way to restore your Firefox browser to its default settings. The Refresh Firefox feature provides a quick fix most of most of your issues, including the Firefox Redirect Virus. This feature allows you to keep your bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and internet cookies

Resetting Firefox to Its Defaults

To reset the Firefox browser settings to the default state:

  1. Launch your Mozilla Firefox browser.

  2. Click on Help on the menu bar at the top of the screen and select Troubleshooting Information from the drop-down menu.

  3. The Troubleshooting Information support page displays in your Firefox browser. Click on the 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.

  4. When the confirmation window opens, click on Refresh Firefox.

  5. The Firefox browser closes, and a window lists the information that was imported. 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.